20th February 2018
6 blooming gorgeous flower trends this year!
From floral chandeliers to natural muted colours and lavish foliage, this is the year to travel back to a more bucolic time with your wedding floral choices.
1. Be Inspired by the Impressionists
Gucci, the designer powerhouse behind some of fashion’s most iconic looks, took the lead in setting the tone for this year’s wedding floral design, with their recent Bloom Campaign advertising their new scent. Japanese cherry blossoms, muscari, arctic daisies, and wisteria, together with lots of long grass, were prominently on display in a scene straight out of Monet’s impressionistic paintings. The colour inspiration centred around bold pinks, lavender and grassy fronds.
2. Flower-inspired Jewellery
This year will also see a return to greater subtlety, with the rise of the flower tiara, and the trend for delicate flower-inspired jewellery. For the real thing, transform herbs into earrings, as well as dainty blooms wrapped around a leather or ribbon strap, to create an ethereal, elvish tone.
3. Floral Chandeliers
Show off your individual spirit with vibrant flowers, such as blue delphiniums or green alstroemerias hanging off dramatic chandeliers which draw the eye to the centre of your wedding hall. Fresh florals draped across the ceiling will transform the space, making it romantic and whimsical, while also leaving enough room for the more practical pieces.
4. Go Organic
Textured foliage has been in vogue for a couple of years now and it’s set to retain its position as queen of the greens. Flowing seeded eucalyptus, jasmine, acacia, together with cleaner lines and plenty of leaves give weddings a natural, woodland look, which is kinder on your pocket too. Team these organic elements with wildflowers, and blooms which are in season, to create bouquets and arrangements teaming with texture.
5. Bolder Blooms
What if subtle, vintage or delicate just isn’t your thing? What if you love colour – the bolder the better – and you want to make a statement? Well, this year has lots in store for you! Florals (and dresses!) bursting with colour were seen in look books from most of the major designers. Deep burgundy, royal magenta and navy were combined into what is being touted as the “moody blues”, a wedding theme perfectly suited to more autumn or winter weddings. If your Big Day is in spring or summer, rainbow roses, pink dahlias and orange callas tie in with the whimsical elements of boho chic, and the vibrancy of the seasons.
6. Trailing Silk Ribbons
Long, trailing silk ribbons are stealing the show this year and add a dreamy feel to your wedding photography. Do away with the tightly woven twine or fabric, which give a more formal feel to the proceedings, and be inspired by the Regency country look. Use colours which complement the venue, and the bridesmaids’ outfits, while also remembering to complement the tones and shades already present in your bouquet. Men’s boutonnieres can include a small piece from the same fabric to tie the whole look together.