Your choice of wedding flowers will probably depend in part on the season you are getting married and your chosen colour scheme. However, many brides also want to follow the most recent flower trends, so here is a guide to this year’s leading styles.
Locally grown blooms
Many brides are more environmentally conscious, so choose locally grown flowers. In addition to reducing their carbon footprint, this option also supports local businesses. Although not necessarily less expensive, freshly picked flowers from close to your wedding venue cannot be beaten.
An increasingly popular option is for bouquets with only greenery. This can be echoed in table decorations, adding a calm, natural look that can be more affordable than fresh flowers. Herbs such as lemon thyme, mint and rosemary add fragrance as well as beauty and according to the Herbal Academy, both flowers and herbs can be used as symbols for the couple’s hopes and dreams.
Peonies can be regarded as a wedding classic, but other options such as Cloni ranunculus are increasingly popular. These are grown in Italy and have larger flower heads than standard ranunculus. These delicate blooms work really well with sage green foliage for a spring wedding. Peonies still dominate for summer weddings and many couples are choosing dahlias for later in the year, combined with fruit or vegetables to make a stunning display. Winter weddings call for traditional roses and adding berries and pine cones adds interest to a bouquet.
Colours this year are deeper and more muted than the ivories and pinks we saw last year. If you have decided on a hotel wedding venue in Gloucester, such as https://www.hatton-court.co.uk/gloucester-cotswolds-weddings, you will be able to choose chair sashes to complement your colour scheme. Sage green and deep plum can be combined with lilac for a soft and romantic look. The deep colours do not have to be muted – some brides opt for the wow factor that hot pink, lilac and lime green brings to an arrangement.
Lighter to carry and covering up less of the all important dress, smaller and more natural bouquets are increasingly popular.
These are also simpler and this year’s favourites consist of just one flower head that will stay looking good all day and through the evening as well.