A “trend” is defined as a direction – and mostly understood as “something new,” like in “Fashion Trend.” Looking back on the 2014 wedding season, and especially on the variety of beautiful and unexpected dress choices my brides had made, I was wondering about their flowers. Trends? Not really. When it came to their wedding flowers, my brides were surprisingly conservative! The undisputed winner of the year 2014 was the classic hand tied bouquet – mostly based on ivory and green, with accent colors. Very, very few exceptions… have a look for yourself.
Here’s the first textbook classic:
Here are more in a similar style:
Shaina had likewise chosen pink hues for her accent color, and her and her bridesmaids’ bouquets (see those below) were based on English roses and hydrangeas in ivory and various shades of pink.
Erica added fresh green accents with Bells of Ireland and green-tinged hydrangea…
Pam opted for peach (English roses, dahlias) for her rustic-nostalgic nuptials…
Lauren added a tina touch of blue to her otherwise elegantly simple and classic bouquet of ivory Vendela roses…
Last but not least, one bride went for ultra-classical with a spherical all-red, all-rose bouquet with a glass handle and matching bridesmaids’ bouquets:
Which shows the versatility of this style! But still – wasn’t there a more adventurous style out there?
My “other” Laura went for a more relaxed, “wild” style for her outdoors vineyard wedding, with eucalyptus, succulents and berries mixed into the roses and lisianthus flowers. If any “trend” crystallizes here, it’s the succulents which have gained favor not only in table arrangements, but have made their way into the bridal bouquets, too.
Here’s another one:
Amy fell in love with a combination of succulents, eucalyptus, ranunculus and exotic protea blooms in saturated pinks for her nostalgic outdoor celebration.
Michele had variegated euonimus greenery added to her summery bouquet for her garden wedding, with sunny yellow as her accent color…
… and Vannie took it one step further: her bouquets were really “hand-tied” by herself, and with twine!
Only two couples did something totally unique. One, Alan, was actually a groom in a same-sex wedding who hand-crafted paper flowers:
… and the other one was bride Courtney’s handcrafted brooch bouquet:
What was NOT chosen? Well… no elegant straight bouquet of sculptural flowers (like calla lilies or long-stemmed roses); no cascading bouquets; and nothing “outrageous” like a flower lei in lieu of a bouquet.
Maybe you, dear readers, are up for that? Let me know your favorites!