Celebrity wedding-inspired floral trends we’re going to see everywhere in 2022
With wedding season in full swing, experts at Flying Flowers have revealed the wedding flower trends that are set to be everywhere in 2022. The recent nuptials of the likes of Kourtney Kardashian and Nicola Peltz-Beckham have inspired a whole new interest in adding extra floral touches to a wedding.
Simple yet majorly effective, minimalist bouquets are a trend that has swept the 2022 wedding season and will continue to soar. The hashtag #minimalistbride has racked up an incredible 7 million views on TikTok and both Nicola and Kourtney opted for stripped-back floral bouquets made up of just a few stems.
We LOVE this trend. We’ve seen it done beautifully with eucalyptus branches as well as florals, and we love the idea of dried grasses for a sustainable minimalist wedding bouquet.
Neutral floral centrepieces
Neutral floral centrepieces are taking centre stage this wedding season. Following a neutral palette with a pop of colour, these arrangements make a beautiful talking point during the celebrations. Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s prenuptial lunch centrepieces featured an arrangement of white flowers and yellow lemons to keep in with the Italian theme. The neutral blooms in Jenny & Nick’s Gray’s Inn London wedding – which we’re sharing in a few weeks’ time! – are stunning and elegant in equal measure.
Floral experts at Flying Flowers comment, ‘We’re going to see an increase in the number of floral centrepieces featured at weddings in the coming months, especially in outdoor ceremonies and celebrations where aspects of nature are blending in with the theme.
“We suggest adding eucalyptus to your floral display as they are great for keeping the focal point of your arrangement on the flowers whilst still adding those earthy tones.”
Again keeping with the neutral and minimalist theme that is taking over wedding season, Flower crowns have also had a resurgence. Google searches for bridal flower crowns have surged by a whopping 9900% following Brooklyn Beckham’s sister, Harper wearing one as a flower girl at the wedding.
Large floral displays
Floral displays are getting bigger and better this wedding season. They are fast becoming the perfect accessory for adding large touches to luxury wedding decor without becoming distracting. Nicola Peltz-Beckham’s large display of white orchids softened the room and created a calming focal point around her dress. We fell head over heels for Sarah & Ross’s vibrant, floral-filled wedding featured on our blog last week – their flowers were INCREDIBLE!
Sustainable wedding flowers
Sustainable wedding styling is more important than any trend, so we asked Flying Flowers for some information about their approach to sustainability before publishing this piece. While we would always recommend sourcing wedding flowers from a UK based, ideally local grower or florist, or even growing your own flowers, we appreciate this isn’t possible for every couple. We were pleasantly surprised by Flying Flowers’ response to our questions!
– Flying Flowers is a brand owned and operated by Interflora British Unit. Interflora British Unit are committed to decreasing the environmental impact of our operations and we are moving towards a zero-waste business model for more environmentally friendly flowers. Our Flying Flowers brand is supported by a Flower Partner with whom we have worked for many years. We work in partnership to develop, design and select floral bouquets that meet our standards for sourcing, quality and design.
Originally based in the Channel Islands, Flying Flowers began in 1981 as a flower delivery service sending freshly grown carnations throughout Jersey and Guernsey as well as throughout the UK. We now source a wide variety of flower stems from local growers in Lincolnshire and Norfolk, and further afield from Europe and Kenya.
– We take huge pride and control in how our production partners grow their crops, taking care of the wider environment in which we operate. Our flowers are grown using environmentally intelligent farming techniques maximising the use of non-chemical controls, and integrated pest management which ensures we protect our people, the environment and the natural biodiversity of farming operations globally.
– Our flower partners are members of FSI 2025, an initiative that brings together members of the international floriculture sector to build on progress made in transparency, responsible production and trade, positive impact and improvement in the floriculture supply chain.
- The majority of flowers sourced for Flying Flowers bouquets are sourced from the UK, Europe and Kenya
- 30% of Flying Flowers’ total flower volume is grown on our flower partner’s own farms in Kenya, and is certified Carbon neutral through One Carbon World
- 70% of Flying Flowers’ total flower volume is sourced from other growers through our flower partner’s procurement model and are all registered and controlled programme growers
- 100% of Flying Flowers’ total flower volume is controlled through our flower partner’s due diligence program and ethical policy
- All growers, where required and deemed necessary through risk-based assessment, are ethically audited externally to ETI base code and SMETA assessments
- Our flower partner’s certified growers are all either Kenya Flower Council, Global Gap, MPS GAP, Florverde which are all benchmarked and now more commonly being associated with FSI2025
- Our flower partner is a member of the Ethical trade initiative (ETI)
Please find below some of our flower partner’s activities in the UK and overseas:
- Developed a “More crop per drop” program – reducing litres of water to produce a stem of flower
- Integrated Pest Management approaches reduce the use of chemical pesticides
- Committed to offset carbon on all own airfreight by 2022
- Committed to be carbon neutral on own operations by 2025
- Committed to ensure zero-deforestation in operations and supply chain
- All cardboard, plastic and paper is fully recovered, with zero PVC use, and all crop plastics recycled
- All flower and plant sleeves recyclable or paper
- Active programs in education in Kenya and Ethiopia to support communities
- Through health and wellbeing programs, support local communities in accessing these services in Kenya and Ethiopia