Wedding Flower Trends 2021

With so many 2020 weddings delayed and so many couples opting for a 2021 wedding, there’s never been a better time to get planning. Although “micro weddings” are becoming more common, this does not imply fewer flowers or smaller arrangements. Instead, in 2021, we’ll see couples putting even more emphasis on expressing their love through meaningful bouquets and thoughtful arrangements.

We’ve compiled a list of our favourite floral trends that are making noise currently in the floral industry. In this article we’ll tell you about how couples are opting for local floral designers, combining thoughtful yet trendy colour pairings and evocative floral scents to pique guest’s interest.

Opt for Local Floral Designers

People are becoming increasingly more aware of the air miles that imported flowers are subject to, and many also want to help local businesses. This was exacerbated by the fact that flowers were not being flown into the UK during the lockdown and many had no choice but to source locally.

Couples are now looking for reputable, local floral and event stylists who will provide an excellent service for a local setting. Beautiful lush bouquets and buttonholes, hairpieces and centrepieces with an informal and intimate touch using locally grown and sourced flowers.

Are you thinking about your wedding’s floral arrangement? Why not have a look for a local floral designer in your area, you’ll be surprised what you find.


Expect pared-down colour schemes that complement all things natural, with requests leaning toward lighter colours with subtle colour changes, as well as well-known combinations. Whites and greens will dominate the wedding scene, with natural tones being more noticeable. This combination creates an elegant summer palette, that reflects positivity and joy.

For 2021 we’ve seen a big interest in yellow and grey wedding colour schemes that was trending big in 2012; we recommend making yellow, which represents joy and happiness, the statement colour amongst this year’s trending colour schemes. 

Cascading Wedding Bouquets

We may need to thank the Royals for this one. With the revival of interest in Princess Diana as a result of Netflix’s The Crown, we expect to see her flower selections, especially the stunning cascading wedding bouquet she popularised in the 1980s, make a comeback. The shower bouquet, perhaps the most typical among all wedding bouquets, is the embodiment of elegance, made to graciously flow from the bride’s hands.

Almost any kind of flower can be used, but trailing ivy and fresh foliage are commonly used to enhance the bouquet.


Low centrepieces will be massive in 2021, with so many weddings scheduled outside. Make a statement with your florals by making lush arrangements with a variety of large, beautiful blooms. To wow visitors, couples will seek out larger, stand-out arrangements, such as floral sculptures and suspended installations.

Plant-based designs are another trend for 2021 that stems from a desire for more environmentally friendly florals. Potted plants are being used as centrepieces and floral arrangements at weddings for an outdoor bohemian, woodland, garden, and country-inspired themes.

Scented Flowers

It’s difficult to imagine a floral arrangement without perfume, and so many couples are requesting scented bouquets to accompany the floral notes, something that reminds them of a memory. Many flowers, such as roses are fragrant, but foliage herbs like lavender or rosemary can also be used to add fragrance.

When considering the big picture, scented candles will quickly alter the atmosphere during the day’s events. Start by scenting the entrance hall; this will set the mood for the day, and once you’ve piqued your guests’ interest, they’ll be on the lookout for the various scents.

Expert Floral Design by Distinctive Elegance

Distinctive Elegance provide personal floral design, advice and guidance for your special event. We create a relaxed experience and bring along our portfolio of ideas to give you plenty of artful and contemporary floristry inspiration for weddings and events.

We provide free consultations across Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire and the surrounding areas.

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