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Floral Trends for 2024

December 8, 2023

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Flowers Tie Everything Together: Flowers are the glue that sticks all the design bits together. They make everything intentional, from the bouquets to the centerpieces. With flowers, it all feels purposeful and totally meant to be.

But here’s the thing. How do we stick to MINIMALISM, avoid waste, and have a timeless yet unique aesthetic without being too cluttered?

Floor Bouquets, Multipurpose Magic: Forget the traditional arch. Picture bouquets on the ground at the ceremony. Then, bam! They’re moving to the head table, cake display, or other spots at the reception. One design, many uses.

Levels for Bouquets, Instead of One Big Arch: Say goodbye to the giant arch. Instead, play with different bouquet heights as an alternative to the big floral arch at the front of the aisle. It’s versatile and easier to use them across different parts of the day.

Note: Fixing bouquets to an arch with drapes has been done so many times over the years! (Pictured below) Let’s do something new. Something that feels like YOU. Something we can repurpose elsewhere. This is where your first picture as man and wife, kissing at the altar is going to happen. You’re going to share this picture for YEARS. Let’s make it a backdrop that feels like home.

Levels for Bouquets, Instead of One Big Arch: Say goodbye to the giant arch. Instead, play with different bouquet heights as an alternative to the big floral arch at the front of the aisle. It’s versatile and easier to use them across different parts of the day.

Note: Fixing bouquets to an arch with drapes has been done so many times over the years! (Pictured below) Let’s do something new. Something that feels like YOU. Something we can repurpose elsewhere. This is where your first picture as man and wife, kissing at the altar is going to happen. You’re going to share this picture for YEARS. Let’s make it a backdrop that feels like home.

Here are some other ideas that are untraditional, able to be repurposed, and are intentionally designed as a special backdrop for that first photo as man and wife. Look at the final picture of the head table- all those florals were pulled from the cermemony and all the reception tables had ceremony bouquets as well.

Aisle Flowers to Reception Decor: Keep the love going! Those flowers that lined the aisle? They’re not just for show. After the “I dos,” they’re jazzing up the reception, making everything seamless and reducing waste.

Colorful, Offbeat Florals: Embrace the funk! Mix colors and shapes for a wild, asymmetrical look. It’s about breaking the symmetry rule and adding a playful vibe that’s so not cookie-cutter.

Florals Growing from Cake, Pure Whimsy: Imagine flowers sprouting from the cake tiers. It’s like an enchanted garden on your dessert. This playful touch makes your cake a floral masterpiece.

Ikebana Centerpiece vs. Bud Vases: Swap those tiny vases for a centerpiece that’s like a work of art. Think elegant arrangements inspired by Ikebana, keeping things minimal yet striking. It’s all about sophistication and making those tables pop.

Let’s talk budget and minimalism!

One final thought! MINIMALISM is in! I’m talking small bridal and bridesmaid bouquets, simple arrangements, and simple designs. Elegant designs that stand the test of time. There are some ways where it’s helpful to go big, so the overall theme of the wedding is consistent and blended (like a big statement at the ceremony- maybe bouquets along the aisle and some bigger pieces near the front where the vows are said). And there are some ways to go small. Be practical about it! Do you want your arms to fall off because your bouquet weighs 25 pounds? No. Are boutonni√®res important to you, or does it feel obligatory? Think about if you want them.



You might not want “too many flowers.” So add some candles and twinkle lights and spread them out to make sure it’s not overpowering, and of course to protect the budget. But be mindful that the flowers give you the creative freedom to express in tons of other ways while still having an intentional theme and palate at the wedding.

Last tip!
Talk to your florist 6+ months in advance, or ASAP. If you wait too long to talk design and vision, you might get stuck with something that doesn’t work for you.

Florists featured:
Armando Malfronte
Loop Flowers
Lancaster Flower Co
Amorette Events
Beloved Events Co

Photographers Featured:
Fern & Fountain Wedding
Rebecca Yale
Elizabeth Warrick

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