8 Wedding Bouquet and Decor Trends to Try in 2019
Planning a wedding and curious about the latest bouquet and floral trends? We spoke to in-the-know Warwick florist Hannah Bosbury at Green and Wild.
There’s a host of artistic, creative Instagram-friendly florists popping up around these parts, offering a refreshingly modern take on trad wedding flowers like the talented Warwick-based florist Hannah Bosbury at Green and Wild.
We asked Hannah, a Best Florist finalist in the Muddy Awards 2018, for her top tips on the latest fashion-forward wedding trends. Originally from Newport, South Wales, Hannah settled in Warwick after stints in London and Australia. She’s a preferred supplier for wedding venues including Swallow’s Nest Barn near Warwick, Shustoke Barn near Coleshill, Wetherle Manor in Weston-under -Wetherley and Hampton Manor in Hampton-in-Arden, as well as the Royal Pump Rooms and Jephson Gardens in Royal Leamington Spa.
Her advice to anyone looking for floral wedding inspiration is to look through Pinterest, Instagram or a bridal magazine before visiting a florist and choose a photo you absolutely love. “You can build on this,” she said. “I have so many brides who’ll say: ‘I don’t know the names of all the flowers, but I love these colours.”
HANNAH’S TOP BRIDAL FLORAL DESIGN TIPS FOR 2019:
BOHO FLOWER CROWNS
As more brides are going for the Boho-look they are choosing bright, bold flower crowns or woodland-themed foliage crowns in place of the traditional tiara and a simple floral hoop for their flower girls. Orchids, freesias and spray roses are all safe options that won’t wilt.
FLORAL CHANDELIER DECORATIONS
People are craving for a bit more greenery designed in a loose style. Floral chandeliers are an alternative to the traditional table centrepiece, suspended flowers from the ceiling make a stunning focal point in any room of fresh florals will transform and soften your space giving it a more romantic look – this works particularly well works well in tents or tepees. Overflowing greenery and romantic blooms such as roses and wisteria are recommended.
BOHEMIAN WILD ELOPMENT WEDDING
I made this wedding bouquet for a boho elopement photoshoot by The Malyn Edit in Cannock Chase. Some couples are wanting an even more of an immersive wedding experience – in the wild. No big parties, just you, your fiancé, celebrant and witnesses and the great outdoors. Wild and adventurous elopements are popping up everywhere with epic backdrops, by the beach, or in wilder, less explored areas, and their photographer captures some of the coolest shots. Unlike England and Wales, you can get married anywhere in Scotland.
WILD & NATURAL BOUQUET
Go local, seasonal and authentic using locally grown British florals or foraged flowers for a more relaxed feel. A lot of brides are combining the colours, textures, and tones of their environment to make a floral creation feel like an extension of the surrounding wedding site. I have a weekly delivery from a grower in Knowle from April to September and she has the most incredible peonies – a timeless wedding flower and always a popular bouquet choice. The peony season begins in April/May and only runs through to late June so perfect for an early summer wedding.
PAMPAS GRASS AND DRIED FLOWERS IN BOUQUETS & DECOR
Following on from foliage-heavy bouquets and pampas grass here’s a growing trend for dried flowers (especially amongst bohemian brides). Not only is this a sustainable choice that makes a beautiful keepsake, but they look wild, unusual and gorgeous. This trend is getting bigger and means an arrangement lasts such a long time. I recently created a floral archway around the entrance at Shushoke Barn in this style with Pampas grass where the bride wanted to create a floral centre-piece around the altar area with candles
WILD & NATURAL DECOR WITH BRITISH-GROWN BLOOMS
Wild and natural arrangements are still big. Younger brides are tending to look for a more natural, less fussy and eco-friendly decor.
GREENERY-ONLY WEDDING FLOWERS AND FOLIAGE BOUQUETS
I’ve seen a powerful trend for greens and foliage from lush ferns, eucalyptus, lambs’ ear and ivy to fragrant herbs such as rosemary, thyme and sage, and tropical foliage in a bouquet laden with greenery. This cool alternative is both naturally beautiful AND budget-friendly. Just add a simple velvet or silk ribbon in your wedding colours to tie the whole look together. Another option is for a single bloom in an all-green arrangement.
If it’s simplicity and a pared-down look you want, try a bit of foliage and ivy as a table dressing. I recently did the flowers for one wedding where everything was pure greenery and foliage – the bouquet and table decoration. There was a plant as a centrepiece on every table built up with moss and copper wire LED lights. It was very simple but effective. Alternatively, a few single stems are now appearing at weddings in striking colours and standing on their own in minimalist arrangements.