2018 Trend Forecast: Wedding Bouquets

Without further ado, we here at Griffin’s Floral Design now pronounce these the top 5 trends in bridal bouquets for 2018.

  1. Many of this year’s bouquets will boast a sprawling, rectangular shape. We’re seeing designs that are elongated and flat at the top, a near-shelf of flowers that almost eclipses the bride herself. This look might be a result of the use of geometric shapes elsewhere in wedding design. Heart-shaped bouquets are showing up in brides’ hands, too.
  2. Distressed, limpid bouquets full of mixed seasonal flowers are here to stay. We’re tempted to say the look is stuffed with just-shy-of-spoiled blooms, which gives off an extravagant feeling. These bouquets are full of texture, their flowers organized in a free-form way to look wild, undone and over sized.
  3. Bouquets are no two ways about it this year when it comes to color. Since shape is full of drama (see above), the first palette follows suit, with moody purple flowers really having a moment. Bouquets look edgy and evocative when they are composed of blooms in burgundy and mauve. We can likely thank Pantone’s Color of the Year, Ultra Violet, for this move toward the mystical. And if they aren’t doing the bold, dark color thing, a bride’s flowers will hew toward the buttery, coppery spectrum. This palette is an equally bold statement, but seems more preoccupied with telegraphing a vibrant, vivid feeling. It’s no surprise that the material copper itself is one of the darlings of wedding decor this year.
  4. Foliage has gotten a makeover. Like a bouquet’s flowers, its foliage has gotten darker and richer, too. It’s also gotten more unconventional, with the inclusion of unexpected items like feathers, pampas grass and even curly willow in bridal bouquets. One of the biggest trends we’re noticing overall is the concept of foraged flowers, or in this case, foraged foliage. Brides are asking their florists to use found natural elements in their bouquets, items that are not only locally-sourced, but gathered directly from the environment itself.
  5. The next “It Flower” is bound to be anthurium, with its glossy, heart-shaped face. It’s a striking centerpiece flower (you only need one or two in a bouquet) that comes in a range of colors, including pink, green and red. Like the protea before it, anthurium makes a bold statement and lends an exotic appeal to a bridal bouquet.







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