Your wedding flowers are a once-in-a-lifetime couture accessory! When else do you get the opportunity to carry around a beautiful bouquet specially created for you all day? To help you find your perfect match, guest blogger Aideen McCanny shares the blooming marvellous trends topping the floral charts this year.
Vintage inspired bouquets continue to prove a popular choice with brides this year and show no sign of wilting any time soon! From perfect posies to hand-tied bouquets, brides are dreaming of a bygone era.
Pretty pastel peonies and roses are given special attention and finished off with simple ribbon tied in a bow, while family heirloom brooches add a personal touch.
Carry the theme throughout your wedding day with finishing touches such as rustic jam jars finished with delicate lace and brimming with your favourite combination of flowers – a simple, yet effective centrepiece for your big day.
Beautiful brooch bouquets
With many brides searching for something that little bit different for their big day, brooch bouquets are a fab alternative to real blooms! Incorporating just about everything including crystals, brooches, rhinestones and flowers, there are no rules when it comes to this trend. And, it makes for a fun way to incorporate that all important “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” tradition. Time to raid those jewellery boxes girls!
Fancy something a little bold? Add a splash of personality and vibrancy to your wedding with the season’s hottest trend, bold blooms!
While last year focused on a soft, muted colour palette, this year more brides are opting for vibrancy when it comes to their bouquets. From lush arrangements of red and orange poppies to hot-pink sweetpea arranged with jasmine, and fringed tulips, the options are endless.
Whether you start with a few neutrals and add a pop of colour, or fully embrace the trend with bright and bold colours, bold brights evoke a sense of passion and romance.
Your wedding is one of the most special days of your life, so why not fill it with a wonderfully happy combination of colours!
Tears of joy
Tear-drop or cascade bouquets are all about the drama! Victoria Beckham’s iconic wedding bouquet instantly springs to mind. The perfect partner with fishtail dresses or ballgowns, these daring designs involve an abundance of overflowing flowers, from large and dense flowers at the top, tapering towards smaller flowers in a point at the bottom.
Choose a cascading bouquet and you’ll discover various ways of dressing it up – a length of coloured ribbon or lace tied delicately around the stems is the perfect way to coordinate with your dress or those of your bridesmaids.
The finishing touches
Wedding flowers are not just about the bouquets. This year brides are discovering more and more unique ways to incorporate the power of flowers into their wedding! From prom inspired wrist corsages for bridesmaids, to flowers intertwined in their hair and ornate vases overflowing with beautiful blooms, it’s time to get creative ladies!