With the worst of Covid-19 now behind us, most of the weddings that were rescheduled in 2020 or 2021 are taking place this year. And Florida has become a top destination for most of these weddings. Knowing the floral trends for your Florida barn wedding will really bring your vision to life.
Case in point, my calendar is very full this year. I have more weddings lined up and there is no sign of slowing down.
One thing that is common with most of the couples that are coming to our Florida barn venue is that they are very keen on making a statement. They want that wow factor that will make their wedding Instagram-worthy. And how best to achieve that? Floral decor.
This alone has seen some trends that I thought were long dead make a comeback. But staying on top of wedding trends to have an idea of what you would want for your wedding can be difficult. With that in mind, I have decided to make things easier for the Florida bride. I have compiled a list of floral trends you could hop on, especially if you are planning to have a Florida barn wedding here at Legacy at Oak Meadows.
Dried grass and flowers
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of dried grass? Pampas grass, right?
Over the past few years, the use of pampas grass has been synonymous with dried grass when it comes to floral decor. It is the most popular type of dry grass for a couple of reasons:
First, the grass is so versatile. You can use it as an aisle marker, use it for cake decorations, use it as hanging grass, or even a wedding arch arrangement.
Second, with pampas grass, you get a lot of volume at a very affordable price. You do not have to invest in a lot of flowers to fill up your wedding venue. But this year, expect to see other varieties of dry grass being used.
Make your arrangement personal by mixing the dried grass with fresh flowers of your choice. You can even customize the dried grass by dyeing it to match your wedding colors. Barn weddings are the classic definition of rustic, and dried grass and flowers are as rustic as it gets. The grass grows in Florida, so it is easy to acquire it for your barn wedding.
Centerpieces full of variety
The current generation is shaking things up in the wedding industry. Nowadays, it is not uncommon to find candles, lanterns, etc, being used as centerpieces, not just blooms.
But there is another trend that has sprung up, mixing various centerpieces in a single arrangement. You can have, for example, a mix of candles and spray-painted bottles at the center of the tables, with lanterns and other floral arrangements hanging from the barn beams above the tables to have guests talking for days after the wedding.
This is a trend that many have embraced and seems like it will be around for a while.
Go big or go home
After having to deal with stringent covid-19 safety guidelines over the past couple of years, couples having their weddings this year want to make a statement, and a big one. Amid all this chaos, they want their wedding to be unforgettable. That’s why this year’s mantra is to go big or go home when it comes to floral arrangements.
Think larger-than-life ceiling installations, escort walls, and lush centerpieces. Also, over-the-top installations on entrances and backdrops. And there is no better place to have all these large flower installations than at a barn wedding. Barns are big enough to accommodate big flower installations without running the risk of the space looking crowded.
Consider flowers such as poppies and dahlias for that fun and whimsical atmosphere. Although dahlias dislike high temperatures, you can still source some varieties locally in Florida. So you don’t have to worry about shipping costs from other states.
Cascading Wedding Bouquets
Just as the name suggests, a cascading wedding bouquet refers to a flower arrangement that flows down from the hands of the person holding it, forming an asymmetrical shape that creates a trailing effect. If you are looking for a dramatic look, then this is it.
These bouquets were more popular with brides in the 80s and 90s, but they now seem to be making a comeback.
For a barn wedding with a modern twist, try doing the following ideas for the bouquet:
- Incorporate different textures, such as combining vines and branches with pastel flowers to add a pop color
- Use grasses to give you a simple trail with a dramatic effect. This is more for the simplistic bride.
- Choose orchids if you want to make a statement, and finally,
- Use bold and vibrant colors.
Bright and vibrant
Color, color, and more color is the theme for this year. Couples all over are becoming bolder and more aware of what they want. And what they want are colors that can represent who they are.
And more luck to you if you are planning on having a barn wedding. Why? Barn weddings are like a blank canvas. Here, your imagination is your limit. You can experiment with bright and bold wedding florals that make the venue pop, such as the yellow sunflowers, roses in different hues, and hydrangeas. The options are endless.
Enlist the help of a wedding florist to help you narrow down your options if you have a specific color scheme in mind. Which we can provide you with our list of preferred vendors during your private tour with us.
The wedding floral trends for your Florida barn wedding I have listed above are just the tip of the iceberg. But they will work very well for your barn wedding and give you that wow factor you want.
Not sure where to start? Well, a good way to bring your vision to life is by booking a private tour for you and your fiance. We will be able to walk you through what a day will look like and you will be able to have a complete sense of what your barn wedding will look like.
Your legacy starts here,