Wedding season is here! May through August is the most popular times of the year for weddings. And for good reason, too! Couples want to take advantage of the hot, sunny weather and beautiful, blooming flowers that the season brings! Summer weddings calls for an outdoor setting; beaches, gardens and fields are especially beautiful this time of the year.
And most importantly, there is an abundance of blooming flowers in season! Brides will have a wide variety of flowers and colours to choose from to suit any wedding theme!
Expect to see these wedding flower trends to be hot this summer:
With the popularity of the hit TV show, Downtown Abbey and the new Great Gatsby movie, vintage glamour is a hot trend this season! Trendy colour palettes will include blush creams, blush pinks, peach, light yellows, and pale blues. Use old fashioned English flowers like baby’s breath, garden roses, hydrangea and peonies.
In recent years, adding rustic pieces, such as burlap and lace, to wedding bouquets and centerpieces has become chic and elegant. The colour palette will include shades of brown and green. Use wildflowers, like black-eyed susans, sunflowers, daisies, poppies, and hypericum berries for a rustic, country-feel.
Bouquets with interesting textures will continue to be popular this summer. To get the look, add herbs, succulents, feathers, and even vegetables and fruit, to create a fun and unique look. Be inspired by the bounty of plants available in the summer! Anything goes! Plants with interesting textures include billy balls, spider mums, protea and air plants.
Romance never goes out of style. This timeless trend is all about soft and feminine colours. Pink, cream, lavender, peach and other pastel colours are romantic and elegant. Use roses, calla lilies, lilies of the valley and ranunculi to create a romantic-theme wedding. To make the floral arrangements extra special and romantic, include some lace and ribbon.
2013 is the year of glamour, ever since emerald was announced as Pantone’s Colour of the year. Rich purples, deeps reds, golds, and other bold colours will add elegance, glamour and luxury to the decor and atmosphere. Use bold-coloured roses, dahlia, calla lilies, lisianthus, orchids, and lilies.
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