This year wedding flowers are all about drama. From bouquets to centrepieces to boutonnieres, the keywords are colour and opulence.
Photography: Anna Zhu Photography & Film
Flowers: Lou Vacher Bespoke Florist
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Bouquet stems are getting lots of attention! Cloak them in clean-lined, lithe banana leaves or in colourful wraps. In addition to your blooms, focus on your vases too, by wrapping them in creative ways. Cover a rustic arrangement in tree bark or burlap, a winter arrangement in plush velvet ribbon, or a modern arrangement in metallic gold, silver, and jewel-toned wires.
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Photography: KT Merry Photography
Orchids are the flower of the moment, especially since this versatile, elegant bloom comes in virtually all colours and sizes. Use an all-orchid arrangement to make a lush, architectural statement on your tables, or select a single orchid blossom in your wedding colour for modern boutonnieres.
3. Saturated Colour
Photography: Richard Watson
Flowers: Flowers For Ever After
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Bold, bright colour is back in a big way, so take advantage of its ability to make a statement. Pinks, reds, greens, and blues continue their reign, but royal purple and deep lilac tones are also making a comeback (the Pantone colour of the year is Radiant Orchid so it is extra popular!). To really focus on colour, try designing arrangements in one dramatic hue and varying the type and texture of the flowers.
Photography: Sabine Scherer Photography
Boutonnieres are no longer an afterthought. Guys are taking advantage of their chance to make a statement with greenery, whether it’s with big lush blooms, an arrangement of small delicate ones, or a sampling of interestingly shaped herbs and flowers.
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Photography: Harper Point Photography
Tight, perfect, just-so arrangements are out, and large three-dimensional displays are in. This year, movement and asymmetry in bouquets and centrepieces are very important. Flowers should seem lifelike, not stuffed into a ball. The best blossoms for this? Varieties with long, flexible stems and a natural drape like vines, tulips and sweet peas.
by The Knot