22nd April 2019

Up your floral game with these current wedding flower trends

It may be time to move away from the ordinary centrepiece.

Brides are falling for alternative floral décor lately, and who can blame them? The classic take on centrepieces feels a little ordinary for modern weddings – and so the experts respond. Here are 7 ways to up your game with your wedding day flower arrangements.

1. Suspended flowers

Explore the idea of having a suspended arrangement instead of a centrepiece. Table centrepieces tend to be a little intrusive, obstructing the views of your guests and not allowing them to have a proper conversation. Suspended flowers can have the same effect without blocking guests’ interactions, and they’re also a beautiful way of drawing your guests’ attention to the interior of the venue.

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2. Cocktails!

Whoever thought of this – thank you! Infuse your killer cocktails with a sprinkling of stunning edible flowers in an array of bright colours. Not only will they wow your guests, but they’ll make for some pretty stunning shots too.

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3. Minimal arrangements

Everyone says it: less is more. It’s out with the big bouquets and in with the tasteful, minimalist ones. Incorporate a small selection of flowers with some greenery, and keep the bridal arrangement nice and neat, making it easier for you to hold as you sashay down the aisle.

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4. A focus on fragrance

While the first look of a bridal bouquet makes an instant impact, its scent can create long-lasting memories of the day. A bride’s automatic reaction to seeing her bouquet for the first time is to smell it – ask your florist to include a touch of lavender, rosemary or a peony, and you’d be amazed how that scent can have a lasting effect well past the wedding day.

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5. Contrasting colours

Deep colours such as burgundy and plum, mixed with lighter hues such as peaches and pinks are guaranteed to be a hit, at least that’s what Pippa Middleton’s florist predicted! While they aren’t quintessentially bridal colours, the contrast is impactful and utterly romantic.

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6. Pantone’s colour of the year

An obvious choice for current floral arrangements is to work with Pantone’s colour of the year, Living Coral. The lively colour is just right for a spring wedding, and will make for a wonderfully vibrant choice for your bridesmaids, hanging arrangements, as well as the groom’s boutonniere.

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7. Flower crowns

This is a trend that has been holding its own for a few years now, but it isn’t going anywhere fast! Perfect for the boho bride, opt for big, bright and bold flowers to fill up your flower crown – just be sure to check with your florist that they won’t wilt easily. Orchids, freesias and spray roses all tend to be safe options.

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Wedding Directory