2020 is the start of a new decade, and we are celebrating the new era with some dazzling and eye-catching floral trends. From monochromatic palettes to dyed blooms, take a peak inside the minds of Toronto’s top florists to learn what floral trends are hot for the upcoming wedding season! Trust us, you’re going to want to jot some of these ideas down.
Clusters of Organically Shaped Asymmetrical Hanging Installations
Clusters of organically shaped asymmetrical hanging installations have become increasingly popular. Clients are moving towards doing less on the tables and hanging more from the ceilings to create more of an interactive experience for guests.
Traditionally, couples like to put flowers on their head table. For 2020, we are going to see different placement of the flowers, such as framing the head table with flowers on the ground. This flower-on-ground look resembles a stroll in the garden, and is especially luxurious when there is an abundant amount of flowers.
A fresh floral trend we love for 2020 is the monochromatic floral palette that incorporates neutral tones, bleached greenery and various textures like pampas grass and feathery blooms. The monochromatic look gives a bohemian and ethereal feel to the florals. Pops of colour can then be incorporated through the table and ceremony decor which will really stand out against the monochromatic palette.
Pegah KavianpourEvent Planner and Stylist
Petals and Pearls
Tons of Dried Florals
Photo Courtesy of Reverie Studios
We’ve been seeing lots of requests for grasses including the sought after pampas grass and dried botanical elements. These ingredients add tons of texture, depth and dimension to designs and can be very visually interesting. When people think of wedding flowers, I think people imagine lots of fluffy flowers like peonies, garden roses and ranunculus (which don’t get me wrong, are definitely still a top contender and favoured ingredient for most florists). I love lots of texture which I bring forth in my designs by incorporating different types of locally grown foliage, grasses and dried botanical elements whenever possible amongst the classic beauty of fresh florals. The dried flower movement is back in full swing. Just like fashion, floral trends come and they go and this trend from the 80’s is definitely here for 2020.
Deanna BalmerHead Designer/Wedding Coordinator
Our friends at Pink Twig second this trend…
Combining Fresh Florals and Dried Florals
Mixing both fresh and dried elements in an arrangement or installation allows for the best of both worlds. There’s the unparalleled experience of having fresh flowers at your wedding, then including another dimension of texture with dried or wooden floral not only showcases a unique aesthetic but also becomes a keep-sake from your special day. Dried and/or preserved floral and greenery has become something we get excited about. Experimenting with the combination has added another layer of fulfillment to our craft. We can’t wait to design for 2020!
Jessie LacinaSenior Designer
Florals + Architecture
Photo Courtesy of Jacqueline Anne Photography
Florals are traditionally reserved for ceremony and reception spaces, but our clients are expanding their focus to other areas of their venue. Whether it’s a fireplace or a staircase, the addition of florals to existing architectural focal points creates a cohesive environment that's warm and inviting for guests no matter where they travel in the venue.
Centerpieces are getting bigger and more immersive than ever. More and more brides are shifting towards creating larger more dramatic centerpieces to fill space and create an immersive experience for guests. Imagine dining underneath a large tree or floral structure with cascading florals and candles... almost something out of a fairy-tale!
RavivEvent Architect & Creative Director
R5 Event Design
Dyed and Painted Blooms
Photo Courtesy of Rebecca Wood
We feel that it's so important to have a precise colour palette for your wedding flowers. With the rise of painted and dyed flowers, brides and grooms have a lot less restriction when it comes to colour. It's a great way to create a memorable colour story that runs throughout all aspects of your wedding while still having a variety of flowers to choose from.
A wedding floral trend that will continue to be popular in 2020 is the organically styled floral design. This design style features wild vines and mixed foliage together with blooms of varied textures. Our Clients continue to request this design style because of the garden inspired feel it provides. When done well it's as though your flowers have been hand picked from a garden and perfectly placed, just so.
Rosanne Farano-RomaninoCEO & Creative Director
The Social Rose
Floral Focused Designs
architectural in style, with minimal-to-no foliage
I think floral focused designs, architectural in style with minimal-to-no foliage will continue to dominate 2020. Neat, structured and modern and less whimsical. Installations are always a winner with what we do, especially for a big focal moment. Clean lines are making headway in both fashion and design, and that trend has now moved towards wedding designs and florals. Having details come through in accessories that accompany the florals vs. having the florals be overly complicated. This helps to highlight the Venue as well.
Becky De OliveiraOwner and Creative Director
Blush and Bloom
Designing without Floral Foam
Given the strong push within the industry to design more eco-friendly events and weddings, gorgeous, more eco-friendly designs are emerging. In many typical floral installations, floral foam, which is a degradable but not biodegradable single use open cell plastic (meaning that it will eventually break down to dust, although will never completely break down to its natural form), is often used. In contrast, the babies breath floral cloud we made last year for a wedding at Archeo, was made solely from chicken wire and copper pipe, literally hours before the event started to ensure it would last all night long, and of course, proudly without a brick of floral foam being used.