Pomanders have indeed come a long way! From their origins in the courts of Victorian England and France, these lovely floral balls now grace wedding ceremonies as bouquets and aisle decor, and receptions as centerpieces, ceiling adornments, and even cake toppers.
Since pomanders are traditionally suspended, the secret to using them to best advantage is to plan just where and how to display them. And with wedding styling being so innovative nowadays, you can even have pomanders crafted from paper, ribbons, or fabric. You’re sure to get some creative ideas for your own ceremony and reception from these gorgeous examples we found “hanging around” on the web!
Some Lovely Pomanders for a Romantic Wedding
- Pretty in peach! That’s the vision created by these lovely carnation and rose pomanders decorating the ceremony arbor at a real wedding featured on Botanica Floral Designs. Can’t you just see these at your own outdoor nuptials?
- Lining the wedding aisle is another fabulous use of pomanders. In this example found via Wedding Window, we love how the floral balls are suspended on tall shepherd hooks for added impact.
- Stylish use of color (or non-use in this lovely case) can also allow your pomander decor to be a visual delight. Here, the all-white motif of this wedding seen on The Bride’s Cafe (from Simply Bloom Photography) makes this walk down the aisle absolutely dreamy!
- A mix and match of blooms from roses to spider mums to carnations make for a stunning floral “runner” at this classic wedding we discovered at The Observatory. The varied heights and sizes of the pomanders and the bright yellow and white combo are huge pluses, too!
- Excess flowers from the ceremony bouquets or the table centerpieces can make their way into mini pomanders to be used as pretty accent pieces. That’s exactly how this ball of bright green button mums, found on Weddify, came to be!
Paper Pomanders Are Equally Great as Decorations
- Using creative materials aside from fresh flowers is a fun option with pomanders. This dainty and frilly accent from a real wedding featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs is actually made from paper cupcake liners!
- Paper flower cutouts can be a sweet alternative to fresh blooms, too. Lucky for all of us, Pizzazzerie shares a great tutorial on exactly how to craft these DIY pomanders using a flower punch, heavy scrapbook paper, styrofoam balls, and pearl-headed corsage pins!
- Looking for a green take on pomanders? Check out this creative example using recycled magazine pages, featured on Weddings from the Heart (Green Wedding California). The original etsy source is no longer available, but crafty brides out there can easily recreate this!
- Using paper flowers rather than fresh is, of course, a great way to cut costs. So this tutorial we found on Fancy Pants Weddings shows how to make a mini hanging pomander as well as pomanders on sticks that would make cute decor fillers at your reception.
- Mixing in colored art paper among the recycled pages provides a nice pop of color. One-of-a-kind, customized pomanders and bouquets by Whether Paperworks, showcased on The Sweetest Occasion, are striking examples of that!