2014 trends.

2014 Wedding Flower Trend Predictions

Congratulations to all the newly engaged couples and those ready for 2014 weddings!  What a fantastic year we had in 2013 for wedding flowers,and what we see in 2014 is fantastic!  I’ve been following some trends and also looking at what florists, designers, bloggers and publications predict will still be a floral delight in the new year and what new developments are happening.  Some of these you’ll see in New Haven Living, Bridal Guide, and Loverly, with bloggers stating that more elegant  Old World inspired lush florals will be a hit this year,  Shabby Chic and Rustic have giving way to a  more cosmopolitan look and urban designs including more glass, fiber arts, artisan looks  and themes inspired by each couple’s home and lifestyle.  Amongst the top flower picks  for the year are the tulip, the  garden rose and the multi-petaled tree peony .

Color.  Let’s start with color. Last year we saw a delightful palette of blushes and lots of white and cream. These year, color is the word, tons of different colors together in a vibrant combination of flowers to make the bouquet really stand out.  Some predict that we’ll see color integrated as a combination of flowers, or a one flower theme bouquet in rich and vibrant colors.

Photo Honey Heart Photography

Floral Crowns, Headpieces and Wreaths: Headpieces made of fresh flowers, crowns and wreaths continue to make a statement. We’ve seen some combined with veils and they surely will continue this year, proving a very romantic look to brides.


Dramatic and Asymmetric Bridal Bouquets: This is a look we love, a dramatic look of cascading bouquets and bouquets that look freshly picked from the fields. This casual look and more dramatic approach to flowers bring excitement to wedding flowers.


Stylish Wedding Centerpieces and Elegant Weddings: As burlap and mason jars continue to reign in weddings with lots of warm and DIY designs, a new trend of elegance and style is taking over. These beautiful designs include mixed and matched centerpieces that offer a stylish visual and flow to the reception space.  Centerpieces also have taken the free form approach for this year, and designers are creating visual stimulating florals and table arrangement with a modern look.

Photo Astrid Photography
Photography: First and Orange Photography // Coordination/Design: Crown Weddings // Floral Design: Jennifer Cole Florals

Modern Look in Bouts:  This I’ve seen a lot lately, requests for more masculine, streamline designs for the boys.  Boutonnieres that are not as full of flowers, but rely more on designs with leaves, small flowers, greenery and berries, for a more personal look.

Photo Rachel Lowe Photography

Greenery: garlands, all greenery decor, branches and leaves add a very organic look to your wedding and the look will continue in the new year. You can accent the head table with a beautiful garland, include on in your altar decor, incorporate boxwood wreaths in ceremony decor –  delightful as small aisle decorations.  This is a beautiful and inexpensive look that brings the outdoors in.

Photo Scott Michael Fraser
Photo Scott Michael Fraser

Photo Credits from top to bottom:  colorful flower bouquet, Wedding Chicks ; wedding head crowns via Green Wedding Shoes; dramatic cascading bouquets in Botanical Brouhaha and Larissa Cleveland Photography in Style Me Pretty; wedding table decor in United With Love, table centerpieces Belle The Magazine; boutonniere Capitol Romance; table garland centerpiece from 100layercake.


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