Best of 2019: Bouquets & Florals

Words by Julia Jones
January 6, 2020

Clashing colours, oversized bouquets and statement installations were some of the top floral trends of 2019. Over the last 12 months, we’ve been treated to a smorgasbord of contemporary styles, voluminous blooms, unexpected flower pairings and bold colour palettes.

‘Floral foam free’ has continued to be a growing consideration for sustainably-minded florists, who are finding and sharing techniques to create incredible installations without the use of the toxic foam. Creative use of dried palms, pods, grasses and flowers has also led to more eco-friendly floral solutions, as ingredients can be used again.

Dyed and painted flowers and leaves have taken bold blooms to the next level over the lsat 12 months. We’ve loved the clashes of pinks with reds and baby blue, with pops of gold for good measure. At the same time, we’ve also seen plenty of modern brides pairing their florals right back to the classic single colour, all-rose bouquet.

Continuing our Best of 2019 series, here are the top florals from the year that was. As usual, we’re excited to see many of our talented Nouba florists included in the lineup! If you’re on the hunt for a floral genius in your neck of the woods, be sure to check out our florists on the Directory.

Blush and burgundy beauties

Best bridal bouquets and wedding flowers 2019 - blush and burgundy bouquet

Best bridal bouquets and wedding flowers 2019 - blush and burgundy bouquet

Images by Long Way Home.

We’ll never tire of a blush and burgundy palette. Melbourne florist Wild Flos created Kate’s gorgeous unstructured bridal bouquet with cascading orchids and perfect roses. See Kate and Lachlan’s wedding in full here.

Creative colour clash

Best bridal bouquets and wedding flowers 2019

Best bridal bouquets and wedding flowers 2019 - pink and red oversize bouquet

Images by Ben & Ebony.

We’re obsessed with Bianca’s bold bridal bouquet by Perth florist Lily & Leather! Bianca tells us her guests still comment on how unique her flowers looked, and we have to agree. See Bianca and Tyler’s day in full here.

Wild and organic

Best bridal bouquets and wedding flowers 2019 - organic green and white bouquet

Best bridal bouquets and wedding flowers 2019 - organic green and white bouquet

Images by Kyra Boyer.

Created by local Ocean Grove florist, Moss Industry, Elsie’s lush bridal bouquet featured white phalaenopsis orchids, wild grasses, a touch of burgundy and plenty of green foliage for a wild, organic look. Catch Elsie and Darryn’s day here.

Pink clouds and retro vibes

Best bridal bouquets and wedding flowers 2019

Best bridal bouquets and wedding flowers 2019

Images by Christine Lim.

Freek Florals brought our flower dreams to life with these bold creations, featuring painted botanics and naturally vibrant blooms. Styled by Flights of Fancy, See the shoot in full here.

A secret garden, indoors

peach and white floral installation

peach and white bridal bouquet

Images by Kate Drennan.

Signature Floral Design created a magical indoor garden, with wild yet elegant floral displays and a stunning oversize bouquet. See the styled shoot in full here.

Floral foam free

rustic floral circle arbour

Sustainability was a priority for vegan couple, Jaki and Nick. Eco florist Film & Foliage created foam-free installations and breathtaking wild bouquets, featuring foraged textural elements. See Jaki and Nick’s wedding in full here.

Carnation reincarnation

cascading bridal bouquet with bouquets of roses, orchids and carnations

Never before have we seen the humble carnation used to such stunning effect! Melbourne florist, Cecilia Fox, is no stranger to unexpected floral pairings, and we loved the warm mix of roses, orchids and carnations or Jillian and Pete’s wedding. See their day in full here.

DIY dream come true

greenery circle arbour

DIY unstructured bouquet

Images by Bonnie Jenkins.

Making her own bouquet was high on Anita’s wedding wishlist. The bride shares, “I couldn’t decide for the life of me what I wanted, as I love so many different flowers, styles and colour palettes. I drove to the flower markets at 3am the Wednesday before our wedding and just went bananas buying whatever took my fancy! It was one of the most rewarding things I could have done.” See Anita and Joel’s wedding here.

Perfect pastels

pastel hued floral installation

brightly coloured bridal bouquet

Images by Kyra Boyer.

Striking florals by Hatty Molloy took centre stage in this modern and otherwise paired-back wedding. Soft yet vibrant hues combined for an unusual palette, which we just adored, and so did you! See James and Jenn’s wedding in full here.

Dark and moody with pops of gold

dark and moody floral installation

A regal palette of crimson, lilac and gold made these floral creations by Perth florist, Sir Botanical, truly stand out. See the moody editorial at Monk Brewery in full here.



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