Shake off those winter blues, spring is in the air! Okay, yes it’s rainy and grey, but it won’t be long before we see the trees turning green and the flowers blooming. This also means that the wedding season is soon upon us, so if you are a bride-to-be and are still thinking about your decor and florals, I’m here to tell you about what is trending in the world of florals and decor this year. Brides are opting for a more free form loose bouquet, with spiky flowers or fruiting vines that give it a freshly picked look. Wild cascading florals and using more greens like flowering plants and blooming branches are popular, giving your decor a wild rustic look. For the eco conscious bride, use locally grown seasonally flowers. You can also use lightly fragrant herbs or petite seasonal fruits and vegetables, such as apples or pomegranates to add a natural element to your decor.

                 Billy buttons (Craspedia) and hypericum berries boutonniere       Wild Cascading bouquet for the bride

Tone on tone explosion is trending this season. Having clusters of either the same or different types of flowers in the same colour, but with a slight colour variation in the midst of a luscious base of green foliage will add simplicity yet elegance to your decor. Emphasise the flowers by adding varying heights and using colours that complement each other. You can incorporate short vases with a few flowers or single stems. This works beautifully on long rectangular tables, which is also getting increasingly popular. If you want to give your space a more intimate vibe try mixing up the tables – you can have long tables surrounded by smaller round and rectangular tables. To give the room a more visually interesting look, try mixing up the centrepieces so that all the tables don’t look the same.

        escort card on a single rose     Clusters of vases with Flowers in varying heights along long rectangular table     Cluster of White Tulips for wedding floral decor

Blush tones were really popular last year, but since Pantone announced Rose Quartz as one of the colours for this year, it seems to be back this year. Mix the blush tones with rust colours like sunset orange and coral, make its look a bit more complex and gives the arrangement depth. Another direction you can take it in is by pairing it with berry toned blooms and darker foliage in earthy browns, playing off last years colour Marsala. ‘Old fashioned’ flowers such as chrysanthemums, frilly scented heirloom carnations, long stemmed English sweet peas and ruffle double cinderella zinnias are becoming ‘new’ fashion favourites.

      Incorporating blush tones with berry tones      Bridal Bouquet using blush tones and incorporating some rust tones     floral centrepiece

If you’re feeling the metallic vibe, incorporate little touches into your decor. Try spray painted leaves or flowers such as baby’s breath, using metals to tie your bouquet ,or using it on the groomsmen boutonnieres. The metallics stands out really well amongst greenery, so pair it with potted plants, succulents, ferns or lavender sprigs. This is also a budget friendly options as flowers can get a bit pricey. To make it a bit more of a subtle look, mix the metallics in with your florals or use metallic vases and candles.

                Gold plant pots with clusters of white flowers to decorate the aisle      Touches of gold candles and vases aligning the aisle

Make sure that your decor is highlighted and given that perfect finish with a warm romantic ambience. This year using pendent lights with the bare ‘Edison’ bulbs, as well as chandeliers and candelabras are in. They cast that perfect glow creating a beautiful setting.

              bare bubs hanging to create a rustic feel for wedding      Romantic wedding lighting     Romantic rustic lighting for wedding

Sources:

http://www.floretflowers.com/2016/01/2016-wedding-flower-trends/

http://bridalguide.com/blog/wedding-trends-2016

http://blog.myweddingreceptionideas.com/2014/07/26-creative-lighting-ideas-for-your.html

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