Author Annabel Beeforth reveals the floral trends over the decades with her petal timeline
Headpieces made from wax orange blossom were hugely popular.
Huge shower bouquets filled with white flowers – from orchids and lilies to orange blossom, gardenias, jasmine and myrtle were in-demand.
Small posies with the stem wrapped in ribbon or fabric and studded with pearls or beads were popular. The ‘nosegay’ trend, a more rounded bouquet with flowers packed tightly with lots of greenery, also emerged around this time.
Small, eclectic bouquets of mixed seasonal flowers were in fashion. Large bouquets were often considered frivolous in the post-war era. Some brides even opted for a simple wrist corsage.
Reflective of the hippy movement, daisies became popular and were seen in lace motifs on wedding dresses and other elements. Tight posies of daisies, sunflowers, echinacea and gerberas were also common.
Brides started choosing more elaborate and pretty floral headpieces.
Images taken from Annabel’s book, Style Me Vintage: Weddings, available to buy here (£14.99, Pavilion Publishing).