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Brides, these are the most on-trend wedding flowers for 2019, and they’re absolutely blooming beautiful. 

Out of all the wedding trends for 2019, checking out which flowers for weddings have been deemed the most stylish has to be one of our favourites.

Although poring over the coolest wedding dresses and researching chic wedding stationery are also high up the list, there’s something about wedding flowers that bring a venue to life and add depth to a hairstyle and a bridal party’s theme like nothing else.

Bloom & Wild, the hit letterbox florist service, is known for not only producing uniquely chic designs but switching up its floral offerings regularly, to incorporate new trends and reflect the seasons. 

So, we figured the brand’s lead florist, Caroline Grimble, would be the perfect person to ask about 2019’s biggest flower wedding trends for brides getting married this year and next.

Wedding trends 2019: flowers
Wedding trends 2019: flowers

There’s good news for cool brides, as muted tones and a paired back look are gathering popularity, and we also learned which shade is set to be most popular for bouquets.

Below, Grimble shares her observations on the trends you need to know when planning your wedding flowers, and we’ve included lots of ideas for inspiration on how to master the look, too.  

Pampas Grass

This wedding flower trend for 2019 is as specific as they come. Not only is the whole dried flowers look very in (more on that later), but in particular this is the plant of the moment to achieve that muted, effortlessly cool aesthetic.

Also known as cortaderia selloana, pampas grass is native to southern South America and grows in 25 different varieties, but in this instance, you’re looking for a type in a dusty beige hue.

This trend looks best when used for outdoors weddings in creative installations (great for picture opportunities), crafted into an arch for the ceremony or in big vases arranged in groups to give depth to the venue’s décor. 

You might have seen that This Is Us star Mandy Moore used pink-dyed pampas grass to line the walk way to her ceremony, matching the blush tones of her wedding dress. We love how she layered different colours and heights together to create a soft look. 

Keeping it coral 

Coral is a gorgeous hue for a wedding, it’s quintessentially feminine with a vibrancy that’s perfect for summer. And, after Pantone announced Living Coral as its colour of the year for 2019 the shade has become even more popular.

We suggest going for a bouquet full of bright coral blooms and then extending the colour out the rest of your wedding’s décor. You could do this with touches of coral throughout the venue’s flowers, the wedding party’s flowers and outfits. You could even incorporate coral touches inot your wedding cake (for example, laying some coral flowers atop of the highest tier or around the outside) or with a coral-coloured petal floating in every welcome drink.  

Flowers that look particularly good in a bright coral hue are peonies, hydrangeas and a range of roses including movie star roses, cantaloupe garden roses and jam tart roses. 

Dried flowers

Pampas grass may have a dried-out texture, but it’s not the start and finish of the dried flower trend. In fact, bouquets of ornately dried flowers of every type are becoming more and more popular.

Grimble says: “Whether it’s a whole bouquet or just the odd dried flower added into an arrangement, this trend is only getting bigger.” We love the idea of mixing the two textures together for a more unique bouquet. 

Grimble also details which flowers look most effective and says we should prepare to see “lots of seed heads and dried lavender, which make arrangements last such a long time.”

Flower clouds

Flower installations have been big news for a long time. In the past we’ve fawned over flower walls, flower bombs and flower canopies, but the latest floating flowers that deserve your attention are (the whimsically named) flower clouds.

Where we’ve seen flower bombs take a circular shape and hang downwards in one plume, and flower canopies take over an entire ceiling, flower clouds should hover above the heads of your guests in a perfect cloud shape. 

Flower clouds look beautiful when using dried flowers, so if you fancy combining two of the big wedding trends for 2019 (or for a more rustic look), you could use an excess of foliage and greenery with white and pink roses studded throughout.

Images: Julia Solonina / Getty / Pinterest / Instagram 

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Megan Murray is a digital journalist for stylist.co.uk, who enjoys writing about London happenings, beautiful places, delicious morsels and generally spreading sparkle wherever she can.

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