Creativity, colour and abundance are the big themes for wedding flowers in 2023, with many couples favouring unique and dramatic floristry ideas. Brides and grooms want to create the wow factor and for their guests to be totally amazed when they enter the wedding space. We’re talking bright colours, bountiful designs and maximalism. More is more!
If you’re just starting out on your wedding planning journey and wondering what flower designs to go for, you’re in the right place. We’re sharing the hottest wedding flower trends for 2023 to get you inspired to design the wedding of your dreams.
1. Bold Colours
Pastels will always be in style and have a place in our hearts, but punchier and bolder colours are in order to make a real statement with flowers this year. From fresh citrus hues and fiery sunset shades to rusty autumnal colours and rich pink berry tones, wedding flowers are all about colour in 2023. Choose a florist whose style you love and let them get creative with your brief to create something truly unique and memorable. Here Joy Proctor styled dramatic blue hand painted candles to contrast with the many pink tones and apricots of Constance, Miranda and Juliet to achieve bold and beautiful colour statements across the wedding reception tables.
2. Hanging installations
Suspending floral decorations from the ceiling is a great way to add drama and a real sense of occasion. Hanging installations can be created from scratch by your florist and hoisted up with a pulley system, or combined with existing decor at the venue, such as chandeliers or ceiling beams as seen here at The Ivy Rose Barn, Virginia.
3. More Blooms and Less Greenery
We are loving the “all blooms” bouquet designs which require no foliage nor other flowers, just roses! Designing asymmetric shaped bouquets with just our blooms of varying tones and colours creates quite a statement! For a pink pastel wedding theme, Keira, Constance, Eugenie and Juliet are your go to girls.
4. Big Ceremony Decor and Backdrops
Dramatic wedding ceremony backdrops are all over social media and one of the most requested designs for florists. They are a great way to create focus in your ceremony space, which is important if you don’t have an obvious focal point such as a mantelpiece or doorway.
You could even add some draped material to complement your colour theme, add height and accentuate your floral designs. Two urns either side, with cascading roses connecting to a floral runner creates quite a theatrical statement.
5. Drama and Maximalism
Go big or go home is the wedding decor goal for many couples who have waited so long to host their wedding free of Covid restrictions. Couples are maximising their budget to create a huge impact with flowers, such as dramatic floral arches, elegant cascading flowers, floral borders, suspended abstract designs, floral ceilings and wearable florals.
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