What’s on the horizon for weddings next year? From the looks of it, we’re in for some major drama. Whether it’s a cascade of flowers unfurling from the rafters or deep, dark, moody hues, next year’s wedding scene is going to serve up some serious eye candy. Eastern Floral has our sights set on 5 dazzling trends.
Ultra Violet Flowers
When palette powerhouse Pantone revealed its pick for 2018 color of the year, Ultra Violet, the design and fashion worlds were mostly on board. The intriguing hue beautifully channeled the mystery of the cosmos but also proved a somewhat challenging color to work into design schemes. Not so for weddings, where purple has been put to use in bridesmaid’s gowns, flowers and more. This year, the palette receives an extra modern charge, with the vivid, complex tone showing up on or in lapels, bouquets, linens and other decor. Might Pantone’s choice have influenced some of the blue wedding gowns we saw on the runways this year, too?
Darling Dahlias and Peonies
We knew peonies would be a big deal for weddings as soon as Meghan Markle transformed into a Duchess last May, framed by a breathtaking, peony-studded arch. Expect the commoners to follow suit this year, flecking their bouquets and centerpieces with the ultra romantic flower.
Jewel Tones In General
About those blue gowns and purple flowers . . . Rich, jewel-toned colors in general will be setting the standard for many a wedding this year and next. Ruby red, emerald green and sapphire blue will lend their depth and mystery to flowers, ties, table linens and more for seasons to come.
Suspended Centerpieces & Decor
The past couple of years have seen a profusion of hanging floral installations, and we’re just getting started. Greens and flowers will continue to hover over tables, ceremony sites and dance floors as brides and grooms seek a distinctly modern focal point. More than just a statement piece, suspended floral decor can replace lush centerpieces, leaving more room on the table, or provide a much-needed burst of nature in a ballroom or similar space.
Dreamy Floral Arches
Floral arches, with their cascade of lavish flowers and greens, are simply the best way to define a ceremony site. And by arches, we also mean rectangles, hearts, moon shapes and more, so long as it’s topped or flowing with flowers. The look can be luxe or spare, which is what makes a floral arch so appealing.