Wedding flower trends for 2017
09 Jan 2017
As the new year gets underway we look to the wedding flower trends set to be a staple for 2017
In 2016 we saw meadow flowers, draping foliage and rustic arrangements emerge as key trends for the bride's bouquet. Venue dressing followed suit, with such flowers taking pride of place in floral arches and wall displays. As we look to the new year, here are the floral favourites set to take hold....
Classic and natural
Vicki Lambourne at Newbury Wedding Services says: "This bouquet from one of our recent styled photoshoots, made by the very talented Helen at Willow and Blooms in Newbury and captured by Annabel Farley Photography, will be popular for 2017. We feel that these colours are timeless and elegant with the naturals and greenery taking a big place this year."
Image: Annabel Farley Photography
Interflora’s expert florists are seeing brides-to-be choosing more elegant tear-drop shaped bouquets for their 2017 wedding. These arrangements are full of large and beautiful country garden flowers including gorgeous hydrangeas, lily of the valley and cream gardenias. This sophisticated, timeless style was a must-have in the 1980s but royal influences like Netflix drama, The Crown, has inspired the return of this trend - updated for 2017 with must-have shades of green.
Keen for green
Alison Howe, creative director at Surrey-based florist, Mad Lilies, says: "As Pantone announce their 2017 Colour of the Year as ‘Greenery’, a refreshing and revitalising shade, we predict that you will see this hue play a leading role in this year’s weddings. An abundant use of lush foliage will become the key player of all aspects of the wedding - from foliage only bouquets and loose and draping tablescapes, to textured pew ends and buttonholes. Foliage really does work perfectly for those looking to achieve a natural look as it really helps to bring the great outdoors - indoors."
Centrepieces take centre-stage
Suzanne Goodyear, of Mae Rose Florists in Norwich, says: "Kings' tables and feast tables continue to be popular for 2017 weddings. While we love the look of these tables, a little centerpiece won't work. Instead, garlands from your ceremony can be placed down the centre of these longer banquet tables with flowers placed amongst the greenery. Sometimes, longer centerpieces will be interspersed with short vases containing a few flowers or single stem to complete the look and add fullness to the overall design."
Five further trends set to continue for 2017:
1. Floral headresses
Whether for yourself, your bridesmaids, flower girl or a pet who's set to make a guest appearance, floral garlands are big business this year.
Adorned with fairy lights or left bare, large planters or faux blossom trees are an effective way to dress your venue while creating ambience.
3. Neutral colour palettes
Rose gold, brass and copper accents look stunning on a wedding table when set against pale pastels, statement whites, bridal blushes and soft champagne shades.
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4. Rich and warm colour palettes
In contrast to the muted hues afore mentioned, deep berry shades and burgundy colour schemes are also in for 2017.
5. Overhead floral displays
Entwined around light fittings or arranged from marquee ceilings, overhead floral displays really provide the wow factor.
Are you getting married in 2017? We would love to see a picture of your bouquet or venue dressing choices; email firstname.lastname@example.org