by Rachel Bond Owner/designer, Pine Hills Floral Designs
Brides are saying “I do” to greenery and making other unconventional choices when it comes to their wedding flowers. Here are some of the major trends that are gaining traction:
1. MONOCHROMATIC COLOR SCHEMES
Whether neutral or vibrant, monochromatic color schemes definitely are trending. Instead of adding interest with contrasting color, couples are choosing to stay within the same tone.
2. DRIED GRASSES AND FLOWERS
Dried flowers and grasses are a great way to add interesting texture as mentioned above. Pampas grass popularity is on the rise, especially for fall weddings. Lavender, pods and berries also are great to use when dried.
3. FOLIAGE BOUQUETS
Many brides are choosing to use mostly foliage for their bouquets, especially for their bridesmaids’ bouquets. It is amazing how many colors and textures can be achieved with greenery, succulents, grasses and dried flowers.
Along with textured foliage bouquets, we are seeing lots of greenery garlands in weddings. They can be arranged around signs, placed on tables as table runners and used to decorate arbors, railings and rafters.
5. HANGING INSTALLATIONS
Oversized centerpieces used to be popular for making a statement. However, now we are seeing a rise in floral chandeliers and other hanging installations. What better way to wow your guests than to have a large floral installation hanging overhead?
6. PHOTO BACKDROPS
Photo booths still are as popular as ever at weddings. Now more and more couples are using floral backdrops to set their photo ops apart.
7. TROPICAL PLANTS AND FLOWERS
With greenery being all the rage, we’re seeing a shift from soft, garden-style greenery to tropical plants and foliage. Couples can draw the eye into an arrangement or bouquet with many different shapes and colors. Plants can transform a room without breaking the bank, and an eco- friendly way to bring drama to a venue.