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
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
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
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
A secret garden, indoors
Floral foam free
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.
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
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.
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