Wedding Flower Trends That Will Be Big This Year

We've all seen wedding trends come and go (here's looking at you, mason jars!), but the best flower trends get reinvented time and time again, always a fresh spin and a new perspective.

In the fashion world, trends pop up and get squashed down at a rapid-fire pace. But in the world of weddings, trends tend to have staying power. Wild vine bouquets that are anything but subtle, lush greenery used on everything from the walls to the ceiling, and the use of tropical plants to add an exotic touch to your gathering no matter where you're getting married are just a few of the concepts we've seen on trend in the past few years.

We also hit "like” when we saw fern fronds woven into lighting fixtures, floral leis used as curtain backdrops, and tropical banana leaves hanging from tent ceilings.

Here we take you through a dozen cutting edge designs and trends that talented pros have created for recent weddings.


Greenery garlands have been everywhere lately, whether decorating the ceremony aisle or on the railing of a long staircase. This rustic barn gets a shot of glamour when decorated a generous garland of leafy greens and white flowers courtesy of White Magnolia Designs .

Arranged by Bows + Arrows for a Texas bride, this bouquet's scale and wild beauty is totally on trend. A perfectly arranged collection of peonies, honeysuckle, passion vine, sweet peas, clematis, and scabiosa looks stunning paired with this farm setting.

Welcome bags stuffed with thoughtful items (local maps, sightseeing brochures, homemade cookies) are always popular with out-of-towners but the welcome floral wreath is a truly memorable way to make guests feel appreciated. The designers at Munster Rose created this welcoming beauty whose message is loud and clear.

Leis have long been popular at Hawaiian weddings, but who says the idea can't work on the mainland? Floral designer Mindy Rice came up with this floral lei drapery to line a chuppah at a fairy-tale theme wedding in Carmel Valley, California. The cascade of flowers and greens adds a romantic elegance to the setting.

This orangey, kumquat-filled arrangement by Annette Gomez is a sunny nod to the citrus wedding theme, whose popularity is still going strong. (Did you even know kumquat is a citrus fruit and can be eaten skin and all?)  Other much-loved citrus fruit that work well in centerpieces are (think small) lemons and clementines.

Beehive Events came up with an artistic twist on the garland craze by hanging a combination of moss, roses, and fern swags from an open-air tent ceiling at a Virginia wedding.

Greenery, greenery, and more greenery! Pollen Floral arranged this textural stunner with a combination of fern, clematis, eucalyptus, and tilandsia.