Wedding Flower Trends To Watch In 2022
As the industry settles from the past couple of years, the world of wedding planning is heading back to normal. 2020 was the year of intimate zoom weddings, postponements & cancellations.
The wedding drought appears to be over (hopefully!) & with that we’ll see a surge in ceremonies across the world. The previously postponed weddings are upon us creating a boom as we go into 2022.
In the US alone, “there will be an estimated 2.5 million weddings in 2022, which is the most the U.S. has seen since 1984, according to The Wedding Report,”.
And in the UK, “The UK Weddings Task Force forecasts that there will be 470,000 weddings in the UK in 2021 & 350,000 in 2022. That is nearly 200,000 more weddings than in pre-pandemic years.”
With this increased number of weddings, it is more important than ever to work with your florist in order to achieve an impactful floral statement.
With the new year wonderful floral trends for your big day. From arches to textures, take a look at the top 5 below.
Unique floral combinations
We’re stepping away from the traditional fresh rose bouquets & we’re making way for exciting and unique floral combinations. Your designs can be unique based on colour pairings or even meaning.
The Rogue Valley Messenger found that zinnia, sunflowers, chrysanthemums & alstroemeria have an interesting meaning. “The yellow sunflower & alstroemeria are associated with adoration, loyalty, devotion, and support. Adding the chrysanthemum will show joy, while the zinnia will give off the feeling of respect. With this bouquet, you can tell your most devoted friend that they’re an important part of your life and that they spark joy within you.”
Or, break the mould and be unexpected with your colour choices. Mix “peach roses with white peonies, orange astilbe & greenery, green leaves with copper bottoms, fluffy white buds like roses and delphinium with dark maple leaves for a dramatic look.”
Mixing fresh with dried
Working with dried flowers is the perfect way to play with textures to your wedding bouquets. We bring together fresh floral frills & fluffy dried grasses for our bridal bouquets. Creating a harmony between the two makes for a beautiful statement as you walk down the aisle.
If you are wanting an oversized look to your bouquet, pampas grass works best for adding texture & adding volume.
Try your hand at arranging dried floral bouquets at our private workshops especially for hen-dos.
Al fresco centrepieces
Al Fresco weddings have risen in popularity. Style My Pretty describes them as “warm and welcoming, inspired by the home and family style dinners. Initially part of the California vineyard scene, Al Fresco weddings now rule the wedding world - achieved by the use of open-air tenting, whimsical lighting, and long, rustic and elegant feasting tables in any locale.”
Taking your wedding reception outside is a great opportunity to experiment with Al fresco tablescapes & centrepieces. They decorate the space in a natural way, complimenting your surroundings.
Grand dried floral arches
Creating a dreamy setting with a floral arch that frames you and your love during your ceremony. Dried flowers are extremely versatile & you can achieve your desired look by working closely with your florist. At PHOHM, we create stunning & intricate dried floral arches that will keep lasting memories of your special day.
Punchy and bold colours
“Brides have been locked in the house during this pandemic, giving them plenty of time to scour social media to get inspired by weddings from around the globe that are packed with lots of colour,” - Moon.
Although we appreciate and love bright flowers. An earthy, neutral colour palette will always be our favourite for giving wedding flower decor an effortlessly chic look. Opting for natural colours keeps your blooms looking classic.
Photographed by the wonderful @jadegoldingstudio