Floral trends 2017 (part 2)

More wedding floral trends for 2017 ….

Rustic no more?

There has been a long running trend for jam jars and hessian at weddings often giving a rustic, homemade look which brides could do themselves or which were filled with ‘just picked’ flowers. This look will continue but it’s popularity is waning in favour of a more glamourous look.  We’re seeing the farm-fresh look being uplifted by the use of more interesting vases like mismatched vintage vessels, antique vases and mercury glass along with richer textiles and accessories with a bit of subtle ‘bling’. This also follows through into the colours being used, giving a luxurious glamourous feel.

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Bolder bohemian colours

Wedding flower colours are getting bolder with purples, blues and yellows pushing out the pastel and blush tones that have be around for a few years. A subtle mix of big bright Bohemian flowers colours reflects the general fashion trends.  Also deeper, moodier shades of berry tones, with deep hued foliage and earthy merlot-browns reflect a generally more ‘industrial’ trend in wedding flowers.

So while some are going totally green others are going down this somewhat unfamiliar path for many past brides. These bolder pantones work well paired down with softer pastels of the same tonal variations and if one complimentary colour is added, it creates a pop of colour. This needs to be quite carefully thought through so that is has the desired effect, otherwise is can become too much and overwhelm the eye.

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Metallics

Shimmering metallics including gold, rose gold and copper are included in flowers, vases, candle holders, light fittings, table cloths, monograms, and more. The effect adds an incredible wow factor, whether matt or shiny, sparkly or glittery. The warmth of most metallic tones means it can work with a myriad of colours and more especially the warmer colours we’ve been seeing emerging more in wedding flowers of late but it also looks amazing with neutrals and soft pastels and plenty of brides are opting for this combo. Gold definitely has the effect of adding grandeur and the copper tones work to create the industrial look so on trend.

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Whatever the trend you will be taking on this next year, we can’t wait to create some stunning wedding flowers!

Floral trends 2017 (part 1)

Flowers are such an integral part of any wedding day, they can lift a wedding table from a dinner with friends to a romantic, memory full table filled with your favourite people and things, a shift that creates images in your head to last a lifetime. No matter how well you have planned all the details, adding flowers will lift the colours and bring it all together to create a complete design. So with that kind of importance, it’s no wonder flower design follows fashion and trends that are visible and defined across the years. So what are the trends coming up for 2017………………

Greenery and garlands

We’re not sure if it’s because people are more budget conscious (although this would be a deception of sorts as this option can be more pricey) or if they’re just opting to go more green and be more environmentally aware, but there has been a huge increase in greenery being used in weddings. It follows the ‘outside in’ trend that creates the lush textures of the secret garden with relaxed florals and deconstructed piles of foliage but on the inside. It often comes in the form of long table swags to decorate the trestle table trend or large structures of layered textured greens. The miminalist look can still be catered for with simple specimen vases with sculptural ferns and delicate trailing vines and the houseplant trend of kokedama’s provide the hanging element. This trend can take a lot of work and technical understanding, much more so than the simpler, flower-abundant creations hence the sometimes more costly than expected price tag, but they create full, luxurious, beautiful and unique understated focal points to your wedding.

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Hanging florals and chandeliers

These usually large structures command pride of place in an industrial space, tipi or marquee and again bring the ‘outside in’. These can be large floral pieces or follow the full greenery trend, but both work by drawing the eye upwards creating a 3-D space rather than just eye level decorations on the tables. Wonderful at adding height, they can also relieve the tables of the floral arrangements, creating space there and using the often, oversized space above giving intimacy to the setting.

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Bigger bouquets

Bridal bouquets of loose, organic wider shapes are officially the new must have! This year’s brides are asking for bouquets with bulk, but not massive balls of tightly tied flowers, they want lush full bouquets with foliage and texture, loosely tied with trails and interesting focal points. These can be wild and woodland inspired full of ferns and greenery or full of old style flowers, creating visually interesting lines with arching branches, or foliage that cascades. They often come in asymmetrical shapes, impossible to recreate exactly so each one is bespoke and personal to that bride. For added softness, long trailing ribbons add interest to the stems.

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There are more trends that are coming to the forefront of flower design for 2017, so see our floral trends part 2 for more 2017 ideas ……