Have you heard about the wedding flower trends in 2019


1. Foliage-only

Foliage-only bouquets and draping green tablescapes have risen in popularity in recent years, with many brides favouring a more natural look that is more affordable than the fresh flower option. And gorgeous greenery is here to stay. "Foliage-only designs are still popular with brides, but there has been a real shift from traditional foliage to using more modern elements," says Maddie Dawkins, wedding manager at Lavender Green Flowers. "Palm leaves, jungle styling and grasses create a sleeker look, and coloured foliage like red bush and autumnal eucalyptus add another dimension to designs."

2. A focus on fragrance

It's not just the look of the bridal bouquet that makes an impact - its scent can create long-lasting memories of the big day. "The first thing a bride does when they receive their bouquet is smell it, whether they know they are interested in fragrance or not!" notes Dawkins. "We always suggest adding nosegays on place settings - an individual stem of lavender or rosemary, or a peony rose."

3. Stripped-back bouquets

If elegant and understated is more your thing, you're in luck. It's a wedding flower trend that's here to stay. "Many brides are now favouring simple, more delicate bouquets, a nod from the simpler wedding dresses that we have been seeing," notes Dawkins. "Romantic, delicate and detailed flowers like lily of the valley, stephanotis, jasmine or freesia work perfectly."

4. All about ambience

When it comes to creating a soft atmosphere, candles and lanterns are the perfect addition to floral displays, no matter what the season is. "Regardless of the time of the year, candlelight enhances the ambience and romance of the occasion," Dawkins advises. "Classic glass lanterns with pillar candles and petals in the base lining the aisle creates a soft and romantic candlelit walkway. Covering dark and empty corners or fireplace hearths with mixed height candles creates a real sense of warmth."

5. Contrasting colours

For city weddings, Dawkins predicts "deep burgundy and plum with peaches or pale pinks" will be a hit. "Although they are not quintessentially bridal, these colour contrasts are impactful yet still romantic," she adds. For spring, look to pastel peaches, creams, soft blues and lilac. "We suggest these pastel based colour palettes with fragrant flowers like scented English garden roses and muscari."

6. Sustainably-minded florists

If you're throwing an eco-friendly wedding, considering the environmental impact of your flowers is a good place to start. From choosing seasonal stems that are grown-locally to donating arrangements after the big day, sustainability is becoming increasingly important for florists, too.

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