Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Crash course in wedding flowers, Part III

Wow! I've got a list of great posts lined up and can't wait to get them rolled out! I'll be discussing:

  • New and delectable buffet ideas
  • Baby Shower Inspiration Boards
  • Fall/Winter Inspiration Boards
  • The new wedding rules
  • The September 2009 Bridal Fair in Northwest Arkansas
  • Rolling out my new website, yea!
  • Listing 2009 fall and winter trends
  • Gearing up for 2010 trends
  • Two more bonus posts on flowers

    But, let's finish the crash course in wedding flowers with Part III: Current trends in wedding flowers!

    Going "green" is still on the rise. Brides are choosing more sustainable and locally grown flowers for their weddings. By choosing flowers that are available in their wedding season they are helping to diminish their wedding's carbon footprint;their flowers are locally grown, no overseas or cross country shipping is involved.

    We are seeing texture everywhere in bouquets! Texture and natural floral elements are making a huge statement in bouquets. Feathers, seed pods, grass plumes, fiddle head ferns, fruits and vegetables and berries are some of the great additions. They add that extra depth and surprise to the bouquets, table arrangements, etc.

Monochromatic white with a touch of Bling

Brides are still opting for the classic and traditional monochromatic white bouquet with their white dress, but adding a little something extra.. bling. Whether it is a white pearl center to a bouquet of stephanotis, a satin wrap with rhinestones or crystal drops tucked inside the bouquet these are still beautiful.

Get Moving
Tight, perfect and just-so arrangements are not making the cut this year. Loose, flowing arrangements have stolen the scene. This year, it seems to be all about movement and asymmetry. Flowers with long, flexible stems with a natural draping are perfect. Try vines, sweet peas and tulips to achieve this natural look.

We've been seeing orchids everywhere! They are the "in the moment" wedding flower, especially with their versatile and elegant blooms, that come in almost every size and color.

Color, Color, Color
Brides are making great statements with saturated color. Bold, bright color is back in a big way, hurray! Pinks, greens, reds and blues continue to reign, but royal purple and lilac are making a comeback. One of my favorite ways to concentrate on color: Arrange your flowers in one dramatic hue, but vary the type and texture of the flowers.

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