Most Beautiful Wedding Flowers
Flowers have become synonymous with weddings and are deeply rooted as a part of a tradition that has lasted for decades. When it comes to choosing what wedding flowers you would like on your wedding day though, that can be a little bit harder. You have to consider how you want to feel on your wedding day, and how you want your decor to reflect with your guests. Do you want it to be playful? Romantic? Casual? With so many types of flowers to choose from, and many that are seasonal or not available in some locations, how do you decide what flowers are the best for you? We have compiled a list of some of the most beautiful and most popular flowers for weddings, and why you should consider them for your wedding.
Roses – The Quintessential Wedding Flower
Nothing says romance like the rose. Not only do roses look absolutely beautiful and capture the feeling of love, but the scent is something that almost everyone can enjoy. However, if you are planning on using many roses in your decor but do not want to be overpowered by the luxurious scent, there are some breeds of roses that are not as fragrant as their garden counterparts. These roses are called tea roses, usually found in florists shops, or spray roses, which have five to ten small flowers on each stem. The best part is, these wedding flowers can come in a variety of colors, as well as more than one color, and offer a stunning addition to any bouquet or table arrangement.
Peonies – The Spring and Summer Flower
With its bright colors, and a large flowering head, peonies are often used in weddings that take place in the late spring or early summer as they truly capture the essence of the weather. Peonies have a fragrance to them, but they are not nearly as potent as garden roses, which make them a great option for a bride’s bouquet or a centerpiece for guests tables. These stunning wedding flowers come in a variety of colors and are usually one to two flower heads per stem, allowing florists to combine colors such as white, orange or pink to make a centerpiece that feels as summer-like as the wedding.
Gardenias – The Accenting Flower
Gardenias usually are not the only flower in a brides bouquet, but are often used as accenting pieces. They can also be worn in the hair as an accessory or used as decor on guest tables, though they are usually found floating in a small bowl of water. Since the large white petals of the gardenia flower can bruise easily, they are usually not used as a focal point in bouquets or floral arrangements for this reason. However, since the flower head is so big, usually three to four inches, it makes for a lovely accent piece and fits into any design.
Tulips – The Beautifully Common Flower
Just because it is common does not make the tulip any less beautiful of a wedding day flower. Available for most of the year from florists, most tulips are affordable, though the more rare varieties can become quite expensive. Tulips also come in a stunning range of colors to suit every wedding style and need, from soft pastels to vibrant reds and purples. Many people consider tulips to be synonymous with spring, however they are used throughout the year for their meaning of “happy years” and “consuming love”, which make them fantastic wedding flowers. They are available in three types: Dutch tulips, the most common and available at many florists; Parrot tulips, which have striped and ruffled petals and intense colors; and French tulips, the most expensive and rare with large blooms and incredibly long stems.
About the Author: This article was written by Theresa Gibson, savvy wedding blogger and social media manager atTop10WeddingVendors.com, a leading go-to vendor guide for brides across North America. To connect with Theresa, follow her onFacebook.