The beginning of a new year brings a plethora of forecasts about all subjects. The wedding industry is no exception. I read many of these because I am interested in what others are seeing trending in their markets and how it may apply to my own market. There are things I also notice in talking with couples and other vendors. So, here is my 2019 wedding trend forecast.
When I was in 8th grade, we took a test that recommended a career for us. My results said I should be a florist. I remember thinking, "What?! That's not what I'm supposed to do! I'm supposed to go to college and have a powerful career!" I did go to college. I earned a degree in Music Education and had a successful 10-year teaching career that I loved.
Burgundy is huge in today's wedding palettes. It is popular throughout the year but especially in the fall. There are not a lot of flowers available in burgundy but you can change the look by pairing them in different ways. Read on for a few ideas and inspiration. Many may argue that blush is the most popular color in current wedding designs but I think that
What did flower arrangements look like in 1908? If you are familiar with Dutch Master oil paintings, you may have an idea. Painters in this period often painted still lifes of lush, opulent flower arrangements. Roses and dahlias were popular, as were jewel tones mixed with light pastels. Arrangements were often loose, asymmetrical, in a garden style, and spilling out of
Our first flower bar was this past Saturday and it was very successful! Everyone enjoyed themselves, which is what it was all about. It was a time for fun, creativity, and celebrating the beauty around us. I am grateful for Amber and Josh who opened up their store, Sweet Emotions, to us. Amber offers a farm to skin class every Saturday and said it
Greenery, white, hints of blush, and candlelight are the new classic. Jayme and Tirey's wedding had all of these features. Sophisticated, elegant, and timeless. Take a look. Loose and fragrant, featuring roses, stock, lisianthus, wax flower, and a mix of four types of greenery. These quicksand roses paired well with the champagne colored bridesmaid
Blue and white is a classic wedding palette and this design uses several classic wedding flowers. To be honest, I didn't plan the design to look like this. I was going to use thistle as a blue accent. But, the thistle did not come in. That happens sometimes and I have to improvise. So, I used classic blue hydrangeas and delphinium and the results were
Personal touches make a wedding so special. This wedding was full of details unique to the bride and groom, bright colors, and it was so much fun! I usually start blog posts with the personal flowers (bouquets, boutonnieres, etc.). The personal flowers were wonderful but the reception was the most unique part of this wedding. The bride has an English degree
Coral and navy are both trending in the wedding world and I love it. I find beauty in all weddings but I admit to having a fondness for bright colors. Coral is high on my list right now. If you feel the same way that I do, you are going to love Kim and Darron's beautiful wedding decor. You can't go wrong with 'Coral Charm' peonies! These coral beauties are mixed
Some laugh when I talk about flower recipes. Having a recipe for pieces in an event is a very common industry practice. Something that is different about us versus some other designers is that we never repeat a recipe. When Kelsey asked for a peach and wine palette, I immediately thought of my go to peach choices--'Shimmer' roses and peach hypericum berries. What