I'm going to go out on a limb and say that more and more brides are going to be asking their floral designers to create cascade bouquets for their weddings. In the last 3 weeks alone, we have created 3 of these beauties and buzz on our Facebook page has been quite dramatic. Take the bouquet below ~ Bride Shedline was super pleased when Kevin arrived with her bouquet. Don't you just love the rich color in shades of purple. That in itself is an ongoing trend with many couple choosing purple as their wedding color. This bouquet was created using roses, mini callas, stock, lisianthus, carnations, limonium and touches of elegant foliage's. It's actually not that heavy and was super easy to hold (the biggest fear most bride's have when deciding on their bouquet is weight and ease of carrying it correctly). See my YouTube video that shows how easy these bouquets are to carry.
Another trend I'm noticing more of is the use of mixed plant material such as succulents. This bouquet of super green garden roses, mini callas, berries, scabiosa pods (another interesting textured plant/flower) and succulents. More brides are asking for elements like rosemary and other herbs. This trend has been around for a few years but I see brides still asking for these types of elements.
Vintage and rustic weddings (like this brides maids bouquet below wrapped in twine) still seem to be in trend for 2013 but I predict that more brides and grooms are going to be asking for more traditional styled arrangements with flowers such as roses, babies breath and carnations being in high demand. I've noticed couples asking for more traditional shaped containers for their centerpieces such as hurricanes and urns with less and less asking for cubes and cylinders.
Well, there you have it, my predictions for 2013 based on the many bridal consultations I'm doing right now. To see more of what we have done over the last 6 months be sure to watch our latest wedding video and to learn why choosing a color before meeting with your wedding florist, check out this video. Thanks for reading, if you liked this blog please share and check back to see if my 2013 predictions were correct!