The flowers at a wedding have got to be one of the most important elements of the day. From low key, small bouquets to an imposing flower arch, the type of flower, colour and design reflect the couple’s personalities and create a very special wow moment.
Emma Major from Mercure Sheffield Kenwood Hall Hotel & Spa in Sheffield says 2020 trends are set to create a talking point amongst the guests. “This year will see brides making the most of locally grown flowers or ones that don’t have to travel over an ocean to make it into the bouquet. We are working with couples on how their wedding can be as sustainable as possible and using local suppliers that make the most of what is available to them from close at hand is a great way of doing this. Always talk to florists to ensure they have a sound flower sourcing policy in place. And it’s always a good idea to consider giving away the flowers at the end of the day so guests can take them home and feature them in their own homes.
“Bouquets will also get a lot smaller this year, as will the flowers used on table decorations. Paired back, elegant muted tones, still featuring white and pink, will be popular with a little less foliage. Lots of couples are foraging for their own decorations and using materials such as cones they have found on their own doorsteps. The idea of keeping it as natural looking as possible and unstructured is important. The look that will be hot in 2020 is one that appears that the bride herself has simply picked her favourite flowers from a local meadow and used them for her big day. Stunning in its simplicity.
“Budgets play a huge part in deciding which flowers you choose and making the most of what’s available is key. Featuring a small number of beautiful, seasonal flowers will suit any style of wedding. Bridesmaid bouquets can be a much smaller version of the bride’s or a small posy of flowers will look stunning. It’s going back to the old adage “Less is more”.
“Relaxed floral aisles are a gorgeous look to the day and using wildflowers creates such a beautiful atmosphere and aroma for the ceremony. The use of natural colours can transform the aisle and really give the wedding a bespoke feel. As we all know uniqueness is so important and the team here at Kenwood Hall know how to ensure each day is an individual as each couple.”