With this wedding season still in full swing is it too soon to start talking about what’s going to be in vogue next year? NEVER! Personally, I love looking to the horizon for the next wave of floral trends. Here are some of my hot picks for 2024.
As more couples focus on sustainable living it makes sense that sustainable flowers and floristry are all the rage. This means opting for locally grown, seasonal blooms and avoiding Sustainability is a big part of our ethos (link here) , and was one of the core reasons on why we created Real Flowers for Hire (link). Not only do dried & preserved flowers get the sustainability tick as they are either being saved from landfill or being preserved to become long lasting rather then having a short shelf-life like their fresh counterparts.
The fact that they are being used more then once, means they get a double tick whilst also saving you money(they typically cost a third to half of equivalent fresh blooms- read more here (link to cost comparison blog)) !
The idea here is to use different shades of the same colour to create a cohesive, elegant look. So modern and harmonious.
Is pampas grass here to stay? It’s been popular for a hot minute and shows no sign of going away any time soon. These tall feathery plumes give a romantic feel to any wedding, whether used as a statement piece or as part of a larger arrangement. Its neutral colour makes it versatile enough to use in a variety of colour palettes.
I’m looking at you bracken fern, banksias and bunny tails et al. This band of beauties adds depth and interest to just about any bouquet or arrangement. Turning up the dial on texture also complements a broader return to a natural and rustic palette which incorporates styling elements like wood tables, simple glass and ceramic vases and raw finishes.
Dried & preserved flowers
Using dried flowers in wedding floristry continues to be a trend. Not only are the perfect for Australia’s hot climate, as they are already dead, there’s a lot more to love.
Sublime texture, lots of choice, eco-friendly because there’s no waste, they are reusable and they don’t require water or refrigeration.
Sculptural design and floral statements
We’ll see designs featuring sculptural shapes and unexpected ingredients. The current trend of statement floral features such as abundant hanging installations paired with minimalist tablescapes will continue.
Don’t get me wrong big bouquets are glorious. But I think there’s something elegant and modern about a scaled-back bouquet featuring a more intricate palette and finer textural moments. If you’re thinking about an elegant column or sheath style wedding gown perhaps this is the perfect match for you.
Trends come and go, so my top tip is to do things your own way and honour the things that are important to you.