Bridal trends have come and gone, but flowers have adorned brides' wedding look for centuries. In ancient Roman times, brides carried bunches of fresh herbs to symbolize fidelity and fertility (and to ward away evil spirits). And we all know the tradition of the bride tossing her bouquet at the end of the ceremony for good luck. But recently, it’s not just about the bouquet, flowers have become an important part of the bride’s look. From flower crowns to floral lace, we partnered with some amazingly talented vendors to showcase some of the newest bridal trends.
Photography | Hope Helmuth
Styling | Trousseau Style
Floral Design | Bloom Flower Co.
Makeup | Makeup by Emily Dimant
Hair | Ariel Katrina Hair
Dresses + Veils | Ashe B. Co.
Jewelry | L. Priori Jewelry
Models | Sarah Maher + Gabrielle Paoletti
It’s hard to resist soft petals and fragrant blooms, but there’s a new trend in town! Branches introduce an interesting element that isn’t usually found at weddings - the wild roughness of the great outdoors. When paired with soft tulle and lace in makes a fresh and undeniable combination. Use branches in your bouquet, floral ring, or hair piece for a rustic look.
The Cathedral Veil has recently made a huge comeback, and for good reason! At 108 to 120 inches, it’s often longer than the dress train, making a dramatic statement when walking down the aisle. Fresh cascading flowers add even more drama and is perfect for the traditional, yet boho bride. Opt for all white flowers or petals for a more traditional look.
The New Flower Crown
The new flower crown has arrived! Instead of going with a traditional flower crown, brides can wear a lush blossom hair piece. The bride can choose the area to feature, be it the front, back or side of the head. It’s perfect for brides wanting to achieve a naturally dramatic look. Don’t be too particular about the placement, it’s meant to look and feel out-of-the-wild!
Among the most traditional trends is floral lace. Lace has long been considered a bridal staple because of its inherently delicate nature and steep price tag. Traditionally, the trimmings of bridal lace were handed down through generations to brides in the family lineage. More recently, this tradition has become popular again as brides use their lace from a family member’s veil and or dress. Don’t have any heirloom lace? No problem! Start a tradition of your own!