Wedding Flower Trends – Blush and Gold

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The most popular of the 2014 wedding flower trends is ‘Blush and Gold’. Here’s an Australian-seasons “available ingredients” list for building lush blush and gold bridal blooms.

No doubt the advent of Pinterest and Instagram  has meant that we are flooded with gorgeous, extremely stylized weddings, including wedding flowers.  In my opinion  the most popular of the wedding flower trends for this season (has been and) will be ‘Blush and Gold’.  Think super luxe florals – tall cascading floral arrangements as centrepieces, hanging floral installations, lush wedding bouquets with touches of gold on the foliage.  A little bit old fashioned, but very girly and very pretty.  

Blush and Gold Wedding
 I’m taking inspiration from wedding stylists and floral designers like Karen Tran, Mindy Weiss and Holly Chapple, and I understand that this is at the upper end of the cost spectrum, however there are elements that can be creatively applied across all weddings and events from ‘DIY’ brides to ‘Spare No Expense’ weddings.

Peachy Hippiastrums and David Austin Roses in this Phillipa Craddock wedding centrepiece.

Peachy Hippiastrums and David Austin Roses in this Phillipa Craddock wedding centrepiece.

Because there are so many gorgeous images of weddings and events out there, it leaves me wondering – How many of us really know what we can get hold of  to create these wedding centrepieces and bridal bouquets?  Also, do we have a clear picture of what’s available here in Australia and when these blooms are in season?

Well, let me help with that.   Here’s a season-by-season break down of all the ingredients you need to build lush blush and gold blooms for your next wedding…

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Blush and gold anemone wedding bouquet from Elizabeth Anne Designs.

Blush and gold anemone wedding bouquet from Elizabeth Anne Designs.

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In early spring you can expect to work with Ranunculus, Double Tulips, Anemones, Hyacinth, sweetly scented Stock, Helleborus, and fleeting but beautiful Tree Peonies.

anemone wedding centrepiece

Gorgeous wedding centrepiece of Anemone, Ranunculi and Roses. Photo courtesy of Brides of Adeliade Magazine.

As we move into the warmer months more things become available (October/ November).  A bridal favourite, Peonies in whites, corals and pinks are in bloom as well as sweetly scented David Austin Roses.  Delphinium, Flowering  Andromeda, Flowering Clethra, Lily of the Valley and Queen Anne’s Lace.  Jasmine and Seeded Gum foliage both become available.

rose succulent peoney wedding centrepiece

Stunning Peonies, David Austin Roses combine with Succulents, Flowering Andromeda and peachy Hypericum Berry to create a stunning wedding centrepiece. Photo by ‘Lamb and Blonde’.


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Ah, the height of the season.  Supply of product available in late spring becomes more regular with the addition of the ever popular Hydrangea, big blousy Dahlias, Calla Lilies  and stunning white Snowberries showing up toward the middle of summer.

Stunning wedding centrepiece vingette featuring summery dahlias and hydrangea.

Stunning wedding centrepiece vingette featuring summery dahlias and hydrangea. Photo by Erin Grace Photography.

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Dahlias come into their own during this time and Hydrangea takes on a much more antique colour.  Seeds and pods make their first appearance.  We still have David Austin Roses hanging around but in shorter supply with much more intense colours because there is a chill in the air.

Blushy dahlias and David Austin rose wedding centrepiece by Vo Floral Designs.

Blushy dahlias and David Austin rose wedding centrepiece by Vo Floral Designs.

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Now the fun begins.  On the opposite side of the world it happens to be summer and lucky for us importers take great care in bringing precious blooms for us to use during our colder months.   So, if you get your orders in early you can create  summery blush weddings with a little help from Holland, Africa, and South America.

Imported astilbe and scabiosa pods make a gorgeous blush bridal bouquet.

Imported astilbe and scabiosa pods make a gorgeous blush bridal bouquet. Photo courtesy of Style Me Pretty.



Locally available – Blushing Bride protea, King Protea, Brunia, Anemones, Helebourus, Double Tulips, Stock, and Hyacinth.

Imports available – Peonies, Calla Lily, Astilbe, Hippiastrum, Scabiosa Pods and Poppy Pods.

Pretty imported peonies and astilbe with glasshouse grown David Austin roses.

Pretty imported peonies and astilbe with glasshouse grown David Austin roses. Photo courtsey of Wedding Chicks.

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There are certain flowers that through the magic of science are available for the most part all year round.

Gorgeous Ohara rose wedding bouquet from JDetailed Events

Gorgeous Ohara rose wedding bouquet from JDetailed Events.

You can always request glasshouse roses, Kenyan and South American roses (especially gorgeous O’Hara Roses), Spray Roses,  Lisianthus, Phalaenopsis Orchids, Dusty Miller, fluffy Sim Carnations, Succulents and Hypericum Berries.

So now you can confidently stride in the direction of a Blush and Gold Wedding secure in the knowledge that you know your chosen blooms will be in season and as fresh as possible.  

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Comments

  1. Hi. I am preparing bridal and bridal party bouquets in August. The bride would like all the bouquets to be in only white. The bridal bouquet will be a mix of white flowers and the bridesmaids’
    Bouquets will be made up of only one type of flower but each one a different type. Do you have any suggestions as to what flowers are best?
    Many thanks
    Sybil

    1. Author

      Hi Sybil, You can see all white flowers available online through the Tesselaar website by logging onto your account. If you do not have an account with Tesselaars, you can do so through the website or one of our friendly sales team can also help you. Cheers, Rose

  2. Just wondering if it’s possible to order imported Peony Roses through your site for May ?

  3. I’m wondering if it’s possible to order imported peony roses for a September wedding.
    Thanks!

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