Didn’t major in botany? That’s okay. When it comes to finding the
most popular wedding flowers, the search can get a little overwhelming.
And remember, you don’t have to be a flower expert to know which blooms
you like, and which you don’t. We’re bringing you ten sensational
wedding flowers, from the humble daisy to the glamorous peony to help
inspire your choices.
a reason why this is a romantic event staple, and certainly a very
popular wedding flower. Gorgeous and a bit of a splurge, this flower
lets you know that something special is happening. Available in a
virtual rainbow of colors, the rose pairs well with any other flower and
can help create luscious, full wedding centerpieces. It also is a bit
sturdier than some blooms, so they do very well in boutonnieres,
corsages, and highly-sculptured arrangements. Thought to symbolize
love, roses make not just a beautiful statement, but also a meaningful
a tiny flower, stems of hydrangea can quickly fill up any wedding
bouquet or centerpiece. Although there are several shades, florists
mainly use these flowers to create texture and volume in their work.
They are also highly flexible in theme and style. Hydrangea can make
tall and expensive centerpieces seem even more magical, or add a sweet
touch to glass jars on a rustic table. And perhaps most handy for
allergy sufferers, this flower doesn’t tend to cause as many problems as
go-to flower for nuptials in tropical settings, the orchid is more than
just a destination wedding staple. You can see why orchids
symbolically represent charm and beauty. These delicate flowers are
available in several varieties, in shades of green, white, and purple.
Mostly used in weddings using a traditional or modern theme, orchids can
be gorgeous in full arrangements or minimalist-style single stems.
happiness, there may be no more relevant flower for a wedding than the
peony. Full of soft, fluffy petals, peonies have become the new wedding
flower staple. Although they can be spendy per stem, their size helps
to fill out a bouquet or centerpiece. For weddings with a really pale
palette, peonies are a perfect option because of all the texture they
lend to light colored arrangements. For those of you who love fragrant
flowers, peonies smell delicious. But if you are a little
scent-sensitive, you may want to find another bloom to use for the
majority of your decor and bouquets.
it comes to modern weddings, perhaps no flower makes more of a
statement than the anemone. These flowers feature a dark center and
softly colored petals. The most popular for weddings are white and blush
anemones. Their unique shape almost seems like something out of an
illustration, giving them a whimsical, but striking, quality. When
paired with other flowers, they are particularly fetching with rounder,
softer blooms, like peonies and ranunculus.
are one of those flowers that you either love or hate. They are very
affordable and come in a staggering amount of colors. Because of their
sturdy nature, these flowers are often used to create floral decor
elements like flower balls or back drops. Carnations have a ruffled
texture, which adds a nice texture to vintage wedding centerpieces
alongside roses. In fact, if you love a monochromatic look, but can’t
afford a centerpiece entirely composed of roses, stretching your budget
by substituting in a few carnations is a smart option.
in many varieties and even more colors, the simple daisy is a
beautiful, traditional wedding flower. Nothing quite beats the homespun
charm of daisies, especially for rustic and vintage affairs.
Associated with themes of innocence and purity, it has been an extremely
popular choice for bridal bouquets for centuries. Whether you prefer
the technicolor rainbow of Gerbera and Shasta daisies, or the classic
white and yellow, daisies are low-maintenance and lovely.
confused with roses and peonies, ranunculus is a gorgeous, romantic
flower perfect for wedding arrangements. They are not as common as
carnations or roses, so make sure you check into whether or not they
will be readily available at your local florist (they are typically “in
season” from late spring to mid-summer). Although they are most often
seen in their paler shades, they are also available in bolder colors
like red and orange. We love ranunculus paired with other flowers, but
because they are such a sweetly-shaped bloom they are also stunning
thought to be little more than the “filler” in delivered flowers,
baby’s breath is now making a total comeback. Over the last year, one of
the biggest floral trends we’ve seen is the emergence of baby’s breath
as a bouquet and wedding flower standard. And it’s easy to see why.
First of all, it’s a really pretty, very tiny flower. Bridesmaids will
love carrying this lightweight bouquet down the aisle. Second, baby’s
breath is very budget-friendly. So, large wedding centerpieces filled
to the brim with this flower will be both affordable and chic. And when
does that ever happen?
So, I hate playing favorites, but I can’t hide it. I think succulents are just divine.
Once relegated only to Southwest weddings, this desert plant now makes
appearances in fashionable centerpieces of just about every wedding
theme, from homespun to posh. Succulents add amazing texture and are
extremely durable. Because they don’t need too much sun or water, you
can find succulents available year-round. And as a bonus, they not only
make a great addition to cut arrangements, but are also beautiful left
potted (either in centerpieces or small favors).
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