Wedding Wednesday: Trend Alert – Bright, Bold Bouquets

As a blogger, I’m almost hardwired to obsess over wedding photography, but what I really love (possibly even more than the gown… there, I said it!) are the flowers. Much of the budget goes toward flowers because they shape the décor, whether the wedding is daring, traditional, or minimalist.

They’re often the pop of color that a bride carries down the aisle. In 2014, the emphasis on bold bouquets is growing, and you can take a cue from the brides that have already integrated a lush mix of flower types and colors into their big days:

BIG Pop of Color
Jen and Tony
Ally Michelle Photography, via Ruffled1-purple-handmade-california-wedding-0132-purple-handmade-wedding-073-purple-handmade-wedding-10The couple embraced purple for their main color, and went with bright bouquets in all shades, which stood out from the bride’s feminine wedding dress. When paired with the rustic décor, purple gave the wedding the inviting feel they were hoping for. To get this look for your wedding, choose a dramatic main color and repeat the theme with similar colors. Repeat with mix and match bridesmaids dresses, invitations, and signs, on a backdrop of earth-tones.

Playing Up Pastels
Sara and Jay
Carina Skrobecki Photography via Green Wedding Shoes4-wallawalla-wedding-30
6-wedding-trend-2014-wallawallaWith the bride’s romantic dress and fairytale setting, this color scheme seems fit for pastel. But Sara and Jay chose a brighter palette for their Washington wedding with a lush bouquet in tangerine and golden shades. They contrast beautifully with the earthy tones of the surrounding vegetation. While pastels were huge in 2013, more couples are going bright with new color combinations. For a similar feel, choose your favorite light colors and go a few shades brighter. Pair two bright colors with minimal décor to stand out.

Flexible Color Scheme
Scott and Jess
Ryan Ray Photography7-scott-jess-wedding-20148-scott_jess_0099-scott_jess_018The days of sticking to a strict color palette are gone. These bouquets have bright colors to pastels to jewel tones and different types of flowers. The couple created a bright (and fun!) theme by placing multiple contrasting colors together without going overboard. To do this, play around with your favorite colors to see how they look together. Don’t be afraid of having too many, as long as they blend nicely.

What do you think of these bright and bold bouquets? Do you like the idea of amping up flowers or do you prefer a more understated look?

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