If you're newly engaged and looking for floral inspiration, the latest trends make a great starting point. Each year, we round up the latest floral trends from both our home-grown floral talent and from around the world, which we've been spotting in real weddings, and on Pinterest and Instagram. 2022 is set to be a truly exciting year in florals, as established trends hit the mainstream, and new ideas start to bloom and surge in popularity. So, whether you're a classic bride looking for timeless wedding flowers, or a badass couple looking for blooms with the wow factor, there's something in the Wedding Flower Trends for 2022 for everyone!
1. Bold Monochromatic Floral Colour Schemes
While pastels will always have our heart, we're loving all the monochromatic floral colour palettes that are currently grabbing our attention! Whether it’s in popping pink and red hues, warm, golden combinations of sunny yellows, or the lush greenery tones, we love the idea of adding depth with different hues of the same base colour. This is definitely one for the colour lovers, so we’re very excited about seeing this floral trend come to life in our real weddings!
We're also loving some of the “breakthrough” elements floral designers are playing with in their creations, such as a contrasting red rose, for tonal interest.
The queen bee of wedding flowers, roses are always on trend, but creative florists are reinventing them in a big way for 2022. Petals are being peeled back to reveal their beauty and we're even seeing offbeat chocolate brown and almost-black roses being used in arrangements and bouquets.
3. Tons of Texture
Floral designers are playing with shape and texture by adding more varied blooms and foliage in their floral arrangements than ever before. From wild and abundant arrangements filled to the brim with textured florals, to mixing and matching unique fresh blooms with dried flowers, textural designs are set to be a popular choice this year.
4. Colour Blocking
One of our favourite new trends in a while, modern colour-blocking is popping up everywhere in the world of weddings including floral décor. The main idea of this colourful trend is to combine different colours and hues but with clean lines to break them up. Create a more muted pairing with two shades of the same colour family, or go wilder and try three or four eye-popping hues. The more different they are, the bolder the contrast will be. This is another great trend for colour lovers, and we’re so, so excited about seeing this floral trend come to life in our real weddings!
While sustainability isn't a trend per se, it is an integral part of engaged couples' mindsets in 2022, with many couples opting for locally-grown blooms, seasonal flowers and foliage, and native fauna and flora. Silk flowers and dried flowers are expected to surge in popularity too, with couples looking for more ways to reuse their wedding details.
There's also been a big movement in the wedding and floral industry on foam-free installations and arrangements. While floral foam is extremely convenient to work with, more and more florists are trying to educate on its potential harm to the environment (you could say it's the plastic bag of the floral industry!) and creating designs that are more sustainable for our planet.
6. Long Stem Rose Bouquets
Instead of cutting stems short, wedding florists are leaving them extra long creating a bouquet that feels romantic and effortless, with a hint of drama. Whether in clean and crisp pure white, cloudy pink and blush tints, champagne or the antique faded hue of quicksand roses, the long stem rose bouquet trend is one that will never date. Why not have your florist wrap the handle in a beautiful ribbon for an extra dose of glam!?
7. Classic Lily of the Valley Bouquets
The traditional Lily of the Valley posy bouquet carried by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face is becoming a popular choice for 2022 brides. These understated, yet luxurious single-bloom bouquets, with their rounded blooms, are perfect for brides looking for a classic, timeless look.
According to The Artistic Language of Flowers, Lily of the Valley symbolises the return of happiness, which is ideal for 2022 celebrations! If you dream of a Lily of the Valley bouquet, it's worth noting that this sweet little bloom is pretty expensive and only typically flowers in early to mid-Spring for three or four weeks. For a similar look that's more cost effective, brides can look to single-bloom Sweet Pea, Muscari or Spirea bouquets, or gypsophila.
8. Dramatic Floral Installations
This is a trend that's going nowhere, and in 2022, we can expect to see even bigger and bolder flower clouds, epic blooming backdrops, creative Chuppahs, hanging displays, impressive arches, and even floral cake installations filling spaces and creating massive visual impact.
9. Coffee Tones
Warm coffee tones such as expresso, latte, mocha, cafe au lait and cinnamon spice are all featuring in modern floral designs for 2022 and 2023 weddings, creating an entirely fresh new floral look.
10. The Gerbera Daisy
Love 'em or hate 'em, these traditionally uncool blooms are back! Gerbera Daisies are a bloom some might consider uninspiring, but contemporary florists are putting the humble flower back in the spotlight after years of being relegated to supermarket bunches! With new and interesting colours, varieties and textures entering the market, it’s likely this trend will take off in a big way in 2022.
12. Black & White Floral Schemes
With the rise of black tie weddings and black and white wedding details and décor, minimal monochrome floral designs are making a huge splash! This is the chicest floral trend we've seen in a long time!
Carnations are officially back on the cool list! We're not sure how these frilly flowers got such a bad rap in in wedding world but it ends here! Carnations are resilient, versatile and affordable, so it's no wonder they've been popping up all over the place in dreamy bouquets and epic floral installations. No longer being classed as "filler flowers", these ruffled textured beauties are taking centerstage in 2022 bouquets and arrangements, adding a massive dose of modern glam.
14. Pressed Flowers
While pressed flowers have been trending for the past couple of years, they certainly are picking up steam for 2022 weddings! This nostalgic and romantic floral detail is featuring on everything from stationery to cakes and décor, and we can't get enough of it!
15. The New Pastel
Classic soft, pastel palettes are being brought up to date with unusual floral pairings, exotic blooms and lots of texture, marking a change to the classic, delicate arrangements of weddings past. The desire for more dramatic colour palettes is manifesting itself in the layering of pastel tones with rich, yet soft colour, made up of orchids, poppies, peonies and hydrangeas.