Wedding flowers are key when it comes to showing off your style, incorporating key colours and providing a show-stopping backdrop for your wedding photography. To truly nail your big day blooms, a blend of personal style and current wedding flower trends is essential. To get the lowdown on next year’s trends and make sure your blooms hit the right notes, we chatted to WeddingWire UK supplier, Nikki McKinney of The Bell Jar Flowers who filled us in on all things floral in 2020.
Here are the most steal-worthy 2020 wedding flower trends.
It seems the health of the planet is weighing on couples’ minds more than ever and so we’re seeing a surge in ethical and eco-friendly wedding flowers. “With the world finally waking up to a changing climate, progressive, sustainable floristry is upper-most in people’s minds.” Agrees Nikki, “Seasonal and locally-grown flowers predominate the field-to-vase movement of floral artistry; all the while limiting the use of floral foam, and single-use plastic, wherever possible. The use of more natural and traditional floristry techniques is on the rise.”
To pull off this wedding flower trend, be sure to check out eco-friendly wedding suppliers in your area and ask for recommendations. Due to the reduction in floral foam usage, expect arrangements to sit more naturally and look a little less perfect and polished. Embrace the trend with British grown wildflowers and plenty of texture.
“Following on from this theme, is the continued rise in popularity in 2020 of retro dried flowers and throwback flower choices including pampas grass and stipa grass both fresh and dried.” Explains Nikki. This wedding flower trend is great news for your wedding budget as dried florals and grasses tend to be cheaper than fresh and imported flowers. This look is also a great choice for couples seeking a floral alternative that will look super-stylish.
The retro trends don’t stop with pampas grass, in fact, Nikki cites “the humble carnation”, as a key bloom for 2020. Clear all images of restaurant tables from your mind and instead picture bouquets and arrangements filled with “antique copper and apple tea tones” and you’ve got the right idea for 2020 weddings. With a much lower price tag than the traditional rose or the pricey peony, you can get more bang for your buck with carnations, making it easier to pack arrangements with plenty of flowers. Winning.
Pale Colour Palettes
When it comes to colours, each year sees a host of different shades emerge as key trends. For 2020, Nikki predicts we’ll be looking at the paler end of the colour spectrum, “In terms of colour palettes, I have noticed a trend towards pared-back pale, muted palettes and white and bleached colour schemes, with the all-foliage look maybe having peaked. Coffee, dusky pinky browns and caramels are really current when found in beautiful rose varieties like Quicksand, Cafe Latte and Toffee. Also, watch out for multi-tonal pastels such as Cherry Caramel or Creme Brûlée phlox as these are bang on trend.”
The good news about this palette is that it’s so easy to incorporate into your own wedding colour scheme, pales shades will sit beautifully alongside accent colours if a completely pared-back, muted look isn’t for you.
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