UPCOMING FLORAL TRENDS

Bride holding pastel bouquet by Floraluce

Photography by Sharisse Eberlein

 

Flowers and weddings go hand in hand, from the bouquets to the buttonholes, the table settings, and the ceremony setup – so it pays to spend a bit of extra time figuring out the perfect combinations! While we’re not all floral experts, we’re lucky enough to have some incredible local Wairarapa florists, who really know what they’re talking about! To demystify the world of wedding flowers, we asked Amanda from Floraluce to share her picks for this upcoming wedding season, and her favourite colour palettes to work with. 

 

HOT PICKS FOR THE COMING WEDDING SEASON

 

LOTS OF GREENERY WITH WHITE ACCENTS

It’s true what they say about the Meghan effect – Amanda picks Meghan Markle’s gorgeous scheme as an upcoming trend. “This is a classic, elegant look and can be a great way to keep your costs down by upping greenery and keeping the flowers as simple garden roses, fluffy astilbe, white hydrangeas and gorgeous dahlias.”

 

Green and white bouquet by Floraluce

Green and white botanical table setting

 

 

WILD, VIVACIOUS AND WHIMSICAL

This is an absolutely delicious style, and ties in perfectly with so many of our Wairarapa venues! “Think wild meadows or woodlands, distilled down to an incredible floral chandelier or archway – this look often includes unusual, foraged flowers and greenery and gives a fresh, modern feel.” She recommends tying this in with a dusky, woody colour palette, and incorporating natural accents into the rest of your styling – think linen and hand crafted pottery.

 

Image sourced via Pinterest

 

 

DRAMATIC, MOODY ROMANCE

This trend is lush, rich and reminiscent of Renaissance still life flowers and fruit. “The trend this year includes even bigger bouquets than last year and a colour palette including dark tones of burgundy, berry, navy and emerald, mixed with tonnes of greenery and incredible creamy garden roses.”

 

Burgundy floral headpiece

Burgundy bouquet by Floraluce

 

 

SOFT, ROMANTIC AND RUSTIC

Amanda notes a move away from bright, harsh colour schemes or high contrast between flower colours. “Most palettes are soft, romantic and often a bit rustic (it is the Wairarapa after all!)

 

Soft pastel floral headpiece

Soft pastel bridal bouquet

 

 

 

FAVOURITE COLOUR PALETTES

 

WHITE AND GREEN

This is one of Amanda’s favourite colour palettes to work with – simple, beautiful but never boring, and absolutely timeless. “There are so many shades of green and so many possible options for texture in white flowers that the combinations are endless!”

Green and white colour palette

 

 

SOFT SPRING COLOURS

Think subtle, elegant and rustic, including a blend of soft pinks and blues, whites and beige. “The ideal look is as though the bride walked around an English country garden the morning of her wedding day and picked herself a bouquet of everything that came to hand.”

 

 

SHADES OF BLUE, GREY, SAGE AND WHITE

Blue is coming back into wedding colour schemes, and Amanda is in love with this colour combination! “There hasn’t been a lot of blue around in the last couple of years and it feels really refreshing!”

 

 

Many thanks to Amanda from Floraluce for sharing her wise words of advice – check out their listing here