January 12, 2012

Wedding Flower Trends 2012

Guest Blogger, Tanti Lina, Papertini

After about a gallon of coffee, here's what came to my mind on the topic of "Wedding Flower Trends 2012":

"Vintage" is still going to be around for a while; because it's easy to embrace the idea of simple, familiar, comfort, warm, cozy and ooey gooey, like a good chocolate chip cookie should be. How that translates to flowers and decor is we'll get to see things like pick-from-the-garden bouquet style (handtied, textural, natural), mason and antique jars/bottles/containers, break away centerpieces (what that means is a table has 3-5 bud vases vs 1 big arrangement), mercury glasses, cute birds, etc...etc... Just browse Style Me Pretty, Anthropologie, and etsy, you'll find a lot of answers there. ^_^

A little twist for 2012 that we can see coming is probably the return of the cascading bouquet style - BUT, nothing crazy like the 80's royal shabongle. It will be the more subtle, slight teardrop shape, simpler version like, well, the new millenia royal shabongle (Thank you, Your Royal Highness for not going for the super long cascading holy cannoli bouquet and yes, "shabongle" is my own made up word). 

Now, that's just my "business" or "industry driven" opinion. If you ask for my personal opinion as an invidiual, a woman, and an artist: Trend Schmrend.

Why?? Because it's YOUR wedding! Trend articles are there to serve as guidance, reference, and inspiration sources. Seriously, none of these mean anything if they are not what you truly want. For most people (cuz you know that one Kardashian story), this will be the one and only time you get to do this wedding shabongle!

So...Do what you love and follow your heart!

Wishing you a happy and prosperous 2012! 
And...Happy Planning! ^__^


Pictures Credit:

Lindsay Docherty Photography:
Antique Jars
Mercury Glass
Pick from Garden Style

Picture taken by Papertini:
Ciao Bella Cakes with Cute Birds (Cake by Ciao Bella Cakes)

Photo courtesy of CLiu:
Short Cascade Bouquet

All flowers in the pictures are by Papertini