Fashion is a business which loves to keep us buying and buying again. Does this really affect the wedding market – one area where you are inclined to spend anyway, and while you want it to be beautiful it is about being your idea of it rather than some fashion maven in an ivory tower. |
When it comes to wedding flowers how much can fashion influence what you carry down the aisle? A bouquet is a bouquet and a buttonhole can’t get too complex, right? Well as it turns out it is not the case.
Bridal flowers like everything else have their trends and you will be affected by them if only because your florist is keeping up-to-date and is bound to work in ideas they like because, why wouldn’t they? Styles and trends for wedding flowers change like everything else and there are some ideas which are making their way into the lexicon if that’s the right word.
One interesting trend is the idea of minimalism. Instead of flowers, you have a flower. This might seem odd if you’re thinking of a carnation. Actually, that would be odd, but on the other hand, if it was a single strelitzia that would be a different thing altogether.
Another interesting thought is the monochrome bouquet, cream, or white, for example, depending on your dress colour. The idea is to add a level of sophistication by minimising the colours involved. A variation on that same theme is to go for something different when it comes to the flowers themselves. Selecting freesias rather than white roses will be fresh and completely unexpected while at the same time keeping the aesthetic.
Greenery was a trend last year and you can expect it to continue this year. Needless to say, it can combine with the trends mentioned above. Imagine a single white stem amid a glory of green. The effect is going to be spectacular while remaining understated and undeniably sophisticated.
They have always said that less is more, and if you have a florist with an imagination going for something small yet spectacular will double the impact. It needs to be constructed by someone who knows how to make a strong effect, but if subtle is your mantra this is the way to go.
So far, we have talked about subtle effects calculated to say more by doing less. But what if your aesthetic is toward something a little more dramatic. Well, you might be happy to know that you needn’t say adieu to being in fashion.
At the other end of the white bouquet on a white background is the highly-fashionable idea of a waterfall of colour. Imagine a flow of deep purple orchids tapering to a point and creating a total counterpoint to everything else that happens around it.
In the end, though, it's your wedding, they are your flowers you should do what you want to. Work with your florist they have plenty of ideas. For more information about wedding flowers and bridal bouquets please check out these links.
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