A lot has changed in our world in the past six months, throwing plans for weddings and other events for a loop. Looking ahead to the last half of 2020, it’s time to start putting plans in place. If you’re engaged, that means beginning to make some decisions about your upcoming wedding. Here, the wedding experts at Rose Hill Weddings share some fun floral trends we’re expecting to see in the latter half of the year. Find one or more you love and incorporate it into your wedding, or get inspired for your own creation!
Minimalist and Eco-Friendly Floral Designs
Keeping your wedding eco-friendly is a big deal right now. From paperless communication to upcycled floral arrangements, everyone loves to see an event that respects our environment. Think about how to reuse the flowers from your ceremony in your reception, stretching your flowers as they do double-duty. We’re also seeing plenty of white with lush greenery in floral arrangements. Alabaster or eggshell whites accompanied by ferns, eucalyptus or deep forest greens make a stunning, classy display for weddings and receptions. To encourage eco-awareness in your wedding guests, give succulents or seed packets of herbs as wedding favors.
The flowers of the moment are dahlias and they’re everywhere at weddings right now! These layered, sophisticated blooms are a reliable asset to any bouquet, since they fill them out and always look amazing. Plus, they come in an array of colors, from palest pinks and whites to deep burgundys and purples. Use these gorgeous blooms to express sentiments of strength, kindness and commitment.
Flowers in a Dark Color Palette
The darker shades of dahlias will fit right in with this year’s look. Rich, deep colors and bright, light accents are all the rage as we move into late summer and fall this year. Think of pairing golden or mustard yellows with faded denim blues or not quite pink, not quite purple cassis.
Neo-mint and all shades of blue are making a hit this year, too!
A surprising and unexpected twist to any wedding reception is the inclusion of edible florals. Whether you sprinkle these beautiful delights on desserts, toss in salads, adorn your wedding cake with them or freeze them in fancy ice cubes, you can trust that edible flowers will be a talking point among your guests all evening.
Make a big statement with oversized floral installations. These works of art are sculptures covered in flowers that will define your space, your day and your style. Include a beautiful floral hoop or archway at your altar, hide an unsightly corner or define outdoor space with a floral wall or wave shape covered in blooms, or hang streamers of flowered vines high above guests’ heads for a true multi-dimensional garden effect.
Incorporate dried flowers in a trendy way with by pressing them onto your invitations and programs, or use loose pieces of dried flowers as confetti as you recess from the wedding ceremony. Alternatively, fill sachets with an updated version of potpourri as favors for guests.
Spray-Painted Greens and Blooms
This ultra-modern look will bring color and intrigue to your bridal bouquet, centerpieces and other floral arrangements. Spray paint the greenery of your floral designs in neon brights, frosted pastels or metallics to instantly create a unique look for your wedding. Some brides are even dip-dying their floral petals to enhance their color and create an original look.
As you prepare for a wedding in the most unusual year ever, it’s okay to think outside of the traditional box and find on-trend, modern twists to many wedding favorites. Incorporate as few or as many as you like- after all, it’s your wedding! If you’re searching for the perfect blend of tradition and trend, but need a bit of guidance, talk to the wedding professionals at Rose Hill Weddings. We’re here to walk with you through the entire process- all the way to the aisle!