Wedding flowers: Trends for 2012

by Charlotte.Barnes on March 26, 2012

beach-wedding-flowersWhen it comes to special days, there are few dates that are as important and memorable as your wedding day. We know that every single detail of this special occasion is carefully thought out; from the dress and venue, to the photographer and the flowers. Plus, every one of these things must tie in with your chosen theme, which makes the whole process even more delicate. With Interflora’s Head of Floral Gifting Karen Barnes’ guide to wedding trends in 2012, you’ll find that organising your wedding flowers is one less thing to worry about.

Flowers are an important part of any wedding and often brides will choose flowers that are in season at the time of their big day in order to save money. With this in mind, are there any flowers that are a bit different to the traditional roses and peonies and when they will be in season?

  • Vanda Orchids – Winter
  • Bronze coloured Calla lilies – Autumn
  • Lily of the valley- early Summer
  • Agapanthus – Summer
  • Muscari – Spring
  • Ixia – late Spring
  • Helleborous – Winter

rustic-wedding-themeWhat do you think will be the big colour combination for weddings in 2012?
Vintage tones are going to continue to be strong for 2012, with classic ivory and green influenced by last year’s Royal weddings.  I believe they will continue to be popular for brides for the next couple of years.

rustic-wedding-flowersDo you have any advice for brides looking to add an extra special touch to their day?
It’s not always necessary to add colour to an all-white bouquet if set against an all-white dress, it is all about the choice of flowers, tones of colour and design that can make it work. Choices of ivories and creams with soft shades of different foliage will enhance the look of ‘white against white’ every time.

beach-wedding-flowers

Do you have any predictions of flowers we’re most likely to see at 2012 weddings?
Blowsy Roses, Lily of the Valley, Herbs and British Grown will all be strongly influencing the looks of floral arrangements for weddings in 2012.

vintage-wedding-flowersIf you had to choose, what would be your best piece of advice for a 2012 bride?
Short lived flowers are always a concern for bridal and wedding designs. You don’t want to be worrying about them looking limp on the day of your wedding.

Do you have any suggestions for that other all-important lady at weddings; the mother of the bride?
Wrist corsages and petite nose gay posies are a firm favourite with me for the Mother of the Bride. They can be worn almost like jewellery and allow the mother of the bride to hug, shake hands and hold the bride’s bouquet if necessary, without squashing their flowers.

When it comes to special days, there are few dates that are as important and as memorable as your wedding day. We know that every single detail of this special occasion is carefully thought out; from the dress and venue, to the photographer and the flowers. Plus, every one of these things must tie in with your chosen theme, which makes the whole process even more delicate. With Karen Barnes’ guide to wedding trends in 2012, you’ll find that organising your wedding flowers is one less thing to worry about.


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