What’s hot for 2018 ?

Floristry is my main passion in life, I also love to write, so I thought, why not combine the two? I am not one for ‘new years resolutions’ but this year I will try my hardest to share with all our wonderful customers and followers, the wonderful world that is Myrtle and Mint Flowers. I will be writing regular posts to our Journal about everything and anything that is happening, whether its in our shop or something one of our fellow suppliers are up to, this is the place to see it. Now lets spread some flower love and inspiration…

My predictions for 2018 wedding trends…

You may be thinking that I am cheating by predicting what flowers brides are going for this year as we have a year of weddings booked. But I can assure you that every year my brides never fail to suprise me with their unique and personal ideas, with some usually stearing away from the ‘typical trends’, so why would this year be any different?

We recently worked with some of Suffolks top wedding suppliers to produce a styled photoshoot. (shhh…that is a secret for now, I will be saving it for the next post. Notice the sneak peak in the photo!). Each supplier was free to flaunt their own ideas to reflect their interpretation for what they think brides want. We all worked together to produce a style that was linked in each and every detail, and of course the flowers reflected this too.

With all that in mind, ‘what do I think this years ‘trends’ are for wedding flowers?’ I hear you ask…
Deep, rich colourings with burgundy hues, that lusterous, passionate look with a touch of simple glamour. Focusing on bringing the outside, in with a wild, woodland, natural feel using soft textures and tonal eucalyptus foliage is key. Lets face it, who doesnt love eucalyptus, and there are so many varieties, which will add in textures to compliment the flowers, without being overly fussy.

As gorgeous as that wild look is, I think it needs a modern twist; simply team the look of natutral flowers with silver or gold touches to add an essence of sparkle and sophistication. Tall candelabra and metalic, chunky candlesticks will give the reception a glamerous feel and make a statement for your guests entrance.

My flower suggestions
astrantia | ranunculus | blueberry rose | eryngium | eucalyptus | hydrangeas | brunia | antirrhinums | clematis