What`s In! – Wedding Colors, Flowers, and Trends for 2012

With 2011 nearly over, we turn our attention to next year’s weddings and events. The newest trends are beginning to appear as our clients prepare for their upcoming weddings.

This past year’s Royal Wedding has shifted the tide toward classic elegance, with the use of monochromatic florals, neutral tones, natural elements, and overall grandeur. Brides are now looking to create their very own modern day fairytale wedding.

We’ve already begun to book well into 2012, and most of the brides I’ve met with are looking for  moderately sized bouquets, infused with texture and voluminous blooms.  In the past, we’ve used many exotic flower varieties to create bouquets and arrangements with visual interest and a bold punch of color. The trend is now moving to more subdued tones, using blooms reminiscent of the Victorian era – peonies, hydrangea, and roses – with accents of dainty filler flowers such as lily of the valley, sweet william, or waxflower.  Lush garden roses and ranunculus are another favorite, as they are less common and still create a delicate and beautiful look. Using softer hues, fewer greens, and blooms with a high petal count, we are creating a more luxurious and romantic atmosphere fitting for a fairytale!

Garden Rose

Pink Ranunculus

Continuing with the theme of luxury and romance, many brides are accenting their wedding florals with touches of gold or silver. The use of metallic tones is becoming more popular, as it adds a hint of glamor to soft blooms and gives the arrangements another dimension. Pops of gold can be used to add warmth to ivory flowers, and elements of silver can dazzle when mixed with vivid white blooms. If you`re looking to add some glitz to your flowers, we suggest using metallic wire in your bridal bouquet, dropping crystal pendants from tall table center arrangements, or infusing rhinestone pins into your flowers and down the handle of your bouquets.  Carry the theme throughout your decor by using ornate pewter or gold-leafed tea light holders or china on your tables, and as an embellishment on your stationary. Maybe even some glitzy shoes for you and your bridesmaids!


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