Some clients come through our doors knowing exactly how they want their big day to look. From the florals to the dresses to the linens, they have a vision and it's just our job to bring that to life. Others, however don't always know a rose from a ranunculus and maybe haven't pinned down their style just yet. This post is all about how to incorporate floral design into your wedding party. Found the perfect bridesmaids dresses on Pinterest and just don't know how to pair them with florals that really speak to your style? Well that's where we come in. If you're having trouble finding inspiration (or just really love beautiful wedding photos) check out some of these gorgeous categories! Which one speaks to the feel and overall design you want to see at your wedding?
Romantic floral design begins and finishes with soft, fluffy flowers. The most commonly requested are peonies, garden roses, ranunculus and dahlias – all excellent choices for romantic designs, although they come with a high price tag. While we see a lot of muted, neutral tones in this look – don’t be afraid to embrace a little color! Jewel tones have been a big trend over the last year and weddings with a pop of marsala continue to be very popular. Often our brides looking to create a wedding day full of dreamy flirtation enjoy designs with flowing greenery and naturally shaped, unstructured arrangements. Dripping ribbons, bridesmaids’ dresses with soft fabric that have a lot of movement, bridal gowns with full skirts and lots of texture, dapper men with soft-bloomed boutonnieres... all classic ingredients in a romantic wedding.
For a long, long time vintage design ruled the wedding scene, and we continue to see a huge interest in events inspired by this concept. Over the years, our clients’ desire for shabby chic has turned into a more sophisticated blend of vintage and modern elements. We see a lot of brides with vintage-inspired weddings wanting bouquets with modern twists, with elements like king protea and gold air plants. Metallic accents, headbands, mismatched bridesmaids dresses, lace accents, non-white bridal gowns, flower crowns, layered fabric… all beautiful staples of vintage-inspired weddings.
Classic floral design exudes elegance and refinement. Typically our classic customers desire all white pallets, but that is by no means a rule. Pantone has proven itself again, releasing the colors of the year as rose quartz and serenity and we are seeing quite a lot of interest in pairing soft blush and pale blue with our clients. And like all categories of design, more and more we are seeing brides embrace greenery and foliages in bouquets and arrangements, even indoors in traditional, ballroom settings. Mothers of the bride and groom typically prefer carrying flowers or wearing floral bracelets. Cascading orchids, formal tuxes, tighter and more controlled arrangements, traditional flowers, candelabras, colors that stand the test of time… all combine for the perfect, classic wedding.
We are based in Texas and therefore rustic weddings are a staple. The most commonly requested rustic element that brides want worked into their designs is succulents - we love throwing varied types of succulents into designs. Our hill country customers tend to gravitate towards hill country ingredients, such as fresh lavender, moss, and seasonal herbs and foliages. Textured fabric such as burlap and frayed linen, cowboy boots, rustic farm tables, wood containers, branches, and seasonal berries and foliages… all come together in the ultimate hill country wedding.
Contemporary, modern floral designs often celebrate color and are typically bold in concept. Currently geometric shapes are huge in this type of design – so we see things like patterned ribbon with the bouquets and modern sculptures mixed into centerpieces. No color combination is off limits in this category, and all elements are fair game – such as the industrial look of concrete or metallic, gilded foliage. Striking flowers like anemones, bright-colored garden roses, calla lilies, and interesting pods and foliages are frequently used in designs. Clean lines, suspended flowers, unique elements, contrasting colors, and outside-the-box thinking… all set the standard for modern weddings.
Boho inspiration is a fast-growing trend. More and more of our clients are gravitating towards this type of design. Funky combinations and interesting texture go hand in hand with Austin’s culture. Bright colors, muted neutrals or dark and moody – it can go in any color direction when it comes to embracing an artistic spirit. Free-flowing fabric, flower crowns a must, mismatched vases and unexpected containers, atypical wedding flowers, unique ceremony locations, natural light… all part of the standard (not so standard) boho wedding.