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Botanical Brouhaha Expert Discussion Panel: No. 54

The Question:

What trends are you seeing in your area regarding bouquet shapes, color palettes and popular flower variety choices? 

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The Answers:

Our studio is continuing to do a mix of designs. We have many girls who want loose, loose, loose designs and many of these are asymmetrical and/or cascading. We have also seen a huge return to the tight clean round natural stem ball. It is certainly all about the individual taste of each bride. More than ever floral designers should be able to do many different types of design if they want to have a thriving wedding and event design studio.  As far as color goes we have seen a ton of requests for blush and burgundy with plum. We have also seen a huge return to the amnesia rose and grey tones, also with a pop of plum.

Holly Chapple (Holly Heider Chapple Flowers)


The wedding season is quite finished now in Sweden. But those who still are getting married tend to choose quite classic bouquets like round bouquets with red or white roses. But some brides choose a little bit more Christmasy or wintery look with Christmas trees, lots of different white flowers and a hint of gold or silver.

Otherwise the autumn seems to let go for more Adventish feelings and looks, like more deep red colours, berries and the Christmas flowers like amaryllis and hyacinths start to enter the scene.

Emilie Ekborg (Svenska Blomsterbloggar and Flora Inspiro)


In the UK brides are starting to ask for the looser style of hand tied bouquet (the trend in the US) although the tighter more formal hand tied is still popular. Including locally grown flowers or succulents is also starting to come through. Ivory and pale pink remain the most popular with a few brides opting for much bolder colours. Roses, hydrangea, orchids and peonies (if only we could get them all year round!) are still the most popular wedding flowers.

 

Nick Priestly (Mood Flowers)


This past season the trend with my clients was organically shaped, garden style bouquets. Lots of foliage, asymmetrical shapes and textures were requested but still very romantic. This has been my favorite style of arrangement since I began my business 7 years ago, every arrangement was different and stunning with so much detail! Not as ‘fussy’ as previous trends. Blush Pink continued as the most popular color and Garden Roses and Peonies are still reigning as the most popular flower requests, but Cafe Au Lait Dahlias have become a serious contender and are becoming widely known thanks to Pinterest! For my 2015 brides I am seeing a trend back towards the more tailored, rounded look, still including textures but not as free form in shape and not as much foliage–but it’s still early to know what 2015 will bring!

 

Elisabeth Zemetis ( Blush Floral Design)


Dahlias, dahlias, dahlias. I do live in the PNW where dahlias are plentiful, colorful and beautiful – easily one of the most popular flowers in my region. As for colors, blush with a side of blush! ha. Ok, maybe blush with a side of burgundy. Coral and peach are also huge.

 

Alicia Schwede (Bella Fiori and Flirty Fleurs)


Weddings in France are still pretty traditional. Colors are usually white and pink and favorite flowers are roses, hydrangeas and peonies. However the trends, mainly carried by the wedding blogs, tend to show more and more colorful and wild designs. Here the “large” bouquet trend that one could observe in the US was not well received. The brides are always scared that the bouquet might be too big and are rather asking for small and round bouquets. Weddings with themes tend to disappear, but vintage style wedding are still very popular.

Laetitia Mayor (Floresie)


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