Fresh cuts: The new floral design ideas that are blooming at weddings right now

Brooke Brady and Chris Antariksa’s wedding at a vineyard in California called for flowers in wine-soaked hues from burgundy to pink champagne. Photo by Brocoff Photography

Leave it to the royals to remind us that flowers can be one of the major statement-makers on a wedding day. Think Meghan and Harry’s massive door-framing foliage at St. George’s Chapel, or the pale pink bouquet that Princess Beatrice held last summer as she walked down the aisle in her grandmother the queen’s vintage gown. Whether your wedding is a high-guest-count formal affair or a low-key gathering of loved ones, the florals you choose set the tone for the style of the event. 

Nationally, wedding watchers say the top trends in nuptial arrangements this year include complex color stories, mixed textures and petite posies. Capital City brides are embracing many of the latest looks in wedding flowers, from wow-worthy backdrops and flower-covered fixtures to pretty porcelain vessels and the triumphant return of a traditional floral staple. Stop and smell all the roses below.


Couvillion-Smith wedding/Flowers by Bella Blooms Floral/ Brooke Boyd Photo + Film

Over our Heads

No need to leave a naked chandelier when you can cover it with blossoms. For added flower power, this scene includes projected petals on the ceiling itself and two tall arrangements set before windows.


Brady-Antariksa wedding/Flowers by Vervain Floral Co./Brocoff Photography

Oh Baby

Once considered a lowly filler, baby’s breath is now stealing the show, especially when presented in masses and dyed in deep shades that match the wedding’s color palette.


Andrews-Dodge wedding/Flowers by Billy Heroman’s/GeauxGarcia Photography

With this Ring

You know your “I do” photos will be iconic when you’re framed by a fantastical circle of roses and greenery.


Nichols-Troutman wedding/Flowers by Billy Heroman’s & Shannon B. Stage/Collin Richie Photography

Chinoiserie Chic

Classic blue-and-white porcelain is finding favor with a new generation these days. Using it as the basis of your wedding arrangements is the perfect way to marry your everyday and big-day styles.