Let's go Wild!

Save the Date Magazine have asked me to do a fortnightly blog for them, looking at floral trends and upcoming wedding styles so I thought I'd share these here with you too!

2013 is definitely going to be an exciting year for floral trends. I have noticed in my own brides a huge trend towards wanting to re-create a natural, garden like style with more relaxed and informal arrangements of mixed blooms with lots of unusual flowers and foliage.

As Sarah Ryhanen over at Saipua flowers says...

emphasis will be placed on using seasonal flowers and foliage to build loose and wild compositions that evoke the feeling of an overgrown late summer garden

So many more brides are taking a more eco-friendly approach to their flowers using more natural, organic textures such as twigs, branches and mosses, richer seasonal colours and mis-matched wooden, ceramic and galvanised vintage and rustic containers.
 These spring arrangements of tulips, ranunculus, peonies, astrantia and craspedia look beautiful with trailing honeysuckle and cherry blossom straight from my garden!

I love this style as it allows blooms to be expressed in their own natural shape and style.
Country garden roses are perfect in this bouquet as each rose is so unique in shape and size...

The vintage theme is still extremely popular but I think we’ll see lots more bolder floral patterns, layers of lace and deeper, stronger colours like purple, magenta and burgundy.

In these arrangements I used gorgeous autumnal hydrangeas, sedum, amaranthus and astrantia with lovely rambling clematis and fuchsia and mixed foliage...

What do you think of this growing trend? Go wild or keep it traditional?!