This year, brides-to-be are looking to experiment with their colour choices more than ever.
“Muted shades are proving very popular this year,” says Jane Padgham, manageress at Linda’s Florist Ltd. “Combine soft tones of pinks and lilacs with subtle ivories and whites in seasonal favourites like hydrangeas, roses and peonies. We are very much looking forward to creating beautiful designs that will enhance your venue, bringing together all that you dreamed of for your special day.”
Couples are also looking to bold floral tones. Look to vibrant oranges and pinks or bright blues and purples like the 2022 Pantone Colour of the Year, Very Peri. Make them a tasteful focal point with a choice selection of bold colour variations paired with soft white florals. Otherwise, go all out by combining contrasting hues such as soft coral flowers and midnight blue berries.
Add depth with texture
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Brides will also be looking to textured bouquets and floral décor to enhance their wedding theme. Dried flowers are a great way to add texture to your wedding flowers, as is your choice of leaves, especially if you are incorporating them into your wedding bouquet. These florals are also ideal for boho-style weddings, as you can combine wicker and rattan wedding décor with dried flowers and pampas grass.
You can also use dried flowers as installations, adding interest to certain areas of your venue.
To add texture to your fresh flowers, speak with your florist about the types of flora you can use. Fanned out greenery interspersed with delicate white carnations and dendrobium flowers can create a subtle hint of texture. You could even opt for a unique succulent bouquet, which can turn into a special memento of your wedding day.
“These very beautiful and aesthetically pleasing plants are perfect to use instead of flowers, especially if you are a hay fever sufferer,” explains Louise Hartley-English, owner of Louise Hartley-English Floral Design. “They are ideal for adding texture and structure to a bouquet to create a wonderful combination with flowers and foliage, or you can simply keep them on their own.
“There are numerous types of succulents available, so you can choose their shapes, sizes, and colours to match with your wedding décor or colour scheme and you can source them all year round. They are great plants to use because of their hardy and robust nature.
“You can even keep them as a pot plant for years after your wedding simply by popping some soil in a container to re-root them. They are so easy to cultivate and propagate.”
Louise Roots Wedding and Events Florist, louiseroots.com. Image by Teri V Photography
Dramatic florals will be all the rage at weddings this year. Be brave with large flower choices for your bridal bouquet or focus your florals on a bold design for maximum impact, such as blooming floral arches and voluminous centrepieces.
“Couples are leaning towards larger scaled designs this year with more emphasis on the ceremony décor,” says Louise Roots, owner of Louise Roots Wedding & Event Florist. “Statement backdrops and aisle flowers are in demand. Couples are also transforming their venues and welcoming their guests with statement door arches and ceiling flowers.”
Louise Roots Wedding and Events Florist
Elaborate flower arrangements can also be used to create an intimate, cosy feel to a wedding reception depending on how they are used.
“Dramatic wild designs with massed foliage and lighting can create a Midsummer Night’s Dream vibe,” says Louise Roots.
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