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Flowers

Gone are the days that weddings had to follow typical traditions and customs, when couples had to conform to the ‘norm’ and a bride had little choice to express her uniqueness as a woman!

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Today’s brides and grooms are encouraged to express their individuality and as the saying goes – nothing says it better than flowers!

The beauty off modern weddings is that brides no longer need to concern themselves with matchmaking when it comes to wedding flowers because today’s wedding flower trends are about diversity, boldness and distinctiveness of design.

Before we get into what types of flowers and designs are in, let’s first take a look at what flowers can be used for in a wedding.

Believe it or not, they no longer need to be restricted to the brides bouquet and centre pieces. These days it’s perfectly acceptable to use flowers for various other elements of your wedding such as a token of appreciation to those who helped with the wedding. Giving all those who assisted in making your special day a success a corsage or boutonnieres is very popular these days and usually highly appreciated by the recipients.

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Then we get to trends and when it comes to this topic always remember that flowers always follow fashion trends. In today’s era, individuality is ‘in’ and ‘conventional’ is out which means that all flowers used on your wedding day should, or rather MUST, express you and your partner’s uniqueness.
Today it is perfectly ‘normal’ for a bride to go for bright, funky colours in her bouquet and although many still opt for the traditional, romantic white, there is absolutely no rules in this day and age when it comes to bouquet colours. Purple, bright orange and even lavender are all the rage these days and the more striking the better.
When it comes to design, modern, zen and monochromatic designs featuring only one flower or colour, seem to be replacing the traditional delicate mixes of flowers with the hand-tied French twist bouquets incorporating bold ribbons and pearls, being the most popular.

Then we get to trends and when it comes to this topic always remember that flowers always follow fashion trends. In today’s era, individuality is ‘in’ and ‘conventional’ is out which means that all flowers used on your wedding day should, or rather MUST, express you and your partner’s uniqueness.
Today it is perfectly ‘normal’ for a bride to go for bright, funky colours in her bouquet and although many still opt for the traditional, romantic white, there is absolutely no rules in this day and age when it comes to bouquet colours. Purple, bright orange and even lavender are all the rage these days and the more striking the better.
When it comes to design, modern, zen and monochromatic designs featuring only one flower or colour, seem to be replacing the traditional delicate mixes of flowers with the hand-tied French twist bouquets incorporating bold ribbons and pearls, being the most popular.

Fragrance is also becoming a very important element when it comes to wedding arrangements and bouquets and today’s brides seem to be opting for flowers that give off a pleasant and refreshing scent. Some of these fragrant beauties include: gardenias, peonies, stephanotis and tuberoses. Lastly, many brides are personalising their wedding flowers by writing romantic messages on the arrangements. Others are turning to a tradition of yester-year and choosing flowers which have special meanings as a way of expressing their feelings and thoughts. These include sweet peas, musk rose and lisianthus.