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Pretty Petals: Destination Wedding Floral Trends for 2017

While today might be commonly known as pancake day, February 28th is also National Floral Design Day. Here at Wedding Vacations by Sunwing we know how those pretty blooms can add to the overall look of the wedding day decor and style. With boho style back on the rise, we thought we’d bring in one of the pros, an avid traveller and professional florist Tellie Hunt of Hunt and Gather, to chat about upcoming trends for big day blossoms.

WV: Where do you think destination wedding flower trends are heading for 2017?

TH: I think flower trends in general are tending to focus more on your surroundings and compliment them. Therefore, for a destination wedding, I think it is important to think about the tropical foliage and flowers and bring the outdoors in creating a natural, complementary look.

WV: What are some of your favourite colours for tropical bouquets?

TH: I think when a lot of people think of tropical flowers, they think super bright and contrasting. It is so important to focus on creating more of an ombre effect and have each colour lead into one another.

Flowers by: Local florist in Cuba. Photo by: Camilla Pucholt Photography

WV: Which tropical flowers/plants hold up well in the heat? What are some tips for making sure bouquets will stay pretty in the temperatures of Cuba, Mexico, or Central America?

TH: Generally, most tropical flowers are extremely long lasting and hearty. If you are looking for more dainty, gardenesque blooms like anemone and hellebore, you may run into problems. I always recommend keeping your flowers in water as much as possible. It is always good to have a vase close by so that when you are done pictures or the ceremony, you can put it back in water.

Flowers by: Local florist in Cuba. Photo by: Camilla Pucholt Photography

WV: What style of floral décor would you suggest for a beach wedding? What about a sky terrace wedding?

TH: One important thing for a beach wedding is that you have to think of the elements like the wind. You will want something sturdy so that it is not precarious. I think for a beach I would go for a nice arch with flowey fabric and for a terrace I would play up on some big tropical leaves in clear glass vases, maybe even bring in some potted tropical plants.

WV: What type of boutonniere styles do you love for tropical locales?

TH: I think it is always so important to use something hearty for boutonnieres – especially in the heat. Small orchids or calla lilies can be great accented with little bits from the bouquets.

Flowers by: Local florist in Cuba. Photo by: Camilla Pucholt Photography

Thank you to Tellie for answering our questions and shedding the light on floral trends for 2017. Keep visiting us here at www.weddingvacations.com follow us @weddingvacations for more tips and trends, or contact a consultant

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