Top Trends for Wedding Flowers

Having trouble keeping up with the floral trends? We've done it for you.

by The Knot

This year wedding flowers are all about drama. From bouquets to centrepieces to boutonnieres, the keywords are colour and opulence.

1. Wraps

AnnaZhu_CrisJames_79Photography: 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.

2. Orchids

Amelia Tarbet PhotographyPhotography: Amelia Tarbet Photography

KT Merry PhotographyPhotography: 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.

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3. Saturated Colour

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Flowers: Flowers For Ever After
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Photo by AubreyPhotography: Photo by Aubrey

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.

4. Boutonnieres

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Flowers: Naomi Jones Flower Studio
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Sabine Scherer PhotographyPhotography: 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.

5. Texture

Lauren Kinsey Fine Art PhotographyPhotography: Lauren Kinsey Fine Art Photography

Harper Point PhotographyPhotography: 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


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