Holdover Floral Trends from 2018

It seems to me that floral trends in the wedding industry tend to change about every 2 - 3 years, or so. Usually, the changes are subtle; melting into each other at a, somewhat, gradual, friendly pace. Real talk: I meant to write about 2018 trends last year (you know, in 2018), but I had a nasty fall off the blogging wagon due to laziness. I’m attempting a comeback, so with that, lets look at 2018 wedding floral trends that are still hot for 2019.

Large Greenery Installations

Arches, fireplaces, stair-wells and more have all gotten the lush greenery treatment over the last few years. 2018 seemed to be a massive explosion in popularity for these organic show-stoppers. It’s all about bringing the outside in, giving a lavish overgrown, garden vibe. This style is mainstream now and will stick around for a while. We’ll continue to see centerpieces, installations and bouquets flowing with drippy greenery.

Mixing Fresh & Dried Florals

Pampas grass bounded onto the floral scene about 2 years ago and has ushered in a really happy flow of dried grasses and florals. These are not your mother’s dried floral spray hanging over the bathroom door. These are bleached grasses and dried pods artfully incorporated into fresh flower arrangements. The result being modern, romantic and sophisticated. Mixing dried and fresh florals is one of my favorite design techniques and I’m so glad it will be sticking around for a bit longer.


The design world has had a real obsession with all white everything for the better part of the last decade. And who can blame them? Neutral paletts have a calming effect. Because of the understated and minimal nature of a neutral pallet, you’re able to play up other elements like texture. Though in my 2019 Floral Trends Predictions I am seeing more and more color on the horizon, all neutrals aren’t going anywhere for a while

Tropical Flowers

This was a surprise to me last year, but they just keep getting more and more popular in the flower world. What am I talking about? Tropical flowers! It used to seem that tropical flowers were really only appropriate for, you know, tropical weddings in Hawaii, or something. Not so anymore. Exotics like orchids and anthurium are being combined with grasses and garden roses. It makes so little sense that it somehow makes a lot of sense. I’ll tell you, I’m here for the tropical flowers of 2018 heading into 2019 with us.

Flora Design Co., Kanas City Wedding Florsit


Not only would it make a fantastic name for a little girl, but mauve was one of the hottest colors of 2018. A more sophisticated, toned down version of the Pantone 2018 Color, Ultra Violet, mauve was able to update an oversaturead “blush” world. I still find this color so fresh and such a beautiful cooler tone to incorporate into modern events that want to remain timeless. Uber romantic mauve is coming with me into 2019.