This week, Kyla guides us through 8 hot floral design trends for the 2017 Spring wedding season…
This year winter has been quite cold with lots of rain, so the idea that spring is just around the corner is uplifting to say the least. It is lovely to see spring flowers and blossom popping up throughout my neighbourhood.
For me, winter is a time to spend planning for the upcoming wedding season, chat with couples, finalise choices and flower orders, stock up on sundries and organise my studio. For wedding-floral designers there are only two seasons, wedding planning season and wedding season. So, this week I thought I would give you an insight into upcoming spring design trends, what brides are requesting and what’s hot and what’s not.
1 – Classic Choices
Classic blush pink roses particularly David Austin roses and peonies continue to be a popular choice. I really can’t see this ever changing and why would you want it to? These blooms are classic, pretty and feminine, perfect for your wedding day. Growers are meeting this demand with new beautiful varieties of roses becoming available and peony season seems to extend every year. November is still the best time in Australia for peonies but if your wedding is in October or December you may be in luck.
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2. Grey Is the New Green
Just like in interior design where grey is a fantastic base, neutral colour, grey is becoming a must have in floral design as well. It works well with most colours particularly the aforementioned blush pink. White and yellow or lemon also looks amazing paired with grey. Foliage in this palette includes dusty miller, seeded eucalyptus, olive leaf, succulents and brunia berries.
3 – Wild, Carefree Style
Wild, carefree bouquet style is definitely hot and is being requested more than the previously popular traditional round posy. Instagram is full of large, lush, loose and overflowing bouquets that have an organic shape to them. It is the ‘just picked from the garden’ look but on a large scale. It is boho, gypset, relaxed and carefree.
4 – Heirloom Flowers
6 – Foliage Garlands
More and more brides are turning away from round tables and rather choosing long rectangular tables either side by side for their guests in the reception space or if space allows the extra long king’s table is on-trend. Foliage garlands, of seeded eucalyptus and blue gum are by far the most requested item for table decoration at the moment. Often with candles scattered through to line the table, this look has a lovely refined fresh farmhouse vibe.
7 – Hanging Arrangements
8 – When in Doubt, Go with Gold
Every girl loves a little bling. Bling used to mean diamantes and sparkle but now it means metallic accents. Metallics can be incorporated into centrepieces, I’m using gold textured pots to fill this brief, or it can be added with table styling like gold cutlery and candle votives.