13 Wedding Flower Trends

The season, as well as your colour scheme, is an important factor to take into account when it comes to choosing your wedding flowers. Like everything else that goes in and out of fashion, so do wedding flowers and if you plan on getting married this year, we will provide you with a guide as to what the trends are for wedding flowers in 2019 before you contact your preferred event theming company

  • Pastels and Nudes

Wedding traditions are changing as the classic white flower is now being replaced with flowers that are taupe, blush or pale pink. Sweet peas and garden roses are going to be popular this year. It’s also worth bearing in mind that wedding flowers can be artificial and still make the impact that you desire.

  • Understated

If you like things to be simple yet elegant and you’d prefer a simpler wedding and like casual wedding venues, then 2019 is the year for you.  As wedding dresses have become simpler so have bouquets.  Flowers such as freesia, jasmine and lily of the valley are subtle, romantic and understated. 

  • Foliage 

Over the years, greenery and foliage only bouquets have become increasingly popular as many people look towards a more natural feel, which is also a lot less expensive than fresh flowers. Therefore, foliage-only is still popular and in 2019 these bouquets include a modern twist.  For example, a sleek bouquet design can be created using grass and palm leaves, for that ‘jungle’ effect. Alternatively, eucalyptus and red bush foliage can add a splash of colour. 

  • Single Flower

If you have a single flower that you regard as your favourite flower, then consider creating a bouquet using this flower alone. Your chosen flower can be highlighted using greenery and ask your florist to arrange your bouquet so that your largest flower can be seen at the centre of your bouquet. 

  • Pampas Grass

Popular in the 70s, Pampas Grass will be taking over this year.  It will be used in large displays so that it stands out.

  • Contrasts

Pale pinks and peaches with plum and burgundy will be popular contrasting colours to consider. If you are getting married in spring, consider colour contrasting using lilacs, creams, light blues and light peach. 

  • Wow Factor

The popularity of floral installments has not reduced and the floral arch used for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding has created some inspiration. Consider adding either a flower arch, hanging file hoops or a floral chandelier to add some charm to your wedding. 

  • Dried Flowers

A trend that’s going to be popular this year is dried flowers. It could be the odd dried flower as part of an arrangement or a bouquet of dried flowers. Dried lavender and seed heads will also be cropping up in weddings this year. 

  • Ambience

To create the right atmosphere, add candles to your floral displays, regardless of the season. You could choose glass lanterns and fill the base with petals and pillar candles.  These could be used to line the aisle to create a beautiful walkway. 

  • Pantone

This may sound surprising but Pantone’s ‘Colour of the Year’ has inspired wedding trends in the past. Green was the colour of 2017 and many flower arrangements for weddings included vast amounts of green foliage. In 2018, ultraviolet was the colour of choice and was cropping up in many wedding bouquets.  Therefore it is worth having a look at what Pantone’s ‘Colour of the Year’ will be in 2019. 

  • Fragrance

The way that your wedding flowers look is important, but so is the fragrance that they give off. It’s not uncommon for a bride to want to smell the bouquet. For this reason, remember to add a peony rose, rosemary or lavender to your place settings.

  • Crowns

Boho inspired weddings are popular this year and bold, bright and big flower crowns have replaced the usual tiara.  Flower halos can be made to suit every kind of wedding. If you fancy this style then remember speak to your florist about which flowers are hardy and won’t wilt. For example, spray roses, freesias are orchids could be a good choice.  If you are having your flower crowns delivered, it is important to keep them somewhere cool and only place them on your head on your big day. 

  • Flower Clouds

Flower clouds will replace flower walls and these arrangements work really well if they are suspended above your tables. They provide a whole new level to any floral decoration

Wedding Flower Checklist

If you have decided that flowers will be a big part of your wedding then you need to consider what wedding flower arrangements you would like for your wedding. We will therefore provide you with a guide which will highlight every single flower option available to you for your wedding. 

  • Personal 

The bride and bridesmaids always have flowers at the wedding but there are other people at your wedding that you may want to give flowers to. Below is a list of every other person that you may  wish to give flowers to:

  • Bride’s bouquet
  • Bridesmaids’ bouquets
  • Bride’s hair flowers 
  • Bride’s floral crown 
  • Flower girl’s bouquet 
  • Tossing bouquet 
  • Ring bearer’s boutonniere
  • Groom’s boutonniere
  • Groomsmen’s boutonnieres
  • Mother of the bride’s corsage 
  • Mother of the groom’s corsage 
  • Father of the bride’s boutonniere
  • Father of the groom’s boutonniere
  • Grandmothers’ corsages
  • Grandfathers’ boutonnieres
  • Ushers’ boutonnieres

 

  • Ceremony
  • Altar arrangements
  • Welcome table or entryway arrangements
  • Aisle decorations
  • Chair or pew arrangements
  • Guests tossing petals 

 

  • Reception

You may be able to use some of the flowers created for your ceremony at your reception. Additionally, aside from centrepieces, you also may want to consider the below

  • Bar arrangements
  • Upholstery cleaning
  • Cocktail table arrangements
  • Buffet-table arrangements
  • Wedding cake flowers 
  • Bride’s and groom’s chair decorations
  • Cake table arrangements
  • Powder room decorations
  • Lounge area arrangements
  • Car arrangements

Once you’ve decided on what flower trends you would like to incorporate into your wedding, you’ll now also be ready to decide exactly what flower arrangements you’d like to create too. 

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