The big year has finally arrived: the year of your wedding day! You might have imagined for a long time what you’d like—what sort of dress or flowers you wanted—but styles and trends change all the time, so you may have changed your mind. But what’s a wedding day without flowers? Here we’ve prepared the wedding flower trends of 2014 for all your needs.
Above, The Gilded Lily wedding florist
Brides are becoming increasingly adventurous with their centrepieces these days, often going all-out searching for that ‘wow’ factor. You want your guests to be amazed at what they see from the very moment they enter the room, and that’s not a bad thing! Some centrepieces can reach 8 feet in height! With such a large centrepiece it’s easy to create that impressive effect, but remember size doesn’t always matter. Class and quality will always win out!
Above, Flowers by Eve Centrepiece
Bring What’s Outside, Inside
Obviously every flower comes from outside, but this year will see a big trend of bringing an outdoor feel to the indoor wedding. This trend has gathered pace since the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, where they had 20-foot trees lining the aisles of Westminster Abbey. This will be such a key trend that the wedding flower specialists have started stocking unique flower trees to cope with the popularity of this look.
Vintage is everywhere!
Whether you’re buying furniture or planning a wedding, you’ll see the vintage theme is very much in vogue this year. From shabby chic furniture to vintage wedding gowns, it’s impossible to ignore this trend. Flowers are no different. There’s a strong trend of pastel bouquets with a countryside feel, so if you’re planning a vintage wedding this year you’re in for a treat! Many experts have attributed much of this to the success of the hit TV series ‘Downton Abbey’, where vintage, elegance and beauty are in abundance. Obviously this lavish trend is expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. You could opt for silk flowers to give the same effect at a much lower cost. Faux flowers are much more popular these days, and the quality of them means it’s much harder to detect that they’re fake.
Above, flower bouquet by Just Your Style
Still a massive wedding favourite, classic roses have lasted the test of time. This year they’ve mounted a comeback, and they’re being used in more imaginative ways. The big switch has been from using rose bouquets to simply using the rose petals to create different effects. They can be used in many design elements, so expect to see them in floating cylinder vases and on table tops at many weddings this year.
Lighten up the night
Flowers are beautiful during the day, but in the dark of night anything that can’t be seen loses its beauty. So use lighting to make your flower displays look extra beautiful at night. It’s 2014, technology is everywhere and this is also the case in the wedding flower industry. Flower specialists are increasingly asked to use remote-controlled lighting among flower displays, thus creating amazing effects when the lighting changes for the evening part of your wedding.