In case you don’t follow me on instagram, I’ve just returned from an incredible few weeks in America learning and working with some of the industry’s most talented designers, including Steven Moore of Sinclair and Moore. I’ll write a blog post on that later.
I also attended the Wedding MBA Conference, which is held every year in Las Vegas and showcases the latest products, services, styles and technologies for the wedding industry. Industry leaders present workshops and seminars to over 5,000 attendees over 4 days (and can I just say, it was the most EXHAUSTING four days of my life!).
Australia’s wedding scene, while super stylish and creative, is a few years behind the rest of the world. And given our country’s small population (and stupidly slow acceptance of equality and same-sex marriage!), we just don’t have the resources or demand for such huge conferences and sharing of skills like America does. Which is why I love spending so much time there, soaking up all the creative know-how so I can bring it all back to my fab couples here in Australia.
One of the seminars I attended was on Wedding Flower Trends for the upcoming wedding season (which will technically be the 2019-2020 season for us). Some of the designs are SUPER exciting. Others, well, I’m not 100% will take off. Time will tell.
Garden style bouquets in a crescent shape
The natural, unstructured style garden bouquet is here to stay. But let’s take it to the next level. Gone are the asymmetrical, triangle shapes. Here to replace them is the crescent moon shape.
Circles + Structures + Loops of Love
Circles, circles and more circles. And we’re not talking round balls of roses. Actual circle shapes incorporated into a structured design. Think decorative wire shaped circles and spear grass formed into ‘love loops’ that hover slightly above the full design.
I. AM. SO. FUCKING. EXCITED. FOR. GARLAND. BOUQUETS. Anyone who knows me well or follows me on the ‘gram knows that I am a suckers for a big, gigantic, showering, cascading bouquets. Well garland bouquets are the new shower bouquet. But on crack.
Succulents are out, mushrooms are in. At first I was a little shocked by this, but after a bit of research, I discovered that Russia have been hot on this trend for some time now. And I kinda like it..
Hole (donut) bouquets
Hole bouquets (or donut bouquets as I have decided to call them) are just that. A bouquet with a hole in the middle. I’m not sure what the thought process behind the hole is BUT my prediction is that hole bouquet will become the ‘pockets in dresses’ of the bouquet world. A place to store your snacks. Maybe your phone. Beautiful, yet practical and full of sneaky snacks.
Yeah this is a straight up no from me. Sorry guys.
I really love this idea for flower girls and bridesmaids. Not too sure about the brides. But hey, its practical I guess. Bit more light weight than your regular bouquet, and it looks chic as fuck for your photos.