Aside from finding the perfect dress, selecting the right flowers can be one of the most difficult parts of planning your wedding. There are many important factors that must be taken into consideration when designing your floral arrangements, including your wedding colors, theme, and venue style. The right flowers can dress up an understated setting or add beautiful pops of color to softer palettes. Here are some unique flower choices for spring weddings.
Play With Unexpected Colors
While pastels are traditionally popular for spring weddings, it’s important to highlight your individuality as a couple, allowing your personality to shine through the details. A fresh floral trend this year is textured bouquets featuring jewel tones that play off the 2013 Color of the Year, a vibrant Emerald hue.
If you want your flowers to stand apart from a sea of pastels this spring, choose unexpected shades of deep purple and plum. Monochromatic color schemes are also a unique departure from the wildflower bouquet looks of recent years. Vibrant, rich colors feel fresh and exotic. Experiment with lotus pods and scabiosa pods or protea for an opulent, lush bouquet that turns heads.
Use Flowers in Nontraditional Ways
Spring floral arrangements don’t need to be limited to bouquets and centerpieces. This year we’ll be seeing floral accents that stray from the norm. Unique flower embellishments can adorn attire, accessories, or even your dress. Carefully selecting breathtaking flowers and using them in expected places is a great way to use more expensive exotic flowers without spending a fortune.
Other creative uses of flowers are floral chandeliers for ceremonies or hanging flowers for the reception area. English garden arrangements can be draped over reception tables or arches for a textural, luxurious look. Floral designs accented with berries, herbs, or fruit can give centerpieces an unexpected and bold twist.
Incorporate Interesting Pieces
Spring weddings this year should start to display floral arrangements that veer from the tall centerpieces placed in the middle of each reception table. Little bud vases lined up throughout a venue have also been overused in recent years. Vintage is in, so look for unique vessels that depart from the predictable.
Brass or burnished pitchers and vases holding hydrangea, ranunculus, or garden roses look fresh-picked from a beautiful estate. Simpler designs that highlight texture and color feel romantic but still natural. Garlands embellished with ribbons or hung from chandeliers are also impressive ways to highlight lush florals without making them look overly fussy.
Seek Professional Floral Advice
Your flower choices will help create the right mood for your wedding, highlighting other important details such as your venue, dress, and theme. When designed well, floral arrangements can be a great way to display your unique personality and flair. Seeking the input of a floral design expert can help you create the wedding of your dreams. These professionals are current on the latest trends and are able to offer innovative ways to build your desired atmosphere without blowing your budget.