Summer has officially kicked off and weddings are in full swing. And with the summer season being here, it makes me think of warm sunny days and bright and beautiful flowers. We sat down with one of our favorite floral designers in Miami to talk about our favorite summer staples.
Trends in flowers change with each season and right now, Miami cannot get enough of vintage, rustic and eclectic designs, all done with a modern twist. From taking soft vintage hues to the most sophisticated white blooms, many florists are creating exquisite arrangements. Bella Lilly Studio in Miami has been loving the color combination of white, gold, and soft pale pinks with pastels. Not only is this combination timeless for your big day, but it is all the rage in South Florida. I love what Elizabeth at Bella Lilly has been doing with incorporating one of my favorite on-trend wedding colors: gold. She colors leaves, flowers, succulents and even fruit in the sparkling hue adding them to bridal bouquets, centerpieces and arrangements.
It is completely normal to want to be on trend for your wedding day; however, it is equally important that the trend you pick can be timeless when you look back on your wedding day photos. As Elizabeth says, let a trend inspire you, not overpower your own style and color preferences. Find that middle ground where you can both show off the trendy decor designs of the season, but it still reflects you. To achieve this goal, choose your favorite color (mine would be peach and turquoise!) and using that color within the trend, even if the trend suggests some completely different colors. This makes it unique for your day and remains true to your taste and style.
Photo: Erika Delgado Photography
Elizabeth maps it out for you!
white vases, gold accents, soft/pale pinks
1- Use white vases dipped in gold (or incorporate that turquoise!)
2- Switch the soft pinks for your peaches and blues
White with gold dipped vases, topped with bright colored flowers… & use a bold pattern linen or runner to tie it all together!
Being on trend with your flowers can be as simple as one, two, three! But remember, keep an open mind and be open to ideas and suggestions from a professional and experienced florist or floral designer. As we all know, Pinterest is a fabulous resource, but do not be fooled. Many photos can be photoshopped or color boosted. Also keep in mind that flowers are seasonal, so depending on when your getting married, your flowers may vary. A professional will be able to help you choose flowers that are in season during your wedding and available in your area.
The most important thing to remember when choosing your flowers is to have them reflect you and your love. They are there to help celebrate so design them in a way that makes you the happiest.