Flowers are a big part of any wedding day. Just think about it, you have your bouquet, the bouquets for the bridesmaids, button holes for the groom and his groomsmen, table decorations for the reception, and displays for the ceremony – just to name the most obvious.

 

Even if you keep it simple, flowers can be quite a big expense. If you need a little help with getting the look you want for your big day, why not get an RCS Personal Loan? The application process is quick and easy, and you can get between R2 000 and R150 000 into your account within 24 hours.

 

When it comes to a spring wedding, the foliage is probably even more important than ever! After all, it’s the season of new growth, flowers budding on branches and gardens waking up after the cold. We took a look at some of the biggest international trends, as well as speaking to local wedding floral experts, FORAGED, about what you can expect in spring. In South Africa, “we have the following varieties available: Dahlias, Hydrangeas, Ranunculus, Sweet Peas, Anemone, Carnations,  Amaryllis, Freesias, Snapdragons, Foxgloves, Tulips, a variety of garden Roses and loads more.”

 

But just like anything in this world, there are trends for wedding flowers – and this season is no different. Take a look at what’s in this spring.

 

 

LOCAL IS LEKKER

With a move to being environmentally aware, more and more brides are opting to use flowers that are local to their venue. Anything that is grown within a 50km radius of the area is considered for use on the big day.

Another element that is key to this trend is foraged items. Vines, leaves and branches that can be found rather than bought from a supplier will give your wedding a wonderful, natural feel. Just don’t go stealing your neighbours’ prized roses!

 

 

KEEP IT REAL

Instead of using cut flowers, many couples are opting for potted plants, according to Janine from FORAGED. “Fresh green Philodendrons and Delicious Monsters or Sword ferns are also a great way to add lush green to your wedding day and afterwards, you can green up your home with all the fabulous plant varieties.” Alternatively, you can send the plants home with your guests as their gift or wedding favour.

 

 

FLOWERS REDESIGNED

Spring might seem like a time when the flowers are all soft and delicate, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a modern, sophisticated wedding or something bold and over the top. One of the biggest trends to hit the wedding world is spray painted or dyed flowers and leaves.

You can go for metallic gold, silver and bronze petals to match your modern theme. Alternatively, colour block your foliage by using spray paint to create lines of different, unnatural colours within your table decorations or even within your bouquet.

 

 

ALL GREEN

This trend brings new meaning to the term “going green”. If flowers aren’t your thing but you want to have some kind of touch of nature in your big day, go for just the foliage. Leaves, vines and branches can look incredible on the tables and in your hands. You can play with all the different textures in leaves to create visual interest.

 

You can also add some wonderful scents to your wedding by using herbs. Mint leaves and lemon thyme are very popular right now, and smell really delicious.

 

Moss is another wonderful green alternative to wedding flowers. When densely packed, moss can be used to create beautiful shapes and unusual displays for both the ceremony and the reception.

 

LET YOUR WEDDING BLOOM IN SPRING

Spring is always a lovely time for a wedding. It’s the season of rebirth and renewal, and the perfect moment to start a new journey through life together with your partner. This is why the wedding flowers are such an integral part of the celebrations at this time of year.

 

Get the flowers you deserve with a bit of help from an RCS Personal Loan. The application process is fast, paperless and easy. Once approved, you’ll get the money straight into your account within 24 hours. Apply today!