Well – 2016 has arrived bringing with it extremely welcome Rains and many newly engaged couples!
Looking at these consultations (and the corresponding Pinterest boards) I’ve noticed some common threads and similar themes starting to emerge.
Many of the ideas are a continuation of what we’ve seen in the past year, but there are some new, exciting concepts peeking through.
- Seasonal blooms, with a wild, woodland aesthetic: I think this trend will manifest in many creative and innovative ways.
Wild, woodland-inspired bouquets with lush ferns, greens and foraged branches, disused nests – all are becoming increasingly requested.
- Loose, organic, and “wide” bridal bouquet shapes: Tight, ball-shaped bouquets are passé and a trend of the past.
These bouquets take on the freshly ‘gathered from the garden’ look that stretches out horizontally. This form offers visually interesting lines defined by arching branches, and unusual vines and foliage that cascade to one or both sides.
These are teamed with multiple long, fluttery ribbons.
- Long tables with flower-filled containers and twinkles: The single centerpiece per table is out; multiple floral designs per table are in—way in. Especially with the trend away from round tables.
I’m seeing larger, longer centerpieces—typically elegant, slightly raised vases and containers — interspersed with “twinkles”— short vases with a few flowers or even single stems.
- Blush is back and also Berry: With Rose Quartz being Pantone’s colour of the year, I expect this colour trend to keep going. However, I think this trend will pair with the deeper, richer colours of last years colour – Marsala. The berry-toned blooms and darker prunus-coloured foliage adding extra depth.
I love my quotes – from William – “If you can look into the seeds of time and see which grain will grow and which will not ……..”