The optimum Weddings blog welcomes Max Hurtaud, an incredibly talented and Master Florist from Belgium. Max gives his personal insights into how the virus has effected us all no matter what you do or where you are from…
How Covid 19 has affected us all…
Coronavirus, Covid-19, virus, variants… Such a lot of words to scare us, to put everything on hold and postpone all our wedding plans. What we planned in 2020 is now in 2021 and maybe in 2022.
Who knows yet?
We heard about the vaccines being approved and we could finally see the light to the end of the tunnel. However, if everything that we had in mind has completely changed then what about the floral trend for your wedding?
Your new wedding date may even be in a different season.
New floral trends not to be underestimated, what are the new trends for your wedding now?
Ideas and colours may have changed, so which colours might be at the top for the upcoming year?
We all know that people need love, happiness and flowers. Their wedding day is their Day! As a master florist, I always do my best to create your floral dreams and set the best atmosphere with my beloved ones (my flowers). Using a mix of colours which suit perfectly your wish and current trends. Some pastel shades of course (peach, brownish, light yellow…) added with some very bright touches to wake up the final result!
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I’m already looking forward to seeing these colours together in reality! (Go away Coronavirus, just go away!)
A mix of these colours would match to perfection your vision and even give you an amazing vitamin dose!
So as a bride, you have in mind the kind of colours you want for your wedding? But you have no clue about the flowers that I could combine to create the most wonderful effect? Let me give a non-exhaustive list:
- Light blue: Delphiniums, Oxypetalums, Scabiosas, Hydrangeas, Clematis.
- Light pink: Serruria, Vanda orchids, Ranunculus, Limonium, Sweet peas.
- Light yellow: Matthiola, “Buttercup” Roses, Gloriosa, Miscanthus, Craspedia.
- Peach: “Peach Avalanche” roses, Eremurus,” Cappuccino” carnation, Sandersonia, Hypericum.
- White: Gypsophilia, Phalaenopsis orchids, Astrantia, Eucharis, “Arctic Ice” protea.
- Brownish: Scabiosa stellata, Carrot bloom, Bohemian Choco lisianthus, Pampa grass, “Café au lait” Dahlia. Just to name a few!
Of course, all weddings must be amazing and yours will certainly be. Trust me, I know what I’m saying.
With all the restrictions that we get from almost every government, we cannot invite hundreds and hundreds of guests (and that’s a pity). I saw that, for now, weddings are smaller but more powerful. What does powerful mean to me?: concentrated, abundant and luxury.
Concentrated signifies getting whatever you want but just for a smaller guest list.
Abundance always says more… As you deduct guests from your list, you can multiply on what you have already booked (for example Flowers!)
Luxury for the elegancy, add some extra details that could make the difference. And that difference will make your wedding the most beautiful of the year.
To summarize, the actual wedding mindset, for now, it’s less (people) for more (pleasure)!
For your wedding floral decoration, I suggest you have an amazing ceremony and ballroom decoration and do not to forget your bouquet.
The bridal bouquet should fit perfectly with your dress and give you highlights. Trust me, that’s why I spend some time thinking about every design, just to answer perfectly your dreams, requests and desires.
Intimate wedding to remember a maximum and to keep on this way, most brides want an intimate wedding. Something cosy and cheerful. Something that will make you happy.
Keep that in mind, your wedding day will fly so fast. Making a smaller one will help you to enjoy your time and all details to remember well later on when you will celebrate your first anniversary.
And to conclude, don’t neglect flowers for D-Day, they especially express love and happiness. Could you imagine, looking at your wedding pictures on your anniversary and there are no flowers? This could be a big regret.
Let’s get blooming up your wedding together! 😉