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Wedding Flower Trends 2023 | 10 Most Luxury & Sought-After Styles

Looking for standout wedding flower trends for 2023?

You're in the right place!

This year's wedding flower trends edit is hot off the press from our founders at Blooming Haus, Michal and Michael.

Get a jump start on the wedding flower colour combinations, trends, and sustainable wedding flower choices set to make noise this year!

Ready to be inspired?

*All florals in this article are our own work.

10 Most Sought-After Wedding Flower Trends in 2023

1. Ombre-Colour Blocking!

Vivacious, fearless, and BOLD - are all words hot on the lips of designers in 2023!

At Blooming Haus, we expect to see lots of colours this year.

Recently, we've revelled in more playful ways to use colours, such as ombre colour-blocking for weddings and events.

As opposed to solid colour blocking, it's a stand-out and luxe trend that we LOVE - working especially well for long table runners to bring added dynamism to any occasion.
Flowers: Blooming Haus
Photography: Grek Finck
In addition to ombre-colour blocking, we also notice that many couples are veering away from traditional wedding elements to more modern and fun styles such as patterned tablecloths, candles, etc.

This is one of our favourite wedding flower trends to watch!

2. Flower Crowns

The rise of floral crowns is making a comeback, and at Blooming Haus, we are HERE for it - especially for summer or destination weddings!

It's a tradition that dates back to ancient greek times when they used flower crowns or "Stéfanos" at weddings or to crown champions.

This same tradition is very much alive and thriving in Greece today.

Most interestingly, flower crowns for grooms are becoming more and more common in the UK.

Trends like this make us super excited for the future of luxury wedding floral designs as they set to break down barriers.
Flowers: Blooming Haus
Photography: Grek Finck
Blooming Haus' Head of Creative Charlotte Diercks comments: "Men are increasingly moving away from a traditional floral button and are now more confident to wear floral crowns.

More and more, we are being asked to create floral crowns for both brides and grooms."

This is one of the wedding flower trends we are most excited about this year!

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3. Adding Fruits and Veggies Into the Mix

Certain fruits and veggies have long been associated with the gods, abundance and positive symbolism.

Including bountiful fruits is a great way to diversify your floral installations.

Increasingly, one of our most popular wedding flower trends we're seeing is the use of potted fruiting plants and trees as some centrepieces for table designs.

Skillfully using a mix of both in our designs breaks up the rhythm of the space, adds a destination wedding vibe and is a great sustainable option as opposed to using cut flowers everywhere.
Fruit not only brings a big bright hit of colours and a wide range of textures and characters but can also bring an aromatic fragrance to an event.

Michael Dariane, Blooming Haus owner and Operations Director, comments: "Sustainability has always been at the heart of what we do at Blooming Haus, and as the world makes steps for a greener future, so increasingly wedding tablescapes are designed to be shared and allow guests to take away potted fruits, herbs, plants or flowers.

These are often accompanied by eco-conscious gifts and accessories such as sustainably sourced favours and seed paper wedding invitations that are fully compostable, leaving no waste.

4. Natural-World Backdrops

Floral arches are declining; why?

As wedding couples engage more with the natural world, they seek to recreate it more authentically on their special occasions.

We expect this is one of the wedding flower trends we expect to stay the course for many years to come.

Natural-world backdrops are a wedding flower trend that looks amazing yet can be incredibly personal, too - representative of a special place that means something to the couple.

Custom installations can be filled with personal meaning and provide just as good a photo backdrop or statement installation as a traditional arch.

Influenced by the 'Living Avenue' through which Kate, Princess of Wales, walked on her way to becoming a royal bride, which consisted of eight specially installed 20-foot-tall trees in Westminster Abbey, many of our clients seek to create their own magical and symbolic arboreal backdrops for special events and weddings.

Founder at Blooming Haus explains Michal Kowalski: "Trees can be seen as representing a relationship taking root, growing and flourishing with each tree variety symbolising a different meaning in the language of flowers.
The hornbeams represent resilience, whereas the field maple reserve and humility. Because of its year-round beauty, the silver birch symbolises hope and a new beginning.

Cherry trees symbolise good fortune and luck when they bloom, and they also mean love, adoration, and romance.

Apple trees represent goodwill, happiness and the bounty of life.

Every arboreal scene we create is unique and made to blend a couple's creative visions and nature perfectly.

We love using custom trees as they can have a life beyond an event or ceremony and are often planted and nurtured at home."

5. Grounded Installations Are Here to Stay

Grounded arrangements are one of our wedding flower trends from last year.

There may be nothing new to report here but worth mentioning all the same - and a coveted Blooming Haus inclusion in our round-up for wedding flower trends in 2023.

Post-pandemic, we all craved more of a sense of grounding, right?

This sentiment was noticeably reflected in our weddings post-lockdown.
More and more couples were veering away from (arguably) over-used hanging arrangements and instead opting for something grounded.

We particularly love this trend when it's used in outdoor spaces as it helps to anchor the space and ensure all eyes are on the couple in photographs.

When used on the aisle, they have another added benefit of concealing any items guests may have around their feet in photos.

The result looks polished, luxe, and seamless.

Plus, you can easily move and repurpose grounded arrangements from your ceremony to your reception.

6. Winding Aisles

Could straight wedding aisles be a thing of the past?

It's certainly not a trend for everyone, but we are seeing an uptick in off-the-cuff winding aisle preferences.

When the venue allows it, less traditional seating arrangements are a great option for the modern couple.

When skillfully done, seating arrangements that appear more spaced out and organic often better reflect the couple's beliefs or personality.
Jonathan Thorneycroft, one of our in-house designers' comments, "There is a move away from straight aisles (that have religious roots) to more windy paths that reflect the 'journey' of marriage.

Couples are choosing wild and irregular/unique aisle runners, creating unforgettable and extra-special entrance moments for the happy couple."

Winding aisles are one of the more unusual wedding flower trends we've noticed but we expect the number to rise as we approach summer.

7. Countryside Charm

Interestingly, we've noticed wedding couples who are choosing luxury London venues synonymous with traditional glamour are expressing desires to transform these spaces or at least give them a more rustic feel with elements of quintessential British countryside charm.

Think coastal Wales or Scotland on a sunny summer's day!

As a society, there's a real desire to connect more with the natural world.

Blooming Haus is seeing this shift manifest in the increased focus on creating a new interpretation of the classic theme of the British countryside.
In this example, we transformed one of London's most luxurious hotels, The Lanesborough.

For us, countryside charm means artfully employing lots of vibrant greens, cosmos, cornflowers, sunshine yellows, and even incorporating fragrant herbs.

.For detailed bridal bouquets that evoke that sought-after countryside charm, we recommend dainty small florals like the mentioned lily of the valley, spray roses, and forget-me-nots.

Jonathan Thorneycroft (in-house designer) comments, "At Blooming Haus, we always use English foliage for large installations – we like to support our local growers and wholesalers, and the quality is second to none.

8. Stuctural Set Design

Our offerings at Blooming Haus have dramatically diversified over the last few years.

One of the wedding flower trends to have fueled this is set design!

When our clients ask for a full set design, they are often the most exciting and rewarding projects.
Flowers: Blooming Haus
Photography: Grek Finck
Wedding couples are increasingly thinking of their wedding or ceremony almost like a stage in a production.

To breathe life into their ideas and bring their vision to life, our specialised design team assist with structural installations, designing and sourcing, backdrops, graphic window prints, etc.

For example, for our recent American-Iranian bride here, we replicated the walls of Shiraz's grand “pink mosque” that dates back to the 19th century — a reminder of the internal peace we can find from within, no matter where we are in the world.

It tied the whole day together wonderfully.

Creating unique and breath-taking backdrops for photographs is a trend high on the list of wedding and event organisers.

This is one of the top wedding flower trends to watch!

9. Unique Vessels or Vases

Out with generic vessels and in with something inspiring and unexpected!

When couples think about wedding flowers, they often overlook the vessels or vases.

For example, delicate bowls fitted with Kenzans are replacing oasis-based arrangements for us.

Kenzans, used in the arrangement below, are a floristry tool made from small metal spikes onto which stems are placed to hold them in place.

Not using visible vases creates the impression of a more organic display.
These are traditionally used in Japanese Ikebana arrangements but are now popular and used in traditional floral arrangements.

Blooming Haus' Head of Creative Charlotte Diercks comments, "This is one of the more personal wedding flower trends we're seeing as couples want to introduce antique or personal pieces from their family's past that are significant and symbolic.

Finding these wonderful tabletop family heirlooms takes time involving parents, grandparents, and other relatives.

Vintage finds, or antique pieces can complement even the most modern tablescape."

10. Dainty Bouquets

One of our favourite wedding flower trends for 2023 is that wedding couples opt for smaller bridal bouquets with a bigger focus on statement installations for the ceremony and reception.

This flower trend for 2023 doesn't mean bridal bouquets pack less of a punch; quite the opposite - we especially love how the use of a single bloom can look.

Gone are the days of oversized Princess Diana boho-style bouquets - at least for now!
Flowers: Blooming Haus
Photography: Grek Finck
Blooming Haus' Head of Creative Charlotte Diercks comments, "Whilst 2023 bridal bouquets are still airy and light, we are downsizing and starting to feature many smaller bouquets.

Interestingly, wired bouquets are rising, with a trend towards being part-wired.

Hand-tied bouquets might perhaps be inspired again by Catherine Princess of Wales, who walked down the aisle in 2011, carrying a small, wired posy or Camilla, Queen Consort, who had a small posy consisting of lily of the valley and yellow, purple, and white primroses with a sprig of myrtle.

Wedding Flower Trends 2023 - A Summary

A final note on 2023 wedding flower trends from our founder and Master florist Michal Kowalski:

"For 2023, we are seeing new confidence in our clients who want to create a unique journey and express themselves through bold colours and flower choices.

This trend is rooted in the unconventional time we have lived through.

Coming out of the global pandemic, we are now foreseeing couples breaking away from the traditional status quo and embracing individuality in their love stories.
Our clients are now much less constrained by what has gone before and have new confidence in expressing who they are through unconventional and bold floral choices.

We are also seeing a trend for less formality and strict or traditional weddings, with couples celebrating themselves and their love story in a way that is meaningful to them.

This may be seen in more unusual wedding attire, including different but cohesive bridesmaid dresses that are not exact matches but are a similar style of pattern that creates a coherent yet playful look.

There is also a new understanding that floral choices are not just about aesthetics but are a way of expressing deeper meaning and underscoring a sustainable mindset informing not just floristry but everything we do.

We want all of our clients to feel empowered, and we are here to help them achieve their vision for celebrity moments big and small."

What Flowers Are Trending in 2023?

Flowers like peonies, roses, dahlia, and carnations are perennial favourites for wedding bouquets and floral arrangements in 2023.

However, many of the wedding flower trends in 2023 speak to more playful and otherworldly-looking blooms, such as leathery anthuriums or chrysanthemums.

We'll always help guide our couples to the most stunning and sustainable selections for that season, and of course, add our own Blooming Haus verve by skillfully including some playful and fresh additions for the finest finish.
The bouquet pictured above is available to shop now on our online flower shop. UK next day delivery is available.

What Colours Are Trending in 2023?

According to Pantone, welcome to the Magentaverse!

Pantone’s Color of the Year, Viva Magenta 18-1750, vibrates with vim and vigour. It is a shade rooted in nature descending from the red family and expressive of a new signal of strength. Viva Magenta is brave, fearless, and a pulsating colour whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative.

This year’s Color of the Year is powerful and empowering. It is a new animated red that revels in pure joy, encouraging experimentation and self-expression without restraint, an electrifying, boundaryless shade that manifests as a stand-out statement. PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta welcomes anyone and everyone with the same verve for life and rebellious spirit. It is a colour that is audacious, full of wit and inclusive of all.

- Leatrice Eiseman

Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute

Blooming-Haus - American Ruby Pink Bouquet - Closeup
Hoping for the bold wedding flower trends to finish?

Pair this colour with grey lilacs, sand, and even blue for a standout occasion!

How Much do Wedding Flowers Cost in 2023?

A general rule of thumb is to spend around 10% of your wedding budget on flowers. 

We’ll work with you and your budget to ensure that your wedding day flowers are innovative and imaginative. 

We’ll meet with you to conceptualise your floral arrangements in situ from start to finish.

 Then we’ll bring your blooms to life from our detailed drawings. 

We never commit to more than one wedding per day so you’re guaranteed our full attention. 

However, our diary fills up fast and to deliver the level of wedding and events florist we've become known for, we require as much notice as possible.
We hope you find this blog on wedding flower trends for 2023 useful and inspiring.

Ready to start planning? Call us on 0203 389 9609.

Or email us at  Contact@Bloominghaus.Com to secure your dates and set up a free no, obligation consultation with our creative team.

We look forward to sharing your joy and helping to make your big day unique.
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