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Design Trends 2021

Craig Ashton & Lisa Donnelly –

WOW – 2020 was one for the record books. Looking forward to this year there are a few things that seem more certain. Micro weddings and elopements will certainly become much more popular, leading to lower total event costs, with fewer people involved. Of course, all events will need to follow local health guidelines closely. You can invest more in your florals, meals, wines and more in small venue décor while hosting only your closest friends and family. Smaller can certainly mean safer and more elegant in several ways.

Floral arches are an impressive way to add an amazing touch in your event space, inside or out, and your photo opportunities are endless. Most accomplished florists have access to the arches that they can simply rent to you as part of your overall floral package. They design and assemble the entire look and then take it down. You enjoy the sumptuous beauty of your pictures for years.

Statement bouquets for brides will be asymmetric or cascading for 2021 but the classic round is back for brides who want a tighter, less flowing look. The colour palettes are at both ends of the spectrum with monochromatic beiges, cream, and latte at one end, all the way to full bright blasts of seasonal floral glory. Bright seems right for 2021. We all need cheerful and fun.

Classy table centerpieces become more affordable and with fewer tables to festoon so you can spend a bit more on each. Keep the centerpieces low and tight or low and loose with a more organic look. Again, bright colours can liven the mood at your small event in 2021. Do not forget that these beauties of floral design can go home with your guests. They are made to last well beyond the wedding day.

Venue décor itself can be glammed up when you have smaller spaces to decorate. Ask about upgrading the chairs, linens, china, and glassware. Backyard and outdoor weddings can get new life with lighting, table scapes, rugs, runners, and fab florals. Those fewer people in attendance will be glad they came. Have your florist design small thank you arrangements that match your floral theme for their rooms at the local B&B or Inn. Such a nice thank you and they can take them home after your special day.

Do not forget the groom! Who says the boutonnière must be boring? Try succulents, a sprig of ivy or only greens. Make it a bit more organic and match it to the man with some blue thistle, twine, and some spruce.

2021 will be small and intimate but can still pack a great style punch. You can impress your guests and make memories of your day that will last for years to come.

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