If you’re getting married in 2020, you’ve probably already started planning every last detail of your big day. When it comes to your wedding flowers, we’ve got the inside scoop on the flower trends blossoming for 2020.
If you're newly engaged and starting off with a blank slate, or planning your big day for 2020 and looking for floral inspiration, the latest trends make a great jumping off point. Wedding florists are always honing new techniques and developing their style, and with the help of Pinterest and Instagram, floral trends from around the world can be easily adapted by local florists with locally-sourced flowers. So regardless of whether you want a wedding that's cool and unique or timeless and classic, the latest trends can offer you wedding flowers with a more bespoke feel. 2020 is set to be an exciting year in florals, as established trends hit the mainstream, and new ideas start to bloom!
Grasses and dried flowers
Although we’ve loved the greenery trend, it’s slowly giving way to the earthier, more neutral tones of dried flowers and grasses such as pampas grass, dried hops and wheat sheaves. We think this looks stunning at summer and autumn weddings in particular, although dried fruits and branches are ideal for winter weddings.
More and more brides are working with sustainable floristry to help keep their bouquets and floral arrangements eco-friendly. Rather than flying in unseasonal blooms, brides are preferring to choose season, British-grown flowers to keep their carbon footprint low.
For aisle decoration with impact, we’re loving the look of loose, wild flower-style arrangements placed all down the aisle. It looks incredible in photos and will make you feel like you’re walking through a meadow. Plus, after the ceremony is over, you can reuse the arrangements in front of the top table.
These days, we’re finding that brides are placing equal importance on the way their bouquet smells as to how it looks! Beautifully scented florals such as freesias, lavender, sweet peas and lilacs are making their way into more wedding florals, and we’re even seeing fresh herbs make an appearance! Springs of rosemary, mint, thyme or sage work just as well as table decor as they do in the wedding food!
If your budget doesn’t stretch to a giant bouquet of traditional blooms, then why not focus on one statement flower and build your arrangements around it? A single protea, bird of paradise, sunflower or even artichoke can make a big difference in a bouquet! We’re even seeing brides and brides carrying large paper flowers in lieu of real ones – could this be the next wedding flower trend?