Wedding season is about to start. To help you rock this season, we made a selection of the most important wedding trends of 2018.
The Pantone colour of the year 2018 is Ultra Violet. In recent years this colour of the year usually was a great predictor of what’s to come in wedding trends… So it’s no surprise that you will definitely see lots of purple at weddings this year. May it be full out purple bouquets or just pops of ultra violet, it will be there. Flowers that fit this trend perfectly are Calla Lilies, Hydrangeas, lilac Roses, Phalaenopsis and Lisianthus for example.
2017 was all about Rose Golden tones, but not this year. We have moved on to copper. Bronze accents bring that bit of warmth and a luxurious feeling to the floral designs. Copper tones are especially great for an autumn wedding.
Foliage, foliage everywhere
The foliage wedding trend started when Greenery was Pantone’s colour of the year 2017. And this trend isn’t going anywhere. You will see foliage-only bouquets, draping green tablescapes and foliage décors, with an emphasis on texture. The foliage madness probably owes its popularity due to the increase in outdoor wedding ceremonies and the preference for a more natural look.
Wreaths & hanging installations
According to Weddingwire wreaths are one of the most popular wedding flower trends of 2018. Wreaths are a great alternative decoration for weddings across all seasons. You will see the circles in every way, shape and form — from hoops with lots of foliage and flowers above a ceremony altar to bridesmaids carrying wreaths instead of traditional bouquets.
Hanging floral installations
Another popular request this year is hanging floral installations, from hanging foliage or flower chandeliers from venue ceilings to arrangements on hanging planks over top tables. By playing with heights and viewpoints these installations above tables create a great dynamic to space. Because the arrangements hang in the air you create more space on the tables, which allows more room for candles and a better view of the wedding guests.
Bridal bouquets aren’t as tight as they once were. This year you will see wild meadow flower bouquets that offer a more natural look. These ‘wild’ bouquets tend to look unique and unstructured because they are filled with lots of buds and smaller flowers, foliage and just a few statement flowers. And apparently, the search term ‘wild wedding flowers’ on Pinterest has seen an 85% rise over the past year.
And the last wedding trend of 2018 that we will discuss is something local. There has been an increase in brides wanting to know where their flowers come from and they are asking for British-grown flowers. This is especially popular with for couples who want to minimise their carbon footprint and support British