Wedding season is upon us, and that means one thing — it’s planning time. Odds are you’ve already been at it for months now — if not actively selecting items, then at least creating virtual mood boards to help you visualize what you might want. Whatever your place in the planning process, it’s a good time to think about your wedding flowers of choice.
This year brings an abundance of options that are as trendy as they are beautiful. Some are sweet and sentimental, while others are crisp and modern. There’s room for both in this mixture of ideas that reflect all types of personalities and ambiances. No matter the type of wedding you’re hosting, you can feel confident knowing one of the biggest wedding flower trends of 2022 will fit in nicely. Here are a few ideas.
Imagine a substantial bouquet in your grasp as you walk down the aisle. While some may say they’re too large and showy and may compete with your wedding attire, others are on team massive. Whether you choose to carry a larger arrangement depends a bit on the style of your dress, too. If it’s simple, you can look at the flowers as an extension of your overall look — a little bit like a fashionable accessory that contributes to the beauty of your moment.
If you’re wearing white, a bouquet like Double The Nina will pop in the best way. Vivacious notes of magenta and lilac look like little gemstones against the lighter backdrop, lending your look the perfect finishing touch. Love the idea of a grander arrangement but aren’t necessarily wild about carrying it? Try a substantial bouquet or two or three on the head table instead. It will still make a lavish statement (and it looks great in pictures).
All in for the color purple in 2022. This is the year of regality, cool hues, and versatility — which is what makes purple such a welcome addition to the wedding palette. It’s easy to implement because it’s available in so many variations. Whether it’s a pale lavender rose or showier deep purple delphinium, purple brings its own special energy and character to your festivities. The beauty of this color is it’s only needed in small doses to create impact. Even a light pop of a pastel-toned purple can catch the eye.
The Highbury is an eye-popping choice you can work into your wedding if you’re looking for something equally fun and sophisticated. The glamorous effect of varying shades of purple is detectable here, but there’s also a playful and adventurous blend of softer tones mingling with richer ones. The effect is a pure purple extravaganza that will elevate the celebratory mood
IDried flowers have enjoyed quite a moment over the last few years — and with good reason. Those who lack a green thumb embrace the trend because it allows virtually anyone to nurture gorgeous flowers with minimal effort. In fact, they really require no effort at all. Gorgeous arrangements like these are especially ideal for summer weddings because there’s no risk they’ll wilt or lose their beauty. They look just as they are, and they’ll stay that way. Have fun making them a more integral part of your ceremony, too. You might choose to sprinkle them along the aisle or on the top of the head table for an interesting look.
As for what to choose, you have options galore. You’ll find styles that brim with personality and color and that range from classic to chic. The Countess is an eye-catching option that features brilliant pops of color and plenty of energy for your special day. It honors the magic of the moment, thanks to its showy appearance, but also nods to what makes dried bouquets so special in the first place. That earthy appeal is undeniable.
Midcentury modern style is architecturally amazing, with styles rooted in a bygone era. Evoking a retro flair, MCM-inspired bouquets are equally interesting to the eye, with detailed color palettes, retro compositions, and old-school containers. These arrangements are brighter and livelier overall, making them a great addition to any warm-weather wedding. Summer is such a great time to incorporate the look, too, given how easy it is to track down all kinds of bright blooms.
Double The Firecracker brings big style to any event, whether it’s presiding over the festivities at the head table or you choose a smaller variation for your bridesmaid to carry. Who knows? Maybe you’d prefer to grasp it as you walk down the aisle. The medley of bold, show-stopping colors is what sets this effervescent arrangement apart from the rest. It’s bright enough that it will stick in your mind long after the festivities are over!
This aesthetic is soft, simple, and, yes, utterly romantic. Gentle and approachable, it’s a natural addition to a wedding ceremony, provided you have a generally low-key color palette. The focus here is on dreamy details, like frilly petals and pastel tones. The effect is light and ethereal, with an almost fantastical feel. The storybook appeal of an English garden is influential in many wedding decor layouts too, making this the right finishing touch.
One to try? The Juliet is an aptly named, utterly romantic arrangement featuring a head-turning combination of rich textures and light colors. The contrast between the two is striking since the shapes command attention while the tones blend nicely into your subtle ceremony. It’s a restrained choice overall, but one that still catches the eye thanks to little pops of apricot and soft blush vying for attention.
This year’s summer wedding flower trends are nothing short of spectacular — and incredibly diverse. That’s precisely what makes them so special! No matter what your vision of the perfect floral design, you can make it a reality this year. To have, to hold, to show off, to put on display. Whatever you choose, you can be sure any of the year’s biggest flower trends will come through for you.