What Are The Floral Trends For 2023?

We catch up with one of the florists recommended by Hampshire wedding venue Careys Manor, Laura Wagner of Blooming Marvellous Creations to discuss the 2023 floral trends to look out for.

One of the most important aspects of planning your wedding should be the flowers as they are an integral element of your wedding décor. Don’t underestimate the wow factor that beautiful blooms can add to your day. What floral trends can we expect to see in 2023?

For some years now big bouquets have been a favourite, but this year it is expected that brides will want smaller bouquets. Practically, smaller bouquets are easier to carry and won’t distract from the bridal gown.

Couples are definitely getting more creative, often preferring to have at least one big arrangement/installation to create that floral focal point. 2023 will be more about creating floral impact in your ceremony and reception flowers. Add drama and interest in your ceremony with a moon gate or arch, freestanding columns or an aisle filled with meadow boxes. Create different levels of visual interest at your wedding breakfast by adding height to the tables and raise your flowers up on tall stands or vases. Style wise, English garden themes will continue to thrive and roses, peonies, ranunculus, astilbe, lily of the valley, lavender and sweet peas will be popular varieties of flowers.

This year will see a continuing popularity for all white wedding flowers. Crisp, timeless and elegant. White flowers are here to stay for the foreseeable future. As a nod to the late HRH
Elizabeth II and the upcoming coronation of King Charles in May, lily of the valley, a favourite flower of the royals, is likely to feature in lots of weddings this year.

An all-white wedding isn’t for everyone and adding just a touch of colour into your wedding florals as a contrast against the neutrals will also be a popular choice this year.

Pastel colours will be a go to choice for many couples with lilac, nude and pink predicted to be the most popular choices among the pastel/lighter shades.

The Pantone colour for 2023 is magenta, a bold and vibrant colour which is not for the faint hearted. Previous years saw more traditional blush and dusky pinks as the more popular choices but we will be seeing more bright pink flowers being the stars of the show at weddings this year.

Lots of luscious greenery is a trend that’s set to stay in 2023. Having a whole load of foliage has been popular for a number of years now and doesn’t look like it’s a trend that’s going away any time soon.

Dried and preserved flowers will feature heavily. You can have arrangements made up of all dried ingredients and the benefit of this is it it will keep for years to come. Alternatively, don’t be afraid to mix fresh materials with dried as it all adds to the texture and interest of your designs.

Pressing flowers will be big this year, so after your wedding you could consider having your bouquet preserved this way. Pop the pressed flowers in glass frames or have them captured in resin as a keepsake.

Floral crowns will be swapped out in favour of smaller, daintier hair flowers tucked into loose braids. When it comes to hair, this year is all about the little details.

Sustainability is still the word on everyone’s lips and remains an important factor to consider this year. Use flowers that are grown closer to home and where possible use arrangements made using more eco friendly methods. Your florist is likely to be able to purchase your flowers from local flower farmers, thus reducing the impact on the environment.

Remember though that your choice of flowers should be a reflection of you, you don’t have to follow the latest trends. Choose flowers that are personal to you and set the vibe for your day. Different flowers have different meanings so ask your florist what they represent. Opt for flowers that look not only look pretty but smell amazing too, it won’t go unnoticed by your guests. Discuss your floral vision with your florist. You may know exactly what you want, you may not, but your florist will be able to advise you and offer inspiration to bring your ideas to life. The possibilities are endless.

Laura Wagner – Blooming Marvellous Creations

Photography credits:

Lemontree Photography

ASR Photography