Wedding season is now well and truly upon us, and just like all things bridal – flower trends are always changing. For couples tying the knot this year, we asked Surrey-based florist Rosie Orr
– flower designer for top telly shows like Downton Abbey
and The Crown –
for her top three wedding flower trends for 2018. Over to you Rosie…
I often find brides do not know where to begin when choosing their flowers and their florist. But the most important thing is to compare florists’ styles and the flower varieties they like to use rather than just the bottom line.
All florists vary in their artistry – and they’ll also try to work within realistic budgets.
The perfect bride for me is someone who has studied our style and likes our choice of flowers. She is happy to leave it to us to design and create a look which fits her brief whether that be traditional, country garden or rustic barn. All we really need is a colour palette and any favoured or disliked flowers.
1. Classic white
Green and whites with loads of mixed foliages to give the botanical feel. This is always a favourite style of mine, and you can’t beat it as a bridal look. When else can you just have white!
2. Colour pop
A fabulous alternative to the classic coolness of white is a gorgeous mix of colour with pops of strong accents. This style looks great using many different types of flowers – which are hopefully English grown as much as possible.
3. Big is beautiful
Larger installations are coming back into fashion, with arches a firm favourite ass well as hanging displays in marquees. Eucalyptus and hydrangea are still very popular choices along with many beautiful garden rose varieties which are now coming into the flower markets.