International Floral Distributors Releases Flower Trends Forecast 2014

The forecast from International Floral Distributors (IFD) of flower trends for events has been prepared by Bill Schaffer, AIFD, PFCI and Kristine Kratt, AIFD, PFCI of Schaffer Designs, Philadelphia. PA and details emerging flower types, colors, themes and

January 02, 2014 -

The water of the world brings us life and mesmerizes us in shades of blue. Flower Trends Forecast 2014 unveils Aqua Culture, a reflection of all thing water as one of the four emerging flower themes for events and weddings for 2014.

Aqua Culture is a reflection of all thing water. Blue delphinium, monkshood, blue agapanthus, thistle eryngium, dark blue hydrangea and nigella combine with succulents and textured leaves to provide the illusion of the movement of water. The power of water combined with the beauty of its movement is created with flowers that range in colors from bright turquoise to rich indigo blues. Containers used to achieve the Aqua Culture look include bubble shapes, textured ceramics and smooth curved glass combined with shells, rocks and crushed glass accents.

Flowers express the beauty and passion of the romantic bride in the Revival themed wedding. Revival blends vintage with modern and features roses, peonies, tulips, calla lilies and carnations in blush pink, soft peach, mint and butter yellow. It has a lush, opulent feel with clean silhouettes and romantic colors. Revival encompasses the nostalgic pastel hues using classic garden style flowers with accents of black and gold to add a modern chic contrast.

When the excitement and expressiveness of the bride needs to shout fun, the Confetti wedding expresses her feelings best. Gerbera daisies, poppies, dahlias, carnations, fuji mums and gloriosa lilies in bright colors create the expressive explosive of Confetti. The color palette is tangerine, sunshine yellow, hot pink, turquoise and dandelion yellow. Chevron stripes, bright neon containers and brightly colored candles combine to express a playful and bright burst of Confetti.

For the sophisticated, yet organic, the luxe combination of rustic and glam is expressed in the popular Grand Lodge theme. Burlap ribbon, burlap covered vases and birch covered vases are combined with other natural elements then contrasted with the luster and sheen of metals, glass and crystal to create the concept of haute tension. Grand Lodge provides earthen simplicity using simple flowers combined with poppy pods and striking specimen flowers like pink mink protea and chocolate cymbidium orchids. Grand Lodge is very classy and modern yet has a very natural feel.

Each of us has a need to express ourselves, to be who we are. The advantage of being trend aware is that it allows us to put our twist on the trend so that it becomes expressive of who we are or in the case of corporate events, who the company or brand is. Nothing creates more emotional impact than flowers when used to create a positive and passionate environment that reflects the host and inspires the guests.

Flower Trends Forecast 2014 has been prepared by Bill Schaffer, AIFD, AAF, PCFI and Kristine Kratt, AIFD, PFCI. Bill and Kris monitor color, fashion and home dcor around the world to help guide our understanding of emerging trends in the floral industry. Through their interpretative skills they create the flower stylings that give us the understanding of what is next.

Flower Trends Forecast is an annual publication of International Floral Distributors, Inc. The forecast was first published in 2009 and serves to keep event industry flower providers informed of the changing needs of flower consumers. Flower Trends Forecast 2014 has been produced with the support of the following flower industry companies; Accent Dcor, Candle Artisan, Design Master, FloraCraft, The Pete Garcia Company, Smithers-Oasis and Syndicate Sales. More information about emerging flower trends and a video of the Flower Trends Forecast 2014 can be seen at

About International Floral Distributors, Inc.

International Floral Distributors, Inc (IFD) is a consortium of floral distributors with 53 locations across the United States providing quality fresh flowers and florist supplies to event floral specialists. IFD is owned by 18 likeminded floral wholesale distributors who are dedicated to serving the unique needs of companies that specialize in floral products. For more information about IFD, visit

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