These days, brides are becoming more and more adventurous with their colour schemes, and their wedding flowers really reflect this – we love seeing the amazing colour combinations in our real brides’ bouquets, centrepieces and buttonholes. Just take a look at these colourful flower options and find out which blooms to choose for 2014…
It’s only right to start with the hottest wedding colour of 2014 – blush. This beautiful shade of pale pink is both flattering and feminine, and looks gorgeous on everything from your gown to the cake. It’s more subtle and modern than bubblegum pink, which means that your groom shouldn’t object too much either!
Our favourite flowers in blush are definitely peonies – they have a full, romantic feel to them and can either look modern or vintage depending on which other blooms you pair them with.
Other blush wedding flowers include:
- Sweet peas
- Cherry blossom
It might not be the first colour you think of when considering wedding flowers, but blue is becoming more and more popular among our real brides. There are a huge range of shades to choose from, from pale sky blue to deep navy, which makes it a great colour for a wedding theme.
Whether you choose an all-blue bouquet or just have touches of this stand-out colour, there are loads of beautiful floral options for you – we particularly love blue hydrangeas, as they’re a relatively cheap flower that can have a massive visual impact when grouped together in centrepieces or pew ends.
Other blue wedding flowers include:
Bright coral and orange tones look amazing when paired with other hot colours like fuschia and yellow, but they also make an excellent standout colour to base a wedding theme on – we love the way they look at destination weddings. If you’re marrying in the UK and want a softer take on the look, then choose a more subtle melon sorbet shade.
If you want a strong orange shade for your wedding flowers, then you can’t go wrong with a gorgeous tigerlily. If you want a more pink-toned coral, then we love how garden roses look in this shade.
Other coral wedding flowers include:
Although many brides are choosing to avoid foliage in their bouquets, that doesn’t mean that green can’t be a beautiful colour choice for your wedding flowers. It’s a modern, natural option that can look amazing for outdoor or tipi venues and looks gorgeous paired with neutral shades.
If you want a bright shade, then our favourite green wedding flower has to be the cymbidium orchid – this statement bloom is great for both bouquets and in buttonholes, and would look incredible as part of a lime and hot pink colour scheme.
Other green wedding flowers include:
- Parrot tulips
This popular wedding colour is still going strong for 2014, but we’re seeing brides using shades of fuschia and magenta in more daring ways, such as pairing it with red, gold or jade. We particularly love it when brides use hot pink as part of an ombre colour scheme!
There are loads of pretty fuchsia flower options to choose from, but we love the simplicity of pink calla lillies – you only need a few stems to make an elegant bouquet and they can add height to a centrepiece.
Other hot pink wedding flowers include:
- Stargazer lilies
Red is a classic wedding colour, and for good reason – it looks amazing in both summer and winter, is flattering to most skintones and is the perfect way to add a sophisticated touch of colour to a stylish monochrome scheme. This is one wedding colour that’s never going out of style!
You still can’t beat a beautiful bouquet of red roses – for a day that’s all about romance, we think that red roses are one of the quintessential wedding flowers. If you’re a modern bride, don’t discount the rose for being too traditional – why not look at a garden variety for a fluffier, fuller type of rose?
Other red wedding flowers include:
Purple is an extremely popular wedding colour with our real brides, largely because there are so many shades to choose from, from pale lilac to bright Cadbury purple. One of the hottest colours for this year though is the cool-toned violet, which looks particularly good at winter weddings combined with dark greens or blues.
One of our favourite violet wedding flowers is lavender – not only does this humble bloom smell amazing, it also has a touch of the French Provence about it that’s perfect for a rustic summer wedding. Lavender placed in wooden crates or terracotta pots makes gorgeous, reusable centrepieces.
Other violet wedding flowers include:
- Sweet peas
An all-white wedding is a beautifully simple scheme, and looks chic in every season – pair white wedding flowers with soft tones of dove grey for a winter wedding, or with touches of pale green for a light spring wedding. White flowers also tend to be heavily scented, so smelling them will always remind you of your big day!
One of our very favourite wedding flowers is gypsophila, which you might know as baby’s breath. No longer just a filler flower, this delicate bloom looks beautiful on its own in a bouquet.
Other white wedding flowers include:
- Lily of the valley
- Calla lilies
This cheerful wedding colour is appearing more and more as part of brides’ floral decorations – we think that yellow flowers are the only way to guarantee having a bit of sunshine at your British summer wedding! Yellow and white is a particularly beautiful combination for spring, as it calls to mind the daisies and buttercups of a countryside meadow.
Of course, the quintessential wedding flower is the sunflower – a real statement bloom, you only need one stem each for bridesmaids and flowergirls! Why not use a couple of sunflowers in cream jugs to create a rustic summery centrepiece?
Other yellow wedding flowers include: