For stylish blooms on your big day, CHI-lebrity is here to give you the ultimate flower inspiration, VIP style. We tapped into the expertise of Kathy Benetatos, co-owner of Mudd Fleur and a florist on BloomNation.com, to count down the top 3 wedding flower trends to try right now.
1. Traditional / Vintage Inspired
Brides are requesting vintage-inspired weddings filled with romantic shades of cream, champagne, pale peach and blush pink flowers all accented with subtle hints of greenery like scrub ivy to give their flowers a more timeless, traditional feeling. Think low, lush and textured arrangements with garden roses, hydrangea, dahlias, peonies, parrot tulips and wax flower combined with silver candlesticks and pillar candles providing romantic candlelight throughout the wedding. This style is all about texture and couples can incorporate their personal style throughout the wedding decor by using vintage elements such as mercury vases or hobnail mason jars.
Garden themed weddings with various height centerpieces and accent arrangements with abundant mixed blooms are definitely in high demand right now. We like to use classic textures like roses, hydrangea and stock and mix in unexpected elements like succulents or ruffled parrot tulips and crystal pendants to add a bit of modern flair to a very traditional and timeless tablescape. We love when our clients opt for long dining tables where we can use different sized flower arrangements featuring one variety of flower in each; ex. a pave of roses in a clear vase next to a sphere of boxwood sitting in a squatty urn and just the heads of parrot tulips designed tight in a delicate bud vase. These petite arrangements are nestled between chunky pillar candles and a floral hedge extending down the length of the table with water falling off the end for an unexpected and luxurious touch. This look is all about lush textures and can be personalized to match any color palette.
3. Simple Elegance
Sometimes, less is more and we have seen more clients opting for an intimate ceremony and cocktail reception instead of a sit down dinner. Think of a simple ceremony with two arrangements of blooming cherry blossom creating a focal point while the bride holds a petite nosegay of green cymbidium orchid blooms, with guests enjoying a casual reception with highboys adorned by small arrangements of green dianthus, orchid blooms and of course, candles. This look is all about incorporating warm candlelight and a few unqiue floral accents that will showcase the couple's personality but will still give a more casual vibe with the cocktail feeling.
Photo courtesy of Carasco Photography