Wedding Trend 2012: Bouquets That Amaze!
And it’s not just a “big-bloom boom”! In the coming year, the flowers in your bridal bouquet might be sharing the space with a few enhancements, some made by humans and some by Mother Nature. For starters, next year’s bouquets are coordinating with next year’s trends toward vintage and Victorian wedding styles and rich earth tones. Let’s talk!
- With vintage and Victorian wedding gowns, Lilly of Weddings by Lilly suggests using “feminine, soft colors such as cream, ivory, white, light pink, or lavender in big blooms like anemones, gardenias, hydrangeas or peonies.” Here’s the part I adore! She recommends that you embellish your wedding bouquet with things like pearls, lace or sparkly, vintage brooches on the stems. Gorgeous!
- It’s time to style down the aisle with bouquets featuring “unconventional bouquet plants and natural earthy greens, such as feathers, fruit, grasses, ferns and herbs.” The idea is to create the look of an English garden.
- This upcoming trend is lovely, too! Lilly predicts a change from the past few years—instead of those big, bright bundles of flowers, “think natural earth tones with one small splash of color.” Imagine a bouquet of white gardenias with one purple anemone thrown in the mix, or a bouquet of peach peonies and white flowing feathers along the edges, with pearls trimming the bouquet stems.
Lilly also reminds you to consider the seasonal viability of the flowers you want as well as the colors that will tie into your wedding scheme. Make sure the flowers you’ve set your heart on are available at the time of year you want to marry.
Adding pizzazz to your bouquet doesn’t diminish the beauty of the flowers one tiny bit! If you’re a big fan of flowers, your reception-table centerpieces and wedding favors are ideal spots to infuse with flowers. Think about including pearls, feathers, crystals, sparkly brooches, lace, and even a few of those “unconventional plants” in flowered centerpieces. Simply smashing! And favors? Cast your eyes on these fabulous, flowery thank-you gifts!