2018 Wedding Trends

  1. Faux is the New Fresh
    FAUX4 Faux flowers are the new fresh because they are equally as gorgeous, offer everlasting quality, and are more affordable!The-Southern-Table_DIY_Centerpiece_Spring_3-2017_31fauxWhy buy real flowers that eventually wilt and die when you can buy faux and keep them as a forever memory of life’s special events?
  2. Navy
    Navy Wedding DecorationsEvery wedding needs something blue and we are loving the regal elegance of Navy this year.  Give your tablescape a little romance with navy tapers and glassware, or include navy florals into your centerpieces.NAVY3Paper-Swallow-Events_LBZZ-Photography_Winter_Blue_PhotoShoot_1-2017_22Having trouble finding this shade in nature? Think about adding artificial navy stems to your arrangements. Mix them into your fresh flowers or go all faux for a long-lasting design that is sure to wow your guests.
  3. Metallics
    From vases to votives, jewelry to makeup, home to wedding… metallics are EVERYWHERE!
    Copper accents will bring warmth and beauty to your wedding tables and decor.Metallic FlowersCOPPER2 Mix your metals with metallic flowers and leaves.  It makes a powerful statement!CCGs_AME_PurpleSilver_MercuryGlassBowlSilverSequinTableRunner-Anniversary_8-15-14_3 COPPERSilver is coming back into the mix.  We can’t wait to see this metal featured in weddings. From decor to florals, nothing shines like silver.
  4. Green
    GREEN2As the 2017 Pantone color of the year, Greenery played a huge role in last years weddings, and we don’t see it ending there.  Give your wedding floral arrangements green accents with artificial succulents and ferns.
    NAVY8Create jaw-dropping backdrops and centerpieces with large tropical leaves. hellebore2Walk down the aisle with a lush greenery bouquet, filled with artificial eucalyptus and pops of green hellebore.
  5. Succulents
    SUCCULENTSThere are so many ways to use faux succulents in your wedding. They are a stunning addition to faux bouquets or even as a flower replacement. SUCCULENTS3We are seeing them being used in boutonnieres and corsages, in centerpieces, and even as necklaces! Jump aboard the succulent train because we see many more innovative ideas coming our way!
  6. Bright & Bold
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    Bridal white will never go out of vogue, but we are all about the bright and bold colors brides are adding to their bouquets. Start with a simple white peony or rose bouquet and give it a pop of pink, yellow, or orange with wildly colored faux flowers. Finish it all off with trailing ribbons in a variety of vibrant hues.
  7. Texture
    TEXTUREDMixing a variety of greenery, berries, soft grasses and unique florals makes for a stunning, organic arrangement.  WhiteLilyLane_KrislePhotography_Bride_Bouquet_White_Editorial_Summer_8-2017_20This year don’t be afraid to fill your bouquets and centerpieces with interesting details to create a one of a kind look.
  8. Wreaths
    Decorative hoop wreaths are a backdrop necessity, and the bigger the better! 
    TheFauxBouquets_CassiaOwenPhotography_Wreath_DIY_12-2016_14DIY with hula hoops and faux floralsGreenWeddingShoes_KatiePritchard_-Backdrop_Pink_Wreath_DIY_Summer_9-2017_21Or dive into a a bigger project and create your own circular wedding archbouquetaltWalk down the aisle carrying this bouquet alternative, and then use it to decorate your home after the wedding. These floral spheres are the perfect addition to your wedding planning.
  9. Pampas
    Nothing captures the organic beauty of the coast than this years Pampas trend. PAMPAS2Couples everywhere are creating entrancing backdrops and aisles with billowing bunches of the natural grass, or incorporating it into the wedding bouquets for a unique and gorgeous texture.
  10. Repurpose your Bouquet
    In a time when everyone is aware of their impact on the environment, why not design your wedding decor so that it can be used again and again?
    REPRURPOSE2With artificial and preserved flowers you will be able to create long-lasting bouquets and centerpieces that can be enjoyed for many years.  repurpose2After your ceremony, take apart your bouquet and create a wreath or garland that you can use to decorate your home.  The options are endless.
  11. PinkArtificial BouquetsFAUX2Pink is a wedding classic, but this year soften your palette with blush and mauve hues.  Blush Pink CenterpieceUse pink vases, trays, and votives throughout your home and wedding decor.  Blush PinkIt is not only trending through one season, it can been incorporated in arrangements throughout the entire year.
  12. GarlandsGARLAND1Garlands are the perfect option to give a lush and full floral look to your wedding tables and ceremony arches.GARLAND4You can go as big and grand as this stairway garland. Or simply create a beautiful faux flower table garland to bring some beauty and life to your home!Wedding Garlands
  13. Hanging Florals
    Hanging florals are a fresh and beautiful alternative to the classic florals in a vase look. They create space on tabletops and fill up plain and empty wall space!Greenery Hanging ArrangementCreate blooming floral chandeliers for an elegant design above your table.FriendOfFaux_Greenery_Editorial_3-2-2016_2 greengarlandUse a floral swag to fill up empty spaces on your walls. It is the perfect way to incorporate colors that coordinate with your table decor. Greenery is popular in all ways, shapes, and forms, so combine these trends for the ultimate wedding floral arrangement.  There are so many ways to decorate your wedding with hanging floral arrangements!
  14. Woodsy Wedding
    It’s like rustic, but more romantic!  InHouse_Bride-Groom_Bouquet_Pink_StyledShoot_Editorial_Winter_2017_18Take the magical feeling you get when you hike through woods and use that to create a wedding to remember. woodsyInHouse_Centerpiece_Pink_StyledShoot_Editorial_Winter_2017_13Wood and natural accents, tons of texture, and lush greenery are the key ingredients to this 2018 trend.

Check out these trendsetters!
The credits below appear in the order of the trends above:

1. FAUX IS THE NEW FRESH  Brush and Fire & Been.801 Photography / The Southern Table & Charla Storey Photography  2. NAVY Afloral.com Designs /  Paper Swallow Events & LBZZ Photography  3. METALLICS Southern Blossoms Floral & Jessica E.Photography / Audrey Chaney & Weddings by Scott and Dana Photography / Angela Marie Events  4. GREEN Lindsay Coletta Designs & Tulle and Grace Photography /Audrey Chaney & Kim J Martin Photography / White Lily LaneMakaily Wyckoff Photo 5. SUCCULENTS Pumpkin and Pye & Evolve Photography / Audrey Chaney & Kim J Martin Photography  6. BRIGHT & BOLD Mylofleur Floral & Kathy Cuadra Photography 7. TEXTURE The Faux BouquetsDIY Dried Flower Bouquet  /White Lily Lane & Krisle Photography 8. WREATHS The Faux Bouquets – DIY Hula Hoop Wreath / Green Wedding ShoesDIY Giant Circle Arch & DIY Silk Flower Hoop Bouquet 9. PAMPAS FloralReef  & Amanda Jayne Bridal Wear 10. REPURPOSE YOUR BOUQUET Best Day Ever Floral Design & Jess Pelphrey – Ruffled DIY Boho Wall Hanging 11. PINK Afloral.com Designs / Crowns by Christy & MSN Photography / Mignon Floral Co. & Ashley Noelle Edwards Photography 12. GARLANDS Pristine Floral & Crystal’s Photography / Brush and Fire & Eden Strader Photography / Lindsay Coletta Florals & Kelly Anne Photography 13. HANGING FLORALS Afloral Designs – DIY  Floral Chandelier / Friend of Faux – DIY Garland 14. WOODSY WEDDING Afloral Designs

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