UPCOMING FLORAL TRENDS
Flowers and weddings go hand in hand, from the bouquets to the buttonholes, the table settings, and the ceremony setup - so it pays to spend a bit of extra time figuring out the perfect combinations! While we’re not all floral experts, we’re lucky enough to have some incredible local Wairarapa florists, who really know what they’re talking about! To demystify the world of wedding flowers, we asked Amanda from Floraluce to share her picks for this upcoming wedding season, and her favourite colour palettes to work with.
HOT PICKS FOR THE COMING WEDDING SEASON
LOTS OF GREENERY WITH WHITE ACCENTS
It’s true what they say about the Meghan effect - Amanda picks Meghan Markle’s gorgeous scheme as an upcoming trend. “This is a classic, elegant look and can be a great way to keep your costs down by upping greenery and keeping the flowers as simple garden roses, fluffy astilbe, white hydrangeas and gorgeous dahlias.”
WILD, VIVACIOUS AND WHIMSICAL
This is an absolutely delicious style, and ties in perfectly with so many of our Wairarapa venues! “Think wild meadows or woodlands, distilled down to an incredible floral chandelier or archway - this look often includes unusual, foraged flowers and greenery and gives a fresh, modern feel.” She recommends tying this in with a dusky, woody colour palette, and incorporating natural accents into the rest of your styling - think linen and hand crafted pottery.
DRAMATIC, MOODY ROMANCE
This trend is lush, rich and reminiscent of Renaissance still life flowers and fruit. “The trend this year includes even bigger bouquets than last year and a colour palette including dark tones of burgundy, berry, navy and emerald, mixed with tonnes of greenery and incredible creamy garden roses.”
SOFT, ROMANTIC AND RUSTIC
Amanda notes a move away from bright, harsh colour schemes or high contrast between flower colours. “Most palettes are soft, romantic and often a bit rustic (it is the Wairarapa after all!)
FAVOURITE COLOUR PALETTES
WHITE AND GREEN
This is one of Amanda’s favourite colour palettes to work with - simple, beautiful but never boring, and absolutely timeless. “There are so many shades of green and so many possible options for texture in white flowers that the combinations are endless!”
SOFT SPRING COLOURS
Think subtle, elegant and rustic, including a blend of soft pinks and blues, whites and beige. “The ideal look is as though the bride walked around an English country garden the morning of her wedding day and picked herself a bouquet of everything that came to hand.”
SHADES OF BLUE, GREY, SAGE AND WHITE
Blue is coming back into wedding colour schemes, and Amanda is in love with this colour combination! “There hasn’t been a lot of blue around in the last couple of years and it feels really refreshing!”
Many thanks to Amanda from Floraluce for sharing her wise words of advice - check out their listing here!