Image: Stems Flower Design
Monday Mood Board: Switch it to Spring, Floral Trends for your Wedding
Good morning to our lovely readers, brides, grooms and fellow industry professionals; we hope you all had the best weekend? Of course, amidst the snow it was St Patrick’s day, which I had 0 plans for and completely forgot about, if I’m honest. With so many wedding fairs to plan, sleep and rest is something that I treasure, probably a little too much! And, talking of wedding fairs, we’re starting a whole 5 week (!) run of them with the prettiest Swinton Park just this Sunday. We’re packing it with pretty florals, talented photographers, delicious cake and everything in between.
The wedding inspiration is getting kick-started today with some blooming gorgeous flowers. We all know that along with Spring comes fresh doses of inspiration and a new lease of life in flowers, there certainly has never being a better time to select flowers for your Spring and Summer wedding. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at our picks of flowers for this season, and colour palettes we are crushing over, too.
Image: Jane Beadnell Photography
Fresh from the garden, gorgeous seasonal flowers. For brides, there is nothing quite like clutching a bouquet filled with fresh, fragrant flowers grown with love and harvested by hand by a local farmer, florist or designer. Thankfully, the trend of incorporating lush greenery and fresh hand picked herbs is becoming more and more common, as awareness and interest in local, seasonal flowers continues to bloom, especially among florists and eco-conscious couples.
Along with heavenly smelling, bouquets and styling incorporating herbs look beautiful too. Nothing looks more chic than rustic bundles of lavender dotted around, sprigs of rosemary popping here and there, also sage leaves are so fresh and stylish in a bridal bouquet.
Herbs are longer lasting than your average greens, which makes them perfect for looking fresh into the early hours of the morning. It’s never being easier to have a wedding filled with greenery, botanic’s and a lush colour scheme.
Image: Perry Vaile Photography – SMP – Pinterest
The start of wedding season is only a couple months away (eek!) and his time of the year (wedding planning and wedding fair season) is the perfect time to discuss gorgeous flowers with your florist, pop to wedding fairs and be pinning none stop to your Pinterest board.
You can’t go far wrong with over the top styling with muted, pastel hues. We are loving these statement pieces, they are nothing short of beautiful, stylish and oh-so suited to the warmer months. Why not take inspiration from Kimmy K and tie the knot in front of an elaborate floral wall? Alternatively, an arch would look just as gorgeous.
The continued popularity of boho and gypset-inspired wedding décor support this this organic aesthetic and design style.
Image: Oliver Fry Photography – Winsone & Wright – Riverbend Studio
Our Love Affair with Hydrangeas
Spring and summer blooms traditionally, are tight, round balls of flowers. Well you will be pleased to know that this is a trend of the distant past. Stylish brides are opting for large, lush, loose bouquets with more organic forms that tend to be bigger and wider than years past.
Our favourite flower, along with peonies had to be the hydrangea. These larger than life flowers are stunning, fresh and not fussy at all. Hydrangeas are an incredibly versatile flower that works for almost every wedding theme. From a cascading centrepiece’s, to a romantic arch; the options for using hydrangeas are endless. No matter the colours you choose or the other flowers you mix in, the voluminous, soft petals of hydrangeas will complete your wedding day décor!
What flowers will you be picking for your wedding bouquet?
Image: Kaley Elaine Photography – Sposto Photogtraphy – Perry Vaile Photography
We would love to know what trends you are sticking to for your own wedding. Perhaps you’re just opting for your favourite flower or something totally unconventional? Do let us know in the comments section below, lovelies!