When it comes to wedding florals in 2019, brides are not afraid to add a pop of color and create custom, Instagram-worthy backdrops.

As we’ve written about in earlier blog posts, Pantone’s Color of the Year, Living Coral, is appearing frequently as accents in weddings and florals are no exception. The warm, cheery coral creates a vibrant pop of color to any venue.

“Last year it was a lot of blush, ivory and burgundy,”said Herb Oldknow, owner of Herbivore Floral Designs (Herbivore Floral Designs, 1508 Edward Ave Suite QQ, Elmwood, 504-265-0041, herbivorefloraldesigns.com). “Not that this has gone away, but we do have more inquiries for colors like peach, blue, coral and lavender tones.”

He said bouquets are moving back to a smaller, classic size to not outshine the wedding dress, but rather enhance it.

“Although you want a show stopper of a bouquet, it’s all about finding the balance.”

According to WeddingWire.com, greenery continues to be a popular way to bring nature into a wedding. Ferns, seeded and silver dollar eucalyptus, Italian ruscus, salal leaf and smilax are ways brides and grooms are incorporating a natural aesthetic. Hanging foliage from the ceilings or adding it to a bouquet can create a romantic, whimsical vibe to your wedding.

With the growing fashion of wedding hashtags and sharing on social media, Oldknow says table arrangements are not enough. One-of-a-kind custom floral arrangements are showing up and showing out to create Instagram-worthy moments.

“This could mean creating a one-of-a-kind hanging piece like smilax on the ceiling, behind the cake or ceremony décor,”said Oldknow. “When I talk to my brides I always mention to them about creating that Instagrammable moment.”

Whether it’s for bouquets, boutonnieres or eye-catching backdrops, show stopping, colorful floral is alive in 2019.