If you’re getting married in July or August 2019, there’s no doubt you’ll be taking note of every little detail you see during this year’s wedding season. But, when it comes to your wedding flowers, what are the top floral trends to know about for summer 2019? Bloom and Wild’s lead florist, Caroline reveals all…
2019 Wedding Flowers
Nude and pastel wedding flowers
With couples throwing wedding traditions out the door, pale pink, blush and taupe flowers are increasingly replacing classic white blooms as a bride’s wedding flower of choice.
Fragrant garden roses, stocks and sweet peas (in whimsical and rustic shades) are some of the most popular summer blooms set to appear in a big way next year.
The peony is a timeless wedding flower that’s always a popular bouquet choice, so you can expect to see lots of these in 2019, too.
As a very versatile flower, peonies can be crafted into bouquets that suit any style of wedding, from very formal affairs to rustic garden parties.
However, as the peony season begins in April/May and only runs through to late June, their availability is limited.
If you have an early summer wedding and your heart set on peonies then you will be able to get your hands on them.
But if your wedding is later in the year, then beautiful alternatives include garden roses (for summer), dahlias (for late summer) or ranunculus (for winter and spring).
Dramatic floral instalments
Floral instalments have always been popular, but the unforgettable floral arch at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is sure to inspire couples getting married next summer.
Whether it’s an extravagant arch, a floral chandelier or hanging flower hoops – these are some of the things sure to add real wow-factor to many weddings next year.
Pantone’s ‘Colour of the Year’
Believe it or not, many wedding trends are often inspired by Pantone’s ‘Colour of the Year’.
In 2017 it was green, which saw a huge increase in couples picking arrangements dominated by green foliage.
Similarly, 2018’s ultra-violet choice has inspired bouquets this summer; so, don’t forget to look up what they reveal in December for 2019’s colour.
There’s a trend for boho brides choosing big, bright, bold flower crowns or woodland-themed foliage crowns in place of the traditional tiara.
Beautiful flower halos can be crafted to suit every style of wedding, from simple and sophisticated to quirky and chic and match with the wedding flowers.
If you’re going for this look, it’s important to choose the hardiest blooms that won’t wilt easily – orchids, freesias and spray roses are all safe options.
When your flower crowns are delivered, keep them as cool as possible for as long as possible and put them on just before you head out for the amazing day ahead.