If last spring was all about soft, romantic colors and all things rustic luxe – This year the pendulum is swinging full force back into the world of color and texture. Vibrant, rich, and bold, this year’s bride isn’t afraid to make a statement. From floral bridesmaid’s gowns to cascading centerpieces, these are the hot floral trends for 2019:
1. Complimentary Colors
One of the biggest shifts in bridal trends is the move away from uniformity in favor of cohesion. The days of “macthing” bridesmaids is becoming a thing of the past, as more and more brides want their attendants to have more agency in what they want to wear. Brides are more interested in presenting a feeling as opposed to a look, and one of the best ways to achieve that is using a color palette as opposed to a single color. Whether its bridesmaids wearing complimentary colors, or a tablescape filled with mixed metals, this season’s bride wants to create depth and dimension with color.
2. Bold Hues
In keeping with our first trend, our brides are picking bolder colors that pack a punch! This past fall and winter were filled with rich, berry hues and this spring is all about coral and citrus inspired palettes. These colors are warm and sunny, and work beautifully with green, which continues to dominate the wedding landscape.
3. Asymmetrical Designs
In keeping with the move away from uniformity, identical centerpieces and floral displays are being replaced with flowing, asymmetrical installations that feel as if they are a living landscape upon a table. This trend blends the natural elements of boho chic with the return of color, and the result is breathtaking.
In the wedding industry, styled shoots are coordinated photo shoots that allow a variety of wedding industry experts to showcase their talents. Sometimes they are used for editorial purposes, but what we love about them most is the way(s) in which they let us celebrate and cultivate the culture of collaboration that exists in the wedding industry.
When the average person looks at a picture of a couple at their wedding reception, he or she sees a beautiful bride smiling along side her new spouse … and that’s what you should see! What many don’t realize though, is that that photo is a culmination of many layers of time, talent, and love. A hair and makeup artist accentuated the bride’s natural beauty; a bridal salon worked with the bride and her loved ones to find THE dress; a florist created a bouquet and centerpieces that reflect the wedding’s specific theme; a wedding coordinator and/or event manager helped the couple pick linens that would compliment the space, and of course, a photographer made sure the lighting was literally, picture perfect.
Styled shoots allow industry insiders to work together to create original work, work that is not only creative and fun, but also serves as inspiration for those who are planning a wedding! We love when a couple comes to us with a very specific vision. We love listening to their ideas, their color scheme, the mood they want to create, etc. Many times, though, couples come to us and want help deciding the bouquet style, centerpiece designs etc. Styled shoots help us show prospective brides ideas and inspirational looks that they can pull from when creating their big day.
The proverbial icing on the cake is when you get to collaborate with people whose work you truly admire 🙂 Thank you, Salt and Cedar Photography, Barnsley Manor, Gregorio Artistry, Asos, L. Priori, and Lauren Davis for inviting Petals Lane to be a part of this dream team!