The Pantone Color Board has announced that the 2018 Color of the Year is Ultra-Violet. Provocative and thoughtful is how they describe this color. Purple is royal, creative, introspective. The color sets the tone for trends we are seeing in wedding florals.

Floral design is seeing a burst of creative wedding design these days. The new star of weddings is suspended florals; chandeliers, hoops & garlands. Suspended floral designs bring drama and an unexpected element to a venue.

Textural elements are also coming on stronger. We were seeing textured flora elements show up in 2017, but they will play an even bigger role in 2018. We are mixing textures in a new way in florals, the old rules are out the window.

Metallics are still figuring prominently, but we are seeing brides turning away from gold and rose gold to silver, chrome and gunmetal. It’s definitely a more urban look for weddings.

And while mason jars have probably not run their course yet, we see more brides using small groupings of vases with a single flower in each as centerpieces. It is a cost effective way to bring flowers into your reception while being able to use flowers that also coordinate with the colors and textures being used in the bridal flowers.

The “farm to table” movement has influenced receptions with couples deciding to use longer banquet style tables for their guests. This style offers a multitude of options for centerpieces, from garlands in the center, to greenery laid down the center accented with flowers, a careless row of bud vases and candles, suspended floral chandelier, and more.

We look forward to 2018 bringing the creative side out in couples and seeing them infuse their wedding with a strong personal touch that sets their event apart from the norm.

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