Beautiful, but not in the way you’d think.
When you think of a bridal bouquet, you probably think of an overflowing posey, bursting with colour and life.
Because generally that’s what wedding flowers are all about, right? Giving life to a venue, capturing some of the magic of nature and bringing the outside in.
But interestingly, for the style savvy couple, this may no longer be the case. In fact, one of the most in-vogue voices of the wedding industry has spoken and revealed that a rather unusual type of floral display is due to take centre stage for 2019 and 2020.
The Most Curious Wedding Show, which focuses on gathering wedding specialists and trends together from a fashion-forward perspective, has released its report for the next year and noticed an increase in dead flower arrangements.
Taking cue from Mandy Moore’s dried out, fluffy floral arrangements that lined the aisle for her ceremony, the report predicts that like pampas grass (used by Moore) other blooms that lend themselves to being dried out will be big in the next year.
Star flowers, bunny ears corns and daisies have all been named as flowers to try drying out. Most Curious says: “Think earthy and parched for beautiful textures and a delightful and stylish muted colour palette of terracottas, blushes and browns – yep, that’s right, browns!”
It’s not just about texture, though, muted shades are also key to making this effect work. Mix paired-back shades with muted pinks and lilacs for a pretty twist on desert chic.
And when it comes to the structures of the displays themselves, popping some posies in a vase just won’t cut it anymore. Oh no, according to Most Curious the only way to go from here is up, quite literally.
“Decor wise, we’re looking up this year. Floating floral cloud-like installations above tables create a cosy, close feeling for tables whilst keeping things a little ethereal and super editorial,” says the wedding show.
Top tips include creating a hanging flower mobile, suspending blooms from one structure hoisted high above guest’s heads and to experiment with a mix of living and dead flowers, with wooden blocks and paper shapes, for something that looks truly unique.
If you’re planning ahead for a winter wedding, check out this round up of the most enchanting cold-weather wedding venues, all of which would look dashing dressed up with some slightly dead flowers.
The Most Curious Wedding Fair is coming to London 1-3 March at the Truman Brewery on Brick Lane if you fancy seeing what else is set to be hot in the world of weddings in the next year.
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