A longstanding wedding tradition that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon is the bride carrying a bouquet of flowers down the aisle. But this practice doesn’t mean that the style of the flowers doesn’t change over time. This year, there’s a host of new trends in bridal bouquets that set them apart from those of the past. Here’s 11 of them to consider for your wedding.
1. Large Statement Blooms
One of the big trends for this year is bouquets that feature large statement blooms—and fewer of them—as opposed to bouquets filled with an abundance of smaller flowers. Choose something like a peony or hydrangea, with greenery surrounding them if you want something a little extra.
2. Minimalist Design
Forget bunches of flowers tied together in ornate ribbons. One of the largest bouquet trends to hit the wedding market this year are minimalist-inspired bouquets featuring a few long stems held together with a thin ribbon. The flowrs can be roses, carnations, or other simple blooms that give an elegant look to complement the aesthetic of any bride. Minimalist bouquets also tend to be quite affordable, which is another plus!
3. A Smaller Sized Bouquet
Small bouquets are becoming more and more popular in 2019. These may be smaller than people are used to for brides, but it doesn’t mean that they don’t make a large impact. These smaller bouquets are not perfectly rounded, however, but do feature an abundance of texture and color. They make up for the lack of size with a variety of flower species.
4. Local Flowers
More and more brides are opting for bouquets made from locally sourced flowers rather than blooms that have to be shipped in from somewhere else. Not only does this make the bouquet more affordable, but it’s also a more sustainable way of shopping and planning your wedding that supports local vendors.
5. Using Ferns as an Accent
Ferns are considered pretty basic when it comes to greenery, but that doesn’t mean they don’t add quite a bit of intrigue to bridal bouquets. These are a very popular addition at the moment, adding texture that complements blooms nicely. For a fun contrast in your bridal bouquet, use on-trend ferns with a grouping of more timeless flowers such as peonies.
6. Ombré Colors
Colors that gradually fade into each other is referred to as ombré, which is a trend in everything from hair color to home wares that’s been around for quite some time. But ombré bouquets are a new trend on the wedding scene for 2019. These cascading bouquets usually feature flowers in pinks or purples that can easily create the gradual rainbow aesthetic.
7. The Pantone Color of the Year: Living Coral
The Pantone color of the year certainly has its place in wedding bouquets in 2019. As a bold hue, Living Coral makes quite a statement in wedding florals. This is perfect for brides who aren’t afraid ot be bold with their color choice (and it pairs perfectly with white flowers and greenery).
8. Using Branches
One of the biggest bouquet trends of 2019 features the addition of actual branches to the flowers. This gives these arrangements a more rustic look and also adds a layer of texture many brides love.
9. One Color Bouquets
Bouquets that feature primarily one color are another trend that’s popping up more and more in 2019. Brides are often opting to carry arrangements in a uniform color—sometimes a bright hue that really makes a statement and other times a more muted color that’s understated.
10. Something Sparkly
Another trend that’s popular on 2019’s wedding scene is adding an element of sparkle to bridal bouquets. This can be through a brooch embedded into the flowers or a sparkly wrap around the stems of the blooms to keep them together. This extra pop of flair doesn’t go unnoticed and is easy to incorporate into any style of bouquet.
11. Cool Colored Bouquets
Another bouquet trend brides are loving is cool-colored shades of flowers in blues, greens, whites, and grays. These colors look amazing against a white dress and photograph well, too! Succulents make a great addition to these bouquets as they’re readily available in these cool-toned shades and add another level of texture to a floral arrangement.