In a single word, Greenery is at the forefront for wedding trends in 2017. Pantone has named this the colour for 2017. It's a refreshing and revitalizing shade, symbolic of new beginnings. Is there anything more perfect for a wedding?
Putting this in a floral design context, and looking at the weddings I have in the coming months, I will be looking at top wedding trends, ideas and influences to keep you inspired.
Botanical themes, concepts and bringing the outside in is key. Venue décor, think garden rooms, ceiling and wall installations. Branches hanging from ceilings, trailing foliages, relaxed styling, informal flowing creations, organic and natural.
Trends are moving towards slightly more sophisticated styling too. So less fussy table decorations, over the last few years we have seen lots of overfilled tables filled with props, favours etc. This is clearing way for more elegant tables focussing on the flowers, candlelight and simple runners. Cutlery and crockery with touches of gold add a little sparkle and light, and the naked chair reigns supreme. Word on the street is that the flower crown is dead. I very much doubt it, but it's not for everyone, go with what suits you.
Making sense of the interior space is key, so for example if you're decorating a working barn, it will look fabulous filled with rustic charm. However should you have chosen a contemporary space it simply looks incongruous. Work with the space you have.
Back on the flowery front, scented flowers are top of my bride's list, followed by peonies, garden roses and sweet peas which are generally never out of fashion. Carnations are making an appearance for many top floral designers, this has been a very slow burn trend gathering momentum. Put with other floral elements, textures and pallets they can work. It's all about context, so maybe you shouldn't completely discount them. Have fun, and don't be daunted.