On a dreary grey winter’s day at that nothingness time between Christmas & New Year (you know the time I mean when the TV is rubbish, the weather has turned and 2016 seems like it’s never going to get here!) I love nothing more than browsing my favourite blogs for their 2015 round ups of all things wedding. So today I’m going to share with you some of the blog posts that have caught my eye reviewing wedding bouquets from the past 12 months and identify some of the big trends we have seen in the past year.
Textures have been huge in bouquets this year and I know that lots of my 2016 brides will be following this trend with their wedding bouquets.
Even for a classic and elegant style bouquet there are options for adding simple touches of pastel pink astilbe and some trailing pretty foliage.
Our own beautiful November bride Alex also opted for plenty of texture by using thistles, eucalyptus, hypericum berries and rosemary in her wedding bouquet.
Bouquet and photograph by Dee McMeeking with thanks to Alex!
See more textured bouquets in 30 Best Bouquets of 2015 by Rock My Wedding.
Use of Colour
To see the pure variety of looks that can be created for your wedding bouquet a great starting point is the Best of 2015 from Bridal Musings. If you want to see the visual effect of choosing a single shade and working it through your bouquet, next to a bright and mixed coloured bouquet then this is the post to check out. The look that I’ve been really drawn to this year is the mix of neutrals with greens like the stunning bouquet below (which I am pretty certain is the look that at least one of my brides will opt for in 2016!)
Bigger Bouquets with Flowing Ribbons
Those of you who have worked with me know that I look very closely at wedding trends as they emerge in America as these tend to then be picked up in the UK, and hey who doesn’t want to be ahead of the trend! This year the US blogs have been crammed with oversized bouquets and that “just picked from the garden” look. With garden party style weddings and afternoon tea receptions becoming ever more popular expect to see more of these styled wedding bouquets in the UK in 2016. See more of these beauties over on 100 Layer Cake's Best of 2015 Wedding Bouquets.
Classic With A Modern Twist
These are the styles that I would go for if I was getting married all over again! For more on this style check out Classic Brides Top 10 Wedding Bouquets
Remember that there is more information on styling your wedding bouquet elsewhere on my blog. Have you seen these blogposts?
Happy planning! Dee
Dee McMeeking is the designer (wedding planner, wedding stylist & floral designer) behind Dee McMeeking Wedding Styling & Floral Design, a wedding styling business based inWarwickshire, UK & Dublin, Ireland. If you’re a creative with lots of great wedding ideas but need some help to bring your unique style to life on your wedding day, then contact Dee today. Dee works with clients from anywhere in the world and is waiting to hear more about your wedding styling ideas.
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