Moving away from the rustic chic and vintage styling, flower trends for 2018 are very sophisticated with a rich colour palette and plenty of fun contrasts. For brides, there is nothing quite like clutching a bouquet filled with fresh, fragrant flowers grown with love and harvested by hand by a local farmer or designer with whom they have a personal connection.
Common zinnias, carnations or mums for wedding flowers have been cultivated with uncommon forms and colours and are turning heads.
We will be seeing dahlias dominate late summer and fall wedding designs, as the demand for Floret dahlias has been in rising.
This chic, stylish and elegant bloom is perfect for modern brides, available in a range of tones from crisp white to mocha and pastel pink.
-A glass of red wine:
Deep wine tones pair beautifully with a variety of colour palette; from blood jewel tones to soft blush pinks as well as many other muddier hues.
-Greenery as a theme:
We will see less focus of this specific hue of green. The colour will be used as a concept of using non-traditional greenery and foliage as a more prominent focal point in wedding décor (chairs, wreaths, foliage backdrops, …
We will see more subdued and muted monochromatic bouquets and far fewer multicoloured bouquets in bright or contrasting colours. Shades such as dusty rose, milky coffee, champagne, buttercream, …
-Wild bouquet shapes:
Stylish brides are opting for large, lush, loose bouquets with more organic forms that tend to be bigger and wider than years past. The continued popularity of boho and gypset-inspired wedding décor also support this organic aesthetic and design style.
-Ribbons and finishing touches:
Brides are looking for ways to make their bouquet more meaningful or stand out in a special way; by requesting unique elements such as antique lace, a charm or cameo of a loved one, vintage handkerchiefs, …
-Stylish floral wearables:
Delicate floral hair accessories have virtually replaced the big, bold floral crowns from years past. We will see more half halos, pretty floral hair “combs” and simple springs of foliage woven artfully into hairstyles this year.
-Sweet cake flowers: Oversized wedding cakes are not on trend anymore; sweets tables and a rustic feel cake allowed more opportunities to creatively incorporate flowers into cake designs and table décor.