As a wedding photographer and a lover of flowers I love seeing what couples have chosen for their wedding floral arrangements and bouquets. After a little research and discussion with my colleagues in the wedding florist industry, I have a few tips as to what are likely to be the top wedding flower trends for 2017!
This is no big surprise, succulents were very big in 2016 weddings! Succulents were used as wedding favors, as boutineers, in bridal and bridesmaid bouquets, table displays and even on cakes! Succulents are beautiful displayed in ‘gardens’ on tables and add texture to bouquets, they are particularly beautiful when mixed with other desert blooms. Also, Pantone’s color of the year for 2017 is ‘Greenery’, according to pantone – “Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.” (Pantone 2017) which is perfect for the succulent family!
Neutral toned wedding flowers evoke a sense of romance and sophistication. Creams, whites, champagnes, beiges and ivory colors are expected to be popular in the top wedding trends for 2017! They make simple, yet stunning displays mixed in with some greenery for a classic table decoration or bouquet. Blush is also a beautiful color for wedding flowers for 2017, and would look beautiful paired with natural toned bouquets. Over the past year or two there has been a move away from the bright colored flowers to a softer hue of the once popular colors.
Following a study conducted by Flowertrendsforecast.com, they identified four emerging trends in consumer preferences for their cut flower purchases:
The French Connection – Falling in love with France all over again! Luxurious romantic blooms of orchids, roses, and hydrangeas appearing in softer red hues with hints of orange and brown provide a rich and multicultural air. The French Connection bride loves life’s finer things and will accent her day with refined metallic pieces, lavish ribbons, and pedestal vases.
Force of Nature – Letting nature take it’s course! Bundles of mono-botanical flowers like iris, hydrangea, or scabiosa are gathered in cobalt blue or frosted glass vases in garden and nautical arrangements.The setting is peaceful as rich spa and oasis blues pop and complement the organic green surrounding of a natural world. Heirloom roses come alive in artesian flared vases alongside variegated foliage and ferns.
Modern Wonders – Simple lines blended with old Asian! Modern wonders uses clean lines and a rich palette of warm golds, coppers, taupes and oranges to combine cultural antiquities with natural elements. The bride looking for a contemporary and simplistic take on her event will love the simple chic lines of the Modern Wonders trend. The style blends the spirit of Asian antiquities with natural elements in simple but strong lines. Modern Wonders contrasts graphic oranges with muted purples and earth tones to create an affectionate and welcoming atmosphere. Unique and vibrant flowers express the desire for a rare and rich experience.
Into The Jungle – An urban fever with vivid colors that is inspired by both muted and brilliant jungle hues that express a passion for exploration and rich experiences.! The bride is confident, passionate, and called to the wild. Sun-kissed shades of orange, yellow, and red glisten alongside tropical foliage, mosses, vines, cork, and bamboo. Yellow and orange orchids, protea, and roses combine with exceptional flowers such as heliconia, leucadendron, celosia, and brunia creating the adventure of a tropical jungle.
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Lorna Tyson photography
Clarksville wedding photographer