I've been scouring the internet for this years floral trends and here's a round up of the top 10 in 2018.
1. We have been seeing increasingly wild looking, free form bouquets. Gone are the round posies of yesteryear. Brides want lots of variety and a 'just scooped up from a field' look. This has been the case for some time now of course and doesn't show any signs of slowing down.
2. The oversized bouquet is not going anywhere either with many brides opting for this look,. Just watch you don't swallow up the rest of your look and give yourself sprained wrists or worse take out a guest when you throw it.
3. Another trend that began in 2017 and will continue to evolve are floral hoops. Expect lots of moss, greenery, bark and bright clashing blooms. Again, not sure how you would throw one of these, frisbee style maybe?
4. Large hanging installations such as chandeliers and arches are a great space saving idea if you're having lots of other paraphernalia on your tables. It also gives a fresh perspective to floral decoration.
5. Last year we saw lots of rose gold vessels and this will be evolving into copper. The good thing is it's fairly cheap and it works in a variety of venues from industrial warehouses to Georgian mansions.
6. Geometric vases in metallics will also be big,. Lots of straight lines and clear glass mixed with coloured and vintage cut glass. Matching is out, eclectic is in.
7. Muted tones are not the one this year. Moody, dark tones or bright clashing colours are in. The more colour the better (I knew my style would come into fashion one day!)
8. Less of a 'trend' more of a way forward I hope! British grown and seasonal flowers will get more and more popular. Young couples are becoming increasingly more ethically minded and want to limit their carbon footprints.
9. Scent is no longer being ignored and couples are realising how inviting the aroma of flowers can be. So sweet smelling stocks, freesias, jasmine, honeysuckle and roses will be on point. Goodbye stinky baby's breath!
10. Following on from amazing smelling flowers comes the use of herbs and botanicals which will continue to grow as it did in 2017. Aisles lined with pots of rosemary, sage and thyme will not only look beautiful but smell incredible.