5 Hottest Trends from the 2017 Floral Forecast

By Floral Stylist Co. and Luke Ellery

There are a lot of people in this world who don't have enough flowers in their life. If you're one of these people, it can be difficult to know what kinds of flowers are on trend. A wedding day is maybe the only day where you don't hold back with the floral touches. We've all seen the amazing styled shoots, and wedding magazines that showcase stunning, full bouquets and grand decorative statement pieces. To help you get a handle on how to achieve you #flowergoals we reached out to our very own Floral Stylist Co. to give us her take on the 2017 floral forecast. Find out what is on trend in the floristry world below.

Hanging Installations 

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Image by Cali B Photography 

Hanging floral installations can really define a space. Ensure your hanging installation has plenty of foliage and is given a bit of life with some bright wildflowers. It will add so much flavour to your venue, without actually taking up too much physical space, giving you the opportunity to focus on the more subtle floristry and styling on the tables. 

Floral Tee-Pees 

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Image by Lydia Rachel Photography 

Reasonably easy to pull together, and depending on the materials and flowers you use, it doesn't have to break the budget. It is an effortlessly beautiful alternative to a wedding arch, so if you're looking for fun way to make your wedding a little different, a floral tee-pee could be what you were after all along.  We certainly expect to see a lot more of these in the next few wedding seasons. 

Transparent Plinths

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Image by Fondly Forever Photography and Jasmine Star Photography  

Unexpected, but becoming more and more popular, are clear perspex plinths. They are great because they look modern, suit any colour palette, and don't draw any attention away from the flowers placed atop them. They are perfect for decoration during the ceremony or during the reception. Any space can be modernised with clear perspex which looks great with a carefully put together floral arrangement.  

Flower Walls 

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Image by Jasmine Lee 

A very bold statement but, if done right, unforgettably stunning. It looks great in the wedding shots, and you will feel very special having a glamorous work of art hanging behind you while you tie the knot. We would love to see more and more flower walls this coming season. However, even though they are undoubtedly popular, they can be quite difficult to put together without dipping into your budget quite generously. Have a talk to your florist about budget friendly alternatives. 

Native New Zealand Flora

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Image by Carito Photography 

We are lucky enough to live in a country with one of the most stunning natural landscapes in the world, which is why we aren't surprised that many brides are opting to work native New Zealand flora into their wedding floristry. Your florist will love getting creative with this little list we have put together of some of the most popular native flora!

Toi Toi
Manuka/Tea Tree
Pohutakawa leaves
Kowhai foliage
Hebe
Bramble Berries
Wild Fennel
Wild Carrot Flower
Wild Hydrangea



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