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While some brides select their wedding floral designs according to their overall colour scheme, many bridal couples get their wedding décor ideas from researching the latest trends and wedding influencers’ Instagram feeds.  Luckily, we’ve done the research for you so you can scroll at your leisure and pick your favourite wedding flower ideas for a perfect wedding day.


Tell Your Story

The overarching trend of 2020 weddings will be the desire of bridal couples to tell their stories by customising as many elements of their wedding celebration as possible.  We predict that brides and grooms will be choosing flowers and colours that have special meaning to them as a couple, their families or their guests in order to create a deeply personal and memorable occasion.


It’s Raining Blooms

While this isn’t a new trend for 2020, brides, grooms and guests will continue to be captivated by the sheer opulence of reception area ceilings dripping with exotic floral designs and greenery.  Up the wow factor of your flower ceiling by adding bespoke lighting (think fairy lights or bespoke pendant lights) amongst the flowers.



‘Orchid’ You Not

Even if you have mixed feelings about the temperamental orchid on your desk, thinking you may have killed it one too many times, choosing to incorporate sprays of orchids into your wedding décor will be an exciting option for 2020’s brides and grooms.  Symbolising love, luxury, beauty and strength, orchids were associated with virility in ancient Greece and will make for an exquisite addition to your modern wedding decoration inspiration Pinterest board.



Wisteria Hysteria

Symbolising long life and immortality, in Japanese Kabuki theatre the cascading wisteria represents love, sensuality, support, sensitivity, bliss and tenderness.  Whether you incorporate wisteria into the wedding arch where you say your vows, or into a floral ceiling design, this gorgeous blossom will create a dreamy, romantic ambience – whether they’re used indoors or outside.


Less is More

2020 will see a rise in more minimalist use of floral arrangements in reaction to the (some would say) overkill of 2019.  More greenery and fewer, feature blooms can be elegantly combined to create a more pared back wedding, without sacrificing elegance and aesthetics.  If you’re a no fuss, no frills kind of person, a more minimalist floral style will suit you down to a T.



Roses are Red…

It’s just a fact that traditional wedding decor will never go out of style.  If you’re leaning towards a classic wedding ceremony and reception, then including roses in your nuptials is simply non-negotiable.  You don’t have to stick to red roses to create a more traditional wedding theme; it is possible to create a timeless look and feel with just one variety of roses, or even by combining complementary colours in the same bloom variant.


Going Green   

Many wedding planners will be factoring eco-conscious event design high on the list of their clients’ preferences and event requirements.  One way to reduce your wedding’s impact on the planet is to request that only locally grown, indigenous plants be included in your décor, bouquets and lapel inserts.  Pairing locally grown, indigenous flowers (such as proteas and fynbos varieties) with homegrown greenery will significantly reduce your wedding’s carbon footprint.


Petals Group takes only a limited number of wedding bookings each year to ensure we deliver a truly unique and unforgettable experience, every time.  If you’re getting married in the Cape, book a consultation with our wedding planning specialists to discuss your upcoming wedding day.


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