Today we’re joined again by Jennifer of Akiko Floral Artistry with another fabulous floral post!
xoxo, M

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Hello again! This time I’ve decided to do things a little differently and rather than write about creations I have made, I am going to discuss colour trends for Spring 2012.

As every florist will tell you, the safest bet is to plan your flowers well enough in advance to ensure that you get what you want on your big day. This is why I’ve decided to discuss what’s hot for spring 2012. For those of you who have weddings in the Spring, I have created this post so you have a bit of time to plan out your flowers.

Those who don’t know, Pantone is “THE” experts in colour, and colour trends. In the last little while, Pantone released their 2012 Fashion Colour Palette for Spring. It is vibrant and full of rich, bright hues that are complimented by subtle earthy tones. Here it is:

pantone-spring-2012-colours

You may be looking at this colour palate thinking, “There can’t be flowers for ALL of those colours”. Well, you are right; however, you will see some neat suggestions on how to get those ‘unnatural’ colours into your wedding flowers.

In order to give you a great array of flowers for each colour in the palette, I have listed many options for each tone.

Tangerine Tango Calla Lily (Orange Mango), Freesia, Heliconia, Asiatic Lily, Ranunculus, Asclepias, Bird of Paradise, Calendula, Celosia, Gerbera (various) Pincushion Protea, Rose (various), Safflower

tangerine flowers examples
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Solar Power Chrysanthemum (various), Craspedia, Gerbera (various), Pincushion
Protea, Ranunculus, Rose (various)

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Bellflower Agapanthus, Calla Lily, Iris, Larkspur, Lavender, Monkshood, Muscari,
Phlox, Scabiosa, Stock, Veronica


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Cabaret Bouvardia, Carnation (Hot Pink), Celosia, Gerberas (various), Peony, Rose
(Hot Lady, Milano), Zinnia


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Sodalite Blue Anemone, Delphinium


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Margarita Anthurium, Celosia (green), Cymbidium, Brunia, Dusty Miller, Echeveria,
Seeded Eucalyptus, Variegated Flax, Hydrangea, Sedum


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Sweet Lilac Chrysanthemum (various), Coneflower, Rose ,Tulip, Hyacinth


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Driftwood Dusty Miller, Echeveria, Solid Flax


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Cockatoo Echeveria (somewhat)

As this is not a naturally occurring colour, I would suggest bringing this colour into your wedding flowers by creating a really neat fabric flowers (see photo) that add amazing texture and flair to your bouquet. The internet has a vast abundance of sources on how to make your own – and trust me, they are super easy to create. An alternate suggestion is to utilize ribbon in this colour as the wrap for your bouquets, etc. Finally, asking your florist to “spray” flowers this colour can get quite tricky. If it is not done correctly, it can look extremely overdone and unappealing!


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Starfish Papyrus, Echeveria


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As I have added only one photo for each colour, please feel free to visit my board on Pinterest where I have added several pictures of flowers and their names for each colour. This might turn out to be quite the useful tool for you when visiting your florist. Not only will you know which flowers and colours you like, but it knowing your flower choices will help cut down on your consultation time (which may in turn save you some $$$’s).

I hope this post has proven helpful for finding not only coordinating colours, but also to show you varieties of flowers that you may not have yet
seen.

Happy Planning!

-J

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Good Blog i m feeling smell like flower

florist Cornwall on February 09, 2012

As every florist will tell you, the safest bet is to plan your flowers well enough in advance to ensure that you get what you want on your big day. This is why I’ve decided to discuss what’s hot for spring 2012. For those of you who have weddings in the Spring,

Canadian Flowers on February 20, 2012

As this is not a naturally occurring colour, I would suggest bringing this colour into your wedding flowers by creating a really neat fabric flowers (see photo) that add amazing texture and flair to your bouquet. The internet has a vast abundance of sources on how to make your own – and trust me, they are super easy to create. An alternate suggestion is to utilize ribbon in this colour as the wrap for your bouquets, etc Its really very beautiful blog.

Canadian Flowers on February 24, 2012

[…] everyone, on Tuesday I had another chance to write for WeddingObsession.com. In this week’s post I discussed colour trends for Spring 2012 as set out by the colour […]

Edmonton Florist | 2012 Spring Colour Trends and Your Flowers | Edmonton Wedding Florist | Akiko Floral Artistry Inc. on November 13, 2012

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