The month of January in a flower shop is about reflecting, planning, preparing, brainstorming, and of course, meeting with our new & prospective brides. This quieter time allows us to prepare for a busy wedding season, so that all things go smoothly and according to plan. It also gives us an opportunity to research new and evolving trends. Out with the old, in with the new! Here is what we have observed and expect to be seeing lots of in the 2018 wedding season:
1.) Lots of Greenery
Flowing greenery provides organic texture, romantic atmosphere, and a natural tone. There are so many varieties of greens to choose from that any look & feel can be achieved.
2.) Hanging Florals & Swags
This is the “Wow!” factor. Eye-catching arrangements make a statement that greats your guests and demands their attention. Elaborate designs require many flowers and provide a luxurious, upscale look to any ceremony or reception.
3.) Navy – is the New Black!
Less harsh than black, navy makes for a perfect neutral to pair with a wide array of colors. Whether it be tuxedos, bridesmaids dresses, or an accent color, navy is in!
4.) Floral Wreaths – to Carry
This creative take on traditional bouquets brings a natural contemporary feel to bridesmaid flowers. Complimenting the hanging florals trend, this look could be the special touch you’re looking for.
5.) Woodsy Decor
Beautiful greens, branches, wildflowers, disbursed sunlight peaking through the trees, woodsy is a romantic route to go. The forest of beautiful textures leave us with endless possibilities.
6.) Pantone’s Ultra Violet
The 2018 Pantone color of the Year is called Ultra Violet. This moody hue is sure to be seen across the wedding industry. Following purple’s slow growing popularity as a wedding color, we can’t wait to see all of the creative ways that our brides will incorporate this color trend in their decor. (Just keep in mind that purple and lavender are receding colors, so things will tend to be dull looking when used with pastels. If purple or lavender are paired with a bright color, both will shine).
So, since we are still very early in the year, and wedding planning is now in full swing for 2018 weddings, we hope these trends provide some food for thought and consideration in your wedding planning process. Should you like to discuss these ideas with us, please call us at 412-937-1100, and we will be happy to schedule a free cosultation with you. Happy Planning!!