Wedding Flower Trends
This is the year of big, soft blooms, gentle earthy textures, and our favorite, blush pinks paired with warm ivory.
Today’s brides are following the old adages, “less is more” and “use your imagination.” The sayings may be cliché, but the latest trends in wedding flowers are anything but.
Wedding Floral Trends
Soft Sunwashed Colors
Hot pink and lime green have had a good run, but this year’s tones are more neutral. You can expect to see the modern bride opting for earthy shades and blush hues in their wedding flowers and color schemes. Don’t be afraid to mix taupe and oyster gray with a bold, contrasting color or pair multiple shades of a blush pink with beige and ivory. Using a single color in multiple shades and textures can create a truly unique look. Bottom line: The modern palette has been simplified. Read more about choosing your wedding colors.
Blooms with Personality
Every flower has a certain personality. From sophisticated red roses to rambunctious spider mums, your blooms speak to the identity of your event. Soft and gentle blooms like peonies, lisianthus, and rununculus are a totally timeless and classic choice, while playful, tighter textured blooms like billy balls, button mums, and dahlias can be whimsical and a little bit mischievous at the same time.
Not just Flowers
One of the freshest trends in wedding flowers is featuring succulents like eceveria and herbs like rosemary and lavender. Their naturally neutral shades coincide with the earthy color trend while bringing interesting texture to the table. Many brides are also turning to the woods for inspiration. Green grasses, wheat, and strips of birch bark add dimension and structure that can elicit a warm, summery feeling. Feathers, bird nests, and twigs can bring a soft, ethereal vibe to your décor. This list of unique wedding decorations has even more blossom-free arrangement ideas.
Many brides are planning weddings around a playful vintage look or colorful, carnival theme. If you’re that bride, then take your traditional arrangements to a whole new level by having your florist add colorful buttons or tiny pinwheels. Your flowers don’t have to stand alone and can look remarkable when accented with the right embellishments.
Table arrangements are also becoming more dynamic. Instead of having identical centerpieces on each table, some brides are using different containers of varying heights. Small, short vessels featuring a single bloom look excellent cascading down the center of a long table, while tall glass vases with hidden stems are gorgeous on round tables in a ballroom setting. Get really creative with mini-terrarium centerpieces set under decorative glass cloches or in round glass bowls.
Since it is often a focal point and a part of your ensemble, your bouquet should be bound in a creative way. Satin ribbon is a timeless choice but also consider fabric, burlap, or even lace from your mother’s wedding gown. Embellishments like buttons or a vintage broach can also create a finished look.