This is the first in a series of posts from South Wales florist, Verity at Blush Floral Art. She’s going to be delving into the world of floral trends, tips and advice for making the most of your bouquets and inspiration for your big day. First up, a bit of an introduction! :)
At Blush we specialise in bespoke wedding flowers. We help brides to create really special, unique flowers for their day & over the next few weeks, we will help our Welsh brides with advice, inspiration & insight into all things floral! We’ve been working with our brides to create some unique special looks for their flowers, so here’s a sneak peak into some of the key trends we have seen in 2013 & are looking at for 2014.
Key Floral Trends for 2013
Our favourite moments are usually designing bouquets, so we thought we would give you a sneak peak of a few of our favourites which feature a few key trends, as well as give you a quick guide to designing your own really special bouquet :)
When choosing your bouquet, as well as the flowers you love, try & consider the following:
- Consider ‘the dress’ – your bouquet should compliment your dress & not overwhelm any delicate features.
- The ‘feeling’ you want to create. Is it a relaxed country-style wedding or a more formal affair? The shape and the flowers all help to do this.
We love to use seasonal flowers & different textures to create something which tells a story. One of the big floral trends for 2013 has been a move towards more relaxed bouquet shapes and a come back of the trailing shapes. Brides are choosing a more informal relaxed take on a shower/trailing bouquet this year, which we love!
One of our favourite bouquets is this relaxed country bouquet, a hand tied style with full garden roses called Caramel Antike, wax flower & delphinium. The looser shape suits a relaxed bride, so if you’re not having a formal or traditional style wedding then this bouquet is one to consider.
Another trend we’ve noticed this year is more personal items being incorporated into bouquets. You could add something to remember those who can’t be there – such as a vintage locket or heirloom touch – it could also be your something old or something borrowed!
We love roses, and they remain a strong favourite year on year. We especially love the scented varieties for a truly romantic feel. The more unusual shapes & colours, Vuvuzela or Pashmina Summer roses give a softer textured look. It especially works well when you combine roses in different sizes, so don’t be afraid to mix and match :)
Hope you enjoyed that brief look into the floral trends for 2013 & 2014! I’ll be back in a fortnight with some more floral inspiration :)
PS. I’d love to know what your planning for your bouquet!
Once a fortnight Verity will cover a different floristry subject for us, so if you have any questions or need help with some inspiration for your bouquet then leave us a comment and we can answer it in the next post! :)
You can see a selection of Verity’s work in this gallery. Which one is your favourite? We love the lilac roses!