Foliage, foliage, and more foliage… 2018 Wedding Trend Report #3

By January 10, 20182018 wedding trends
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Foliage is definitely not a new wedding trend, it’s been around for a few years now and it is fabulous. But the increase in the use of flowers & foliage, and sometimes only foliage, is the prediction for 2018. We’re talking arches, garlands, walls, and even hoops & hanging features… It is going to be big and sticking around for a while. 

foliage wedding trend ever after blogPhoto by Voyteck Photography

 

Arches

Arches of flowers and greenery to decorate the wedding barn were a super popular choice for our 2017 weddings, and is a trend that we can’t wait to see more of in 2018 and even 2019! Flowers & frondescence often act as the perfect wedding space decoration, particularly here at Ever After when you are literally surrounded by nature.

foliage wedding trend ever after blog postPhoto by Luna Weddings

foliage wedding trend ever after blog postPhoto by Dan Ward

foliage wedding trend ever after blog postPhoto by Helen Cawte

foliage wedding trend ever after blog postPhoto by Helen Cawte

foliage wedding trend ever after blog postPhoto by Dan Ward

 

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The perfect addition to any long table (especially the top table). You can go for a mixture of greenery and flowers as Catie & Dan and Sarah & Josh did below, or opt for greenery alone as our (super on-trend) couple, Jess & Rob did (see more about their foresight for the 2018 wedding trends here).

foliage trend catie & dan garlandPhoto by Helen Cawte

foliage wedding trend sarah and josh garlandPhoto by Dan Ward

foliage trend jess and rob garlandPhoto by Richard Murgatroyd

Helpful tip alert! If you love the ceremony arch and the top table garland, but your budget won’t stretch to cover both, ask your florist to create an arch which can then be moved to the top table as a garland once the ceremony is over. And don’t worry about clumsy ushers or bridesmaids battling with the delicate flowers, the team at Ever After can be on hand to move it for you!

foliage wedding trend top table garland

 

Flower & Foliage Walls

Having one of these beyond stunning floral walls (the ones below created by talented Deborah from Dartmoor Flowers) is a trend prediction for 2018, especially amongst celebrity weddings. We’ve seen more and more of this trend popping up in recent weddings and they make a fabulous backdrop for photos… Is it a consideration for your wedding too?

foliage trend flower wall penny and pete

foliage trend flower wallPhotos by Ben Selway

 

What else?

I’m glad you asked! The use of foliage in general is one of the biggest predictions for this coming year of weddings, and some of our couples from 2017 came up with their own way of expressing their love for all things leafy. Zoe & Ben had a tropical theme, and florist Amanda Randell created a sensational hanging centrepiece. It really was a spectacular creation, adding a serious ‘wow’ factor to their wedding marquee.

foliage trend zoe and ben hanging structure

foliage trend zoe and ben hanging structure

foliage trend zoe and ben floral chandelierPhotos by Lucy Turnbull

And Sarah & Josh, along with their florist Deborah, created two incredible floral masterpieces which hung from the ceiling of the marquee. Josh made the wooden structures himself, and it was something we had not yet had at Ever After. Hopefully our 2018 & 2019 couples are feeling inspired!

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foliage trend sarah and josh floral centrepiecesPhotos by Dan Ward

Want to see more from 2018 trend predictions? You can find my previous posts here and here.

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