Every year we see a new trend when it comes to wedding flowers. Roses and tulips are rarely out of fashion, regularly appearing in top 10 lists for wedding bouquets. However, every so often we see a flower return from obscurity and become popular again. Occasionally something completely new makes an impact.
So, what will the trends for wedding flowers look like in 2018? Interflora, the dons of the floristry world, have a few insights into what will become popular this year. For example, the ‘Ultra Violet’ is a beautiful purple flower set to become a mainstay:
“The Pantone Colour of the Year is always a big indicator of what’s to come in wedding trends. Greenery – last year’s colour of choice – saw an influx of brides opting for a more foliage filled wedding day. For 2018 it’s going to be all about Ultra Violet and we could not be more excited.”
Here’s our top 5 list of what brides and grooms across the UK will be sporting in terms of florals.
1. The Red Rose
With the rise of the ‘Ultra Violet’ it’s no surprise that the classic red rose will be seen more frequently in bouquet designs this year. Deep purple and romantic red are the perfect colour combinations. Roses are the epitome of romance, so it’s unlikely they will ever truly go out of fashion. It’s also the ideal accompaniment to other rich colours, so its place in lists like these is usually assured.
2. Copper Flowers
A mix of the industrial and rustic, copper-coloured floral themes are set to be a big hit this year. Often the colour is enriched by a mix of white poppies and roses, offset by corn and other golden embellishments.
3. Foliage Only
Foliage bouquets have been a growing trend for years, and 2018 may be the year of foliage-only arrangements. This includes all manner of herbs and branches, and goes well with a number of wedding themes. As Maddie Dawkins writes in Brides Magazine:
“I would recommend adding in soft Eucalyptus and Seneccio over the Winter months and as Spring approaches introduce lots of fresh fragrances with herbs like Mint and Lemon Thyme.”
4. Bold Colours
A few years ago, you couldn’t open a bridal magazine without seeing a bold and eccentric mix of colourful bouquets. The trend faded a little, but is set to return in a big way in 2018. Bold and experimental blends of flowers are great for a summer wedding, especially combinations of poppies and sunflowers.
5. Locally Grown Flowers
Increasingly, couples are looking to support local florists, and this year will see a huge volume of bouquets that celebrate the locally grown and native British flowers. From lavender to Sweet Williams, there will be a number of bouquets that represent the old world and rustic style.