Weddings are back with a bloom, and with couples having had months, if not years to plan their 2023 nuptials, they are choosing flowers with significance and special meaning, and incorporating floral ideas both brand new and traditional. Influences on wedding flowers this season span from the lavish weddings of Princess Grace of Monaco and the Duchess of Cambridge, to intimate modern day ceremonies with hand-gathered wildflowers. Let’s explore the top floral wedding trends for 2023.
1. DRAMA OVERHEAD
Hanging installations provide lots of atmosphere for the wedding table and arbour. American floral designer David Beahm built a stunning wisteria arbour to festoon a long table at a destination wedding in Montenegro that he managed to coax into blooming on the day of the festivities. He also designed an inverted meadow of wildflowers for a rural wedding that was suspended over a mirrored dance floor to create a 360 degree floral “room.”
2. LIVING ARRANGEMENTS
Mindful of waste, couples are choosing to display fragrant herbs, verdant plantings and table-top topiaries that the wedding party and guests can take home with them after the wedding. Orange blossoms give off a beautiful fragrance for either an indoor or outdoor wedding, and signify “wedding festivities” in floral lore. Consider pots of night-blooming jasmine, a plant that Persian families traditionally give as a housewarming gift, and that, when planted in a doorway welcomes dinner guests with its heady, intoxicating fragrance. Spanish jasmine signifies sensuality, white jasmine signifies amiability, and yellow jasmine symbolizes grace and elegance.