By Martha Whitney Butler
Need some floral inspiration for your big day? Here are the trends couples can’t get enough of in 2023:
1. COLOR, COLOR — AND MORE COLOR!
Color is making its way back onto the wedding floral scene. Couples are embracing vibrant color palettes and unique color pairings that reflect their excitement for the big day.
2. BOUQUETS FIT FOR A ROYAL
Some intendeds prefer a more timeless look and are opting for more petite, classic bouquets filled with high-end blooms. Consult your floral designer about availability when choosing certain flowers, as many of them are seasonal — which will affect cost and quality.
3. DOUBLE DUTY
A celebrated ceremony space is in! Yes, you’re only spending a few minutes at this spot, but some of the most beautiful photos occur here. Pick floral arrangements that can be cleverly repositioned at the reception location to double their use. Free-standing arches and pew-marker arrangements, for instance, can be relocated during cocktail hour.
4. RUSTIC…BUT NOT
I don’t mean that kind of rustic. I promise you — it’s not giving a burlap- and-baby’s-breath vibe. It’s more of a wooden table, clear glass and locally grown flowers vibe. Driftwood with placed botanicals and centerpiece runners with flowers and potted herbs create a natural, sustainable look. OK, there’s probably some baby’s breath involved, but 2023 couples have spoken and are here for it.
5. FLORAL PRESERVATION
Remembering the big day is always at the top of the list. One of the best ways to do that is by preserving your bouquet florals. Whether you opt for a painted portrait, resin art creation or a heritage piece like a rosary, your fresh flowers will be easy to preserve within a couple days of your wedding.
Martha Whitney Butler is a floral designer with over 15 years of experience and proprietress of The French Potager LLC in Bay St. Louis. Reach her at email@example.com.