The busy summer wedding season might be coming to an end, but wedding planning never stops! One of the most important aspects of a wedding is of course flowers, which account for between 10-15% of most couples’ wedding budgets! So, we spoke to the experts to reveal the wedding flower trends that are set to be everywhere for the rest of the year and in 2023, inspired by celebrity weddings.
The recent nuptials of the likes of celebrities Kourtney Kardashian and Nicola Peltz-Beckham have inspired a whole new interest in adding extra floral touches to a wedding. According to UK Bride, floristry costs now account for around 10-15% of the overall wedding budget, so it’s a pretty important aspect to get right!
Celebrity Wedding-Inspired Floral Trends We’re Going to See This Year & Next
Simple yet majorly effective, minimalist bouquets are a trend that has swept the 2022 wedding season and will continue to soar.
The hashtag #minimalistbride has racked up an incredible 7 million views on TikTok and both Nicola and Kourtney opted for stripped-back floral bouquets made up of just a few stems.
Neutral Floral Centrepieces
Neutral floral centrepieces are taking centre stage this wedding season. Following a neutral palette with a pop of colour, these arrangements make a beautiful talking point during the celebrations. Kourtney Kardashian and groom Travis Barker’s prenuptial lunch centrepieces featured an arrangement of white flowers and yellow lemons to keep in with the Italian theme.
Floral experts at Flying Flowers commented: “We’re going to see an increase in the number of floral centrepieces featured at weddings in the coming months, especially in outdoor ceremonies and celebrations where aspects of nature are blending in with the theme.
“We suggest adding eucalyptus to your floral display as they are great for keeping the focal point of your arrangement on the flowers whilst still adding those earthy tones.”
Again keeping with the neutral and minimalist theme that is taking over wedding season, flower crowns have also had a resurgence.
Google searches for bridal flower crowns surged by a whopping 9,900% following Brooklyn Beckham’s sister, Harper wearing one as a flower girl at the wedding.
Large Floral Displays
Floral displays are getting bigger and better this wedding season. They are fast becoming the perfect accessory for adding large touches to the decor without becoming distracting.
Nicola Peltz-Beckham’s large display of white orchids softened the room and created a calming focal point around her dress.
One of the most talked about celebrity couples has to be Justin and Hailey Bieber. The two officially tied the knot in 2019 but have set bridal trends for years to come, and a flower arch is one trend that is here stay.
While Hailey and Justin reportedly spent $300,000 on wedding flowers, there’s no need to go so extravagant, with floral arches offered by many florists nowadays.
Flying Flowers analysed Google search volumes and Google trends to collate data for this piece.
Top Tips for Choosing Your Florist and Flowers
Your flowers share your journey down the aisle and appear in lots of photographs. So, whether you choose to make them a focal point or not, they do still need to be fabulous.
Find Your Flowers
Start with the seasons. While you can have flowers flown in from far-flung corners of the world, we recommend working with the blooms that are naturally flowering when you get married. They’ll be fresh, vibrant, and naturally marry with the landscape around you in the photographs. You should also save money because you won’t be paying for any air miles.
Petals may be pretty, but don’t neglect foliage. Some of the best bouquets blend greenery and blooms to charming effect. The green, silver and blue tones foliage can introduce will add depth to your bouquet. Adding succulents and herbs have been popular in recent months.
Your bouquet, in particular, will be seen the most next to your dress. It goes without saying, then, that the style and shape of your flowers need to suit that of your gown. Think hand-tied trailing arrangements for rustic or bohemian brides. More compact posies of roses, peonies or hydrangeas will complement a more structured dress.
It’s often the part you least want to acknowledge in wedding planning, but you do also need to keep your budget in mind. Starting with seasonal flowers sets you on a good path to avoid paying a premium, but there are other options too. If you’re green fingered, then try sourcing some of your flowers wholesale and arranging them yourselves. You don’t have to take them all on, perhaps just choosing to do the reception arrangements yourself and leaving the bouquets to the professionals.
Alternatively, choosing blooms with larger flower heads can also help you spend less. The larger flower size means you’ll need fewer of them to make the same sized posy, so it can help to keep costs down. This approach works particularly well for bridesmaid bouquets, which often have simpler designs.
Find Your Florist
Once you’ve had your fill of flower inspiration from Wedding Ideas, Pinterest and Instagram (we all do it!), go forth and find the florist to make those ideas reality. They’ll need to be on budget and available for your wedding date. The real key to success here, though, is to match your florist to the flowers you want.
Ask to see the portfolios of as many different local florists’ flowers as you can. You’re looking for the florist who has experience creating flowers in a similar style to what you want yourself.
While good florists can turn their hands to any look, many will have their own styles and preferences, so you’ll likely want to find the florist that fits your wedding theme and bridal style.
And, if after all of this you still aren’t a flower fan or have an allergy, why not go faux with a crystal, button or fabric flower bouquet instead! There really is something for every bride when it comes to wedding flowers.
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