2018 has been another incredible year for wedding florals. High impact, statement floral installments are dominating the wedding scene; from floral arches to exceptional centrepieces, stylish brides are also opting for extra-large unstructured bridal bouquets. And the recurring theme: lashings of gorgeous greenery and foliage.
High impact floral design is no longer exclusively for the rich and famous and doesn’t have to cost the earth. It seems no wedding is complete without it! It has become more and more obtainable for those wishing to create an ‘experience’ for their guests on their big day, and provide that memorable breathtaking backdrop for those professional wedding photographs.
And just when you think it couldn’t get any more intensely fabulous, here’s what I think 2019 has in store:
Nude and Pastel Wedding Flowers
With couples throwing wedding traditions out the window (lucky for me!), pale pink, blush and taupe flowers are increasingly replacing classic white blooms as a bride’s wedding flower of choice. Fragrant garden roses, stocks and sweet peas (in whimsical and rustic shades) are some of the most popular summer blooms set to appear in a big way this year.
The peony is a timeless wedding flower that’s always a popular bouquet choice, so you can expect to see lots of these in 2019, too.
As a very versatile flower, peonies can be crafted into bouquets that suit any style of wedding, from very formal affairs to rustic garden parties.
However, as the peony season begins in April/May and only runs through to late June, their availability is limited. Don’t be disheartened if your wedding is later in the year, there are some beautiful alternatives available include garden roses (for summer), dahlias (for late summer) or ranunculus (for winter and spring).
Dramatic Floral Installments
Floral installments have always been popular, but the unforgettable floral arch at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is sure to inspire couples getting married this summer.
Whether it’s an arch, a floral chandelier or used in place of bouquets – these are some of the things sure to add real wow-factor to many weddings this year.
Pantone’s ‘Colour of the Year’
Believe it or not, many wedding trends are often inspired by Pantone’s ‘Colour of the Year’.
In 2017 it was green, which saw a huge increase in couples picking arrangements dominated by green foliage. Similarly, 2018’s ultra-violet choice inspired bouquets during the summer months.
The Pantone 2019 Colour of the Year has been revealed as Living Coral; bold and bright!
While typically considered a summer colour, Living Coral can be used during any wedding season. Think of complementing tones such as vibrant pinks, deep navy and more demure whites and creams which will really make the colour 'pop'. A Living Coral colour scheme will breathe life, love and vibrancy into a wedding look and will also make for stunning photo opportunities.
There’s a trend for boho brides choosing big, bright, bold flower crowns or woodland-themed foliage crowns in place of the traditional tiara.
Beautiful flower halos can be crafted to suit every style of wedding, from simple and sophisticated to quirky and chic and match with the wedding flowers. Just be aware that flower crowns require the hardiest blooms that do not wilt easily. Some great examples of these are orchids, freesias and spray roses with snippets of light foliage in-between.
Flower Crowns also need to be kept as cool as possible for as long as possible, so make sure you or your hairdresser put them on just before you head out for the amazing day ahead!
If you’re planning your wedding and in need of a little flower inspiration, why not contact me for a free, no obligatory consultation. There is nothing I love more than a chat over a coffee and a Pinterest Board, let’s make those wedding flower ‘pins’ a reality.
Hannah Lauren x
07545 889 029