Design by Terrain: Floating Floral Troughs


Created for a recent wedding, the gorgeous florals above decked out the event space at Styer's with early summer pastels and citrus fruits. Suspended from the ceiling, our favorite zinc troughs were filled with fresh blooms and foliage, creating a vibrant canopy that was sure to enchant guests throughout the evening. We caught up with Installation Designer Matt M. to learn more about these airy arrangements, which offered a subtle nod to the bride's roots along with an abundance of style. 

Matt says, "We created these hanging troughs of fresh flowers starting with inspiration from the bride, who asked for a lush, textural mix of green, white, cream, and apricot shades. She grew up on the West Coast, and specifically requested branched kumquats as a reminder of her childhood in California. I wanted the arrangements to offer large-scale impact that would foster intimacy at the tables, while also creating detailed moments within each trough to fascinate the guests sitting below. We created sprawling, suspended "meadows" using spirea, dogwood, elaeagnus, dappled willow, ivy, parrot tulips, Queen Anne's lace, garden roses, tree peonies, and kumquats, of course! The large troughs were the perfect vessel to provide a scaled focal point that allowed for some beautiful, floral storytelling."

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