Each season we have news trends about wedding flowers. Who better to tell us about the art of floral design and new trends than two great professionals florists?
One of the main elements in the decoration of any event, especially in a wedding, is the floral design. Each season, new trends arise in wedding flowers and brides request different styles, each time more personal and careful. Who better to tell us about the art of floral decoration and new trends than two great professionals florists, Fátima Rodríguez from Arbolande and Frédéric Martin from L’Atelier de las Flores’.
We have asked about which is the most important aspect for the brides and then we tell you their answers. Surely they will be very useful!
In what we should to be focusing on?
Fátima Rodríguez: “In a wedding floral decoration plays an essential role. It is the most important event of a long-awaited day, the moment of ” Yes,I do”. They also do that the couple an their guests enjoy the wedding even more.
The color, the fragrance, the form and the style of the arrangements are very important, whatever the budget, adding joy and happiness in such a special day. With the wedding flowers the bride and groom convey their feelings and what they want to reflect on that day to their guests.
Therefore, it’s important that they have to take in mind the flowers budget . This way, your florist will be able to optimize that amount to the maximum and make a design according to it. It is also essential to be clear about the style you want. In a country-style wedding, wild flowers and rustic containers will be great, while in an urban wedding the materials will be more contemporary with the use of glass and metallic, with flowers in monochromatic and grouped tones. “
Frédéric Martin: “First, try to use seasonal flowers, as they will always be cheaper. There are also very cheap varieties of flowers that can fill the space thanks to their size,and which are very showy. “
Do we have to put the flowers on a particular area? In the area of the ceremony, the banquet only or can we put flowers in different areas?
Fátima Rodríguez: “Everything depends on the budget, but if it is very limited, it is better to focus on one area and strengthen it. We always suggest to give priority to bridal bouquet, ceremony and centerpieces.
If you have a low budget, and you try to decorate many areas, the final result will be poor and without grace in its whole, while if you boost a couple of zones, they will have the “wow” effect that we want to achieve. “
Frédéric Martin: “We always recommend to focus on the banquet when there is not enough budget to adequately decorate all the areas. It’s the part of the wedding where people are going to be more attention to the decoration and where more time will pass. “
What kind of flower is often used to decorate a wedding?
Fátima Rodríguez: “All flowers can be used to decorate a wedding, but your choice depends about the style you want to convey, the personal taste of the couple, the budget you have for the decoration, the size of the decorations and the season.
In a wedding with a limited budget, it is very interesting to make an intelligent use of greens and foliage,because these are cheaper than flowers.
Romantic weddings use roses and peonies a lot; If the atmosphere is rustic-chic, hydrangeas, lisianthus, wallflowers, alstroemerias, solidago … they have a sylvester style. In a sophisticated wedding, it is very interesting to use a single color and make flower arrangements. “
Frédéric Martin: “We always try to look for unusual varieties of flowers, but flowers such as peonies (when is the right season), roses, hydrangeas, orchids, etc., are still the most used flowers to decorate wedding.”
When we have to get in touch with the florist?
Fátima Rodríguez: “As soon as you have decided the wedding style, the location and your budget, approximately 6-9 months before the wedding, look for a florist that you like his work, with which you feel identified, listen to you, understand you and know how to capture what you want to convey. If you get married in the middle of summer, when there are more weddings, it is interesting to talk about your wedding 4-6 months in advance in order to book the day and make sure it is available for you that date. Afterwards, it is convenient to leave the budget closed three months in advance. “
Frédéric Martin: “The ideal is to have a first contact at least 6 months before the wedding, not only to reserve the date but also to start the creative process based on the initial ideas of the couple, and give shape to the decoration seeing the different options. “
What wedding trends are more popular actually?
Fátima Rodríguez: “In 2017 they liked the use of greens and foliages, made cool by Pantone since they chose the color of the year was the Greenery.
Leaving aside the vintage style of previous years, a new trend is the sophisticated decoration, with the use of gold and metallic as a trend.
The arrangement of long tables with centerpieces as paths or garlands is also fashionable. “
Frédéric Martin: “We have clearly identified 2 trends: the tropical style, with a lot of colors, especially exotic colors flowers (Anthurium, Proteas, etc.) accompanied by pineapples, palm leaves, coconut, phylodendron, etc. and also elements such as bamboo chairs, tablecloths with exotic leaf prints. The result is a very nice decoration reminiscent of the Caribbean …
And the style of the beginning of the century: with arrangements of tall, large and sumptuous flowers, many candles, silver candelabra, carved glass vases, golden elements, and very classic varieties of flowers. We often use large ostrich feathers to accentuate this antique and luxurious look. “
Thank you very much Frédéric and Fatima for answering our questions about the wedding flowers trends and everything a bride should know about her floral decoration. We are looking forward to seeing this year’s weddings!