Choosing the flowers for your wedding can be a big deal. Each flower has a different symbolism behind it, along with different variations and colors to match your day. This year, wedding flower trends have emerged that show us what brides are drawn to, giving you flower inspiration for your wedding!
The orchid is a very popular flower this year. With the ability to come in many different shades, though most brides know the classic purple hue, orchids have a beautiful, simple shape that can go with any season.
Roses are traditional and the symbol of romance. Previous years brides have avoided roses, worried about the “cliche” flower. However, florists are single-handedly bringing the rose back by showing brides the many beautiful varieties of roses there are to match with any wedding. With brides’ interest in roses renewed, they are also becoming affordable.
Opting for greenery accents is becoming very popular brides, especially when it comes to the ferns. Brides with rustic or outdoors-centered weddings choose ferns to bring a magical forest vibe to their wedding, similar to Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. There are many different varieties of ferns to choose from. If you feel up for adventure, you can go to your nearby woods the morning of the wedding and find your favorites.
Many brides are choosing a very simple bouquet to carry instead of an elaborate arrangement. Brides are either choosing a single flower to carry or are ordering specially made glamelia bouquets. Glamelia bouquets are arrangements made out of hundreds of petals to form a large, single flower. Brides also make glamelia bouquets out of paper.
Ceremonial floral trellises are extremely popular this year and have the ability to incorporate any type of flower the bride and groom want. Trellises are floral arches that couples stand under to exchange their vows. Trellises originated as a Jewish wedding tradition called huppahs and now all couples are going after the beauty the arches bring.
Huge centerpieces that are lush and large are a huge 2014 trend. Some florists are calling it a return to old world art with tall, blooming centerpieces and regal candelabras. Even brides on a budget are opting for the luxurious look!
Garlands of flowers are a huge trend for the year. In India, garlands are considered a traditional decoration. They are used in all kinds of festivals, including wedding ceremonies. They can be used for just about any part of the wedding – on chairs, as centerpieces, hanging from the ceiling, and even worn by the bride. Try using garland in place of chair covers, or run green leafy garland spotted with flowers along the length of the table.