The latest from Mary Papaleo, Stems Executive Florist & Luxe Event Designer
Wedding floral has taken an "organic" turn. We have slowly evolved away from bloom packed pave' centerpieces, and hand-tied rose and hydrangea bridal bouquets over the past few years. Native greenery, berries, grasses and flogs have become the focal for decor. From greenery garlands to bridal bouquets composed of honeysuckle, eucalyptus, succulents with one to two dramatic floral blooms are what today's brides are requesting!
By recent popular demand, we have been doing corsages for bridesmaids in lieu of hand-tied bouquets, and not having boutonnieres for the groomsmen, as many are not donning jackets or vests for ceremonies. We have also been incorporating trendy paper flowers with our fresh florals for backdrop embellishments, as well as centerpiece designs.
Traditional & Timeless
Brides will always want the romantic blossoms, such as garden roses and peonies. These dramatic blooms find their way into all wedding work. Whether it be in the bridal bouquet or the bridal table decor, these timeless beauties are desired by nearly every bride we meet with.
Floral Trends for Bouquets
As mentioned previously, the ratio of greenery and foliage to blossoms has transformed into a botanical, organic flair. Brides are looking for the asymmetrical bouquet, viney and whimsical with the elements ~ wanting the feel as if they have plucked the stems from a meadow and wrapped them themselves.
Floral Trends for Wedding Decor
We are creating more and more ceremony sites with natural material arbors, arches and arcs. Using tree branches to create the mechanic itself and then embellishing with even more greenery and branches, followed by panicles of loose blooms and kisses of dramatic blossoms for pops of color.