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Trends in Wedding Flowers

Posted on January 21st, 2008 by Kori Ellis in Wedding Flowers 3 Comments

Tara Powell Flowers Tara Simone Powell is a floral and event design expert and owner of Barbara’s Flowers, an innovative flower retail boutique with two locations in New York City. Barbara’s Flowers offers clients a glimpse into the range of possibilities for extraordinary blossoms with a plethora of design choices.

Her impressive and extensive list of corporate and celebrity clientele include: Con Edison, CBS, Lehman Brothers, McGraw Hill, Essence Communications, Merrill Lynch, Macy’s, Senator Hillary Clinton and Alicia Keys. Tara was kind enough to share with us the trends in wedding flowers.

From Tara …


TRENDS IN COLOR PALETTES: Sepia or Chocolate brown as an accent color to a cool color palette has been particularly trendy amongst brides this year. We have worked with mint green and chocolate brown, raspberry and chocolate brown, sky blue and chocolate brown. The intensity of the chocolate brown offers a warm balance to cool colors. Fiddle head, which resembles a chocolate straw, is often used as floral accessory in this palette.

TRENDS IN FLORAL MENU: Many cost conscious and younger brides are opting to veer away from the exotic and elegant and find flirty uses for the everyday blossom. Whimsical bouquets designed with gerbera daisies or dare I say “carnations!” Carnations, so often frowned upon as a “funeral flower” come in a wide range of colors and of course are very reasonably priced. For a day time wedding, consider a “tussy” of carnations bound with a whimsical patterned ribbon!

TRENDS IN DESIGN: We have found that many of our brides have opted for a blend of the chic and rustic. Often combining a natural vessel with elegant blossoms such as Cymbidium orchids. This offers a delicate balance between a well stylized design and something ethereal and abstract.


FRAGRANT FLOWERS: Spring and summer are the perfect time to experience the fragrance that many flowers offer. Some of the more fragrant blooms are: hyacinth, lilac, lilly of the valley, freesia, Casablanca lilies, gardenia, tuberose and roses.

BLOOMING BRANCHES: One of the true signs of spring are the blooming Cherry, Quince and Pear branches. These delicate blossoms on tall branches offer a dynamic visual presentation for reception designs. The key to using blooming branches, however, is keeping them in receptacles that hold plenty of fresh water and in environments where the temperature is regulated between 65 – 70 degrees.

PURE WHITE: Crisp white blossoms offer an elegant palette for day or evening spring/summer affairs. Among my favorites are: Casablanca lilies, ranuculus, French tulips, peony and Cymbidium orchids.

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Comments (3)

  1. 1Melissa

    I love flowers! Fresh, smell good, beautiful flowers. They add such a wonderful touch to any wedding. And then getting to hold a huge bouquet of fresh flowers, you will have your nose in your bouquet the entire way to the aisle!

  2. 2Klaudia Suknia

    Carefully chosen flowers can add much beauty to the wedding. It’s worth to spend some time on choosing the right ones.

  3. 3griffy

    the color trends sound cool and very sophisticated. Who would think of putting fiddleheads in a bouquet?

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