New Year seems like forever ago don’t you think? Our first week of 2016 was one busy one too hence this post being published a little later then I had planned, apologies! Today we are talking about 2016 wedding flower trends, sharing our predictions of what we think is going to be blooming big with wedding flowers this year (get it!).
This year is a first as there is not only one Pantone colour of the year but two! A complete contrast from last years warm and rich Masala tone this year it’s all about Rose Quartz and Serenity. The two combined highlight an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, highlighting a soothing sense of order and peace. Personally I love them together and by sheer coincidence (honestly I had no idea) my own wedding colours run loosely around these two shades but I shall touch more on that next week with a blog post about my own wedding planning journey. Flower wise with the Rose Quartz shade you have quite a vast choice depending on the time of year you are getting married but to give you some examples. For spring I would suggest; Ranunculus, Hellebore, Hyacinth, Stocks, Blossom and Tulips. Summer; Peonies, Sweet Peas, Hydrangeas, Delphinium and phlox. Autumn; Dahlia’s, Snap Dragons and snow berries. Winter; Hellebore, Tulips and Ranunculus. Of course all year round you have roses and lisianthus too which come in this shade. Serenity you don’t have quite as much choice with the blue however there are flowers available in this shade which include; hydrangeas, nigella, delphinium and mascari. I think 2016 will also see us move away from pastel shades to more rich vibrant colours in jewel tones such as burgundies, plums and aubergines.
Hanging Flowers & Unusual Containers
We had the pleasure of creating a number of hanging flower installations last year from foliage backdrops, hanging flower curtains to floral chandeliers and this year I think they will be just as popular. Hanging flowers are the ultimate way to create the wow factor at your wedding, as an entrance piece for your ceremony, for your wedding breakfast or even as a focal point above your dance floor during the evening reception. Unusual containers such as terrariums in geometric shapes for centre pieces are also going to be big. I think couples are choosing to opt for more unique elevated designs too for their centre pieces. Raised platforms with flower arrangements on top and suspended benches with flowers, both work particularly well for long rectangular tables.
Fine Art Movement
There seems to be a fine art movement emerging currently which I think will pick up pace even more so during 2016. Moving away from glitz and sequins focusing on natural earthy arrangements paired with luxe details. Brass ornate bowls with natural style foliage heavy arrangements and wide unstructured bouquets finished with hanging silk ribbons.
Foliage heavy arrangements will be a key 2016 wedding trend. Tropics will also be making a major comeback, with tropical foliage such as palm and aspidistra leaves being incorporated within designs and mixed with other non tropical flower such as roses and hydrangeas to create interest. Flower wise Protea will become a more popular choice once again, particualry for bride and bridesmaids bouquets along with other tropical variations such as pin cushions and blushing bride.
Trailing bouquets started making a bit more of an appearance during 2015 and I think there set to become even more sort after during 2016. However gone is the traditional symmetrical ‘teardrop’ shape bouquet on no the new look trail is all about being more natural & less structure. FYI there are no limits in terms of length, I think we will see some trailing bouquets cascading all the way down to the floor, the bigger the better rule can most definitely apply with this wedding trend!
Which of the 2016 wedding trends is your favourite? I can’t wait to see how couples choose to incorporate the flower trends into their own big day.