Flower crowns, backdrops, table runners, Oh my! A look into this year's floral trends in weddings

While it's definitely Winter here in Virginia, I have had much warmer thoughts of weddings later this year and what my brides have been wanting, showing me pictures of, and obsessing over. Flowers are such an integral part of an overall wedding. They do so much to enhance the feel of the day and they reflect who you are as a bride. With that being said, I'm excited for this year's wedding floral trends. Trends this year are very "untraditional' in all areas of weddings and more so with florals. Brides are finding new and unusual ways to use flowers in their weddings and I totally love it. 

1. Wearable Flowers.

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Floral crowns are here to stay! This year instead of large and full blooms. brides are opting for a more delicate feel. Floral crowns made from just greenery are becoming more popular too. I love floral crowns because they are beautifully consistent to any wedding and there is something so girly about them. They can be made to look boho chic, glam, or whimsical. Whatever your heart desires. I think we'll see even more ways that flowers can be used in jewelry too like necklaces, earrings, and hair combs. 

2. Floral Runners

This is the one I am most excited about! I am just loving them right now! Floral table runners. 

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Aren't they gorgeous? Talk about a totally different spin on traditional centerpieces and they can be incorporated into any style wedding and during any season. There are many many different ways to do a floral runner. Going for an over the top glam look? How about fluffy peonies bunched together cascading off the tables? Holiday inspired? Go for a pine or a douglas fir runner with pops of white. And for the understated bride, opt for a runner made entirely of greenery using olive branches, eucalyptus, or jasmine. So many options for all types of brides. And they aren't just for guest tables either. Use them for dessert table decor, escort card table, or your sweetheart table. 

3. Wild and Natural.

Brides are turning away from the perfectly round shaped bouquets and gravitating towards a just picked and natural feel for both bouquets and centerpieces. Think vines, branches, greenery , and seasonal blooms. For one, I am loving the step away from tradition. The "I just gathered this up from the garden" look is a breath of fresh air to me and I'm hoping it stays around for a while. 

Florals by Descanso Designs

Florals by Descanso Designs


4. Floral Backdrops.

Perhaps inspired by Kim Kardashian's wedding last May,  floral backdrops are such a great way to create uniqueness in your wedding decor and again, can be incorporated into any style wedding. Wonderful for both the ceremony and the reception. (Hello awesome photo booth backdrop!) Other options are hanging flowers or a floral adorned floral pergola like in my last post. Again, Brides are finding more and more unique uses for flowers and are using them in all aspects of their weddings. 

5. Deeper Color Palettes.

For years now it's been all about blush bouquets and pastels. Gorgeous, yes but those popular colors are making room for deeper color palettes that play off of Pantone's color of the year, Marsala. Richer tones like the deep reds and raspberry pair well with softer colors like rose and pinks making these wine inspired colors great for every season. On the other side, we'll see peaches, corals, and rust colors too.