Ditching Tightly Wound
Little tight bouquets are going by the wayside, and more loosely gathered creations are in vogue. “It went from small, and now the last couple years [bouquets] have been big and bushy,” Phillips says. “Brides are wanting more texture and quality to their bouquets.” Because bigger bouquets can be a little pricey, brides have also started mixing in greenery with their bouquets, creating a cascading, flowing look.
Ditch the floral crown and go for something more comfortable and just as eye-catching. “A floral crown can be uncomfortable, so brides have started wearing small flowers in the back of their hair,” Phillips says. Venegas agrees and says floral combs are versatile and can be used in different hairstyles. Wrist bracelets can also make just as big of a statement and are more secure than a corsage where flowers only cover half the wrist.
Add a few natural elements to your bouquet to soften the rich colors. Earthy tones seem to be creeping into everyone’s colors, no matter the style and theme of the wedding, according to Venegas. Honeysuckle and jasmine vines are popular for creating backdrops, and eucalyptus foliage is perfect for mixing with flowers. Theresa Carter-Hess, owner of RosAmungThorns, says greenery is usually a little less expensive than flowers, and adding greens to the look appeals to the growing bohemian trend currently popular among brides.