Happy New Year! The concept of time has always and will continue to boggle my mind. As I look back on my calendar and start putting dates in for the new season, I am truly amazed at how quickly a year goes by! And then to think we are starting a new decade, well that’s just too much for me!
As with most people at this time of year, I take stock in all that I’ve left unfinished, resolve to make changes, but above all, make time for fun~ for myself, my family and friends. Isn’t that what it’s all about?
And so with this new year, I thought I’d start by making a few wedding flower predictions for the 2010 season!
The color plum~I said over 2 years ago that plum would be hot. I was a tad early on that prediction, but I believe 2010 to be that year. Plums, purples, aubergine are all so so hot right now. That color is gorgeous on any bridesmaid, and they are beautiful in flowers as a contrast to something else!
Plum tulips, mini callas, purple anemones, magenta peonies, hot pink garden roses, purple lilacs are just a few flowers in those tones. Rich and gorgeous colors no matter how simple or elaborate the wedding.
Vignettes of flowers as opposed to one large scale arrangement~ Whether it’s a grouping of mason jars for your outdoor wedding, or clusters of various cylinder vases for a more modern affair. The trend definitely seems to be going in this direction. It’s not always a cost effective tool, but depending on flower varieties, it can be.
More loosely arranged bouquets~ It seems that a tight round bouquet is losing popularity over a loose, more organic looking bouquet. “Fresh from the field”, we call it. This usually means more variety of items in your bouquets, as well as more opportunity for us to use interesting fillers and greens~ herbs are big with us, seed pods, grasses, berries and such all add interest to your bouquet and give it more texture.
The three R’s~ In a perfect world, we would love everyone to come to us and say ‘fill our wedding with tons of flowers’!!! But we understand that every couple still has some kind of budget, so although we can’t help ‘recycle’, we do suggest ways to re-use some of your arrangements. This is becoming increasingly popular as couples are more environmentally aware as well as keeping within their budget.
And another great way to re-use your flowers~ find a local nursing home or hospital and offer to donate your flowers after the wedding. They will surely appreciate your generous donation!
We’re looking forward to an incredible new season of weddings and events! Wishing you a very happy, healthy, and FUN new year!!!