Beautiful botanicals: Inspiring ideas for floral displays

Bouquet and shoes

Gosfield Hall venue has seen some quite stunning and awe-inspiring floral displays at weddings in 2017. It’s been a year where florists have gone all out, embracing fun and daring to be a bit different. From the minimalist and contemporary to the big, bold and beautiful, here are our top choices for floral displays this year.

Feminine florals with an industrial twist

This is a curious style we discovered from our good friends at Rock My Wedding. Evoking rustic beauty with a dash of the madcap, the table displays look especially mesmerising. It involves a sea of pastel colours and more muted shades, sitting side-by-side. The placement of flowers is erratic but works superbly.

The bouquet created by Hannah Berry Flowers was designed with “a blousy floral look in mind whilst still heavily featuring texture, recession and movement.” This would be ideal for the bride who loves to think outside the box, one who wants to be a bit avant-garde. Featuring a whimsical number of flowers that shouldn’t work together, it even has a pheasant’s tail included for good measure. It’s a bit like something you would see in a film adaption of a Catherine Cookson novel.

Into the wild!

One thing we’ve noticed about wedding bouquet styles this year is the passion for embracing the wild. Yes, it seems the days of conventional bouquets are numbered, as florists and brides alike have really embraced rural bohemian themes.

BouquetIts appeal is down to brides desiring that personalised look, as if they’ve picked the flowers for their bouquets from a country garden themselves. As Lottie Dianton describes in Want That Wedding: “A combination of oversized fern leaves teamed with trailing ivy will look stunning, adding a fabulous finishing touch to your aisle style.”

The trend of the wild bouquet has solidified this year, with brides preferring to source locally grown British flowers for their weddings, rather than using imported flowers.

The “gathered from the garden” look was recently summarised by Rachel Harrison in Whimsical Wonderland Weddings: “Forget fussy arrangements, this year is all about loosely styled, hand-tied bouquets which look just like they’ve been gathered straight from the garden. A variety of different blooms make these bouquets casual yet beautiful.”

Moody blooms

Another style that is proving very popular this year is “moody blooms”, for both wedding floral displays and bouquets. This is a more stripped back affair, rather than having a mish-mash of bright colours that create this rainbow hued explosion. It uses more complex arrangements, featuring colours like dusty rose, milky coffee, champagne, buttercream, apricot and moonstone.

It’s certainly a challenge for florists and designers, but one that’s been proving quite interesting this year.

2017 Is Year of Surprises

This year has proven to be one of surprises when it comes to inspiration for wedding florals. Tried and tested conventions have started to break down, and we’re seeing brides et al be truly forward thinking and exciting in their choices.

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