Jazzy Flowers For Wedding Trends of 2008
Stylish brides want to stay on top of the latest trends in every detail especially the floral arrangements. Because flowers are a large part of every wedding, brides often pay special attention to floral arrangements and bridal bouquets. The following wedding trends of 2008 should shed some light on staying ahead of the rest with the wedding flowers.
Popular blooms in 2008 reflect the growing trends toward bright and colorful festivities. These include: callas, carnations, oriental lilies, dahlias, gardenias, hydrangeas, lilacs, lilies-of-the-valley, orchids, ranunculi, roses and garden roses, stephanotises, sweet peas, and tulips. Using individuality and creativity, meshing these popular blooms with favored trends is easy and fun.
- After a long winter, bold and bright color is popular. Pair colors inspired by nature such as the lavender and blue of many hydrangeas or the soft purple and white of lilacs and orchids. For a more bold statement, consider the vivid reds, pinks, purples, and oranges of tulips.
- Fruits and vegetables add a colorful and tasty splash next to centerpieces or as part of the menu. Berries, grapefruit, grapes, figs, and peaches stimulate the taste buds while adding a unique flare to bright, natural colors as a wedding theme.
- Add sizzle to the bouquets with accessories. Many brides attach a family heirloom such as a brooch or cameo to the bouquet as the "something borrowed" portion of the traditional rhyme. Small jewels such as crystals add a hint of sparkle to the bridesmaids’ bouquets and provide each with a memorable keepsake.
- Slowly amplifying the color palette from soft and white during the ceremony to pale shades during the dinner then finally to vibrant, rich colors for the reception will add a spectacular thematic appeal.
- Grace the all-white stage by using pale or bright white flowers with touches of metallic rose reds for a classic, traditional style.
- Lavish, elaborate flower arrangements are becoming a popular trend. These decadent arrangements are reminiscent of aristocratic elegance and include large, towering centerpieces with many blooms, candles, pearls, and other ornate accessories.
- Befitting of a banquet, long tables are replacing round tables as a more intimate way to seat guests. Longer, taller, and more creative centerpieces also make this a festive idea.
- Spice up the vases by wrapping each with decorative materials such as colorful ribbon, vine, or rose petals.
- For bright colors, use steel gray as an accent. Golden buttery yellows, soft pinks, and seaside aqua make wonderful pairings.