Flowers do more than just take up space at your wedding–they add color and aroma to the day, as well as have the power to transform an ordinary space into something extraordinary. Like anything, trends come and go for wedding day flowers, so we’ve got the scoop on what’s in (and what’s definitely out) for this year.
Bold Colors. Bold Colors are moving to the forefront, especially since Pantone’s color of the year–Marsala–is such a deep, rich tone. Bright pastels and saturated jewel tones will reign supreme, while blush and neutral palettes take a backseat.
Garland. “Many of my brides are opting to use more greenery and fewer flowers for their wedding décor,” says Renae Strozier of Beauty and the Details. “Greenery with a few buds here and there is beautiful and can be used in any style of wedding, be it rustic or elegant.”
Unstructured Florals. One of the big trends for 2015 is really natural, unstructured arrangements, says Francie Dorman, founder of 42º North Weddings. Think overflowing, natural designs, like they were just picked from the garden. “We are also seeing a lot of non-floral elements–lots of vines, berries, fruit, even cotton. These are elements that can add a lot of texture and visual interest.”
Farm to Fresh. “Inspired by the farm-to-table movement, brides and grooms are choosing to showcase ‘Farm to Fresh’ floral arrangements utilizing greens, vegetables, fruits and spices as centerpieces rather than traditional flowers,” says Justin Leo, the director of Food & Beverage at the new B Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista, FL. “The result is an earthy, natural and fresh vibe.”
Elegant Arrangements. Shabby chic is on its way out, as is the overplayed Mason Jar as a centerpiece focal point. Instead, couples are opting for show stopping displays of tall clear candelabras, says Anne Cothran of Anne Cothran Garden & Floral in Charleston, SC.
Cascading Bouquets. Rather than perfectly rounded bouquets, they may ‘L’ or ‘V’ shapes with free-form cascades of vines and foliage, says Melisa Imberman of The Event of a Lifetime.
Romantic Blooms. Lush flowers like hydrangeas, hyacinths and orchids will reign supreme, says Imberman.
Bye Bye Baby’s Breath. This has been done to death, says Leann Moore of Whimsical Floral Design. “This goes with the move back from rustic to more elegant and refined.”
Local Flowers. Choosing flowers native to your wedding locale is not only eco-conscious, but it can save you big money.
Mixing it Up. Mix it up between glass vases and wooden containers–traditional meets modern. “Each tablescape doesn’t have to be the same,” says Elisa Dilabio and Daniel Rice of The Dizzy Daisy and florists on BloomNation. “Change it up so each table stands out in its own way.”
Foliage. Grey-green foliage that adds texture such as succulents, Dusty Miller, rosemary and eucalyptus will be a big trend for centerpieces, says Heather Goodwin, founder of An Inspired Affair.