If you’re getting married in 2020, you’ve probably already started planning every last detail of your big day.When it comes to your wedding flowers, we’ve got the inside scoop on the flower trends blossoming for 2020.
Wedding Flower Trends for 2020
With a new year on the horizon, we’re looking ahead to the wedding trends set to dominate the bridal scene over the next 12 months.
When it comes to your wedding flowers, we’ve called in the experts at Blooming Haus, one of the UK’s most innovative and fashion-forward floral design studios with strong roots in sustainability, to give us the low-down on the wedding flower trends predicted to blossom in 2020.
Back to Nature: The Rustic Flower Trend
In recent years, wedding bouquets particularly have been free flowing and full of greenery. As concerns for the environment grow, we have been witnessing a shift in requests for flowers that feel organic and are naturally styled when it comes to form and design – in bouquets, table centrepieces and statement pieces. Introducing wooden elements in the design will give the natural look the edge. If the rustic vibe isn’t for you, think marbled designs and stone.
Conscious Flower Trends: Promote Locally Grown Flowers
We have seen a huge increase in couples making conscious choices to use locally grown and sourced flowers – and lots of them. We predict this to grow throughout 2020 and are excited at the prospect as we are huge advocates and massively passionate about local and foraged flowers. Not only do they have an aesthetic edge – more original, more striking and more curious – but they are good for the environment and wedding suppliers will be looking at more and more ways to minimise their environmental impact.
Recycling, upcycling, or initiatives likes our 2019 programme of planting trees for every wedding and event we produce, will become more commonplace. As well as going local, we are also seeing more requests for multi-use arrangements for a more eco-friendly wedding. Large, urn arrangements at the altar will be transported to the venue and used to create a show-stopping reception look for example.
Neutral Colour Schemes and Pared Down Tones
Complementing all things natural, we can expect to see pared down colour schemes with requests tending to sway towards neutral shades with subtle tonal differences and colour variations as well as well-paired colour combinations.
We predict there will be fewer bolder colours at the fore, but rather small nuances and undertones. Natural tones will become more visible with whites and greens dominating the scene.
However gold, cream and coral shades will stay with us for a while, we can expect some educated experimentation with colour. With the Pantone colour of the year set to be classic blue, we are sure we will also see plenty of floral arrangements inspired by this.
Centre of Attention: Centrepiece and Wedding Flower Trends
Table centrepieces are on the move! Simple and non-restrictive will be the order of the day which will create a sense of space and a more natural flow. Gone are the days of your guests not being able to see each other as floral arrangements stay low. Additionally, couples will seek to create more off-table statement arrangements such as floral sculptures, floral arches and suspended installations to wow their guests.
Simple and Minimalist Wedding Flower Trends
It’s true what they say, sometimes less is more. We are seeing more and more brides adhering to the ‘design follows need’ ethos and the idea that less is more is something to watch in 2020. Beautiful flowers, perfect in form and design, and just enough of everything rather than a blossoming abundance of floral pieces at every touch point of the day.
Words by to Michal Kowalski and Michael Dariane.
The Flower Trends we Loved in 2019
Bloom and Wild’s lead florist, Caroline reveals all the big hitters in the world of wedding flowers in 2019.
Nude and pastel wedding flowers
With couples throwing wedding traditions out the door, pale pink, blush and taupe flowers replaced classic white blooms as a bride’s wedding flower of choice.
Fragrant garden roses, stocks and sweet peas (in whimsical and rustic shades) were some of the most popular summer blooms dominating the wedding scene last year.
And wedding flowers don’t have to be real to make a big impact. Artificial wedding flowers are having a moment and also mean that you can keep your bouquet, buttonholes and posies forever.
The peony is a timeless wedding flower that’s always a popular bouquet choice, so it’s no wonder we saw a lot of them in 2019.
As a very versatile flower, peonies can be crafted into bouquets that suit any style of wedding, from very formal affairs to rustic garden parties.
However, as the peony season begins in April/May and only runs through to late June, their availability is limited and often much more popular for Spring and early Summer weddings.
However, if your wedding is later in the year, then beautiful alternatives include garden roses (for summer), dahlias (for late summer) or ranunculus (for winter and spring).
Dramatic Floral Instalments
Floral instalments have always been popular, but the unforgettable floral arch at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sparked a new trend for many couples getting married last summer.
Whether it’s an extravagant arch, a floral chandelier or hanging flower hoops – these are some of the things sure to add real wow-factor to your wedding.
Pantone’s ‘Colour of the Year’
Believe it or not, many wedding trends are often inspired by Pantone’s ‘Colour of the Year’.
In 2017 it was Green, which saw a huge increase in couples picking arrangements dominated by green foliage. Similarly, 2018’s ultra-violet has inspired bouquets this summer; and Coral was the colour-scheme of choice in 2019.
The Pantone Colour of the Year in 2020 is Blue.
There’s a trend for boho brides choosing big, bright, bold flower crowns or woodland-themed foliage crowns in place of the traditional tiara.
Beautiful flower halos can be crafted to suit every style of wedding, from simple and sophisticated to quirky and chic and match with the wedding flowers.
If you’re going for this look, it’s important to choose the hardiest blooms that won’t wilt easily – orchids, freesias and spray roses are all safe options.
When your flower crowns are delivered, keep them as cool as possible for as long as possible and put them on just before you head out for the amazing day ahead.
More Wedding Flower Trends We Love
Flowers, right now are so much more than just your wedding bouquet. More and more brides are turning to single flower choices or unique combinations of fluffy romantic blooms packed with silvery wild foliage for wedding decor, hair accessories, adorning reception tables and dressing place cards including wreaths, forest garlands, dramatic flower walls and entwined archways creating the most idyllic ceremony settings.
Image | @equallywedau
Use | In your bouquet, seating plan, place cards
Image | #mindfulherbs
Use | Entwined minimal Hair piece or flower crown, bouquet, bridesmaids bouquet, cake decoration
Image | @thepinkdiary
Use| single flower bouquet, Table centre pieces, flower and fern garland for reception.
Image | @threadandsow
Use | Centrepieces, buttonholes, bouquet
Image | @parfum_flower_company
Use | Bouquet, Bridesmaids Bouquet, centrepiece vase, wreaths, rose petal confetti
Image | @laurenbalingit
Use | Bouquet, Above table decor, Table centrepiece
Image | @fancy_tea
Use | Bouquet, buttonhole
Image | @rosiibee
Use | Single variety bouquet, Table placement decor, garland
Image | @lifeinbloom
Use | Centrepieces, Bouquets
Pink wild fern
Image | #pinkfern
Use | Bouquet, Floral arch, Hair accessory
Image | @Jonduffyphotography
Use | Buttonhole, small bouquet