Wedding flower trends for 2018, according to Pippa Middleton’s florist

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Wedding flower trends for 2018, according to Pippa Middleton's florist

Seasonality and colour palette impact any floral choice, whether it’s for a wedding or the weekly home arrangement. But like everything in home decor and design, floral trends change and develop over time. If you’re a couple getting married this year, there are some flowers insights you need to know, and they’re coming courtesy of Lavender Green Flowers , the florist behind Pippa Middleton’s wedding. #1 Locally grown An increasingly popular request is for flowers to be locally sourced. “Nothing beats a freshly picked garden rose from a specialist grower only 30 miles from your wedding venue,” weddings manager Maddie Dawkins told Harper’s Bazaar . “It may not always be the cheapest option,” she says, but it reduces your carbon footprint and helps support local business. #2 Sans bloom Foliage-only flower bouquets or tables draped in greenery are other enduring trends, according to Lavender Green Flowers. Not only is it cheaper than using fresh flowers, it’s earthy and natural. “I would recommend adding in soft Eucalyptus and Senecio over the winter months. As spring approaches, brides could introduce lots of fresh fragrances with herbs like mint and lemon thyme,” Dawkins advises. #3 Think outside the peony Peonies are a classic flower, especially when it comes to weddings. It’s even rumoured Meghan Markle has a penchant for peonies . But they aren’t the only classic flower set to sweep 2018. “Cloni ranunculus are the new peony for spring,” predicts Dawkins. “They are from the same family as a Buttercup and are extremely delicate and romantic, they work so well with Sweet Peas and lashings of sage-green foliage and herbs.” Image: ranunculus / Max Pixel If you have your heart set on peonies, Dawkins also recommends experimenting within the family. Types like Mothers Choice Peony are a good start. Dahlias are another classic beauty for any bride come autumn, and winter is all about the roses. #4 Soft pink palettes are 2017 Creating a sense of romance and softness isn’t the exclusive domain of a pink colour palette. In 2018, muted and deep shades like plum and sage green will be mixed with lighter tones like lilac. Roses, with lilacs and plum tones. Image: Annie Spratt / Unsplash “Think Renaissance still-life paintings in terms of colour contrast and a looser, more natural, romantic style in the design,” Dawkins says. Great for the bridge who wants something a little different. #5 Bigger isn’t always better “Why go to all the effort of picking the dress of your dreams to cover it up with a ginormous bouquet of flowers?” asks Dawkins. She explains that smaller bouquets serve to enhance your dress, plus are lighter to carry and more flattering on camera. As far as 2018’s floral trends sound, we have no complaints. h/t: Harper’s Bazaar