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Cool Green and Shady Talks Wedding Flower Trends | See the Pretty!

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If you’re like me, flowers are a bit of a mystery. I can barely tell a ranunculus from an anemone from a hydrangea (I had to look up the spelling for all three). So instead, I turned to Cool Green and Shady to shed some sunlight on the flower world.

Beautiful spring bridal bouquet with greenery, blueberries and roses by Cool Green and Shady, Toronto's Top Florist

Cool Green and Shady supplies beautiful blooms for dozens upon dozens of weddings each season in Toronto. Amber, their lead gal, knows it all.

I’ve seen their work many times, and trust them so much that I hired them to do my own wedding this fall. What I love most about Cool, Green and Shady is that they consider wedding flower trends each season, but always stay true to the timeless and classic – which as you know, I’m a big fan of.

But enough out of me, I’ll turn it over to Amber to explain everything bloom related.

1. What 2017 flower trends are out the door?

“I’m seeing the large oversized bouquets from 2017 being scaled down in 2018 to textured medium sized bouquets that still have lots of variety of flowers and greenery, but aim not to hide the bride in her gorgeous dress.” 

Bride in Catherine Langlois gown with Cool Green and Shady flower bouquet

2. What are brides requesting from Cool Green and Shady for their 2018 weddings?

“Getting lots of requests for garlands of greens designed down long tables with oodles of candlelight. If long tables are not an option, brides still are loving the simple greenery wreaths to wrap around clusters of low hurricanes of candles. 

Brides are also exploring hanging installs of greens and flowers as a focal for their receptions. This is a beautiful alternative to chandeliers.”

Green Garlands with lots of candles on a mantlepiece at Graydon Hall

3. Anything you could suggest for brides who want to think a bit outside the box?

“It’s a daunting task to attempt to come up with decor or styles that are cutting edge. I feel the easiest way to think outside of the box for your wedding flowers is to ensure the wedding reflects you as a couple. Bring in elements that tell your story, and that will make your wedding unique and different from any others your guests have seen. It’s these collections of details that will make your wedding memorable.”

See more of Cool, Green and Shady’s work at this totally gorgeous summer wedding at the Royal Conservatory of Music.


Wedding table decor at Luma Restaurant by Cool Green and Shady. Simple green garlands and Jays themed table numbers.

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