Flowers add more than atmosphere and ambiance. Flowers can represent the couple’s history or the family’s history/“Using favorite flowers, flowers the groom has always given the bride, or a special flower that the bride’s mother and grandmother may have also used is another way to add meaning to the wedding.” -
In 2013 we saw lots of succulents, peonies and cotton in floral wedding décor. This year I predict we'll see the following flowers popping up in bouquets, boutonnières and table arrangements wherever wedding bliss is blooming.
This is a new variety of protea. It's beautiful, white, softer and more petite than protea. It's fun and different for bridal bouquets.
South American Vining Jasmine
The South American vining Jasmine is exotic, fragrant and increasing available due to popular demand. This flower even comes in radiant orchid, the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year".
Green Trichelium / ‘Green Trick’ Dianthus
Perfect for the eco-couple, these flowers are fun, textural, non-flowery flowers.
It’s not just garlic anymore. There are more petite, delicate varieties in white and yellow that are a really fun accent for bouquets or arrangements.
There are so many fun, new varieties of thistle coming available. These are great for textural, modern or even wildflower-y weddings.
Available in bright hues perfect for a pop of color, celosia is soft, velvety and more feathery than flowery.
I think we’ll see a big comeback in these this year. They’re available in bright colors and can be used in new ways for a sleek, modern look. They’re full and flowery but not too fluffy.
Another trend is what is growing all around you. Using cuttings from your garden can make great additions to your bouquet and your centerpieces. Plus, more economical!
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Peace and love,
Alma Rose, Master Life-Cycle Celebrant and Santa Barbara Officiant x