We all know a bride’s bouquet is most adored on her big day for many reasons, it’s the wedding color wheel, the glamorous wedding gown’s dazzling sidekick; and, most of all, the spirited bundle that will guide her down the aisle to Prince Charming. It’s a BIG deal. This is why my brides and I absolutely love planning this masterpiece together. I love to think of it as a really special matchmaking process; therefore, incorporating a bride’s personal style is always top of the list and thoughtfully planned. For my upcoming brides who are still searching for bouquet inspiration, here are 5 trending creations I’ve designed or found inspiration from and predict that will wrap up Fall’s happily-ever-afters and transition into the new year.
All natural is IN and woodland-inspired bouquets are the fix! This effortless look is designed to make you feel that your Mr.Darcy picked this fresh bundle, made specially for your love story, on his way to the alter. Personally, I swoon for this type of whimsy romance. To capture a natural feel, I would recommend looking at simple flowers such as Scabiosa, Sweet Peas, Veronica and Negella to incorporate with loose greenery. Lots of loose greenery - let the foliage do the talking. From boho to rustic charm, a wildflower bouquet can create that simple sweet feel you're after.
#2 One Sided
Although cascading is always a popular choice, an alternative look I’ve noticed stealing hearts the most is the one sided bouquet. The art in these blooming bundles is all in the form of a tug and pull on our heart strings. This drapey, dreamy split style is captured by drawing your eye up top with a mix of tall confident blooms such as Snap Dragons, Delphiniums, Stock and foliage, then lowering the eye to fixate on the small dose of enchanting loose greenery at the bottom. Voila, floating on love. Brides have used this style in both vintage and contemporary wedding themes.
Nothing catches your eye quicker than texture - especially in mesmerizing blooms. This trend has tripled in popularity this year, and I predict it moving well over into 2017. I love designing Thistle and Ranunculus mixed with King Protea and Scabiosa Pods together to create a tone that adds complexity and depth to hues that are inviting and a ravishment to the eyes and heart. Another reason brides gravitate toward this bouquet look, is that it blends well with any type of wedding (indoor, outdoor, glamour, rustic, etc…).
Moody-inspired bouquets are designed with lots of texture and deep tones. A duo that plays masterfully well together and ignites an addicting romantic allure. Peonies, Dahlias, Calla Lilies and Thistle are ideal matches for this type of look. If you’re having your wedding at a winery or outdoor venue this Fall, an intimate moody bouquet is a perfect addition for your special day. Ever since the Pantone of the Year color was announced as Rose Quartz and Serenity, I’ve enjoyed mixing in soft hues of blush roses or peonies to compliment the dark tones sought after in moody bouquets. You can seriously get blissfully lost in this type of combo. If you’re having a beach wedding and want a balance of dark and soft patterns, I’ve seen brides opt for hues of the Pantone of the Year color Serenity. Can’t wait to find out 2017’s Pantone of the Year color!
#5 Ribbon Drapes
Want to add a bit of drama to your loose, textured bouquet? Fuse it with long fluttering ribbon strands - a special accent to any type of bouquet. Depending on your style, the ribbon looks I design for my brides come in all forms: sheer, rag type, lace and silk. The different forms have been most popular in rustic, modern and romantic themed weddings this year. Moreover, a cascade of flowy ribbons is an excellent opportunity to add in a pop of color that matches your desired wedding mood. For example, since there isn’t a flower shade of the trending Serenity color, adding that type of hue into your bouquet ribbon would serve as a perfect accent.
What are your favorite bouquet trends? Are you using any of these in your 2016-2017 wedding?
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