From the Expert: Fall 2017 Floral Design Tips and Trends

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If there’s one thing we’ll never tire of, it’s beautiful flower arrangements gracing our Instagram feed. One of our favorite feeds of the moment belongs to Shean Strong, Owner of Shean Strong Design. We caught up with Shean to get some insight on floral trends we’ll see in Fall 2017.

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What advice would you give to  brides who want to add more color for fall? Brides should choose colors that truly represent their personality. Often brides are apprehensive to use too many colors so they tend to go with the standard white, cream and blush. Use color, just don’t go too crazy. Stick with the same color palette to give you a luxe feel and add depth to your event.

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What will bride’s see for Fall bridal bouquets? For a while, the trend has been oversized bouquets and exaggerated shapes, but I think the updated bouquet is more simple and smaller in size. A smaller size allows that gorgeous dress to be highlighted. If a small bouquet is good enough for royalty, it is just as perfect for you.

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Is lush greenery here to stay? We’ve seen a lot of greenery lately, but greenery is slowly fading and flowers are becoming more prominent in arrangements. A common misconception is greenery will minimize your investment, in actuality, particular greens are just as costly as some blooms, so go for the more flower heavy arrangements if it’s what you truly want. 

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Will any flower ever surpass the Peony? We all know the perfect wedding flower is the ever loved Peony. However, for fall, Dahlias are just as gorgeous. Pair them with Garden Roses to create a romantic feel. Also, be on the lookout for Carnations. They are making a comeback.

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What’s your favorite wedding trend of the moment?  Seeing brides turn to more black tie and intimate weddings. Smaller wedding parties and shorter guest lists create those intimate weddings that create lasting memories.  Your wedding should be about engaging with the people you invite; interact with them. With this minimalist approach you’ll be able to to invest in more intentional and beautiful arrangements.

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What’s your most important tip in hiring a floral designer? Make sure you hire a designer who can take all of your Pinterest ideas and create something that is uniquely you, while using elements that still feel familiar.

Follow Shean on Instagram @sheanstrong, and learn more about services on his website: https://sheanstrong.com. 

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