With spring just around the corner and the busy wedding season getting ready to kick off soon, we’re taking a look at some flower trends for spring and summer weddings.
We were happy to read recently once again that one of the biggest trends in wedding flowers for spring and summer is the boost in couples choosing locally grown, seasonal flowers. Choosing locally grown, in-season flowers supports smaller, often organic growers in your area and usually saves you money at the same time (as your flowers won’t need to be flown in). Plus, seasonal flowers are simply perfect for exemplifying the time and place of your wedding.
Another huge flower trend for these spring and summer wedding events is the selection of flowers that have a wild, fresh-picked-from-the-garden, organic vibe. Many brides are asking their florists and wedding designers for an English country garden look (think: pastel watercolor roses, white or soft pink sweet peas and baby blue hydrangeas!). To appear more natural and agrarian, floral arrangements are more unrestrained and for bouquets, full, cascading styles are the most popular choice. The use of succulents is an exciting trend that is also expected to continue this year and in keeping with the wild, foraged theme, we expect to see more ferns, foliage and branches used in bouquets and centerpieces.
As for color trends, flowers are continuing to be popping up primarily in soft, muted shades. Romantic pastels, neutrals (especially those with gray undertones) and warm earth tones are the palettes of choice for weddings all throughout 2017.
Looking to use in-season flowers for your spring or summer wedding here in the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast? Consider these garden favorites:
Spring Flowers = anemone, daffodil, delphinium, cornflower, lilac, peony, ranunculus, sweet pea and tulip.
Summer Flowers = chrysanthemum, English lavender, Gerbera daisy, hydrangea, iris, lily, sunflower and yarrow.
March 9th, 2017
by Kristi Chapman
in Tips & Ideas