Floral Wedding trends for 2018
There are memorable Christmas gifts, and then there are really memorable gifts, for example…an engagement ring!
According to wedding experts, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are the most popular days of the year to pop the question, so if you’ve been lucky enough to receive a lovely bit of bling during the festive season you will probably be thinking about planning your perfect wedding.
Here are some of 2018’s hottest floral trends to help set your big day apart.
A ‘woodsy’ look is a move away from previous rustic fashions. It includes a lot of greenery in the florals and wooden accessories. Bouquets and decorations with plenty of beautiful leaves give your wedding a natural woodland feel; think masses of eucalyptus, jasmine or Boston fern weaving in ‘woodsy’ detailing through seedpods and delicate grasses.
These have already started to appear in some of the most stylish weddings of 2017, but for 2018 we’re expecting to see plenty more of this creative approach to floral displays. Hanging flowers in your ceremony room or greenery above tables creates a great dynamic to the space, playing with heights and viewpoints. It also gives more space on tables if you’re opting for candles or choosing big sharing plates.
The Pantone Colour of the Year has been revealed! And this is always a big indicator of what's to come in wedding trends. Incorporate this striking colour with blooms such as tulips, clematis and hydrangea as well as invites and table decor. It also makes the perfect partner to gold accents to luxe up any ultra violet styled look.
Just as more traditional names are back in fashion so are traditional blooms. Varieties like chrysanthemums, zinnias, sweet peas and dahlias are emerging as the flowers of choice. Dahlias are available from May to November, making it one of the most versatile wedding blooms.
Variations of 2017’s flower crown in the form of a tiara, bracelet, and statement necklace are on the rise. Flower tiaras are like a crown but with less volume. Similarly, flower bracelets are small and dainty updates on the traditional corsage. Flower necklaces, on the other hand, are larger since they're worn as statement pieces and can enhance a simpler style of dress.
A trend that shows no sign of slowing, we can organise Flower Crown Workshops for groups who may want to play with these fabulous adornments. Whether you’re thinking festival chic, hen party fun or an alternative take on bridesmaid bouquets, grab a group of you together and get in touch!
Not just for Christmas, wreaths are becoming a popular alternative decoration for weddings across all seasons. Wispy grasses, sweet smelling eucalyptus and wild flowers, these bohemian rings are a modern yet whimsical addition.
Again, we are running a series of Spring Wreath workshops in March, so if you fancy trying these out for yourself, tickets are on sale now.
Peach and cream hues have been popular with brides for decades, but brides will be experimenting in 2018 with striking, detailed, and textured florals set to be a big hit. Experts say it's all about the 'drama'; think Romantic Antike roses and steelberry paired with deep aubergine ranunculus and stand out from the crowd.
The trend for having your floral arrangements have a life after your wedding is beginning to take off. Creative brides are asking for beautiful and graphic centrepieces that can be repurposed, such as mini herb pots. The guests can either take a herb home with them as a favour or the couple can create a herb garden in their own garden after the wedding!
Check out our Pinterest board for more ideas, inspiration and example looks. And when you’re ready to start thinking about choosing your wedding florist we’d love to hear from you.
Flower Lounge work courtesy of Anna Hardy , Claire Paton , Hannah Dornford , ZT Photography , Dukinfield Town Hall Photographer , Helen plus David photography and Jonny Draper with a few additional images featured via Pinterest for illustrative purposes.