June 2016

Wedding Floral Trends

Author: Deborah Lamp

This year has started off as a great success for the wedding industry and is keeping local florists very busy. At Flowers by Sue, we love to see the continuation of growth in the destination wedding market, as well as seeing our long time clients’ children saying “I do” on our beloved little island. We enjoy creating beautiful flowers for weddings, knowing that we are able to be a part of the couple’s celebration and a day they will remember forever. Here are the current trends making their way to Hilton Head Island’s top weddings:

Natural and organic
Through the love of Pinterest, brides are truly inspired by the concept of rustic elegance: organic in style, big blooms of garden roses, ranunculus, maiden hair fern. The bouquets and centerpieces are loose—not as tight and formed as traditional bouquets. They have floral buds and vines overflowing to create a more dramatic look. To achieve the look, brides can choose boxes or vases that are textured with birch wood. To keep the same style of floral but elevate it to a more formal look, choose glass or mercury glass containers.

Big and bold is coming back. Brides are requesting larger more lush bouquets. Cascading bouquets seem to be making a comeback as well, or bouquets tied with long, beautiful ribbon streamers. Single type flower bouquets are still around, however, larger with more blooms in them. We also are seeing bouquets that are loose, with whimsical touches of vines and foliage.

Brides are loving the subtle, yet edgy appearance of metallic. Rose gold and soft blue are the pantone colors of the year. Rose gold, copper and mercury glass are all popular requests. The easiest place to tie in metallic tones is through votive candles on the table. Brides may also find place-card holders, china patterns, and ribbons for bouquets in metallic options.

Garden plants
Potted plants and succulent gardens are a fun trend. Brides can buy cute jute bags to put over the containers that the potted plants are in. For an instant centerpiece, put a collection of potted herbs, variation of greens, and simple blooms on each table. A bride can tie in herbs in her bouquet to keep a cohesive look throughout. Succulents are a carefree option that can be wired and added to a bouquet or put into simple pots, terrariums, or geometric shapes with a touch of moss and pebble stone.

Although whites, greens, and the touch of blush is always beautiful, we are excited to see bold colors trending for all seasons. Add the the soft palettes of antiques and pastels to the spring wedding; bold pops of coral and mint green for the summer; beautiful rich tones of merlot and deep purples for fall; and classic navy or emerald green with gold for the winter. Flowers add color to a wedding and make a great impact to the overall visual of the ceremony and reception. 

Deborah Lamp is the owner-operator of Flowers by Sue, located at 72 Arrow Road, Hilton Head Island. For more information, call (843) 842-8778.

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