We are happy to share with you the following trends for 2008 in wedding flowers provided to us by Clara Varga-Gonzales, owner of Tiger Lily Florist in Charleston, SC (named Elegant Bride Magazine's Top Wedding Designers for 2005 and The Knot Best of Flowers 2007).
above photos courtesy of Tiger Lily Florist
2008 Wedding Flowers Trends
• There is definitely still a curiosity about natural elements. Flowers and botanicals, such as grasses, pods, herbs and lichens, are incorporated into all aspects of the wedding from boutonnieres to pew markers and cake flowers.
• Designs that focus on grouping materials such as chocolate artichokes, fern curls and green Goddess Callas Lilies are presented in artisan containers and gracing the tables at outdoor receptions.
• In color palettes, green is still the most sought after color with accent shades of creams and white or hot pinks and mango coral. However, combinations of deep burgundy red Black Magic roses, Black Forest mini Callas and rich purple, almost black, tulips are striking against ornate damask linen. No more white linen on guest tables for sure.
• Ceremonies that are being held outdoors are letting nature provide the backdrop, which can be quite dramatic here in the Lowcountry. Emphasis on ornate aisle starters and chair markers allow the bride and groom to be the main focus for guests during ceremonies.
About Tiger Lily
Located in downtown Charleston, SC, Tiger Lily is an upscale florist, taking inspiration from the area's long legacy of flowers and gardens to bring Charleston residents the highest-quality, most impactful arrangements. Only working with the world's best suppliers and growers to ensure the freshest and most beautiful blooms, Tiger Lily’s arrangements are long-lasting and carefully designed to meet the unique vision, whether traditional or modern, of each customer. The company's many accolades include runner up to Florists' Review's America's Best Retail Florist of 2006, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year 2004 and one of Elegant Bride Magazine's Top Wedding Designers for 2005. For more information, visit www.tigerlilyflorist.com.