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Trends- drama, drama, drama!

As a wedding florist ,I have always said that your wedding day is the biggest fashion show and photoshoot that you will ever attend…unless you are Kate moss that is! With that in mind, most couples are conscious to put on the best show they can, and are keen to make their day unique, special and unforgettable for their guests. Most couples have been to many weddings prior to planning their own and take on the task to both emulate the weddings they enjoyed and make their day unique…..introducing the Wedding Trend. Our wedding trends are usually inherited from the USA, and take a little while to get to Ireland and filter down to Cork.

When I meet with my clients, I try to make the meeting as informal as I can, chit chat, small talk and anecdotal stories all help to put couples at ease, all the while I pay attention to the adjectives they unconsciously use to describe their likes and dislikes. Most people find it difficult to pin down their vision when asked directly so I find it is best to let it just evolve organically through our conversations on flowers and décor.

An adjective that has recurred frequently in recent meetings is DRAMA! Lots and lots of drama, not the ‘my sister snogged the waiter’ kind of drama, but the big, bold, show off kind of drama. I feel this is a back lash to the recession weddings of understated, minimal and budget conscious floral décor. We had several years of cutting cloth to suit the measure, colours were understated, lots of pastels and wild/natural looks. Whilst pastels will never go away, the couples looking for drama are keen to make a statement with both big bold colours and statement arrangements.  A colour that keeps cropping up is ‘Marsala’ ( an Americanism for burgundy/wine), usually a colour kept for autumn in all its finery. But not this year…this year it is a feature colour right throughout the year, and I have to say I am delighted. I love this colour, its rich and deep and surprisingly works well with an enormous spectrum of other colours. Spring and summer brides are lifting the depth of Marsala with corals and pinks and creams and to add an extra layer of opulence I am seeing lots of gold being thrown into the mix. A far cry from the jam jar pastels of a couple years ago!

 

Another trend that is apparent following the DRAMA theme, is the types of arrangements requested. Of times recent, the trend was milk churns, chalk boards and jam jars and before that bay trees and pedestals. Now though, irrelevant of whether you are going for moody marsala or pretty pastels, the arrangements are BIG, big flowers, big scope. Flower walls, something unheard of before (budget reasons alone!) are now a feature piece in many of my up and coming weddings

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Where previously we had jam jars on tables we now have pedestal (gold) bowl vases filled to exploding point.

Where we had milk churns we now have huge urns dripping in flowers.        

There really is no stopping the drama! I personally love it..I love the colour choices, and for someone who struggles with ‘understated’ I love the opportunity to create some DRAMA!

As a wedding florist ,I have always said that your wedding day is the biggest fashion show and photoshoot that you will ever attend…unless you are Kate moss that is! With that in mind, most couples are conscious to put on the best show they can, and are keen to make their day unique, special and unforgettable for their guests. Most couples have been to many weddings prior to planning their own and take on the task to both emulate the weddings they enjoyed and make their day unique…..introducing the Wedding Trend. Our wedding trends are usually inherited from the USA, and take a little while to get to Ireland and filter down to Cork.

When I meet with my clients, I try to make the meeting as informal as I can, chit chat, small talk and anecdotal stories all help to put couples at ease, all the while I pay attention to the adjectives they unconsciously use to describe their likes and dislikes. Most people find it difficult to pin down their vision when asked directly so I find it is best to let it just evolve organically through our conversations on flowers and décor.

An adjective that has recurred frequently in recent meetings is DRAMA! Lots and lots of drama, not the ‘my sister snogged the waiter’ kind of drama, but the big, bold, show off kind of drama. I feel this is a back lash to the recession weddings of understated, minimal and budget conscious floral décor. We had several years of cutting cloth to suit the measure, colours were understated, lots of pastels and wild/natural looks. Whilst pastels will never go away, the couples looking for drama are keen to make a statement with both big bold colours and statement arrangements.  A colour that keeps cropping up is ‘Marsala’ ( an Americanism for burgundy/wine), usually a colour kept for autumn in all its finery. But not this year…this year it is a feature colour right throughout the year, and I have to say I am delighted. I love this colour, its rich and deep and surprisingly works well with an enormous spectrum of other colours. Spring and summer brides are lifting the depth of Marsala with corals and pinks and creams and to add an extra layer of opulence I am seeing lots of gold being thrown into the mix. A far cry from the jam jar pastels of a couple years ago!

 

Another trend that is apparent following the DRAMA theme, is the types of arrangements requested. Of times recent, the trend was milk churns, chalk boards and jam jars and before that bay trees and pedestals. Now though, irrelevant of whether you are going for moody marsala or pretty pastels, the arrangements are BIG, big flowers, big scope. Flower walls, something unheard of before (budget reasons alone!) are now a feature piece in many of my up and coming weddings

.

Where previously we had jam jars on tables we now have pedestal (gold) bowl vases filled to exploding point.

Where we had milk churns we now have huge urns dripping in flowers.        

There really is no stopping the drama! I personally love it..I love the colour choices, and for someone who struggles with ‘understated’ I love the opportunity to create some DRAMA!