2017 Wedding Flower Trends: Forces of Nature

Couples planning a 2017 wedding are taking their big day by storm…and sky…and sea. These “forces of nature” are playing a significant role in the colors and details that couples are incorporating into their bridal party flowers and reception decor, according to Flower Trends Forecast. They are drawing upon beautiful blues and serene greens to create a harmonious color palette, in addition to finding unique ways to tie everything together with subtle touches ranging from nautical to garden-inspired. Let’s take a closer look at how to achieve this trend.

The Flowers

Ask your florist to use flowers like blue Delphinium, blue-dyed roses, veronica, succulents, Dianthus green balls, and white parrot tulips in your bouquets alongside variegated leaves and ferns. You can carry many of these blooms, like roses and tulips, through to the men’s boutonnieres and even corsages for special guests for a cohesive look.

Traditional brides may wish to carry a mix of roses and hydrangeas whereas those desiring an ocean-inspired bouquet may prefer a combination of orchids, hydrangeas, and Scabiosa, which combines elegance and unexpected texture for a bolder bouquet.

The Colors

Draw from nature for your color inspiration. Think an open sky, raging waves, or a sprawling meadow. We suggest colors like dark turquoise, Pacific blue, emerald-green, sage, navy, and olive. Make a statement by combining emerald-green with turquoise or stick with a more subdued scheme by pairing a neutral color, such as a light gray, cream, or taupe, with serene sage and a misty blue.

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The Decor

Reception centerpieces should reflect a free-flowing and casual appearance. Aim for overflowing flowers and loose branches that you see in nature. Placing them in containers made from an aged metallic to creates a nice contrast against the softer shades of your flowers. Other beautiful possibilities include placing bundles of your favorite flowers with frosted graphic-adorned vases or pairing artisan flared glass vases with classic roses in shades of turquoise or pale blues.

The Feeling

The success of a “forces of nature” theme relies on creating balance and harmony. Avoid anything too structured and let nature take its course. Your florist should be able to effectively complement and contrast your colors, containers, and flowers through the use of color, texture, and design.


If you’re considering wedding flowers inspired by the forces of nature, we’d love to help you bring this trend to life! Click here to submit your pre-consultation form or give us a call at (724) 695-2259.