Wedding Flower Trends: My Predictions for 2019
It’s the start of a brand new year & with it comes a new world of possibilities for your wedding this year. And while it’s your day & doing it your way should always come first, I can’t help but try & predict the wedding flower trends that we might see cropping up in 2019.
Soft As Peaches
Blush & white shades I think will remain an ever popular choice however I’ve started to see more peach tones coming through. This is highlighted by Pantone choosing their colour of the year 2019 as ‘Living Coral’ - you can read more about that here. Peachy tones give a fresh & contemporary option especially if you are marrying in Spring & Summer, it can be mixed with some many other colours from pink to yellow or blue.
I’ve also started to see more weddings working in multiple hues of the same colour rather than a few contrasting shades. These tonal weddings are beautiful & a nice step change to the sometimes rigid coordination of recent years.
Yellow & mustard tones I think will also crop up a bit more this year as they mix so well with wedding flower trends we’re already seeing such as the peachy pink palettes, the rich jewel tones & the white & green of the royal weddings.
The Royal Seal of Approval
With two big royal weddings in 2018 there is bound to be some influences on wedding flower trends this year. White flowers & green foliages continue to be a classic option for the elegant bride whether she wants airy & wild with lots of foliage for that foraged look, or a more simple, polished look. And if it’s fit for a princess why not?!
Not that the love for a classic, romantic rose will ever fade but I predict a growing wedding flower trend for those flowers with papery, ruffled petals - think peonies, ranunculus, dahlias, parrot tulips & even the carnation, don’t disregard them as old fashioned!
Silver & Chrome
I think silver & chrome will be making a comeback - rose gold isn’t going anywhere but I think it’s starting to take a back seat. The ultra trendy among us may even start to mix metals completely for a more eclectic look.
Big is Beautiful
Table decor will start to be more paired back, a less is more approach to each place setting. As wedding favours become increasingly less popular due to budget conscious couple, everything on the tables will be chosen specifically to combine function & beauty. However, I feel that couples will want to invest in statement options, moon gates, archways, backdrops & other larger installation items are here to stay & are only going to grow in popularity, with exception of the hanging install. As couples are increasingly choosing more unique venues I think they will opt to use florals to highlight the buildings natural architectural beauty - think fireplaces, staircases etc. The only limit is your imagination when it comes to a big, beautiful piece.
I’m finding my clients are becoming ever more interested in where their items are sourced & how they are made. The main driver for this is the focus on the environment & rightly so! It’s something that I am really working on behind the scenes in my business as floristry could easily be over run with floral foam, plastic containers & chemicals. I’m certainly striving to make changes & find solutions where I can.
And there you have it! My predictions for wedding flower trends for 2019 - are you featuring any in your big day? I’d love to hear what you’re planning!