London Florist Desmond Talbot
Picks Top Five Trends for Bridal Bouquets in 2011
Florist Desmond Talbot Picks Top Five Trends for
14 April 2011
just weeks to go until the Royal Wedding on 29 April
2011, exclusive London-based florist Desmond Talbot
Ltd, whose international floral designers have worked
with the likes of Juliette Binoche, Isabelle Adjani
and Jennifer Lopez, today explains that the royal
wedding bouquet is sure to determine trends for
millions of brides and florists around the world,
just as Princess Dianas 42 long cascade
bouquet did in 1981. "Kate Middleton is already
a style icon, so the flowers that she will carry
are sure to determine the styles and popularity
of wedding bouquets for brides and florists for
some time to come" said Lee Talbot, Director
at Desmond Talbot.
The bridal bouquet
is such a significant feature of the wedding and
is as much a part of the fabric of the day as
the brides dress. The just picked
from the garden or meadow look is really
on the rise. Large garden roses, peonies, ivy
and other flowers with the feel of a rambling
English country garden are wonderful. The Princess
Diana style cascade bouquet is still popular for
many brides but its no longer stiff and
fake looking. Today's cascades are
long, flowing arrangements.
So what are the five possible
bouquet trends that the forthcoming Princess and
other brides could select this year? Desmond Talbot
suggests the following:-
Top Five Trends for Bridal
Bouquets in 2011
1. The Modern Cascade
A modern take on Princess
Dianas 1981 bouquet, this creation will
show blooms and greenery to reflect how they appear
in nature. Cascades can certainly trail all the
way to the ground, but a demure oblong or inverted-teardrop
shape highlights the beauty of the plants every
bit as effectively.
2. The Vintage
Vintage is the "newest"
major trend seen in everything from engagement
and wedding rings to bridal gowns to flowers.
Soft and romantic flowers and herbs in muted pastel
shades, all delicately scented.
3. The Hand-Picked
Arrangements with a just-picked
and looser casual look have replaced the more
tightly-bound bouquet shapes of previous seasons.
4. The Monochrome
Monochrome wedding bouquets
feature one basic colour with different accent
tones. These bouquets are another strong trend
for the new wedding season. A popular look for
spring 2011 is chartreuse tone-on- tone. These
may be green hydrangea, viburnum, cymbidium and
orchids. Or any tone on tone flowers, be that
in yellow, white, purples, or pinks.
5. Herbs and Fruits
Another popular trend that
Desmond Talbot notes, is the incorporation of
fruits and herbs into wedding bouquets. Kumquats,
small lemons, limes or mini crab apples are new
key new looks in bridal bouquets for spring and
summer 2011 and they won't overpower the overall
look of a bride or any flowers in her arrangement.
Desmond Talbot typically
creates bespoke wedding arrangements and bouquets
for four weddings a month - or 48 weddings a year
- for its select client base. A typical wedding
it handles will normally include one bridal bouquet;
3-10 bridal party bouquets; one buttonhole and
3-10 buttonholes for the groomsmen. Desmond Talbot
is also sole UK distributor for the "Vessel
Design Line L'Anverre" where stunning pieces
of art are incorporated into the Desmond Talbot
floral designs on an exclusive basis.
About Desmond Talbot
Desmond Talbot is the UK's
only totally multicultural florist with a range
of international designers who create floral art
in any genre or style, from the English country
garden to the New York contemporary and Japanese
Ikebana. Desmond Talbot is sole UK distributor
for the "Vessel Design Line L'Anverre"
and is able to incorporate unique pieces of exquisite
art into its floral designs. These pieces are
for sale on an exclusive basis.