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What is Trending

Flower trends are constantly evolving. Here we link you with information and topics impacting the world of changing flower trends, flower types, floral varieties, flower colors and floral design styles and arrangements. Here is what is trending in flowers.

Dont miss the Flowers Make Beautful Stories Video, its a must see!

Petal it Forward Makeba Giles at MelisaSource blogs about the positive affect of flowers and how florist Petal It Forward!  See the blog!
Flower Love Video Contest Show your love of flowers!  The American Floral Endowment has created the #FlowerLoveVideoContest!  Funded by the Floral Marketing Research Fund (FMRF) and sponsored by Asocolflores, the 2017 #FlowerLoveVideoContest aims to inspire creative videos from anyone and everyone who loves flowers, and promotes the use and giving of fresh flowers. Enter Now!
Flower Trends Forecast

Trend Book.  And don’t miss the video summary;  IFD Flower Trends Forecast 2018 Video!

 

Bridal Video Michael J. Skaff, AIFD, PFCI, AAF provided his expert insight into the upcoming year’s flower, color, and décor trends for weddings for IFD’s Flower Trends Forecast 2018!   See the video!
Florists' Review Wedding Trends 2018 Here is a look at what IFD discovered about 2018’s brides and what their wedding flowers are trending toward!  See the article!
Holly Chapel Flowers Dreamy, romantic and gorgeous!  See the pictorial of Holly & Evan Chapple’s (Holly Chapel Flowers) London event!  See the post!
Flower Trends Forecast 2018 Michael J. Skaff, AIFD, PFCI, AAF has forecasted the flower trends for 2018 and Flower Trends Forecast 2018 will be released on October 1st. Learn what is influencing consumer preferences in this article from IFD. Read the article.
Garden Trends Report Flower Trends Forecast 2018 will share consumer’s preferences for more living greenery and designs that showcase an appreciation of nature.  Garden Media Group’s Garden Trend Report provides great insight into the what is driving this movement.  See the trend report!
Selecta Selecta has developed a marketing tool for helping publicize their new potted plant varieties in trendy fun ways.  One trend reminds us of the Into The Jungle trend highlighted in Flower Trends Forecast 2017- See the Selecta brochure for some marketing inspiration!
Jo Hicks Jo Hicks is a florist in Hythe Southhampton in the U.K..  Her Pinterest page of 2017 wedding flower trends is a great pictorial of current trends.  Her trend board includes the big wonderful bouquet posted by The Knot pictured here.   See Jo’s Pinterest page!
Greenhouse Wedding Trend The greenhouse wedding trend is still going strong.  Working more plants into our everyday lives (and events)  allows us to connect with nature and find balance.  Junebug Weddings shares a romantic wedding at the Kingwood Center Gardens greenhouse in Mansfield, Ohio, see the post!
Millenial Pink Millennial Pink seems to be all the rave of many millennial brides.  See the Popsugar post on 9 Ways You Can Make Your Wedding Millennial Pink!
Headpieces Flower crowns are gaining popularity, have your headpiece skills ready!  Rock My Wedding shares a great array of crowns at the weeding of Alex & Dan!  See the post!
Lighting Options Which lighting options are best for my wedding work?  Find out more at the Kennicott Brothers Blog article on lighting options for weddings  See the blog!

 

  "Because One Word Just Doesn't Describe It", AIFD Symposium X delivers a recap form Seattle!
Wedding Arbors Sharon McGukin at Oasis Floral Products shares popular and on-trend ideas for floral wedding arbors!   Sharon’s post shares four designers tips and mechanics for decorating arbors in this post
Top Cut Flower Trends 2017 The Telegraph in the United Kingdom shares what they see as the top cut flower trends for 2017!  “fondness for looser, whimsical arrangements has been around for a few years now, and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere fast”,  see the article!
Floranext list Floranext has gathered lists of the most seen flowers and cut greens on Pinterest and Instagram!  See what is trending in flowers through the eyes of these social media platforms!  See the blog post!
Style me Pretty Junebug Weddings shares tips for helping brides choose their wedding colors providing great insight how to make floral décor just what the bride wants!  See the post at Junebug Weddings!
Style me Pretty Creating alluring settings never to be forgotten almost always includes flowers!  See this inspiring post from Style Me Pretty as they share a summer soiree that a bridal party would never forget!  See the post!
Junebug Weddings Junebug Wedding spots the trend that has emerged this spring of bride’s using more flowers to decorate for their wedding! See the wedding floral décor Junebug Wedding spotted this spring!
Peony Hotline Show off your peony designs at PeonyHotline.com’s Design Contest!  See 90 different cut peony varieties in corals, pinks. whites, burgundies, yellows, reds and more on the PeonyHotline variety page!
David Austin Catalog Spectacular and romantic, ever-changing yet timeless, David Austin Roses are flowers that truly do justice to special occasions.   See the new catalog featuring all David Austin’s 14 luxury cut roses created for weddings, events and special occasions.  Or request a printed copy!
Wedding Bouquet The Patternbank Print Trend Synopsis tells us consumer preferences are changing with this report on fall 2017 fall textile prints:  Overlaid Pattern  / Playful Geometrics   / Floral & Geo Mixes / Bold Vibrant Color Plays / Revived Archive Patterns / Clashing Geometrics / Bold Colour Mixes / Dazzle Prints!  See the Patternbank Blog!  
Wedding Bouquet From ‘swoon-worthy blooms’ to ‘sophisticated whimsy’ BridalGuide.com shares current wedding trends that today’s brides are opting for!  See the article!
Wedding Bouquet Debbie Strand, AIFD was just playing around when she created an inspirational wedding bouquet that turned out to be named the Most Inspirational Design by Oasis Floral Products!  See the design with how-to tips and accessories!
Fashion Week Dummen Orange is showing us the great connection between fashion design and innovative cut flower genetics in their partnership and sponsorship of Fashion Week Columbus!  See the inspiring video!
JuneBug Weddings

Peonies are as popular as ever!  JuneBugWeddings shared 38 different Peony Wedding Bouquets!  See the gallery!

Wedding Chicks WeddingChicks.com shared this Glam wedding pictorial.  It is full of pinks flowers and a gorgeous gold ballroom!  See the WeddingChicks blog!
Color is Critical

Seventy-five percent of snap judgements about consumer products are based on color. Cindy Hanauer at Grand Central Floral links us to Rhett Power’s article on just how critical color is at INC.com!

Davids Invitations by David’s shares wedding trends on their blog, including this post on Plan the Perfect Romantic Wedding!
SummerGreen MagnetStreet serves up wedding colors in the form of invitations and shares their list of top wedding colors for 2017, including the Fresh palette shown here!  See magnetStreet’s wedding color trends!
Feedspot

IFD’s Flower Trends Forecast Youtube Channel listed in Feedspot.com’s list of top 100 flower blogsSubscribe to the Flower Trends Forecast Channel!

Fashion Vignette The color palette for our Modern Wonders trend is expressed here is this color board shared on the Fashion Vignette Blog.  Pattern Curator created this color board they call Patina Effect.  See more color trend boards at PatternCurrator.org!
Graphic Flowers Are you prepared for all of your client’s questions regarding their wedding flowers?  HereComesTheGuide.com shares their list of questions for brides to ask their wedding flower expert!  See the questions!
The Knot The Knot shares wedding flower ideas that you may not have seen often.  Time to get creative!  See The Knot’s  20 Unexpected Wedding Flower Ideas!
David Austin The International Academy of Wedding and Event Planning released their third annual International Wedding Trend Report. See the video!
David Austin Inspirational floral artist and educator Hitomi Gilliam blends two David Austin Wedding Roses (Patience, Keira) with Hawaiian tropicals (anthurium, dendrobium and phaelanopsis orchids, jasmine vine) to create the Nouvelle-styled cascade. See the post at David Austin Wedding Roses Facebook page!
David's Bridal David’s Bridals always has great insight into bridal color trends.  Here is the link to David’s Bridal’s current Bridal Party book!
Key Largo Cater source Design trends Get Inspired in the New Year with Stylish Design Trends from Kevin Dana of CORT Furnishings as he shares his hottest trends in event décor.  See the article at Catersource!
Floral Management Magazine Floral Management magazine from SAF highlights Flower Trends Forecast in their 2017 trends article!  See the article!
C’est Le Bouquet French television network, TF1, launches C’est Le Bouquet!  Which features 11 floral artists competing for the title of who can make the loveliest creations with flowers and plants.  See the TF1 web site!
Dummen Orange Autumn 2017 Dummen Orange Report
Floral Ideas Magazine A source of inspiration!  Oasis Floral Products introduces their new digital magazine, Floral Ideas +!  See this issue and sign up for further editions!
Floratourism You may be suffering from “nature deficit disorder”!  ‘Floratourism’ is leading to record-breaking interest in visiting green spaces to rejuvenate and reconnect with nature.  See Monrovia’s trends influencing gardening!
Las Vegas Market Deep sea blues, lustrous greens and grounded purples, plus matte metals and stone embellishments, combine in 2017's NOURISHMENT theme on the Las Vegas Market First Look trend Pinterest board.  Right in step with Flower Trends Forecast Force of Nature trend- see the Pinterest Board!
Bridal Preferences Flower Trends Forecast reveals insights into evolving bridal preferences for wedding flowers and floral décor colors!  See the article!
Elegant Wedding Invites 2017 Color Trends Elegant Wedding Invites have selected their top 10 wedding color palettes for 2017!  See the color collections they have selected!
A Sprinkle of Fairy Dust It does make you believe in the spirit created by fairies…and of flowers!  Here’s an inspiring post of holiday trees done as dresses!  A great Facebook album from A Sprinkle of Fairy Dust!
FTD Centerpiece Looking for some inspiration for trendy holiday designs?  Look no further than the FTD blog for 7 exciting Christmas centerpiece designs to motivate you! See the blog!
Bridal Force of Nature

New forecast reveals need for florists to tweak product offerings

Integrating new consumer preferences into your product offering needs to be done continuously. Most florists manage their product offering by just tweaking their everyday restocking. Larger event floral decorators develop new themed product offerings once or maybe twice a year. (Read More)

DM New Colors New colors from Design Master to inspire us! BLUSH, MAROON, PACIFIC BLUE, CHAMPAGNE GOLD and UBERFROST! More tools to keep us on trend to meet consumer preferences!
Grand Central Floral at SAF Cindy Hanauer of Grand Central Floral was busy at the SAF Convention finding great floral designs at the Maui Convention – see Cindy’s finds!
Martha Stewart Martha Stewart Wedding shares 32 bridal bouquets for winter weddings!  This bouquet sure fits the Force of Nature trend!  See the gallery!
Fall from FTD Here are seven inspiring wedding bouquets for fall from FTD, see the post!
Oasis Michaela Gosar submitted a photo of one of her favorite designs to the OASIS Floral Products Inspire Floral Design Showcase 2015. Her design was chosen as the Most Inspirational Anniversary Floral Design.  See the recreation of Michaela’s design by Smithers-Oasis Design Director Frank Feysa AIFD, PFCI!
Texture Kennicott Brothers share some ideas on how to use flower textures to inspire fall brides! See the post!
Oasis Lace Explore the 2016 Floral Products Destinations Collection from Smithers-Oasis and see the new designs they have created!
David Austin Tomas de Bruyne and the EMC Program group to design the David Austin Room at Fleuramour 2016!  See the David Austin post announcing what is sure to be a floral sensory overload!
K Weaver Photographer, Kristen Weaver’s Moroccan Tea Party Inspiration Photo Shoot was featured in the Oasis Idea Weekly, the page is truly full of inspiration!
DesignDawgs DesignDawgs covered the Luxe Linens Luxe Launch Event.  See the newest looks in linens and some outstanding tablescapes at DesignDawgs!
SAF_Logo Want to attend the SAF Convention at the Ritz-Carlton in Maui, Hawaii? Visit the convention information page on SAF's website to find out more of the details and register for the event.
French

"Presidential Election Colors Design, Floral Trends for 2017"

In late May, SAF interviewed IFD's Trend Forecaster, Michael Skaff, AAF, AIFD, PFCI, about what we are to expect in the upcoming Flower Trends Forecast and the SAF Convention in late September. Skaff hinted that the current political unrest in the United States as well as other countries has caused colors to become more complex. Find out what other hints Skaff gave regarding next year's trends in this article from SAF.

SAF Convention "See the Best Crops in Outstanding Varieties Exhibit"
Florists will soon be able to view more than 5,000 flower and plant varieties at the 132nd SAF Convention in late September at the Ritz-Carlton in Kapalua. According to SAF, there will be numerous cut flowers, bedding plants, greens, foliage, and potted flowering plants from across the nation at the convention. Read more about the convention and what to expect from the variety of flowers.
Refinery29 The season filled with harvesting crops, pumpkins, and vibrant, crisp leaves is slowly coming upon us, which means a whole new color palette. Refinery29 informs all of us about Pantone’s selection for trending fall colors. See the post!
autumn centerpieces Fall is just around the corner, and with that comes numerous fall weddings. Brides is here to prepare us all for red and orange season with their gallery of many breathtaking autumn wedding centerpieces. See the post!
Wedding Cakes Love flowers? Want to incorporate more into your wedding design but don’t know where to begin? Inside Weddings looks to inspire you by sharing their “20 Ways to Decorate Your Wedding Cake with Fresh Flowers.” See the post!
Wedding Cakes The Knot shares their “20 Totally Unexpected Wedding Flower Ideas,” ranging anywhere from topiary installations to floral chandeliers. These magnificent flower creations are sure to inspire anyone looking to add unique personality to their big day. See the post!
Wedding Cakes In their “15 Hot Wedding Trends” post, The Knot lets everyone know about what wedding cake designs are trending in 2016! It is no surprise that so many of these creations involve some type of floral element since “flowers—fresh and sugar-made—are practically synonymous with wedding cakes.” See the post!
Bridal Guide Pallette Bridal Guide informs all of us about what a certain wedding palette says about the couple’s individual and joined personality. Read this inspiring post as it also provides numerous ideas to go along with each color selection. See the post!
Elegant Weddings Elegant Wedding shares what they believe to be the top 10 wedding themes for 2016! Whether the couple’s style resembles the vintage metallic trend or a natural bohemian flair, Elegant Wedding has a variety of trends that will help any couple decide on their ideal wedding theme. See the post!
Green Wedding Shoes Subtle hues and intricate appliques are just some of the favorite trends Green Wedding Shoes is sharing with us from the Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week in late April. See what more they have to say about these new wedding dress trends!
magnetstreet MagnetStreet shares their top wedding color trends for the spring, summer, fall, and winter seasons of 2016! For each season, there’s a wide variety of color combinations to best suit any couple’s style. See the post!
Flower Trends Evolve for 2017 The outside world scuttles with clogged traffic as preoccupied pedestrians dart from one place to another while communicating with their devices. Due to this exact hustle and bustle mentality, IFD Trend Forecaster, Michael J. Skaff AIFD, AAF, and PFCI, believes that people want to bring the serenity back to their homes like they did in 18th Century Victorian England. Read More
Rose Quartz “Pantone named Rose Quartz, a blush pink and Serenity, a periwinkle-esque blue, the colors of the year.” Find out how The Knot believes these color trends will be incorporated into the top 14 wedding style trends for 2016. See the post!
Southern Living Southern Living shares some unique ways to style the groom’s boutonniere that best complement his personality as well as the entire wedding theme. See the post here!
MODwedding Article
Oasis Floral Products IDEA Weekly shared this beautiful creation from Francoise Weeks.  The freshly foraged look is very popular and Francoise’s design work is outstanding!  Here are some of her secrets!  See the post!
Blumz by JR Designs 2016 Retail Florist of the Yeart Blumz by JR Designs selected as 2016 Retail Florists of the Year!  The talented and creative duo of Jerome Raska, AIFD, AAF, PFCI, MCF and Robbin Yelverton, AIFD, AAF, PFCI, MCF excel at creative design and event work!  See the Florists’ Review article!
MODwedding Article "Cascading florals is definitely my favorite trend hitting the scene.” Ashley LeFluer of LaBelle Fleur Events stated in this MODwedding article on Top 5 Glamorous Wedding Trends 2016!  See the post!
Floral Design Showcase

Here’s some Ideas from the Oasis Inspire Floral Design Showcase.  See these most inspiring user-shared floral designs!

Trend Report Here is The International Wedding Trend Report 2016 from the Wedding Planning Academy.  See the video!
Biz Bash

BizBash shares 25 inspiring event designers to follow on Instagram. A great platform for finding inspiration and showing off you work!  See the article.

Mood Boards The Mood Boards Facebook album from Yves Chenier is packed of wonderful floral designs and expressions.  The patient, meticulous, versatile and eclectic Yves Chenier shares his floral creations in this wonderful photo album! See the passion!
Planners Predict BRIDES magazine from Conde Nast shares wedding trends identified by top wedding planners.  Here’s what they say are the biggest wedding trends of 2016!
Elegant Wedding Invites Buttercup, fiesta, serenity, rose quartz and dove grey are part of Elegant Wedding Invites top 10 colors for spring weddings!  See all the colors at ElegantWeddingInvites.com!
Yves Chanier Montreal, Canada event and wedding designer, Yves Chenier shares a wonderful gallery of bridal bouquets on Facebook!  See the Yves Chenier Bridal Bouquet Gallery!
Michael Skaff Michael Skaff, AIFD, AAF, PFCI from Skaff Floral Creations will head the trend and research efforts for Flower Trends Forecast 2017. Michael is a member of the Color Marketing Group and brings years of product development and design expertise to Flower Trends Forecast! See more.
Womans Day Around the world, many people give flowers and other small gifts to their mothers, wives, grandmothers and daughters, as well as coworkers, teachers and friends in recognition of Women's Day.Women’s Day is March 8th, learn more!
Glamour Wedding Trends This beautiful centerpiece by Juli Vaugh Designs is part of the Glamour magazine blog on 2016 wedding trends.  The blog has predictions from leading wedding experts.  See the Glamour.com blog!
Accent Decor Accent Décor is always developing new products to meet the ever-changing style of today’s consumers.  Here’s a video showing the AD Spring 2016 product line!
GrandCentralFloral Cindy Hanauer of Grand Central Floral shared her Top 20 Trends and favorite images from Europe!
Your Wedding Day Trends Washington state based Your Wedding Company shares wedding trends for 2016!  See the trend page!
Oasis Floral Productst

Oasis Floral Products shared some inspiration from The Special Event 2016 held in Orlando on their Flickr page!  See the gallery!

American Floral Trends Forecast The American Floral Trends Forecast 2016-2017 has been released.  See some inspiration images from their Facebook page!
Azko Nobel The Azko Nobel annual color trends for 2016 are out!  Every year trend watchers and design experts are invited to Azko Nobel to discuss the forthcoming social and design trends! Ochre Gold is their color of the year!  Lustre is in!  See the Colorfutures 2016 Film!
Spring 2016 Pantone See the top 10 colors colors the fashion and design communitiies are in love with. Here is the Pantone Fashion Color Spring 2016!
Atlanta Market Great Pantone Guide from AmericasMart in Atlanta!  The guide was part of the Pantone exhibit featuring several of the nation’s most talented designers and PANTONEVIEW® home + interiors 2016 color forecast and the 2016 Colors of the Year. See the guide!
SAF Reveal Gallery Flower Trends Forecast 2016 was revealed at the SAF Convention in Amelia Island, Florida to a full house. The enthusiasm and the excitement in the room is proof of the passion of the floral professionals to meet the dynamic needs of today’s flower consumer!  See the SAF Trends Reveal Gallery!
WFFSA Colors The new WFFSA blog shares their insights for colors for 2016!  Are rose quartz and serenity blue in your future?
Bridal Guide BridalGuide.com shares their hottest wedding trends for 2016!  See the article!
Zillow Digs Home décor design trends 2016 from Zillow Digs!  Full of trend information sure to impact consumer wants!
Kayla Lopez Toronto floral artist Kayla Lopez shares her predictions for 2016 Floral Wedding Trends.  Love the Festival look bouquet pictured here from Kayla’s Gallery!
White Avalanche Gorgeous white Avalanche+ roses set the scene at Kris Jenner’s spectacular 60th birthday party in Los Angeles. The Jenner’s party was decorated with Avalanche+ in Roaring Twenties style by Jeff Leatham.  See more at DummenOrange.com!
Wedding Ideas Wedding Ideas magazine shows brides just how important flowers are in making their wedding truly special in this 2015 flower trends article.
Brides Magazine Brides magazine shares 2016 wedding dress trends! Feathers! Plunging necklines! 3D florals! The Spring 2016 bridal runways were rife with trendy details that all brides will adore. See them here!
Color Forecast The Color Marketing Group (CMG) has released their forecast for spring/summer 2016 colors!  And they are heavy toward red undertones that include pinks and purples!
Symposium2015 AIFD Symposium 2015 included an inspiring wedding presentation by Katie McCormick-Kharrat AIFD and Philip Rice AIFD- see the photos!  Plus check out the many galleries from all of the presentations from Journey Denver 2015 AIFD Symposium!
ModWedding Stunning beauty, an all-white wedding.  This MODWEDDING share reminds us that the all-white wedding is timeless.  White roses and white hydrangea, does it get any more classic?
The Knot You will love these Philip Ficks photos of a gorgeous midnight garden wedding on theknot.com!
Oasis Floral Foam Tiles Here’s the perfect way to build the perfect canvas for a flower masterpiece! Oasis Floral Foam Tiles make building flower walls easy!  See the new how-to
Lucas Mejia Cascading wedding bouquets continue to grow in popularity with brides.  Found this great article in the U.K. wedding magazine Wedding and Wedding Flowers.
Lucas Mejia Fashion designer, Lucas Mejia shares his Pinterest board of fashion trends for 2015-16!  Ohhhhhh the magic of color, texture and design!
Pantone’s Fashion Color Report Spring 2015 color selections “move toward the cooler and softer side. An electric, ethereal mix of understated brights, pale pastels and nature-like neutrals take center stage.”
Accent Decor Blog Accent Decor Blog The Accent Décor blog is full of fun and inspiring flower designs, including this design from Noonan’s Wine Country Designs with photography by Jodi Miller.
Karen Tran Florals What an exquisite decorating job by Karen Tran Florals in San Diego.  See the image galleries at Karen Tran Florals for great inspiration!
Amy Merrick AMY MERRICK is a floral designer, writer and stylist based in New York City.  Amy’s floral creations are inspired by the movement and texture often found in natural landscapes.  Her table stylings are beautiful creations, she is truly an artist and designer.  Her February blog post features this beautiful garden style bouquet and her web site if full of great inspiration!
David Austin The new David Austin Wedding Roses Facebook page is full of wedding inspiration and ideas for flowers for 2015 weddings!!
Bloomin Bouquets Bridal Guide shared a great gallery of rustic wedding bouquets that we think of as Modern Garden.  The collection contained this stunning bouquet from Bloomin’ Bouquets in Atlanta!
Midwest Bride

Marsala, Pantone’s color of the year, has just added more excitement for a jewel tone wedding. Regel, Rich and yes, "Majestic", this mixture of marsala, jewel tones, and pops of gold are so classic from Midwest Bride!

Belle Fleur

Meredith Waga Perez from Belle Fleur in New York City creates refined, feminine arrangements with a modern sensibility. Her creations focus on European blooms and, according to Perez, “The color palette remains monochromatic and the silhouette is clustered and robust.” See the Belle Fleur event gallery for some great inspiration!

Color

Color sells!  But why?  Joe Halldock’s Colour Assignment provides us insight!  The GGS Greenhouse Blog explains how color impacts plant sells.  Much here to better understanding the color preferences of your customers.

Womens Day International Women’s Day is gaining momentum in U.S. market.  Flowers for Women’s Day gifts are being promoted and the Society of American Florists (SAF) has resources to help the industry push holiday sales.
Love Table Love the ‘love table’!  One of top rental items for weddings, the Love table, pops when decorated with a Kaleidoscope theme!   More decorated Love tables at DesignDawgs.net!
TSE Tabletops Creative inspiration from The Special Event 2015 Tabletop Galleries!
The Special Event 2015 proved once again to provide rejuvenation and inspiration! Creative juices and energy were recharged and TSE attendees left with more passion and great ideas. Here we share some inspiration for great flowers and their impact at events.
Elegant Wedding Invites Color Ideas 2015 Elegant Wedding Invites shared their top 10 wedding colors palettes ideas for 2015.  Do you have creative flowers to match?
GBS Linens Event Gallery

The Event Gallery at GBS Linens is always full of inspiration.  See the great tablescapes and let them inspire you!

Out of The Garden Love this behinds the scenes video from Out of The Garden in North Texas as they produce this bride’s dream photo shoot!
3houseproductions A.J. Schep and Ricky Fransz publish two trend in-depth trend publications annually.  Here is a sneak peak of the 3House Productions Spring Summer 2016 Trendbook.
Dallas Market The Source

Dallas Market’s The Source reports ‘earthy and global’ as the main influence in product trends, fitting in nicely with Flower Trends Forecast 2015 predictions for event floral décor.  See the The Source product trends. Visit Page 52 for details.

Christmas Trends SAF’s About Flowers Blog shares Christmas Flower Trends for 2014!
Purple Passion Bouquet Right in step with the Majestic theme, this rich bouquet of California cut flowers is featured on the California Cut Flower Commission web site.
The Special Event Flower Trends Forecast to exhibit at The Special Event, January 7-8, have you registered?  Download the mobile app for TSE 2015!
Catering Magazine

Catering Magazine is keeping up with what’s hot in floral and sharing Flower Trends Forecast 2015 to leading foodservice and event professionals!

Marsala 2015 Pantone Color of the Year: Marsala. Video.
Galleries Good Gracious Events was featured in Special Events magazine, the Good Gracious Events web site galleries contain lots of trend inspiration!
NY Times Runway Blog From Victorian times till today, the trousseau also has consisted of brand-new outfits to see a woman through her wedding, honeymoon, and newlywed days.  Seems like all those outfits (or bicycles) should be accessorized with flowers!  See the NY Times Runway Blog!
Sherwin Williams The Sherwin Williams 2015 color trend forecast and videos are available.  Be inspired by these color trends!
Syndicate Catalina The Catalina Bowl from Syndicate Sales is a featured container in the Kaleidoscope theme from Flower Trends Forecast 2015!  The clean lines of the Catalina Collection help create the tailored look of Kaleidoscope.  See the full line.
Lush Fab Glam We absolutely love the classier bridal fashion and wedding décor trend as well as the modern take on old world elegance!  See the bridal dresses from Bridal Fashion Week 2015 on the Lush Fab Glam blog!
Dreambuilders Ball Demand for baby’s breath has been way up and we think we know where it is going!  See how Vanguard Events decorated the Dreambuilders’ Ball benefitting Seattle’s Virginia Mason Medical Center.
Shutter Stock Blog The world of color and color trends directly impact flower trends.  Here is a fresh perspective on 2014 color trends from the Shutterstock blog!
Tantawan Bloom Tantawan Bloom in New York City creates amazing floral décor for events, their online portfolio is inspiring!
Gala in the Garden at the San Diego Botanic Garden is the Garden’s most successful fund raiser of the year.  Rene Van Rems shares an inside look at how as forty volunteers decorate the Gala in the Garden.
Infographic Chart

Here’s a tool to inspire you when you are struggling with finding the right term for a color.  Created by Ingrid Sundberg, a writer and children’s book illustrator, this infographic chart helps with color names for you to use with clients.

Pintrest Inspiration Here’s a Pinterest Board full of wedding bouquet inspiration!  The board from Jessica S’s utterphaylia even features a beautiful cascade created by Tom Bowling and featured in the September issue of Flowers&.
Flower Factor Blog Our friend,Leanne Kesler from Floral Design Institute shares fall color trends at Flower Factor, a lifestyle blog  from www.AboutFlowers.org.
Syndicate Grandeur Glass Looking for event glassware, your IFD Distributor has a full selection including the Grandeur Glass Collection from Syndicate Sales.
Trends from the knot

The flower décor we create become important connections to our clients, their families and their guests.  Let these wedding flower trends from The Knot inspire you…. Great garden looks, garlands and romantic combinations to stir the emotions.

Sylvia Cup Hundreds of spectators, including industry professionals and members of the public, dropped into a hotel ballroom turned design room/dance club to watch 25 floral designers compete for the Sylvia Cup at the SAF convention.  Congratulations Jacob McCall, AAF, AIFD, FSMD!
Accent Decor Trends Accent Décor shares their TOP 10 BEST SELLERS + TRENDS from this summer's market season are live on the blog today! We are very excited to share with you, so come take a look at what to expect this fall and winter! 
AIFD Symposium AIFD Symposium 2014 has produced yet another whirlwind of great design ideas from leading floral designers.  Page through the AIFD Symposium Facebook Photo Album and receive a blast of inspiration!
Floral Design Institute Purples are so popular with brides and for events today.  The rich shades of violet and purple are intense and enchanted.  Florigene ‘Moon Carnations’ provide us the impulse and color to make magic!  Visit the Florigene photo gallery for inspiration and ideas for your next purple event! 
50 popular wedding themes From our friends at Strictly Tables and Chairs in the U.K. comes a great list of 50 popular wedding themes.  Great inspiration for your next consultation!
Sona Wedding Palette Vintage turquoise and red anchor the color palette for this new wedding trend board from Smithers-Oasis.  See the Oasis accessories that can help you pull off this trending look!
Cheery Yellow Wedding From the Fancy Pants Wedding blog we found this cheery yellow wedding.  Congrats Brittany and Nico and thank you for sharing your day!
AIFD Symposium The AIFD 2014 Symposium “Transition Transformation” will be held July 3-7 in Chicago and will be one of the great floral trend design learning opportunities of the year.   IFD member, Kennicott Brothers is one of this year’s Gold Sponsors for the Symposium and the following Flower Trends Forecast sponsors are also sponsors for AIFD 2014 Symposium; Accent Décor, Design master, Garcia Group, Smithers-Oasis and Syndicate Sales.  Thank you sponsors for making Symposium possible!
Exotic Breeze on a budget Create an ‘Exotic Breeze’ on a budget for your next event.  Syndicate Sales shows us how to create a big look on a budget in this Syndicate Studio video!
Gassafy on Pintrest Plenty of inspiration to be found in the image galleries of Gassafy Wholesale Florists on their Pinterest boards!
Cascade Bridal Bouquet The cascade bridal bouquet is back, here Syndicate Sales shares a how-to video using pastel roses in popular powdery shades!
Floral Design Institute Prom Trends Some great Prom flower trends from Floral Design Institute!
Smithers Oasis Color Trends 2014 Smithers-Oasis has released their 2014 Color Trends.  Get ready for those upcoming weddings with the color trends and see the new Oasis Spring Glass great for events..  Flowers make the wedding!
Oregon Bride Five trendy bouquets from Oregon Bride.  Can you love Vintage Tropical, we can!
The new Modern Glass line from Syndicate Sales is great for event designs and make a perfect upgrade sale for daily orders.  Syndicate Studios shares an easy design with mechanics that make it even easier.
Bridal Flower Trends Sarah’s Florist in Houston brings us a beautiful video of current bridal flower trends, including more color of the year, radiant orchid!
 The Knot What's blooming this wedding season?... See what The Knot picked for the top wedding flower trends this year! Thank you Millie and Syndicate Sales for the insight!
 prestonbaileyarches Preston Bailey shares some fabulous floral archways on his blog.  Flowers make the best inspiration and create the atmosphere that reflects the bride.
Floral Design Institute Wedding Trends for 2014 The dresses and the flowers are the foundation of how a wedding feels and appears.  Here  the Floral Design Institute professionals provide insight to the 2014 wedding season trends.
Flower Bar Wedding Trends for 2014 Megan Carollo at the Flower Bar in Scottsdale has put together a lovely Pinterest board of 2014 Wedding  Trends.  View her trend board that includes this image from stylemepretty.com.
Florist Review Trend Publication The January issue of Florist Review includes the release of the 2014-2015 "American Floral Trends Forecast".
Joseph Massie Joseph Massie is the UK's youngest creative talent working with fresh flowers, plants, and botanical materials. Winner  a record five consecutive RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medals and Best in Show Awards will leads demonstrations and a hands-on session at Cut Flower Wholesale, Jan 31 - January 2nd.
Flower trend forecast photographer, David Kesler, and his wife LeAnn share which flowers lend themselves to featuring pantone color of the year radiant orchid
GoldenGlobesRevival Award shows often provide great ideas for wedding decor and menus. This years Golden Globes Awards follow the 2014 Revival trend. See here
One of the IFD Flower Trends 2014 shares many of the colors of Benjamin Moore's Shades of Love and Happiness - it must speak to brides- see the Benjamin Moore video!
Flower Trends Forecast 2014 Flower Trends Forecast 2014 has been released. Dont miss all the latest trend information! View confetti, grand lodge, revival, and aqua culture.
Wedding Planer Magazine Wedding Planner Magazine shares flower trends for 2014 from Gail Pabst at Kennicott Brothers!  Get your free online copy!
Pantone Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid Pantone has released the Fashion Color Report for Spring 2014 and Radiant Orchid is the color of the year!  See the report summary here!
Kevin Ylvisaker Floral Trends Kevin Ylvisaker, AIFD, CFD, PFCI, CAFA provided the floral industry with an overview of color trends for 2014 at The Floral Distribution Conference is Miami.  Kevin identified eight color palettes that will be popular in 2014.  In addition, Kevin shared information on other emerging trends and consumer buying trends. Click here.
2014 Trend Preview Bill Schaffer and Kris Kratt provided a sneak peak for the Flower Trends Forecast 2014 when the updated the 2013 forecast themes at the SAF 1 Day Profit Blast in Atlanta.  Summary
Syndicate Sales Champagne Collection The new Champagne Collection of containers from Syndicate Sales works great with many of today’s popular wedding colors and themes.  See the collection and how to make this upscale shabby chic style arrangement.
2014 The Special Event Nashville You copy of Flower Trends Forecast 2014 will be available at The Special Event in January in Nashville!  Here is your link to your complimentary Tradeshow Pass!
Floral Design Magazine Go to the floral design heart of Europe, gather the latest looks from Australia and New Zealand, pick up tips from the USA. If you really need to be leading edge and don’t mind paying for some top rate trend and how-to design tricks, Tricia Legg is editor, Floral Design Magazine is published by floralartmall.com.  See the July issue for free.
2014 Garden Trends Report From blending technology in the garden with 'Fingertip Gardening', to integrating 'Smart Gardening' into your work space, finding balance is the main garden trend spotted for 2014. From Garden media group comes the 2014 Garden Trends Report.
Ombre Wedding at Maven Bride
The word ombré (äm-brae) is French for shaded. It is also the term used for a dip-dyed effect on fabrics, which has grown into this year’s wedding phenomenon. It has the softness of watercolors and the elegance of a couture design. It can be subtle with pastels or rich with jewel tones, which allows your creativity to really shine through. The ombre wedding at MavenBride.
Pantone Spring Fashion Report
“This season, consumers are looking for a state of thoughtful, emotional and artistic equilibrium,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “While this need for stability is reflected in the composition of the palette, the inherent versatility of the individual colors allows for experimentation with new looks and color combinations.” Pantone Spring Fashion Report.
SAF Profit Blast
IFD Trend Designers Bill Schaffer, AIFD, PFCI and Kristine Kratt, AIFD, PFCI will present a trend ‘how-to’ session at SAF’s 1 Day Profit Blast, Oct. 16th in Atlanta. Get all the information on this affordable education session at safnow.org.
Nordlie Fall Wedding Ideas
Nordlie’s Fall Wedding Show hightlights new trends in wedding flowers! Lots of ideas for selling fall and winter brides at Nordlies!
SAF We Make Parties Pop
Society of American Florists (SAF) Members can take advantage of the new marketing materials aimed at the event, wedding and party business. The campaign is designed to promote florists’ expertise at events as well as show how flowers are essential to any party. Members can access the materials here. For SAF membership information visit SAF.
Inspiration By
Purple Inspiration’ is one theme

Get inspired! See all the ‘Inspiration’ images at http://www.inspirationby.nl/

Flower Trends Forecast
Here are some of the flowers we expect to see in IFD’s Flower Trends Forecast 2014. The 2014 Trends Forecast and Video are being prepared now!
Passion Vegas 2013
AIFD National Symposium, Passion, created many trend ‘take home’ moments! Check out the picture gallery on the AIFD Facebook page! A variety of DVDs from the Symposium are available for purchase on the AIFD web site
Penesees Elegantes
Pensées élégantes has a Facebook photo album that is one of the best wedding flower trend collections anywhere. Full of great wedding designs from Europe’s best! Click here to link to the album.
Product Trends Overview
From Dallas Market Center’s, The Source, comes a trend overview covering the major market categories. Link to the. Link to the PDF
Francis Bailey Trends
Francis Bailey, who has done creative direction for HGTV and Country Living magazines, shares her insights into Home Décor Trends at GoodHousekeeping.com.
The Professional Florists
In the latest issue of The Professional Florists from MFA, Robbin Yelverton, AAF, AIFD, CF, PFCI from Blumz….. by JR Designs identifies 13 current trends in wedding décor! See the article here
Susan Frost Ceramics
Susan Frost ceramics are inspired by Danish design, the South Australian artist is currently in color relationships; “I use 13 colors and it is fascinating to see how they can change depending on what I pair them with. For instance I have a pink that is quite warm when next to orange, but really bright when put with yellow or navy blue.”
From TrendHunter.com. the world’s largest, most popular trend community, comes their Top 20 Trends in 2013 Forecast, a 2013 trend report from Trend Hunter! View
Wildflower Team Linens
The Wildflower Team always puts together incredible collections of linens, The company founded by Youngsong Martin always impresses with their offering of linens and shares great ideas and themes on their gallery pages.
Nordlies Wedding Show
Nordlie’s Wedding Show produces great images of popular wedding flower trends!
The story of Jack the Ripper has been told for over a century. For the first time ever it was interpreted through the art of floral design. Floral event company Schaffer Designs recreated the murky streets of Whitechapel and the seven murders that took place in 1888 with their floral exhibit at the 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show.
Raw Color: Tripode Series
Daniera ter Haar and Christoph Brach work on self initiated and commissioned projects in their Eindhoven based studio, together they are Raw Color.  The studio was commissioned to develop new color schemes for the woven ribbon of the spanish design label Santa & Cole. These ribbons are wrapped around a steel frame to become the lampshades of the existing Trípode series.
Garden Trends

Lifestyles are shaped by the environment and pressures that surround our lives, the Garden Media Group has released the 2013-14 Garden Trends Report.  In this month’s Florists Review see how 14 top influences are shaping the lifestyle choices people make and think about the implications for event flower decorations!

 

Gold Trend Gold is the rage for those who truly want “something different.”    See how gold is captivating more brides! 
Event Checklist Managing an event or part of an event is a vital component of being a leading event flower provider.  EventChecklist.net is a compilation of tips, guides and advices about event planning management.  Take advantage of Arwin Adriano’s articles and blog!
Coloured By Gerbera
New Glass Keeping up with new styles of vessels for flowers is a must if you want to stay trend current. This video keeps you up to date with all the new glass profiles recently introduced by Oasis Floral Products.
Miss Dior La vie en rose Need a Facebook friend to keep you in touch with fashion and flowers.  Pensées élégantes will inspire you with regular post of flower and fashion trends!  The Pensées élégantes photo collection is like a trend seminar!
Design Insitute A great mix of vintage and modern flower styling is very appealing to many brides this year.  The style pictured here is the evolution of the black, yellow and white theme.  Floral Design Institute has released their Wedding Trends for 2013 video.  Thank you  Leanne and David!
Shaffer Designs Blog Bill Schaffer blogs about how he and Kris became involved with the Flowers Trend Forecast and how the Forecast comes together!
Pop Idols  Trendland Saying a magazine presents 3D objects in a 2D format is akin to saying water is wet. But Marie Claire’s latest accessories spread “Pop Idols” elevates this method in a way only comparable to Andy Warhol, sans the mass commercialism. Trendland.com links us to this showpiece of new handbags and vivid colors.
Special Event Show From the Michigan Floral Association came a great article on flowers for the groom! At MFA's Great Lakes Floral Expo, March 1-3, Jacque Sir Louis, Smithers-Oasis will present Wedding and Consumer Trends! More info * PDF
Syndicate's wildly popular, trend forward collections include the Vintage Bottle Collection. These vintage bottles are perfect for the Heirloom theme and come in great vintage color hues. Click here to see some great ideas on how to use this collection to surpass your clients expectations!
IFD Distributors are commited to supplying more than just great flowers, we provide great information and ideas to keep our customers trend savvy! Check out our picture gallery video from the Special Event.
Special Event Show Flower Trends Forecast 2013 receives a warm welcome at The Special Event Show. (Click to view PDF)
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The Maison & Objet Observatoire

Is breathing in the current atmosphere exploring and gathering clues that forecast the future detecting and analyzing new attitudes spying on our latest quirks dissecting our wants.

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Color Mint Trending in Weddings The Color Mint wedding trend page on Pintrest highlights trending 'mint' colored wedding items. The go to colors with mint appear to be peach, pink and orange. View on Pintrest
Grazia editor Katherine talks us through the hottest fashion trends you need to be looking out for in 2013. Why fashion trends? As Katherine describes what's hot in fashion see how quickly you can think of ways to apply the trend to a party table scape done with flowers!
Lee Eiseman shares some vital information on how to become a color consultant. Learn about color psychology and trends. Lee speaks this month at the 2013 Flower Trend Summit on January 21 and 22 in Dallas
Ranomi Chrystanthemum "Ranomi" is a splendind golden - yellow spray chrystanthemum named for Olympian Ranomi Kromowidjojo was bred and introduced to the market this month by Deliflor Chrysanten. Article. Images
The full Floral Trends Forecast video will be released on January 1, 2013 but here is a preview of the major trends that will be detailed in the full report.
Are you using flowers to inspire new beginnings, prosperity or gratitude?  Flowers are the emotional connectivity that allows events to flow with the messages that we aspire to. Jayme Barrett reminds us to use the power of flowers for inspiration and motivation.
Pantone Color of the Year: Emerald
Pantone Revelas Color of the Year 2013:
Pantone 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green.
FlowerTrendSummitInvite
2013 Flower Trend Summit is a 2 Day Forum on embracing CHANGE and SET TRENDS for the floral industry.
Guest speakers; LEATRICE EISEMAN – the Color Trend expert from Pantone Institute; TOMAS DE BRUYNE – a world renowned floral de-signer and a European Color Trend analyst from Belgium; and HITOMI GILLIAM AIFD – a floral educator and color trend analyst from Canada. Click to view PDF
Pantone Color Trends for 2013.