Wedding Trends of 2016

As florists we like to keep up on popular decor blogs, follow our favorite flower ladies on Instagram and absorb as much inspiration as we can from Pinterest. Now that we've got the summer wedding season coming up we have taken note of some of the Wedding Trends of 2016.

Dramatic Ceremony Florals 
This year has come with many requests for high impact floral arches, flower walls and statement arrangements at the ceremony. Brides have been choosing a more organic style, lush greenery with lots of texture.

Choosing In-season & Local 
Brides are drawn to natural and organically inspired floral arrangements this year. We have had many requests for in-season and local flowers, most of our ladies are looking for that "farm to table" style and we LOVE it. Most of our flowers are shipped from the coast and we try to source as many BC grown blooms as possible. As far as locally sourced flowers, we've been having a bit of trouble on that front, someone open up a flower farm already!
Credit: Photography Brandi Smyth/ Florals by Bows and Arrows/ Ribbons FrouFrou Chic

Family Style reception set-up
We're talking long tables, that cozy shoulder to shoulder feel where you can mix and mingle with your guests and have great conversations all night long. We love the idea of keeping things intimate when it comes to your reception decor, try low compact centerpieces or greenery garlands and top that off with some warm lighting once the sun goes down.
Credit: Logan Cole Photography/ Florals by The Petal Pusher via Green Wedding Shoes

Goodbye Neutrals, hello Color
Brides are in favor of vibrant color combinations this year. Choosing bursts of blue, yellow or deep purple and incorporating them into botanical floral designs. The past few years we have had a lot of blush, white, pastel blues and other muted tones whereas this year, brides are choosing to follow their color dreams and step outside the box!

Metallic Palettes
It's all about glitz and glitter this year, more brides are choosing to go with brass, gold or silver accents throughout their event. Whether its a gold ribbon to accent their bouquets, metallic centerpiece vessels or adding a bit of shimmer to their invitations and menus, brides are on metallic this year. Don't be afraid to mix and match by adding a bit of gold here, a bit of pewter there or even some rose gold accents to your table settings. Metallic is on trend this year, there's no doubt about it.
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Pantone's Color of the Year 2016

Every year Pantone releases their "Color of the Year" and this year, for the first time they have chosen two instead of just one. For 2016 it is Rose Quartz and Serenity, shades of pale pink and baby blue.

Pantone makes this an annual event that is closely followed by the design and fashion industry, home decor, and our beloved wedding industry. Pantone wanted to bring back pastels and we are not complaining, you've got to love pastels if you're a florist!

How does this relate to your 2016 wedding you ask? Rose Quartz & Serenity are a great pairing to warm up your chosen wedding colors and they look beautiful together in bouquets, centerpieces and any other floral elements. We have already seen more use of light blues in wedding bouquets and throughout the wedding theme of some of our brides. Most have used them as an accent color to soft yellow, lavender and white.

 We are loving the addition of the Rose Quartz to last years Pantone color Marsala as well as tones of navy, gold and white. It is the perfect hue to add a feminine touch or to give your color scheme a bit of romance. The Serenity can be paired with lavender, peach, ivory and silver, adding that cool tone but still keeping with a pastel color palette for the bride that leans towards a softer look. 

Rose Quartz  and Serenity can be transitioned throughout your wedding adding pastel emphasis to your table settings, signage and other design aspects of your day. We have been seeing the Rose Quartz as a choice for bridesmaid dresses as well as the ribbon handles of some of our 2016 brides. And that serenity blue is really making a come-back.

Here is a little inspiration, enjoy!

 Credit: Florals by Petals by the shore/ Anna Kardos Photograhy via 100 Layer Cake
 Credit: Florals by Bows and Arrows/ Ryan Ray Photography via SMP

 Credit: Florals by Bows an Arrows/ ryan Ray Photography via SMP
Credit: Charmed events/ Melanie Duerkopp photography via 100 Layer Cake
Credit: Joseba Sandoval Photography/ event design by Sonya Khegay via SMP