2017 has arrived and I’ve collated a few ideas for wedding flowers that are becoming increasingly popular in the wedding industry as well as with Florissimo brides. These trends are also being seen in flowers for venues, homes and special occasions too.

1. Colours

Colours this year will tend to reflect foresty and earthy tones: for example burnt reds, purples and oranges complemented with paler more delicate pinks and peaches, as with these red and peach flowers for a Pimhill Barn wedding. These colours will be combined with plenty of foliage to give a very organic and rustic aesthetic. The Pantone colour for 2017 is “greenery” (described as “zesty yellow-green”), and weddings will have a lovely lush feel.

2. Foliage

Foliage will become a much more prominent feature of wedding décor in 2017 and there are many different ways to incorporate greenery: from using a few larger key blooms within lots of mixed foliage for bouquets, table centrepieces and pedestal displays; to foliage hoops (as with this one for Event in a Tent); garlands hanging from ceilings and along curtain edges or alternatively draped over chairs, boards or signs; foliage table runners and also arches.

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3. Laid-back glamour

Floral design will continue to be fairly unstructured but will incorporate elements of glamour such as lots of gold and brass and we’ll be decorating stylish props such as stag antlers (as with the beaded roses at the Townhouse Oswestry), pocket watches, picture frames and wheels with flowers and foliage.

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Within wedding planning as a whole, the sourcing of unique, bespoke and locally-produced accessories, food and flowers will continue to be important. At Florissimo, I use as many British and locally-grown flowers and foliage as possible. Find out what British-grown flowers will be available for your wedding by entering your wedding month and colours in the form.

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