Fresh florals brings any wedding and event to life! Some opt for the classics: whites, creams and blush; others look for something wild and unique. Whichever floral style you choose, the best results will not only compliment your decor theme, but also your personality!
As we’ve all seen, not all florists are created equal which is why it’s important to find a floral designer who will not just guide you through the process of selecting flowers, they’ll take the time to learn about you (ahem.. both of you!), your style, your sensibilities, ultimately crafting that perfect signature look while, of course, ensuring a look that is current and fashionable.
To help spark some ideas, we spoke to some of Toronto’s favourite floral designers to get their thoughts on what you should expect to see at 2015 weddings.
Natural-Organic with a Twist!
“I’m seeing a ton of colour similar to last year, but the difference being there is the addition of a darker tone added into the mix. Palettes of coral/peach/yellow are accented with navy or reds/creams/lavanders are accents with aubergine. We just did a wedding with a Morracan theme – gorgeous, stunning and very rich and colour and contrast”
“We see from the fashion industry that there is a great focus in garden floral patterns; this is translating into free flowing and organic design to the flower arrangements.”
“With the passionate pursuit to eco-conscious living on the rise, one of the main trends we see happening is the move towards creating floral arrangements from local growers that suit a more organic and nature-inspired feel. This includes floral arrangements that use seasonal flowers, mixed with branches and an abundance of foliage to create a beautifully textured garden-inspired look. Another popular option is the use of potted plants and herbs for centerpieces. They make for great giveaways and will be a long-lasting reminder of your special day. Brides are falling for these green trends moving into 2015.”
“My all time favourite is a “modern garden” which includes soft, earthy & fresh tones of moss green, soft plum, blush, peach, taupe & rose gold such as peony, veronica, garden rose, astilbe & succulents in weathered wood containers, tarnished metals & vintage glass. Incorporating eclectic accessories such as vintage lace, buttons & broaches.”
“We’ll continue to see bridal bouquets spilling with foliage and showcasing larger faced blooms like garden roses, peonies, and dinner plate dahlias. In bouquets, garden roses, the most requested being David Austin roses, are taking precedence over peonies, a longstanding wedding favourite. Although there is a continued trend of hand made and vintage elements in weddings, we are seeing a move away from mason jars and towards vintage inspired metallic vessels in copper, gold and bronze.”
Keep it Personal
“So many of the couples we’re meeting are seeking wedding florals that reflect their individual spirit. Flowers can be so evocative of personal experiences – Grandma’s garden, a special flower featured in Mom’s wedding bouquet, a favourite floral scent, etc. Because of this, direct inspiration comes primarily from the couple, and less from trends or fads. We’re finding that many of our couples are looking for a personal way to present their unique personality.”
You’re Making me Blush!
“We are seeing Blushy pink still be a strong trend in floral for the upcoming year. To accent this a lot of brides are picking very soft neutral bridesmaids dresses with Grey suits for the men.”
“The thing we need to know about trends, especially on the wedding side of flowers and decor, is that they tend to be highly personal and reflect the style of the couple. I can see Blush and gold still remaining a trend for a while, it’s a soft palette with a vintage touch and blends in smoothly with ivories and whites.”
“We are moving away from the rustic look for 2015. 99% of wedding inquires we have had do not want to go in this direction and we are moving back into a modern elegant look. Lots of whites and blush with hints of greens.”
Earthy and Natural
“We believe that bringing nature indoors is an important element to our designs and is timeless. We have seen so many designs with flowers jam packed in bouquets and arrangements but feel moving forward a lighter, airy and natural style will be more sought after.”
“To say that I love a fabulous floral crown would be an understatement and lucky for me this gorgeous trend is all over the runways and is still going strong. I have made them small and elegant, large and showy or nothing but greens. Floral crowns are absolutely fabulous but are not for everyone and can make you look like you are wearing a planter on your head if they are not designed properly. Ask your floral designer to show you images of crowns. If you love the idea for your nuptials but unsure of debuting it on your big day consider a crown for your engagement or boudoir session. Trust me, designed properly with you and your shape in mind, a headpiece will make you feel and look FABULOUS!”
“Creating something unique and special for your wedding day can come in many facets. One trend that we began noticing is the move away from a traditional bouquet towards floral crowns. Having said that, these are not the crowns that adorned the hair of the 60s “flower child” look, but rather elegant, modern, and stylish creations made with flora ranging from daisies, roses, baby’s breath through to succulents.”