Gray Wedding Flowers
Gray Wedding Flowers Are The Color Scheme To Watch This Year
As 2013 has come to a close, the new year is sure to be full of newly engaged couples, planning their dream weddings! Brides will be coming to you with tons of flower ideas, some of which may include some untraditional and creative color schemes.
Currently trending in wedding flowers are subtle, neutral tones, gray being the most popular. Gray is a wonderful neutral shade for designing elegant and sophisticated wedding flowers with a modern twist. Today, many brides are envisioning gray, but don’t know of all the floral possibilities. It is so easy to add a gray accent to any bouquet, boutonniere, centerpiece, etc. The most sought after gray blooms include dusty miller, brunia berry, silver English lavender, eucalyptus, seeded eucalyptus, thistle, and succulents. Even white anemones with a light black center allow for a delicate pop of gray. The best thing about the gray floral trend, is that it can be done all year round with a number of wedding themes. For a winter wedding, brunia is ideal. These festive gray berries compliment all colors and types of flowers. Pair these with white anemones and roses, holiday greenery and accents like pine cones and cotton for texture.
How about a garden chic style wedding in the spring? Add eucalyptus and silver English lavender to peach garden roses, pink ranunculus, lavender freesia, wax flower, and queen anne’s lace for a sweet, “picked from the garden look.”
Next, a few ideas for summer grays. For a romantic, vintage style, start with white peonies or hydrangea, soft pink spray roses, peach stock, copper cymbidium orchids, and light pink astilbe. Then, add gray with dusty miller and seeded eucalyptus. For late summer and autumn weddings, try using succulents. Different sizes of gray succulents
pair perfectly with deep gem tones. Use flowers like hydrangea, stock, calla lilies, delphinium, and dahlias in deep blues and purples, fuchsia, and burgundy. However, of all these color schemes to coordinate with gray, the most popular are colors are purple and yellow, and you can expect that they will still be trending in 2014.
Brides love purple and gray for their wedding flowers, because there are so many options. From the lightest shades of lavender to the darkest tones of magenta, there are not many flowers that do not come in a shade of purple. (All of which, look beautiful with gray.) If you are working with a bride on a tight budget, suggest different shades of purple carnations and mums with dusty miller. When a bride is looking to really impress her
guests, recommend different purple orchids, fuchsia or hot pink mini calla lilies, and gray succulents for a bouquet with a wow factor! Yellow and gray flowers are prefect for a edgy, modern wedding. A vibrant yellow
bouquet of ranunculus, freesia, and roses looks fabulous with gray tones of brunia and dusty miller. If your bride prefers mostly gray with just a little pop of color, combine succulents, seeded eucalyptus, white anemones with light black centers, and just a few small yellow blooms. You can also be incorporate yellow and gray into a more simple, rustic wedding. Think about creating a country bouquet of sunflowers, monte casino daisies, craspedia, thistle and seeded eucalyptus.
Of course, all of these ideas are not just limited to bridal bouquets. Try these flower combinations for ceremony decor, boutonnieres, corsages, centerpieces of all sizes and even everyday flower arrangements. Also consider suggesting gray foliage to brides who do not prefer bright greenery. Replacing typical wedding greenery with lighter grays, adds a great deal of sophistication to any bouquet or floral decoration.
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