As the wedding season blooms, we're taking a comprehensive look at the major bridal bouquet trends that are set to transform the landscape of weddings throughout 2023.
In the world of wedding floristry, 2023 brings the trend of the petite bouquet into the limelight. This year, a shift is occurring, with more brides and bridesmaids favouring smaller, more refined bouquets.
These wedding bouquets are not designed to steal the spotlight but to subtly enhance the overall bridal ensemble. This understated elegance of the petite bouquet encapsulates a minimalist aesthetic that photographs beautifully and imparts a sophisticated charm to the bridal party. The thoughtful selection of blooms also emphasises the finer details, creating a harmonious blend with the wedding attire.
Contrary to the abundant greenery that filled bouquets in previous years, 2023 opts for a more muted and pared-back approach. This year, bridal bouquets will bear minimal to no greenery. While greenery traditionally brings texture and depth, this shift is encouraging designers to explore other avenues for achieving these characteristics.
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The use of coloured foliage and smaller blooms as subtle accents brings forth an innovative approach, offering a refreshing take on traditional bouquet design.
The modern minimalist will be drawn to another key trend for 2023 - the mono-bloom movement. This design principle, rooted in contemporary aesthetics, emphasises a single type of flower within the bouquet.
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The simplicity of mono-bloom bouquets imparts a sleek and streamlined look, harmonising well with modern wedding themes. The choice of bloom for these arrangements can vary, with popular options like sweet peas, small garden roses, and the delicate lily of the valley offering unique visual appeal.
Adding to the list of trends witnessing a revival with a contemporary twist is the cascading drip bouquet. Characterised by their asymmetric, sculptural styles and dynamic sense of movement, these bouquets hold a captivating allure.
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They're a contemporary update on the classic cascade, often designed with trailing Amaranthus or similar elements, which add an air of dramatic elegance to the bridal look.
The colour palette for bridal bouquets in 2023 is dominated by the return of the dusty blue hue. The beauty of this understated shade lies in its adaptability—it can be incorporated into an existing colour palette as a pop or enhancement, or used as a standalone colour, especially against neutral backdrops.
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This versatility has made dusty blue a popular request, adding a distinctive touch to countless events.
To complete the bouquet trends for 2023, we have the rise of the wrapped bouquet. A carefully chosen ribbon or fabric can bind the bouquet together and can be chosen to reflect the wedding's colour scheme, adding another level of detail to the floral arrangement. This final flourish imbues an added layer of whimsical elegance, creating a truly unforgettable bridal accessory.
As these trends indicate, 2023 is set to be a year of reinvention in the realm of bridal bouquets, offering a blend of contemporary aesthetics and minimalist designs. Whether you're a bride-to-be, a bridesmaid, or a wedding enthusiast, there's much to look forward to in the world of wedding floristry this year.
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