In my continued conversation with wedding florist, Shelley Campbell, we discussed vintage-inspired wedding flower trends. Although styles change, they almost always cycle back to classically interesting design trends.
“What’s old is new. The current open stem bouquets date back to medieval times when wild flowers, garden flowers, herbs, and filler flowers were cut and bound, similar to many styles still popular today,” Campbell stated.
Brides are also clamoring for a unique vintage look when it comes to the actual containers used to display their fresh flowers. Plain glass vases just don’t cut it anymore!
“Vintage is in! Brides are recycling old containers- whether it’s old bottles or tea pots! Some brides love to go antiquing or borrow these unique elements. The goal here is a not matchy-matchy look, but a fun, visually unique one. This is perfect for whimsical country wedding,” the florist explained.
“The key to this look is using a fabulous variety of container types, shapes and sizes. One wedding I did last October used different sized aluminum cans, glass coke bottles and a variety of mason jars. The color theme was bright fall colors including yellow, red, orange with touches of rust, burgundy and shades of green. Each centerpiece element whether small or large was a piece of art – one of a kind. Each table had either a large mason jar or can, filled with flowers surrounded by three to five smaller arrangements. Some had curly willow, some had grapevine woven into the centerpieces and all had grapevine around the bases of the different elements to bring it all together,” Campbell continued.
So…is there anything “vintage” that is not stylish right now?
“We have not seen a lot of cascades for years- not since Lady Diana made that look trendy in the 80s. One has to wonder when the round ball look will fade out of style. I am sure if we wait long enough, this dramatic bouquet style will come back,” stated Campbell.