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.
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.
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.
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