Recently, there’s a trend that has been taking the floral industry by storm.
As it emerges, now, brides, grooms, dates, family members, the birthday girl (or guy) and special friends can have their flowers and wear them, too, with two words: wearable florals.
In the floral industry, trends and ideas are always ever-changing, and for 2022, as the wedding and event industries continue bouncing back with over 2 million weddings and countless other events expected to take place throughout the year, this year is no exception.
“Doing something original is certainly in,” says Dale Alexander, a UK-based wedding and event planner, in an article for Florists’ Review, discussing wedding flower trends forecasted for 2022.
Other trends he mentions in the article include non-traditional flowers, natural color palettes and our personal favorite, greenery, with the color green incorporated as much as actual greenery, and the rise in wearable florals fits right in.
Don’t believe us? In this week’s edition of #FridayFunday, check out a few of our favorite outstanding wearable floral designs! ?
Let’s start with the basics. As we mentioned last week, every bride needs a bouquet, but every groom needs a boutonniere, too! If you’re looking for some inspiration, look no further.
The greens steal the show, and we too LOVE this stunning groom’s boutonniere, crafted by hand by Goff & Dittman Florists of Illinois.
Against the blue of the suit jacket, the variety of Gunni Eucalyptus, Tree Fern and Italian Ruscus, finished off with fresh Leatherleaf, complements the blooms that match the colors of this couple’s special day outstandingly well.
Sometimes these are for the brides and bridesmaids, and other times, they are reserved for special family members such as the mothers and grandmothers of the happy couple at weddings, and they’re also a symbol of love and companionship on other big occasions.
No matter who wears them, though, they are always made up of floral goodness.
Whether for a wedding, special day or perhaps the big dance, these beautiful wrist corsage pieces by Jill Stidham of Titus Creek Flower Farm and Floral Designs in Missouri are elegantly crafted with Roses, Carnations and Baby’s Breath, tied together with shiny ribbon, and accented with our favorite — Leatherleaf.
Now, let’s move on to something a little less traditional. We couldn’t resist sharing this one when we saw it, and if you love greenery as much as we do, take a look below and see why!
Could that be… a greenery bowtie!? Absolutely. And it’s absolutely beautiful.
Artfully designed by the Lancaster Flower Co. in Pennsylvania, shared via Schaefer Wholesale Florist, join us in admiring those fresh fronds of Leatherleaf, paired with Eucalyptus leaves, on top of a Ti Leaf backing for the “bow” to create a unique wearable floral design.
(It even matches the bride’s bouquet.)
We covered something for the gentlemen above, and now, here’s something a little less traditional for the ladies.
Floral rings? Yes, please! We previously shared one of these from her on the blog last year, but designer Ashley Kirnan of Tarry Grove, a wedding and event floral company in New York, created another amazing floral ring for a recent wedding that we couldn’t resist.
Check out all of the materials, including wintery Carolina Sapphire, Seeded Eucalyptus, tiny Italian Ruscus leaves and blooms with a natural color palette in the video above, and admire the finished product worn by the beautiful bride in the photo below it.
Finally, we couldn’t post about wearable florals without giving a shout-out to the amazing team and designers from the Inspired Design Floral Retreats!
The flower crown modeled above, and made from bright blooms and fresh Italian Ruscus, Nagi and woody branches, is just one of many examples of the wearable, and carryable and admirable designs created at their retreats each year! Visit their Instagram page from the post above to see even more of what they have created.
We were honored to provide all of the greenery used at their two 2021 retreats in Austin, Texas and Black Hills, S.D. and will be honored once again to provide “The Best Cut Foliage Around” for their 2022 retreat in Hilton Head, S.C.
If you’re a designer seeking a week of creativity, fun and inspired designing with like-minded enthusiasts from across the U.S. this year, visit their website for more information.
After seeing some great ideas in action, are you in love with wearable florals? Let us know yay or nay in a comment below, and be sure to check back next week for another edition of our #FridayFunday blog with more beautiful designs and ideas! ?
(Are you part of our Albin’s Family? Post your florals to Instagram and follow us at @albinhagstrom_son for the chance to be featured in an upcoming edition of Friday Funday!)