Lets face it, the last 12 months have been a little crazy – so I think we all breathed a sigh of relief when the UK’s roadmap out of lockdown restrictions was finally revealed a few weeks ago, particularly for those who have been connected to the wedding industry and wedding flowers in some form or another. Whether you’ve been planning your own wedding and had to deal with the heartache of postponements, or whether you’re a supplier like myself, it’s nice to finally have some clarity (even if we’re still keeping our fingers and toes crossed!).
Since the announcement I’ve had a flurry of enquiries for wedding flowers for both 2021 and 2022. It’s been fabulous to speak to excited brides and grooms about their big day without any trepidation… and hearing all their ideas for wedding flowers has got my creative juices flowing.
As a result, I’ve been thinking about what trends we’re likely to see in the world of wedding flowers when we can finally get back to normal. What wedding flowers are going to be hot in 2022? Will we see bright pops of colour or more muted colour schemes? And will people go all out on their wedding flowers now we can finally have big celebrations (I hope so!!!).
Here I’ve rounded up some of the trends which I think are going to be big in the latter half of 2021 and throughout 2022. And if you’re planning a wedding yourself, hopefully this gives you a bit of inspo!
After the year we’ve all had, people are ready to express themselves. We’ve all had enough being cooped inside… people are waiting to unleash their unique style through fashion, interior design, and of course weddings and wedding flowers.
I think we’re going to see a really exciting move towards creative and unusual floral design when it comes to wedding flowers in 2022. Over the past few years we’ve been seeing a move away from rigid structured designs, and as a result of the pandemic I believe this trend will be notched up a level. Brides and grooms are opting for more statement floral installations for their wedding flowers – floating clouds above the top table, large pampas grass displays, flowing natural archways… the list goes on.
Despite the move towards more original wedding flowers and floral displays, I think we’ll also see a trend which is very influenced by traditional styles and vintage aesthetics. Think cottage garden mixed with whimsical natural shapes, with a bit of a nordic vibe thrown in for good measure.
I’m a traditional girl at heart and I love nothing more than creating bridal bouquets, buttonholes, centre pieces and other wedding flower decor which takes inspiration from mother nature. So I can’t wait to get stuck in throughout the 2021/2022 wedding season.
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Rightly so, sustainability is a growing trend – and floristry is no exception. British flowers are literally growing in popularity, and I for one absolutely love our homegrown blooms. Whether incorporating statement dahlias and peonies in the summer months, adding English country charm with British grown garden roses, or adding a pop of seasonal colour in spring with ranunculus or anemones, British flowers add a special touch to wedding flowers.
Not to mention the sustainability credentials of British grown flowers (after all, these blooms don’t have the air miles associated with other flowers). This is why I always try and include seasonal, British grown flowers in all my weddings, bouquets and other arrangements.
Less is more? Absolutely not with this trend. Lashings of florals combined with vintage, luxe tableware is going to be big – particularly if the trend towards intimate weddings continues into 2022. Elaborate table displays add an additional level to wedding flowers, accentuating the venue and the couples unique style. And for intimate gatherings, show stopping tablescapes helps to bring everyone together over the wedding breakfast.