2017 wedding trend: translucent and pressed flowers

Photo via Design Boom
Photo via Design Boom

2017 wedding trend: translucent and pressed flowers

As couples and event designers begin to plan their wedding, they often take inspiration from the runway. One Fashion Week trend that made its way to the wedding world is translucent and pressed flowers. From plants frozen in blocks of ice to flowers flattened and used to create designs, nature is being used in weddings in a whole new way. 

Photo by Molly SJ Lowe via The New York Times

Photo by Molly SJ Lowe via The New York Times

This trend was inspired by Japanese floral artist and botanical sculptor, Azuma Makoto. Makoto displayed this trend  at the spring/summer 2017 Dries Van Noten Paris Fashion Week show and the wedding industry took note. 

Photo via Caramel Wedding

Photo via Caramel Wedding

Floral and botanical decor pressed in blocks of ice provides the perfect decor for both warm and cold weather weddings. Add your bouquet flowers into blocks to create statement pieces that can be small enough for tables or large enough to create decorative pillars. Freezing succulents in ice or pressing plants into glass blocks is a great idea for incorporating greenery into your wedding day. 

Photo via Dries Van Noten

Photo via Dries Van Noten

 

The pressed floral trend provides a three dimensional look while taking up two dimensional space. Invitations are a great place to add a pressed flower look, whether they be real flowers or just a design. Pressing flowers into a glass frame can show off the detail of the flowers while creating signs, table numbers, or place cards 

If you want to add pressed florals on a large scale, create a hanging backdrop of flowers. A flower wall can be used as the scene for your ceremony, a decoration at your reception or a photobooth background. Also consider adding pressed flowers to the floor or ground of your ceremony to outline the aisle. 


Love the floral trend? How will you be bringing it into your wedding design? 

 

 

H/T: Angela Desveaux, WedLuxe Magazine

Comments

comments

Leave a Reply