Flowers are prevalent in all aspects of your wedding, from the bride’s bouquet to the reception centerpieces. Because there are so many varieties, sizes and colors, flowers are truly the best decoration for your wedding. You can use them to line the aisle, in your hair, in an arch, to decorate the buffet tables and so much more. The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to incorporating flowers into your wedding ceremony and reception. But the most iconic and popular floral arrangement in your wedding is your bridal bouquet. When combined with your gorgeous wedding dress, shoes and accessories, the bouquet is the perfect addition to complete your wedding day outfit. The bouquet can go along with the wedding’s overall theme, or it can be totally out of the box and make a statement. This year, nuptial flowers are making a statement in long flowing bouquets and sparkly gems. Here are a few of the hottest trends in wedding flowers for 2014:
Splash of glitz
Last year we saw a rise in the bejeweled brooch bouquets, which were a fun alternative to the traditional floral bouquet. These sparkly gem bouquets were very pretty, but ultimately they were too heavy and lacked the softness and beauty that comes with real flowers. This year, brides are combining the two to create a stunning floral bouquet with a touch of bling and sparkle. This way, you get the best of both worlds and it results in a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers and sparkly gems.
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Pastel colors and blush tones
Lighter neutral colors and tones such as pastels and blushes will continue to be trendy in 2014. These colors are more subtle and have an earthy feel and are versatile enough to be used in a glamorous vintage theme or in an elegant rustic setting. Soft pastel colors such as cream, mint, blush pink and gold are all excellent color palettes to be used throughout the entire wedding. Light pastels and blushes are perfect for the bouquet as to not draw too much attention away from the rest of the beautiful bride’s ensemble.
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Wildflowers and succulents
The rustic countryside trend will be ongoing in 2014, with outdoor and barn weddings more popular than ever. To go along with this theme, wildflowers and succulents are used frequently in gorgeous bridal bouquets. An organic mix of flowers and foliage create a lovely country garden feel. Succulents, although an unusual choice, are also added to bouquets and centerpieces to complete the garden experience. Even if you aren’t hosting a rustic-themed wedding, adding wildflowers and succulents to your wedding day will add a beautiful and charming touch.
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2014 is the year for the peony and other blousy blooms. Crafting a wedding bouquet out of these types of flowers will create a fuller, ruffled effect. These types of bouquets look beautiful in any bride’s hands as she walks down the aisle. An ensemble of peonies, garden roses, hydrangeas and other blousy flowers is visually stunning and are a classic and romantic look. Use just one color and one type of flower for a subtle, yet beautiful effect, or use multiple colors and multiple types of flowers to truly personalize your bouquet.
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Trailing floral bouquets
Shying away from the traditional hand-tied, round style of bouquet, trailing floral bouquets will be in this year. The looser style creates a cascading flowing effect and is simply stunning. Soft flowy flowers and foliage such as jasmine and orchids are perfect for this style of bouquet. Lilies and orchids are popular flowers to include in cascade bouquets. This type of floral arrangement is clearly the centerpiece of your outfit and is very eye-catching. All eyes will already be on you as you walk down the aisle, but they’ll be even more drawn to your appearance with this type of beautiful bouquet. If you choose to go all out with just one floral aspect of your wedding, the trailing flower bouquet is for you.
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