FREE FLOWING BOUQUETS
Loose, free flowing wedding bouquets are a popular 2014 floral trend. The feeling of effortlessness and ease to the bouquet is what many florists are creating for upcoming brides.
A long trailing bouquet can look striking say celebrity event planner, Colin Cowie. “Arrangements are a bit looser, more organic and eclectic in feel. Brides are focused on giving their wedding a very personalised look, and bouquets — especially for summer weddings — have more of that ‘just picked, freshly cut from the garden’ flair.”
messy, wild and right off the vine. If you’re an avant-garde kind of girl, you’ll appreciate this fashion forward approach compared to the predictably tidy classic bouquet.
That said, rest assured that ‘vintage’ is not going anywhere in a hurry. Antique colour palettes, handles wrapped in vintage lace and heirlooms, and loose flowing bouquets and posies reminiscent of family wedding images from generations-past. Trailing, vintage and free-flowing effects can be created for any themed wedding, whether you opt for a mix of English garden-like flowers or natives and wildflowers.
When it comes to discussing flower trends I always advise my brides to go with what they love and what makes their heart sing! However I do think that, as a wedding florist, it’s important to keep up with current trends, and I’m definitely seeing more free flowing trailing bouquets.
Brides used to walk down the aisle with a traditional trailing bouquet wired and glued into a holder. Although lovely, and still popular, it tends to look very structured and neat and, unless the right soft, flowing foliage is used, can look a tad stiff. My brides are increasingly requsting me to create natural, rustic bouquets, with that just-picked look. The trailing part usually comes from the foliage, using things like honeysuckle, jasmine, olive leaves, ferns, eucalyptus foliage and a variety of natural grasses which have a soft, flowing natural effect. Everything about this bouquet is blousy and romantic, so it’s important to use flowers that have a trailing, flowing quality to them such as daisies, garden roses, lisianthus and many more. Bouquets for 2014 and into 2015 will have pops of bold colour, and we are seeing more soft pinks and purples.