Top Trends for Weddings in 2017

Wedding fever has hit the nation in anticipation of THE wedding of the year.

Wedding fever has hit the nation in anticipation of THE wedding of the year as Pippa Middleton, sister to the future Queen of England, prepares to say “I do”. The Leeds Castle Florist imparts her Top Trends for Weddings this year giving helpful hints from bridal bouquets to ring deliveries…

Soft Focus
“For Summer weddings this year, we’ll see plenty of soft colours – coral, pale pinks, pale blue and nudes – often blended into classic whites and creams to create a contrast. Richer tones will appear as the seasons change with soft peach contrasting with deep burgundy,” explains RHS Hampton Court Flower Show Award Winning Castle Florist Louise Roots.

Relaxed Romance
“Bouquets are less formal for 2017 weddings with brides trailing bouquets tied in the hand rather than formal wiring. Lots of mixed foliage and texture adds to the cottage summer theme creating a much softer natural look. We are seeing the trend move towards mixed flowers rather than simple roses with the mixed flowers pinned into softer hairstyles for that fair maiden look”.

Go for Glamour
“Weddings in historic venues tend to be more glamorous so to create a real impact I recommend tall candelabra and towering floral displays to work well with high ceilings in State Rooms. Couples can soften this look by adding lots of mixed summer flowers. Interest is added with mixed vases running low along the tables and the mood is created with candlelight.”

Make an Entrance
“Brides enjoy the process of theming a venue. Grouping of vases at different heights arranged loosely on tables to create a larger display is increasingly popular. Making staircases a feature for when guests arrive is growing in popularity. Trailing mass foliage along the banisters is effective. Lighting is another great way to add drama to a venue with hurricane vases and lanterns.”

It’s all in the Detail
“The scent of a wedding is one of the most important details and is one of the most remarked upon elements. Garden roses and old fashioned blousy roses are in keeping with the romance of a wedding day. Giving the appearance of being freshly cut from the garden the roses will fill your wedding with a delicate romantic fragrance to remember. Many wedding couples look to entertain and wow their guests in the ceremony with an owl ring delivery. A beautiful barn owl flies down the aisle with the rings attached to its anklet strap with a ribbon matched to the wedding colour theme. It’s an impressive extra and it’s all in the detail!”

To find out more about Weddings at Leeds Castle visit or to book your private wedding show around contact the Weddings Team on 01622 767877.

Leeds Castle is located near Maidstone in Kent just off Junction 8 of the M20 and only one hour’s drive from London

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