Floral trends by Lamber de Bie
Master Florist to the stars Lamber de Bie, chosen florist for Suzanne Jacksons wedding in 2017, has revealed his thoughts for what floral trends are set to be ‘in bloom’ for brides and grooms to be, planning their big day in 2019. From trends that remain ever popular to new quirky concepts; delicate floral wearables to bold and beautiful, read on to learn what’s hot in wedding flowers for 2019, from the expert.
“With a rise in whimsical weddings, trends this year seem to have been focused on creating a unique and alluring experience, packed with creativity and flair. Big, bold designs – filled with personality and enough of a visual impact to seriously wow guests – are top of the hit list in 2019.”
A theme that stands the test of time and is set to remain a top choice in 2019 is soft romance. Think light pinks and pastel colours coupled with peachy pink and soft rose gold. At Lamber de Bie Flowers, we have created many floral decors using soft pink, open scented garden roses with selected seasonal flowers. An all-white colour palette is a theme of choice for many tying the knot and is set to be the inspiration behind many wedding themes next year. Bright, simple and versatile, choose subtle details that will visually impress – think silver Eucalyptus or Olive foliage to add that subtle vow factor.
Bring Nature In
While soft, muted blush and vintage pastels will be an eternally popular wedding colour scheme and will remain a popular choice, loose and natural hand-tied bouquets where foliage and grasses are as, if not more important as the flowers, will be a much-loved look in 2019.
Soft and flowing foliage’s, such as Eucalyptus, Olivewood and wild grasses, coupled with small and delicate white and pale green blooms, as well as pure white open roses will be a stunning trend growing big in 2019.
Bridal Flower Crowns
Floral Wearables that are subtle and delicate are already proving to be a huge hit on the wedding scene across the globe. Some of our favourites are floral hair crowns with flowers entwined throughout the hairpieces, elegant cuff wrist corsages – looking like a flower bangle, and the fresh flower garters and anklets. For a winter wedding, branch out and entwine twigs and berries with your crisp winter blooms to create a rustic, forest feel.
There are endless possibilities when it comes to floral wearables, so get ready to fall in love with these stunning flower adornments as they are moving from the runways to brides, all over the world.
I have seen a strong rise in the use of Jewel colours in interiors and fashion, so predict this trend will start to inspire wedding flowers.
Flowers will be rich in colour, think Ruby-red, Sapphire-blue, Quartz-purple and Magenta pink. Emerald-green will be there represented by large, dark green exotic leaves – inspiration coming from the rising #Insta trend for green houseplants in our homes.
Bouquets will be filled with a mix of locally grown flowers as well as the most exotic imported flowers, such as the South African Protea flower, which will add a pop of status to the arrangement.
For the fun-loving bride looking for something different, think Polka Dot. I call this trend the Polka Dot as it represents a joyful, fun-filled display of multicoloured flowers against one dominant colour.
Large, compact shaped bouquets with lots of bright blooms, all the same shape and colour, with details of pop-colour in blue, yellow, hot pink and lime green. This trend will appeal to the fun-loving bride and is set to bloom next year.
Best piece of advice for couples planning their wedding flowers?
Be original! I start each and every meeting with a blank piece of paper and draw a flower scheme with my client’s vision firmly at the centre of it. I always try to express their personalities through my work. The only limit is your imagination!
When planning a wedding, look at the space you’re working in and consider adding one or two key statement arrangements. From there, you can decorate other areas more modestly, while still leaving a lasting impression in your guests’ memories. Also, when liaising with florists, have an idea of the budget you’re looking to spend and be open with your supplier.
Lamber de Bie is the resident florist at Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny. The Newpark Hotel will be exhibiting at the Wedding and Honeymoon Show taking place at the RDS on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September. To book tickets for the show visit: www.weddingandhoneymoonshow.ie