WEDDING TREND ONE: THE MICRO WEDDING
With restrictions still looming and couples already affected by postponements, cancellations or reduction in numbers, we’re seeing a trend of couples going bigger but in smaller ways.
One thing 2020 showed us is just how romantic it is to elope or to have a Micro Wedding with just your nearest and dearest (think 30-50 people). Imagine a wedding day without the stress and financial burden. The focus returns to the couple and what is important: the marriage, their family, and close friends.
With fewer guests and less formality, there will be budget left to make some drop-dead, gorgeous florals. While the wedding is smaller in size, the couple will still want it to be a celebration opting for an abundance of florals that will bring life and gorgeous colour to the event.
WEDDING TREND TWO: THE MACRO WEDDING
Go big or go home! The bigger the better and nothing, not even a pandemic, is going to stop this wedding party. Only the best will do for the couple who had to press pause button on their wedding plans.
Well pause no more, it is time to celebrate. And it needs to be glamourous and amazing. Designer gowns, butterflies, candles, crystal chandeliers and elegant venues transformed with an abundance of flowers; theatrical centrepieces, ceiling installations and archways.
Couples can complement this with lots of lovely textured table décor, silks, coloured tableware and napery.
Lavish flowers with a sense of theatre and the flowers themselves will represent luxury. This season, roses, orchids & hydrangeas will be front and centre.
WEDDING TREND THREE: THE ECO WEDDING
A considered approach to hosting a sustainable, environmentally friendly wedding means that couples will be sourcing flowers that are sustainable and/ or reusable.
One of the hottest trends in floristry right now are long-lasting dried flowers. Dried flowers can be mixed with fresh flowers are used as a feature on their own. Dried flowers offer a great way to add colour and texture to a floral design. Wedding posies can use natural materials like dried grasses for a fabulous boho look.
Large scale clouds of flowers featuring massive, dried palm leaves or floating clouds of babies breath create a dreamy and magical ambience. The scope for creativity is endless.
Using flowers that are in their natural season means they are at the best in quality and lowest in price. Allow your florist to work to a colour scheme of flowers rather than a specific list of blooms.
Another hot tip is to choose a venue which already has an abundance of living plants which decorate to fill the venue.
WEDDING TREND FOUR: THE TRADITIONAL BRIDE
A new sentimental trend is emerging. A desire for calmer, more feminine times. Soft, romantic, fresh colours, classic gowns, and veils.
Perfectly paired with the classic gown and long veil is the timeless cascading wedding bouquet. Each bloom is wired, taped and then delicately arranged to form an elegant waterfall. This is old school perfection and created in a timeless tradition that allows delicate blooms like lily of the valley to combine with garden rose.
WEDDING TREND FIVE: EXTREME COLOUR
Gone are the muted tones of peach and blush, the next trend will be bold, experimental colour combinations. The new season florals are strong and bold. They break with tradition and the past. They show strength and character. They reflect intense emotions, fun and vibrancy.
Colour combinations which include, powder blue, sunshine yellow, magenta, emerald green and pastels. Make your wedding stand out with unique and punchy florals – ask your florist what’s in season for the best deal. Hot tip: blue florals (yes, blue) are being seen more and more and present incredibly in photos.