Top Five Trends for 2016 Bridal Bouquets
03 Nov 2015
The bridal bouquet, the floral focus of any wedding day, is often the deciding influence on all other wedding flowers: buttonholes, bridesmaids’ bouquets, corsages and centrepieces. The wedding experts at Interflora have shared with Bride some of their hottest tips and trends for 2016, for a head start when it comes to planning your blooms.
1. Go Nude
“Peach and nude tones are going to be big for 2016,” says Kate Ward from Louise Florist in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. “We’re already seeing brides coming into the shop planning their 2016 weddings asking for neutral nude tones that fit within the peach spectrum. It’s a colour palette that will transcend the seasonality usually associated with weddings and I think we will see this right across the year, perhaps accessorised in different ways.”
2. Keep it Natural
Brides will continue to ask for natural-looking bouquets and the just-picked look. With a mixture of hand-tied and trailing bouquets, brides are looking for the country garden styling that lent itself to the vintage themes so prevalent in recent years. There will be more loose bouquet shapes than tightly structured designs, especially for summer weddings as brides look to achieve the natural style.
3. Get Leafy
“Now, more than ever, brides having done their research are coming in to us armed with knowledge of different floral varieties. But what is really coming through during consultations is that brides are especially looking for interesting and unusual foliage,” says Karen Broxholme from Bluebells florist in North Hykeham, Lincolnshire. “Brides know all the foliage varieties they want, by name. Even with the abundance of foliage, 2016 bouquets won’t be overpowered with greenery. We have a range of alternative options, with a selection of grey, purple and red foliage available.”
4. Go Big
Bouquets will be getting larger as wedding budgets are markedly on the rise. Perhaps inspired by celebrity weddings, it’s the bigger the better when it comes to bouquet choices for brides in 2016, making a statement with show-stopping impact. Packed full of seasonal blooms and plenty of those luscious leaves that are top of the wish list for next year – bouquets with be overflowing with different varieties and style.
5. Single Colour
“One of the biggest trends for next year will be using a single colour for floral arrangements,” says Karen Barnes, head of product development at Interflora. “Using one colour creates intensity and impact while emphasising the beauty of the individual flowers. So whether it’s a sea of blue, a blanket of pure white or an array of peach tones, many 2016 brides will be sticking with solo colour palettes when it comes to their wedding flowers.”