Now all the festivities are over & done with (boohoo!) it’s now time to start knuckling down and planning all your 2017 weddings!
Hopefully by now you will have booked your venue, perhaps picked the dress and booked the photographer. A good time to start looking into wedding flowers would be 4-8 months before the big day. Obviously, the later you leave it the higher the chance your chosen florist isn’t going to be available, however if you book too early on you’re highly likely to change your mind on colours, styles & designs in the months leading up to your wedding.
2016 saw a lot of pastel & muted greys being used within wedding flowers, my prediction for the wedding trends of 2017 are…
You’ve probably seen a lot of this scheme in magazines and on blogs, but I feel 2017 is the year this trend will start filtering down into ‘real weddings’. I’m not just talking all white schemes (which is nothing new), but schemes that really do emphasise that botanical element, and bringing the outside in! LOTS of foliages, natural textures, succulents, use of herbs and foraged wild looking flowers and greens.
A lot of venues have beautiful high ceilings, and in this case a floral installation is just the trick to dress the space. Hanging flower installations come in all shapes and sizes, they are often custom made to the required space and can be as opulent or as paired back as you and your budget allows. Hanging foliage hoops are a fairly inexpensive way to dress your ceiling, these look fantastic centrally hanging from a large marquee over the dance floor.
The other end of the spectrum are flower balls, which are large rounded flower covered balls which can be hung from a (very strong!) support from the ceiling, these are very very heavy. Otherwise, flower ceilings are a more delicate solution to dressing your ceiling, where individual flower stems are strung from an area of your venue ceiling, giving a more quirky effect.
In contrast to the popular pastel shades of 2016, I predict 2017 will see more bolder schemes reflecting the seasonality of the day.
I hope to see more vibrant, daring shades being used in a more bohemian ‘free’ style, to portray a romantic element to an otherwise contemporary look. There are so many beautiful flowers that are available in an array of stunning colours, lets make the most of them!