After a year of postponements and uncertainty, 2021 is shaping up to be the year to say I do. Flowers have always been a large part of wedding decorations and will continue to be this year. We are seeing brides setting some gorgeous trends and letting go of the more traditional floral arrangements, in favour of attention-grabbing ceremony floral arrangements, lavish backdrops and oversized bouquets. Here are some of our favourite trends we’ve seen so far this year.
Statement Wedding Ceremony Arbours
Your wedding day should be a reflection of you as a couple, letting your personalities shine through and sharing your love story with those nearest and dearest. Setting the scene with statement wedding ceremony backdrops is the perfect way to weave your personalities into your ceremony. Big bold statement floral walls and large oversized floral arrangements on arbours have been growing in popularity over the last 12 months. Couples are ready to have a bit more fun with colour palettes and are pushing aside the traditional blush, cream and gold palette and playing with more adventurous colours. These large scale arrangements with brighter more vibrant colours really pop not only in photos but also enhance the celebration not only in person but also on camera and video for those watching online.
Grounded Installations to Enhance the Aisle
Hanging installations have been big for some time and can be a striking addition to your wedding reception. However, in 2021 we are seeing a rise of large grounded floor and wall designs. Gone are the days of scattered rose petals, the modern bride is creating aisle ‘meadows’ are very on trend this year. As couples are enhancing the walk down the aisle with more extravagant creations to create that ‘insta’ perfect walk as husband and wife and guest photos as well.
Bigger is better, has never been more on-trend. As weddings become smaller and more intimate, brides are becoming more creative and extravagant with their bouquets. Large oversize arrangements are becoming the most requested designs in florists around the country. Popular options include pampas, fan palms, grasses, monstera leaves, orchids, roses and dahlias. Any colour scheme or design is possible here it just needs to be BIG!
Dried Flowers and Greenery
This trend has been around a while, and we’re not seeing it go away any time soon. Once reserved for vintage and rustic wedding styles, dried flowers and greenery are becoming the norm at bohemian, minimalistic and even classic aesthetics. Dried flowers can be mixed with fresh flowers to add colour and texture to your bouquet. Or large arrangements of dried palm leaves and delicate florals for a striking statement piece at your ceremony.
Fabulous Faux Florals
Faux blooms have recently increased in popularity not just because they’re a more sustainable choice, but also because they offer more flexibility and consistent quality. Artificial wedding flowers means can carry bouquets, wear buttonholes or choose table centres with any blooms at any time of year, allowing you to have your day as you dreamed. You also don’t have to miss out on having fresh flowers, adding a few scattered fresh flowers can elevate a faux arrangement, work with your florist and get creative. Faux arrangements also make a fantastic gift for your bridal party and can be kept as a life long memento of your wedding day.
Whether you’re re-planning your postponed day, eloping or hosting a low-key gathering in the backyard flowers are the perfect way to add colour and set the tone of your wedding day in 2021.