Flowers can be found everywhere at the wedding. They can be used to decorate the church, for centrepieces and flower petals preceding the bride down the aisle. That’s not even mentioning the many bouquets, buttonholes and corsages, flowers are such an important feature! Here are this year’s trends for flowers:
Following last years trend of flower walls, this year is all about the living wall, a greener and more natural alternative to bright blooms. We love the natural and earthy feel the living walls give us, perfect for an eco-bride or a natural themed wedding. Another alternative way to display your flowers is through a hanging flower installation. These fairy-tale style displays add a real visual impact to your room and the view from below, looking straight up at a sea of flowers and foliage is be breath-taking (and also smells amazing!)
The most popular flower this season is definitely the classic Dahlia. These fantastically colourful blooms are so versatile and the variety of colours and textures make for a really fascinating and unusual centrepiece or bouquet. As a traditional flower, Dahlias bring an air of sophistication and elegance to your wedding. As they come in so many shades and hues, the flowers can be matched to your colour scheme and used to tie in with the brides’ dress. They can also be combined with almost any other flower to create a stunning and eye-catching display.
Ways to Wear
Floral headpieces have been a big trend the last couple of years and that is not set to change any time soon. Brides are not only wearing flowers in their hair but having flowers incorporated into jewellery too. Instead of the traditional bouquet, fashion-forward brides will be wearing Floral necklaces, tiaras and cuffs with floral elements.
If you are more in favour of the traditional flower bouquet, you have many different styles to choose from. You could go for the Cascade style, that is virtually a ‘waterfall’ of flowers and draws the eye from top to bottom, slimming the bride and making a statement when the dress is a simple design. This year, the trend is for smaller single colour bouquets which do not detract from the blushing bride and add elements of simplicity and elegance to the day.
The ‘Pantone Colour of the Year’ is usually a good indicator of the wedding colour trends each year and this year the winner is a moody Ultra-Violet. This deep, thoughtful and almost other-worldly colour will be featured heavily in wedding colour palates throughout the year. Luckily there are a lot of purple flower options to work with, everything from Carnations and Lilies to this year’s signature flower, the Dahlia.
For an elegant, stylish and picturesque setting to complement your flowers, consider Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Course for your 2018 wedding. Pictures don’t do our venue justice, call our dedicated and experienced wedding team to arrange a show-around and see why we are Wicklow’s premier wedding venue.