We chat with expert florist Joanne Truby and discover her pick of the bunch trend-wise...
"This year hanging flower designs are set to become even more elaborate. Brides will continue to seek out unusual containers for centrepiece flowers – one favourite is terrariums in geometric shapes. Elevated centrepieces displayed on raised platforms are also becoming popular."
Joanne continues: "There is a new movement emerging, moving away from glitz and focusing on earthy arrangements paired with luxe details. Brass ornate bowls with foliage-heavy arrangements and wide unstructured bouquets finished with hanging silk ribbons also look beautiful".
Bright and beautiful
"2016 will see couples opting for rich, vibrant shades in jewel tones such as plums and aubergines; they’ll be moving away from the lighter peach and blush shades which have been popular during 2015," Joanne reveals.
"Following on from the announcement of the Pantone colours of the year, blue is set to make a comeback, complimenting the sister shade rose quartz, a beautiful blush pink that is always a very popular bridal shade. Mixing warmer pink shades of roses, ranunculus, tulips, sweet pea and peonies with the cooler tranquil blues of hydrangeas, nigella and delphiniums will make a beautifully romantic combination which can be styled in either a traditional or contemporary way".
"Foliage-heavy arrangements will continue to be key for the year ahead," explains Joanne.
"Tropics will be absolutely everywhere, incorporating tropical foliage such as palm and aspidistra leaves. Flower wise, protea will make an appearance, incorporated into floral designs along with other tropical variations such as pin cushions and blushing bride".
"I’ve found that couples are increasingly looking at ways to incorporate flowers into other elements of their day besides from the traditional bouquets/button holes and table centres. Flowers for wedding signage and table plans are becoming so popular along with dressing table place names with single stem flowers or sprigs of foliage/herbs".