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04 January 2017

If you’re one of the lucky ones who discovered more than tinsel glinting in their stocking this Christmas or saw in the New Year with more bling than usual, congratulations!  Now starts the wonderful process of planning that all important day!

The next few months will more than likely be a whirlwind of well wishes, Pinterest boards and wedding magazine subscriptions.  Ultimately, choices such as your venue, your dress and colour scheme or favourite flower will start to dictate your choices, but for now enjoy imagining the endless possibilities!

Here’s our take on the top wedding flower trends for 2017 to throw into the mix!

1. Wild abundance

Over-sized, loose and unstructured arrangements and bouquets continue to grow in popularity, accenting your chosen blooms with masses of foliage including eucalyptus, asparagus ferns and flowing jasmine. These large arrangements use flowers at varying heights to great texture and depth.

2. Traditional shapes

Trailing or teardrop bouquets are making a comeback, albeit with a less formal feel. These look especially stunning when paired with a sleek and simple dress, really becoming a focal point of your look.

3. Crowning glory

Floral headdresses are still big news, whether full crowns of bold orchids and garden roses or simple and delicate hairbands made from lavender, spray roses or gypysophila.  Even single blooms such as a peony can transform a classic chignon into something really special.

4. Vintage continues

Big blousy blooms of roses, peonies, hydrangea and ranunculus in soft, muted hues of pink, peach and ivory, will remain popular. They look just as gorgeous massed together in bouquets as they do as single stems in bud vases or pretty teacups.

5. Geometric is hot news

The interiors trend for geometric shapes is clearly visible in wedding design.  Geometric lanterns and bold metallic shapes look amazing as table centres and venue arrangements, especially when teamed with the pretty glow of a church candle.

6. ‘Just picked’

As the popularity of tepee’s, barn and outdoor weddings grows, so does the request for that ‘just picked’ look for wedding flowers.  Wild, country flowers in jam jars and relaxed, simple posies are key to this look.

7. Go big or go home

Foliage is MASSIVE this year and should be used in abundance.  Boston ferns, eucalyptus and smilax is really effective and can be used as swags, arches, wreaths and garlands for real drama.

Check out our Pinterest board for ideas, inspiration and example looks.  And when you’re ready to start thinking about choosing your wedding florist (about a year before), we’d love to hear from you – take a look at what you can expect from The Flower Lounge.

For now, enjoy that glass of champers, a magical time of planning awaits!

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