Fresh Wedding Flower Ideas for 2018

When it comes to wedding flowers, 2018 is all about the unexpected. While last year’s focus was on romantic, soft pastels, this year is all about a bold, vibrant color palette and unique flower choices. Whether you’re on the hunt for the next big trend in wedding flowers or just want a few fresh, fun ideas for your wedding, take a look at some of our favorite fresh flower ideas below.

Protea Bouquets

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The incredibly versatile protea flower makes for a gorgeous centerpiece for your bouquet. This flower has over 81 different varieties and the colors vary from yellow to red and everything in between, making it the perfect addition to your bouquet. The protea flower also represents hope and change, making it symbolic to the new adventure you and your partner are about to embark on. We love this beautiful arrangement from Shotgun Floral Studio, which includes peach and yellow garden roses, dahlias, scabiosa, and king protea tied together with a sequined sash.


Fresh Wedding Flower Ideas for 2018

Move over peonies, dahlias are the new flower of choice! While peonies have long dominated the wedding scene, dahlias are slowly becoming a popular flower for those looking for something fresh and new for their bouquets. Not only are these stunning florals a real eye-catcher, but they also pair really well with other blooms. We love this bouquet from That Flower Shop, which includes light pink dahlias and dark greenery for a moody, cool-girl vibe. Dahlias are also in season from May to November, making it one of the most versatile flowers out there.

Deeper Hues

Fresh Wedding Flower Ideas for 2018

2018 is taking a moodier turn and switching things up from pastels and neutrals to deep burgundies and plums. These darks colors pair especially well with nature-inspired accents like succulents, eucalyptus and dusty millers.

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Wreaths and Garlands

Fresh Wedding Flower Ideas for 2018

If you take a look at any wedding blog or magazine, you’ll see that wreaths and garlands are making their way onto 2018’s trend list. Circular wreaths are being seen everywhere—including in hanging installations above the alter as well as in centerpieces. They’re even making their way into the bride’s hands as many people are choosing to replace traditional bouquets with wreaths. Garlands are also making a splash this year and being used as statement greenery to bring some color to the day. Whether they’re being used as an accent for the tables, draped over chairs or used in archways, garlands are definitely having a moment in 2018!

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Wedding Flower Ideas for 2018

While anthuriums are a staple at bohemian and beach weddings, many brides are opting to use them in traditional settings for a modern, contemporary look. Trust us, this statement floral will really make your wedding stand out! Whether they’re used in a bouquet or as a way to add a pop of color to the décor, you can’t go wrong with this tropical flower.

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Fresh Wedding Flower Ideas for 2018
Before you close your tab after seeing carnations on our list, give us a chance to explain! This year, floral designers are switching things up and giving carnations a cool-girl spin. Mixing carnations with the right accents will give your wedding bouquet a soft, romantic feel. If you want to go the adventurous route, many floral designers are finding alternate ways to use carnations by dying and spray painting them to give your wedding decorations a creative, artistic vibe.

Photo via DeFiore Photography and Hana Style Designs

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