Best of the Best: The Top 10 Most Popular Wedding Flowers of 2018 April 3, 2019 08:27

Los Angeles Wedding FloristThe world's largest wedding bouquet weighed over 202 lb and consisted of more than 1500 flowers. This OTT arrangement featured at the wedding of Christa Rasanayagam and Arulanantham Suresh Joachim, a habitual Guinness-World-Record-breaker. 

The good news is that this kind of trend never became a thing. However, 2018 does have a fair share of popular wedding flowers for you to consider for your special day. 

1. Popular Wedding Flowers in Ultra Violet

Ultra violet is 2018's color of the year, and the best way to include this popular shade in your wedding color scheme is with wedding flowers. 

Glamorous and striking, ultra violet adds energy and excitement to any wedding. It's famous for these uplifting qualities in the realm of color therapy too.

What's more, is that this one of Mother Nature's favorite tones, so you have plenty of variety to choose from for your wedding flowers. 

Big beautiful hydrangeas, delicate orchids, and classic roses all come in shades of ultra violet. You're sure to find something to suit the design of your bouquet.

Less is definitely more if you want to include ultra violet in your floral arrangements, and it plays nicely with the traditional wedding colors of cream and white.

2. Happy Days

Yellow is universally accepted as a happy tone but you want to steer clear of the in-your-face hues of this primary color for your wedding. This year, soft, butter yellow adds a hint of sunshine to the proceedings and looks beautiful alongside apricot orange shades.

Icelandic poppies, Juliet roses, peonies, ranunculus, chrysanthemums, and carnations are your go-to blooms for this wedding color combination. 

3. Off-the-Wall Flowers

Brides are getting creative with their wedding arrangements these days. Wall arrangements are hot news. Super colorful and decorative, living walls in seasonal shades are a great backdrop for photographs as well as gift and buffet tables. 

Wreaths and hoops are adorning tables and even making their way down the aisle in place of traditional bouquets. There are infinite ways to combine these circular shapes and sizes to add a unique touch to your wedding set up.

Mandalas are also big news this year, with petals, flowers, and greenery placed in attractive round patterns to generate good vibes. They look great too and there's no end to the way you can include mandalas in your wedding decor. They look great in front of the altar or on a strategically placed tabletop.

4. Wearable Wedding Flowers

Flower crowns have been around since Ancient Greek times and they've been making a comeback in recent years. 

For 2018, savvy brides are taking it to another level, with floral arrangements worn as bracelets, cuffs, and tiaras.  You can go big with huge floppy blooms, or pick a petite ensemble to suit your mood. 

5. Delightful Dahlias

Once deemed to be old-fashioned, dahlias are back with a big beautiful bang to become one of the most popular flowers for 2018 weddings.

Unashamedly showy and available in every color of the rainbow, as well as brown, dahlias are a versatile and attractive choice for your wedding bouquet or table arrangements. 

These beauties have a long flowering season and you can get your hands on dahlias of every shape and size all the way from May through November. 

6. Staying Single

Surprisingly, arrangements in just one tone are incredibly striking. Hydrangeas are your go-to when it comes to something blue, with thistle and delphiniums to add texture. 

For a classic white bouquet, there's an endless choice. Roses, lily of the valley, hydrangeas, peonies, tulips, and orchids are some of the most popular wedding flower choices for traditional brides.

You can compose a purple rain of blooms with sweet peas, calla lilies, anemones, and hellebores or be pretty in pink with roses, cherry blossoms, tulips, and peonies. 

7. Succulent Sophistication

Endearing and enduring, succulents have been all-the-rage in interior design during 2017. Now they're making their way down the aisle.

You can't beat succulents for adding texture to an arrangement and they're even great on their own, or as a small wedding favor for guests. 

8. Embossed with Moss

While no-one's made their way to the altar clutching a ball of moss (yet), this unusual plant is everywhere on the wedding scene at the moment.

Moss is the new greenery for 2018 and it's making an appearance in increasingly innovative ways. You can slip it in amongst your table arrangements, use it as a runner under the buffet spread and even have a moss monogram made for your wedding.  

Moss adds a fairytale feel to any wedding decor and it's more versatile than the more usual sprays of wedding greenery.  

9. Foraged Flowers

Although DIY won't do when you're a stressed-out bride, going for the foraged look is a way to add an element of charming disarray to your bouquet. 

These kind of bouquets are becoming one of the most popular wedding flower choices for the modern bride.

Foraged floral arrangements comprise elements sourced directly from the bosom of Mother Nature. They can include anything your florist finds along the way from autumn leaves to attractively shaped twigs and vines. 

If you are going for a back-to-nature feel for your wedding, you'll hit the mark with a foraged flower arrangement this year. 

10. Getting Artistic With Anthuriums

If its dramatic impact you want, that's what you'll get when you choose to include anthuriums in your bridal bouquet. Hailed as the next best thing to a protea, even a single anthurium can lift an ordinary bouquet to another level.

They're available in a huge assortment of glossy shades to suit any wedding color scheme. Their attractive tapered shape gives a modern-feel to even the most traditional bouquet. 

Where to Go for Wedding Flowers in Atlanta

Fashions come and go, but your wedding photos last forever. Be sure that you are comfortable with all your choices and don't blindly follow fads. 

Whether you have your heart set on these kinds of popular wedding flowers or prefer your own fanciful designs on your wedding day, get in touch and we'll arrange it all for you.