Weddings at Brookshire: Our Florists Favorite Flowers of 2017

Floral arrangement for outdoor spring wedding in Delaware, OH by Brookshire

Each year, it’s important to take a look at the trends that are emerging for people’s weddings. Not necessarily so you can follow along, but so you can find inspiration and discover what’s available. It’s not just couples getting married that want to observe the latest trends, but professionals too. Our florists want to make sure that they offer fresh ideas to happy couples every wedding season. Every year they are drawn to particular flowers that fit in with the prevailing colors, themes, and trends of the wedding season. Our florists keep an eye on what’s happening in the wedding flower game so they can help you create the best arrangements, from bridal bouquets to table centerpieces.

Here are our florists’ favorite flowers for the 2017 wedding season.


Purple is a key color for our florists’ favorite flowers this year. The beautiful deep violet tones of irises are a particular favorite. However, the flowers aren’t just available in purple. You can find them in rich shades of golden yellow, as well as hues including blushing pink, pure white, and deep red. The name of the flower comes from the Greek word for rainbow, and the goddess Iris, who used rainbows as a bridge between heaven and Earth. As well as offering a choice of colors, irises are also a stunning shape to feature in your wedding flowers.


As the name suggests, lilacs are also available in a lovely and light purple tone. The soft color symbolizes a first love, making it ideal for the day you marry the love of your life. In fact, each color of lilacs supposedly symbolizes something special. From the purity and innocence of white lilacs and the spirituality of violet flowers to the happiness in blue lilacs and love and passion in magenta ones, they can all say something meaningful on your wedding day.


Not to be confused with sea anemones, these delicate and graceful blooms also have a deep purple variety. Vibrant pink and soft white options give you further choices to play with your wedding hues. Anemones symbolize anticipation and excitement for something in the future. What better choice could there be for the beginning of your marriage? The word means “the wind’s daughter,” which gives the flowers a further poetic quality.

Floral Wedding Trends for 2017

As well as choosing some favorite flowers for 2017, our florists have been busy spotting trends in colors, styles, and what brides want. Muted, earthy tones and deep wine reds and purples provide two contrasting options for wedding colors this year. Greenery will also feature in many weddings this year, especially as it’s Pantone’s color of the year. Foliage is ideal for adding to floral arrangements, making them larger without getting too busy with different colors. We’ll also see a more relaxed style of bouquet shape and flower arrangement, as if flowers have been plucked from a meadow, but with luxurious finishing touches, such as ribbons.

Speak to us about your ideas and this year’s trends to create the perfect floral arrangements for your special day.