The 2021 wedding season is almost here and (COVID willing!) we will all get to experience lots of wedding magic this year! Our 2021 calendar is filling up very rapidly, and these are a few of the trends our couples have been choosing for their wedding florals.
Dried Flowers & Foliage
This trend was popular in years past as well, but this year is ALL about incorporating dried and preserved flowers and foliage. A longtime favorite for many couples, dried pampas grass is still a star, whether it's in a bouquet, on an arbor or lining the aisles. Bleached, preserved ruscus is also a popular choice for foliage; it's lifelike texture and beautiful white color allows it to fit in with most floral color palettes. Dried bunny tails are in high demand for boho themed weddings, along with dried fan and sunspear palms. Dried strawflowers are a perfect preserved bloom that come in a variety of lovely colors, perfect for weddings year round in 2021!
Pops of Color
Ivory, white and blush will always be at the top of the list, but adding a pop of color has been more popular
in 2021 than in previous seasons. Bright pinks, oranges, purples, and blues are some of the favorites for this year, and are being incorporated in the flower selections as well as candles, vases, linens and ribbon. We are excited for these playful additions!
Free-Standing and Ground Installations
Wedding arbors are here to stay, but 2021 is definitely proving to be the year of non-traditional ceremony florals. This wedding season we will be creating several free-standing, or "floating," arches along with some truly spectacular "meadow aisles" that surround the couple from the ground up. We predict that this trend will continue, as circle arches take a back seat to these one-of-a-kind pieces.
Mix and Match Reception Tablescapes
This is a trend that has been popular for a few years, and it's definitely having a big moment in 2021! A more non-traditional reception space with multiple styles of tables (from rounds, to farm tables to king tables), each with its own unique tablescape, has been opted for more often than not this season. Long tables featuring lush garland or a whole slew of stunning bud vase arrangements is something we will be creating quite frequently...and we can't wait! Tall centerpieces seem to be taking a back seat for the moment, and are being replaced with more eclectic options. Other non-traditional items are also being included in these designs, from fruit, to shells, and even books!
Whether you are planning your wedding for 2021 or 2022, we hope that this look at some of the trends we are seeing for this year will help inspire your vision for your special day! No matter what your personal preference, the most important thing, as always, is that your wedding florals reflect you and your spouse-to-be, your story and your unique personalities. Happy wedding planning!