Happy New Year!
It’s mid-January, Christmas has now officially come and gone, but it’s not quite time for Valentine’s Day, yet. So, what’s been happening in the floral industry? Here’s a few hints.
- It’s always the perfect time for these occasions, no matter what time of the year it is.
- There’s no one “correct” way to do floral designs for them.
- In 2022, from large to small, it’s estimated that over 2.5 million of them will take place, all across the U.S. throughout the year, per a June 2021 survey.
Are you thinking of what we’re thinking of?
Weddings, of course! No matter when they’re planned, what a couple has in mind for their floral designs or how large or small they are, as the population grows, things begin to return after the COVID-19 pandemic and more couples tie the knot, weddings have become popular again.
As in years past, still, no two weddings are alike, and it’s always an honor for a designer to be chosen to create something magical for a couple’s special day. All of us here at Albin’s are also honored to be a part of many of these creations with “The Best Cut Foliage Around,” and can’t wait to see the many more of them in store throughout 2022.
Between wrapping up the winter holiday season, and planning for holiday rushes in the spring and summer, the start of the year is always a busy one in the floriculture industry, but weddings are always taking place.
In this week’s #FridayFunday, here’s a few of our favorite winter wedding designs from late 2021 and the first few weeks of 2022 — it’s never a bad time of the year to celebrate love! ?
Even during the holiday season, there’s still room for special wedding days, and this one was especially beautiful, with an outside ceremony and some inside fun.
Put together by Cloudless Sulphur Floral, a wedding and special event florist, with blooms and greens from Orlando Wholesale, a wholesaler here in Florida, the sprays and bouquets from a recent winter wedding were perfect for an outdoor late afternoon ceremony, and some indoor fun later on.
The bride’s and bridesmaid’s bouquets, full of soft-toned florals plus some deep red Roses, too – accompanied by fresh Leatherleaf, Ruscus and Eucalyptus greenery – are absolutely stunning. How about the arch and head table arrangements, too? Made with the same blooms and greens, plus a touch of soft, flowy Plumosus to top them off. Beautiful.
Start the year off right, with tying the knot at a New Year’s wedding!
Designer Jolene Current of Town and Country Floral, a retail and wedding florist in Texas, helped a special couple celebrate their special day on the first day of the year earlier this month, with beautiful designs for an elegant church ceremony and hotel ballroom reception, with plenty of bright white flowers and fresh greenery.
Filled with white and blush Roses and Hydrangeas in the centerpieces, plus the addition of Lilies and fillers added in the floor and pew arrangements, surrounded by beautiful Leatherleaf, Nagi, Silver Dollar Eucalyptus and shiny Italian Ruscus, these designs were perfect for starting the year off right with a winter wedding.
Did you say, “more beautiful bouquets, please?” We’ve got you covered with this one, full of soft and lush winter blooms, topped off with some of our favorite greenery!
Our comment on their post says it all: a beautiful bouquet for a beautiful bride, arranged by The Flowerman, a retail and wedding florist located in Ohio. This one is filled with white Roses, surrounded by filler flowers, plus Silver Dollar Eucalyptus, and our favorite, Leatherleaf.
P.S. Don’t forget, Leatherleaf is still perfect for wedding designs, like this one!
For a wedding, the bride needs a beautiful bouquet, but so do the bridesmaids and junior bridesmaids, too, plus a fresh boutonniere for the groom, too. They are even more special when they match, just like they did for this wedding!
The shades of white and ivory, with a finishing touch of pink, too, make this set of bridal designs perfect for a winter special day, designed by Goff & Dittman Florists of Illinois. Scroll through the post embedded above to see them all.
In the first and last photos, the bride’s bouquet is the star of the show, filled with Roses, Hydrangeas, Baby’s Breath and plenty of Silver Dollar, Seeded and Gunni Eucalyptus. A few stems do for her groom’s boutonniere in the second photo that matches. Each bridesmaid carried a smaller matching version of the bride’s bouquet in the third photo.
But, we can’t forget about the little bouquet carried by the junior bridesmaid that also matches! In the fourth photo, the soft pink Carnation, surrounded by fresh Salal leaves and wispy Tree Fern, is absolutely too cute.
Winter weddings will continue until spring (when is that, again?) and we can’t wait to see even more beautiful designs very soon in one of the busiest years for weddings, ever. Check back next week for another edition of the blog with more great designs! ?
(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!)