Wedding planning is such a fun time. It’s all about making a day that celebrates your happiness and reflects the couple’s personal style. Each detail of the event is precious. That’s why brides usually spend a lot of time deciding how each aspect of the wedding day should look. The bouquet is a crucial detail as it ties in both your bridal look with the wedding décor. In 2019, we are seeing some exciting new trends which can help you accomplish these goals.
The movie was a smash hit at the box office, but the boho style is making an imprint on wedding fashions this year as well. This translates into overflowing greenery, as well as foliage with large leaves and interesting textures. In 2019, you will likely see more floral arrangements with an organic, loosely gathered structure. Earth tones and soft pastels are usually the color palette for these bohemian type bouquets. This trend is perfect for the DIY brides out there. Look for upcoming floral design workshops in your area where you can learn techniques from the pros to make your own naturally styled flower arrangements.
Bohemian style bouquet design with yellow roses and mimosa flowers by Dietz Floral Studio.
Pop of Color
After the light pinks and ivory shades of 2017, get ready for a pop of color! The official color of the year for 2019 is called living coral, which is a warm, bright shade. Also on trend for this year are bright yellow, deep plum and sage hues, as well as fuchsia and cool lilac colors. Instead of the muted or all-white palette, consider choosing a single bold color that will brighten up your wedding celebration.
Bride with a bouquet featuring the official color of 2019 – living coral – by Dietz Floral Studio.
Floral styled shoot, photographed in Downtown Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
All You Need Is a Handful
In keeping with the Meghan Markle-induced minimalist trend, some brides are choosing smaller, elegant bouquets. Going down the aisle in 2019, you will likely see more subtle arrangements. A clutch bouquet, also called a nosegay, is a tight bunch of flowers small enough to fit in one hand. The blossoms are arranged in an uneven, more natural texture, while the stems are trimmed to a uniform length. Finally, the stems are wrapped with wire and ribbon to finish of the bouquet handle. The bouquet itself is focused on just one dominant color or flower variety. Common choices include:
- Lily of the Valley
- Sweet pea
- Calla lilies
Single, Ready to Mingle
Showcasing a single stem and a minimal amount of foliage will be a popular bouquet alternative this year. This trend follows an overarching tendency toward minimalism in weddings in 2019. It’s also fit for brides who have a specific favorite flower. But don’t think about the Rose Ceremony on The Bachelorette; this is wedding material. The concept is to elevate the look of one, single flower by framing it in some choice greenery. Brides who love classic elegance will really appreciate this bouquet style.
Super Size It
Riding on this minimalist wave is another trend for single, yet oversized blossoms. Known as a composite bouquet, this uses additional petals from other blooms which are wired together creating the illusion of one super-sized flower. This type of floral design looks simple, but it requires some expert know-how to pull it off well. The end result is quite dramatic.
Get in Shape
Another factor to consider in wedding bouquet styling is shape. This year, we are seeing a shift away from the more traditional tightly packed round or Biedermeier shapes. Instead, there is an influx of cascading structures and asymmetrical styles. We also expect more brides to request fresher shapes like crescent bouquets, pomanders and what florist call a “presentation” bouquet.
Wedding bouquet of white anemones by Dietz Floral Design.
Wedding arrangements are becoming more innovative and wedding floral specialists enjoy working with interesting and unusual flower varieties. In 2019, brides are looking to mix it up by adding exotic foliage and blossoms to their bouquets. The trend this year is moving away from the classic rose or peony bouquet and opting for:
- Stargazer lilies
- Big King Protea
- Birds of Paradise
Wedding bouquet with burgundy dahlias by Dietz Floral Design.
Niki and Joseph Treadwell wedding. Photographed by Haley Richardson.
Grown Close to Home
Sustainability is a big concern this year. Many brides are interested in selecting local vendors as well as sustainable wedding venues, catering, invitations, favors and even bridal gowns. Ask your favorite local florist for suggestions on locally grown options. Not only will this help decrease the amount of transportation involved in sourcing the flowers, but they will also look fresher on your big day. Dietz Floral Design would gladly help you find beautiful, locally grown flowers for your wedding arrangements.
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Dietz Floral Studio is specialized in making your big day extra special. Our florists will work with you or your wedding planner to make sure that the flowers are just the way you dreamed.
Featured image: Wedding held at Happy Days Lodge in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Peninsula, Ohio.