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Choosing the flowers for your big day is one of the biggest wedding planning tasks you will undertake but it is definitely one of the more enjoyable. You and your florist will choose flowers that will help to create a theme to make your wedding day extra-special and provide those all-important finishing touches. Here is our list of the best flowers for weddings which may provide some inspiration.
Roses are the flower of romance which is one of the reasons why they are so popular for weddings. They symbolize passion and emotion as well as beauty and true love. Roses comes in many different colours as well as some striking bicolor varieties and are available all year round, making them the quintessential wedding flower.
These elegant and distinctive lilies are extremely beautiful and are the perfect addition to any wedding floral theme. While the ivory coloured cala lily is probably seen the most at weddings, this particular lily is also available in yellow, orange, purple and mauve. The tall, long-stemmed cala lilies can be used in as centrepieces or in larger floral arrangements while the miniature cala lily can be used in the bridal bouquet and for buttonholes.
Tulips are very popular flowers and have become more popular for weddings in recent years. They’re colours are extremely varied from pastels such as pinks and peaches to much stronger shades of red and purple. No matter what time of the year your wedding is there will be a tulip available and they are also extremely affordable – two great advantages for incorporating tulips into your wedding.
Hydrangeas are one of the best flowers for weddings and are often used to flesh out floral arrangements due to their voluminous heads. Their colours of white, green, blue, pink, burgundy and purple easily inject a splash to any floral display.
A stephanotis bridal bouquet is one of the most beautiful, traditional bouquets that a bride can carry. This sweet-smelling, star-shaped flower is the perfect addition to any wedding theme and can be incorporated into the bride’s bouquet as well as into the buttonholes and the bride’s hair. Despite its small size, this flower is surprisingly resilient due to the waxiness of the petals.
Inexpensive and long-lasting, baby’s breath has long been used in wedding flowers. Its cloudlike appearance makes it’s the perfect filler flower but more recently, baby’s breath has started to take centre-stage in bouquets and venue decor and for good reason. Not only is it extremely pretty but it is also extremely inexpensive and is available all year round.
Gerbera daisies are some of the most popular wedding flowers with their wide variety of colours and their year-round availability. They are perfect for injecting colour and cheer with their bright hues and are the perfect accompaniment to any modern wedding. In addition, gerbera daisies are also relatively inexpensive which makes them an affordable yet attractive bridal flower.
Hopefully you have drawn some ideas from this list of best wedding flowers. However, the most important thing to remember when choosing your wedding flowers is that they reflect your specific preferences and personality. This will ensure a memorable wedding day for you and your guests.
Emily Rose is a full time wedding planner and part time blogger based in Dublin, Ireland. This article was written by Emily on behalf of Precious Petals – one of Dublin’s best florists.