Everyone wants to have a beautiful wedding. When you include flowers (and you should!), you can make it all that more beautiful. We think flowers set the tone for your wedding, and add that special touch to make it your own. Last year we saw some new trends such as the circular arch, a romantic-chic theme that included the softest pinks and fluffy ivory roses, and lastly, PAMPAS GRASS - who could forget it!? While we still love all these 2019 trends, we wanted to share what the new year might bring.
Here are our top 5 trends we foresee this year in the Mid-Michigan area, rated least to most popular:
5. Tropical inspired fillers.
By tropical, we really mean fan palms - green leaves taken off various species of palm trees. These leaves can be used fresh or dried, and sometimes they are dyed. Our favorite color is the terracotta tone - a lovely burnt orange color. Fan palms can go with any wedding theme - but really give off a more bohemian tone.
4. Uniquely shaped backdrops and arches.
Backdrops and arches are everything. Some may think that you don't need to spend money on your ceremony decor, especially if the ceremony is super short - but the truth is that it is SO important! This is the first thing that everyone sees - the guests, the family of the bride and groom, and the bride and groom themselves. This sets the tone for the wedding. It is everything. Our favorites this year are diamond shapes and anything that is completely filled from top to bottom and side to side. A range of various fillers can be used, from eucalyptus to pampas grass to roses. Often times, the backdrop or arch can be moved and reused someplace at the reception - think the head table or entryway.
3. Warm tones (reds, oranges, yellows, and browns).
Toward the end of 2019, we were seeing a shift from pinks and purples to more deep hues like burgundy, burnt orange, and mustard yellows. These colors have always been popular for Fall weddings, but for 2020 and into 2021 we expect to see these colors all year round.
2. Pops of blue.
2020's Pantone Color of the Year is "Classic Blue", which is a super dreamy deep blue. We started seeing some increased popularity in blue last year, but with Pantone announcing this hue, we think we will see more of it. Deep blues are almost impossible to get with fresh flowers, but there are some light blue varieties that can be used. Tweedia, delphinium, hydrangeas, thistle, and orchids all come in blue tones. Another good choice to wrap in some blue is the anemone - it has a beautiful almost unreal navy blue center. Pairing blue with peach and blush is such a fresh, simple, and lovely mix - we'd love to do some of this in our wedding work this year!
1. Dried florals.
What's not to love about dried flowers? They are easy to get any time of year (perhaps making them more affordable), they are unique, and they are also more eco-friendly (which is our favorite part)! Using dried flowers in a wedding is the perfect choice, because weddings are planned so far in advance that you can have your floral designer start drying things months before they would usually have to buy your flowers. It's more eco-friendly because a lot of the flowers we dry are just left over from other events and such - giving them a second life and "recycling" fresh flowers. Dried flowers can range from greenery (think eucalyptus), pampas grass, and real flowers. Not all flowers dry nicely but some great options are larkspur, pampas and other grasses, straw flower, fan palms, and bunny tails, to name a few. A lot of them can be bleached and dyed as well, giving them a whole new look. Mix them with fresh flowers and greenery to really have a jaw dropping wedding.