Flowers deliver an eye catching and awe inspiring feel in any event, especially during wedding ceremony. Flowers have been in use in weddings in variety of forms such as bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, entrances, backdrops decorations, etc. Use of locally grown and seasonal flowers adds beauty in the event at low cost whereas the use off season flowers can dent your wedding budget.
List of some of the most popular flowers used in wedding:
Roses are available all around the year but spring is the peak season followed by summer and fall. Around 120 varieties of roses are available in the florists market at present. It is one of the majestic flowers that spread the message of something special happening. It is available in wide varieties of colors and pairs well with almost all flowers creating wonderful wedding theme. It is also little bit studier so; do well in boutonnieres, corsages and other arrangements. Rose symbolizes love. It is a symbol of grace, beauty and fragrances.
Tulips are available throughout the year but are at their best in between February and April. They can be most economical choices when used in spring weddings. Tulips are vulnerable to heat which tends to blow them open resulting lost in petals. Also tulips actually grow after they are cut which means they can change appearance in mere hours. Tulips hold well out of water but do not make ideal flowers due to their heat sensitivity. It is one of the popular choices of flower during wedding. Tied together in posies or arranged in simple containers, they make truly eye-catching displays worthy of any wedding celebration
A full bloom peony is a marvelous sight. It is one of the most sought wedding flowers. Peak season for peonies is spring—April to June. The flower is also available in between November and December. Soft, fluffy, fragrant and fabulous, peonies are hardy and come in every shade but blue the common one. Their peak season tenure is very short and can be pricey to import so use them wisely. Symbolizing happiness, there may be no more relevant flower than the peony for wedding. For weddings, pale palette peonies are a perfect option because of the texture they deliver to light colored arrangements.
Calla lilies are available most of the year except August and September. Calla lilies, also known as arum lilies, are sensitive to cold temperatures and can get frost damage easily. They tolerate heat very well and can retain their moisture well even without a water source. This makes them ideal for use in bridal bouquets wherein they may be required to last out for some time. Callas are one of the few flowers that hold up especially well in summer weddings. Calla lily is an iconic flower and a striking choice for both bridal and venue designs. With its clean lines and structural shape, this flower is best suited to contemporary weddings and can look stunning arranged with more exotic flowers such as anthuriums and orchids.
Lily of the valley:
Lily of the valley, one of the expensive types of wedding flower owning to its limited availability, exudes an air of elegance that is difficult to match. Lily of the valley is extremely fragrant. These flowers are sensitive to heat, handling and dehydration. They will tend to wilt and discolor quickly when used in body flowers such as boutonnieres and corsages. Lily of the valley is available in the month of May and is infrequent during the rest of the year. Even in season, each tiny stem can be very expensive.
Summer is the season of hydrangeas but is available all the year with different varieties. Hydrangeas in off seasons come with undersize and inferior quality but with high price tag. They wilt easily from heat so best form to use is when arranged in water or wet. The white varieties of hydrangea show more bruising than other colors do. 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. It adds grace to glass jars on a rustic table. And perhaps, the flower is most handy for allergy sufferers. The delicate pink and blue varieties are just perfect for a summer wedding whereas deep green and burgundy shades will complement an autumn wedding.
Sometimes confused with roses and peonies, ranunculus is a gorgeous romantic flower perfect for wedding arrangements. Its peak seasons are (from late spring to mid-summer) spring, fall and summer. With an abundance of delicate petals balanced on a gracefully curved stem, the ranunculus’s popularity only bloomed in recent years. Although they are most often seen in their paler shades but is also available in bold colors like red and orange.
This heavily scented waxy flower, also known as Madagascar jasmine or bridal veil, is popular ornamental element in wedding bouquets. This flower’s peak season is summer. It is very delicate and sensitive heat and cold. These bloom bouquets are in pristine condition if provided with adequate source of water. Stephanotis means marital happiness in the floral language.
Orchids represent charm and beauty making it the go-to flower for nuptials in tropical setting. These delicate flowers are available in different varieties like white, green and purple. It blooms in various seasons. Orchids are sensitive to cold and can be damaged with rough handling during shipping. However, orchids are resistant to moisture loss and heat making them great for bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres.
Carnations 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 backdrops. Carnations have a ruffled texture which adds a nice texture to vintage wedding centerpieces alongside roses.