This week's blog outlines a few wedding trends we are loving at the moment, and some useful tips for planning your special day.
Choosing a colour scheme
It is a good idea to get a swatch of the fabric from your bride and bridesmaid’s dresses. Bring this with you to the florist so you can get a better idea of what colours will flatter your chosen dresses. Keep in mind that flowers tend to come in varying shades of colours, so you will want to coordinate similar shades. For example, red flowers can vary between crimson tones and brighter red with an orange tinge.
Floral wedding cakes
Wedding cakes that include flowers are a current trend to take note of. Adding fresh flowers to your cake is a beautiful and cost effective alternative to handmade sugar flowers or piping. Matching your wedding cake flowers to your bouquet and other flower arrangements will ensure they tie in with your particular theme.
There are so many resources nowadays to gather wedding inspiration from. These include Pinterest, Instagram, Bride & Groom Magazine and My Wedding Magazine to name a few. Taking advantage of wedding expos such as the Great New Zealand Bridal Show and the Wedding Show is also a great idea. There are also plenty of wedding blogs to check out such as Wellington Weddings and New Zealand Weddings Blog.
Dried flowers are one of the biggest floral trends of 2019. Incorporating dried flowers in your wedding flower arrangements will add more texture and variety to your overall look. Not only are they long lasting, they are a lovely addition to any style of wedding whether it be vintage or modern. You could even include a mixture of fresh and dried flowers to create a contrast between bold and muted tones. At Ruby Rose we are currently obsessed with this trend!
Care for your bouquet
Prior to your big day it is important to discuss with your florist the ways to take care of your wedding flowers. For example, it can be a good idea to have vases of water ready at the reception for you to place your bouquet in. This will prevent bruising of the flowers that can occur from laying them down.