Choosing your wedding bouquet is one of those big decisions and while florals are an investment, they’re also an easy way to add big colour and big drama to your decor. Here at The Flower Lounge we love the trend for oversized, loose and unstructured arrangements; perfect for any bride whose motto is ‘bigger is better!’ But it’s definitely not a one size-fits-all approach and 2017 is already showcasing some exciting ways to incorporate this trend into your wedding.
Think relaxed and over-flowing but with an abundance of flowers making it look ready to burst. Big statement blooms such as protea and even giant succulents work well, nestled in masses of fresh green foliage. It’s about creating the wow-factor with a bold, loose design that maximises shape and proportion but isn’t too restrained by ‘the rules’.
The freedom of this style means it is also incredibly versatile. A florist will look at form, colour and texture when creating an over-sized bouquet so that it enhances your beautiful gown.
Your wedding day is the one day you get to wear the dress of your dreams, so why not go for it and live out your fantasy hair? Floral headdresses are still big news and you can incorporate the over-size trend with a floral crown full of blooms such as bold orchids and garden roses. It’s punchy, modern and certainly keeps all eyes on you. Remember, it’s a head-to-toe look so avoid large floral statements in the hair if you plan to wear a sparkly, sequinned or heavily detailed dress. They work best with a more natural look, complementing fabrics such as lace and silk.
Top tip – don’t forget to tie it all together with a lipstick colour that matches one of the flowers in your crown and never spray fresh flowers with hairspray!
The interiors trend for geometric shapes has made its way in to the world of weddings. Gold and copper are the most popular colours for geo items of every kind and you can use these bold metallic shapes as the centrepiece for your table flowers or to give lighting and candles a cool industrial edge.
To keep it fresh and on-trend, stock geometric lanterns with a profusion of flowers and foliage so it spills out and softens the symmetrical lines. There are a multitude of beautiful colour combinations that match copper so you are sure to find a pallet to match your wedding, no matter the season.
With Greenery as Colour of the Year 2017, it’s no surprise that foliage is MASSIVE this year and the more abundant and lavish the better. Boston ferns, eucalyptus and smilax are really effective and create a chic, organic look for your wedding. From swags and arches to wreaths and garlands, foliage is perfect for creating real drama.
Quantity and texture is key but it’s one trend that can be created on-masse without a big hit to the budget.
So whether it’s beautiful, bold blooms, dramatic hair crowns, cascading table decorations or an abundance of foliage, you can amplify the romance or add a touch of theatrics to your wedding day by thinking BIG!
All florals designed by Siân Wild owner of The Flower Lounge, Manchester. Siân is The Wedding Industry Awards ‘Wedding Florist of the Year’ for 2017
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