We are All In The Details Events, an event planning and coordination company based in San Antonio, Texas. Our team plans many types of events but today we are focusing on the wedding planning market. From small intimate weddings at La Cantera Resort to large-scale weddings at Kendall Plantation, flowers are always important to our couples. And if there is anything that we can talk about every single day, it is flowers!
One of our good friends and vendor partners, Angie Rodgers, Owner and Designer at Evember Floral and Event Design, joined owner of All In The Details Events, Melissa Gaines, for our Instagram LIVE to discuss one of the most talked about topics: San Antonio floral trends. Evember provides floral design for a hundred couples every year. We are fortunate to work with Evember with so many of our couples, and with that we have pulled together our knowledge of the San Antonio trends and fads!
Trend vs. Fad
A trend is a style that is going to be around for a very long time, if not forever, because it stands the test of time and can hold true to new generations of couples getting married. A fad is the opposite, a style that is very short lived.
San Antonio city averages 16,000 weddings a year and is considered delayed in all of the trends and fads in the wedding industry. Because of that our city can forecast all of the great designs and styles to come. The coasts, such as Los Angeles and New York, tend to experience new styles first and sometimes it can take up to two years for a new trend or fad to make it to SA.
Popular San Antonio Floral Trends:
Blush and gold
White and green
Greenery garland with hints of floral
Pampas Grass, accents vs. full
Colorful with colors in the same spectrum, especially purple!
Colorful with colors in different spectrums for dramatic contrast
Evember’s favorite trend: “I am seeing lots of color and I am loving that,” Angie said.
She also reminded us that one of her favorite weddings was one that we did together at Kendall Plantation this past summer with orange and purple (see colorful contrast). That may not seem like those colors should go together, but with the dramatic contrast between the deep purple and bright orange with green accents made this wedding pop! It has become one of our favorite designs!
Here are our top 3 favorites!
Did you notice that each of these designs also include the following?
Use of taper candles (tall skinny candles)
Texture (looser flowers not constrained to a perfectly round shape)
Use of gold accents (candle holders and vases)
A mix of tall and short arrangements
Trends we are ready to go away: Garland Greenery
“Garland greenery is not as affordable as people think it is. Including labor for adding wiring to it to make the garland shape,” Angie explained.
Burlap and lace with baby’s breath
Melissa adds, “Our couples are now moving towards subtle textures in other aspects of their wedding design such as linens. We used to see a lot of gold or rose gold sequin table cloths but now subtle texture is taking over. Couples are utilizing loosely woven cotton material (great for adding as a runner for a farm table) as well as velvet or even leather.”
We love the addition of the new trend: Custom Installations!
What are installations?
Angie explains, “An installation is something that is going to take time, skill, and will likely require a ladder to achieve.”
Examples of custom installations:
Adding greenery or floral to stairs and railing
Adding floral to a tree or arbor at your ceremony site
Adding greenery or floral to chandeliers
Constructing a floral backdrop for sweetheart or cake tables
Here are some recent floral installations we love!
What does all of this mean?
It is important to understand that not every couple designs their wedding around current trends or fads. The benefit to utilizing these popular details is that many of your vendors, including your florist, will be familiar with these styles and can help customize one of these to fit your individual style.
Want help planning your details? Reach out and we would love to help!