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The hottest wedding flower trends for 2018

10 Jan 2018

If you're setting out to find your perfect wedding florals this year, take a look at the key trends for 2018 and beyond

Image: Zosia Zacharia Photography

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1. Meadow flowers

Perfectly suited to a spring or summer wedding, a wild meadow flower bouquet offers a more natural approach to your wedding flowers. Charlie Gozem of London floristry business One Flew Over, says: "The meadow style of bouquet has a really natural feel and spring is a lovely time for them. You can use light and textured foliage, and lots of budding and smaller florals with a few bolder blooms to stand out."

The below meadow-style bouquet from One Flew Over contains campanula, astrantia, lisianthus, snakeshead fritillaria, genista, amnesia rose, bombastic spray rose, parvi and cinerea eucalyptus and green bell. 

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2. Variations of purple

Harnessing the rich properties of Pantone's Colour of the Year, Ultra Violet, purple bouquets are here to stay for 2018. You don't even have to go all out purple to embrace the trend, 'pops' of the shade can be just as effective when interspersed with a complementing colour scheme.

Joanna Rhodes of Hayford & Rhodes’ in London, says: "Continuing the purple theme, Dulux's Colour of the Year 2018 is Heart Wood - a light, creamy and earthy lavender hue, with tones of leather, clay and heather. An intense purple colour palette will become more prominent within floral arrangements and the use of darker flowers such as anemones and hydrangeas will ensure texture, depth and drama is created." 

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3. More and more foliage

When Pantone announced their 2017 Colour of the Year as Greenery, the wedding world went wild for the trend. However, the foliage-only trend is still storming on and not looking to change in 2018. The team at Lavender Green Flowers recommend adding in soft eucalyptus and seneccio over the winter months and as spring approaches introducing lots of fresh fragrances with herbs like mint and lemon thyme. 

They continue: "Large displays of fresh green and grey foliage, with fragrant white, lilac and pale blue flowers are beautifully dramatic. Moss is also continuing to play an important part which, when displayed with birch and candles, creates a natural, completely relaxed and effortlessly chic look. Eucalyptus, apple blossom, jasmine and grape hyacinth all look incredible with paper-whites, ‘Honeymoon’ tulips and hellebores."

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4. Pretty pastels and statements galore

Always a favourite colour scheme among feminine brides, pastels will continue to prove popular this year. Ricky Paul of London-based Ricky Paul Flowers says: "Pastel colours will stay; they are the epitome of romance, but couples will be more daring with their choices and add 'pops' of colour to their bouquets, stationery, tablescapes and fashion."

But what about floral statements, such as the sought-after flower walls of 2017? Ricky says: "Predictions say that couples will continue to concentrate budgets on statement pieces, but the beloved flower wall will morph into flower ceilings, floors and other structural installations instead. Head tables will be filled with flowers tumbling off the end and on to the floor."

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Image: Zosia Zacharia Photography

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