Spring is always a wonderful time of the year, a time for new beginnings. If you’re planning for a Summer wedding, a good place to start will be looking at wedding flowers to come up with the theme and colour of your wedding. Wedding florists are ahead of the trends. For a florist, there are definitely work advantages for knowing what the trends are and to stay up-to-date and even ahead of everyone. Weddings are a people industry so knowing what’s trending and taking it to the next level will make every bride feel like you’re in the know.
It might feel like in today’s times, we can get anything we want but flowers are seasonal blooms, so incorporating a colour theme into the flowers for a wedding, is an art. This coming season’s summer colours are subtle changes on traditional colours, so for instance instead of salmon pink, the hip colour is apricot yellow.
You might not have realised it before but there are trends in shapes too. Sometimes a wedding like the Sussex’s in 2018 comes along and the things they chose influence us on a global scale. But at other times there’s just a general movement toward an inverted triangle. For this year, it is the circle.
This does not necessarily a wreath but rather a hoop. These work especially well if there are little girls in the bridal party. There’s something to hold on to and a hoop is much less intimidating than a bouquet for small people.
Don’t just think about Christmas time, wreaths do work even at this time of year, a mini version can be an alternative to the groom and groomsmen’s traditional buttonhole. If you’re looking for something totally out of the blue, think about a rosemary wreath with a single dash of colour on it.
Foraging for a bouquet
This is an idea which is really different and in the hands of a good florist, can be spectacular. This type of bouquet will include anything the florist wants it to. There will be varieties sourced locally, but expect to see them in a totally new light. This can be quite a great experience especially if you’re having a destination wedding, for example in Europe. Explore ideas of what you like as well as colours which work for you. What you will get at the end is something that’s unique, and if you have wedding guests who have arrived ahead of the wedding, foraging for flowers can be an activity for family and friends.
A mandala is usually made of different kinds of coloured sand, worked into an elaborate pattern making up a circular design. In Hinduism and Buddhism, experienced monks will spend days and nights making these elaborately designed mandalas, but once they finish the pattern, the mandala is destroyed and the coloured sand is collected and thrown into the river to be washed away. The mandala design is often symbolic of the universe, the ritual of not retaining the mandala symbolises impermanence and to live life in the present. For a wedding idea, the mandala can be symbolic for unity. Why not create one with flowers and plants? If your wedding is al-fresco style, a mandala is an alternative to putting up an arch so there is something to stand under. If you want something different a flower mandala should be explored.
Trends are ideas but don’t forget to personalise
Trends give you a few ideas to start thinking about the details, but it’s always the magic touches you personalise that makes everything special. Talk to your florist about turning them into a reality on your big day.
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