Nowadays almost any type of flower can be incorporated into your bridal bouquet- in fact there are so many varieties it can be hard to know where to start!
Luckily, while wedding fashions tend to come and go, there seems to be a select few beloved flower varieties which seem to have stood the test of time and remain enduringly popular with brides-to-be.
To help you narrow down your choices before you meet with your florist for the first time, take a look at this overview of the top 10 most popular wedding flowers.
A fabulous choice of wedding flower, hydrangeas add a touch of vintage glamour to bridal bouquets, table designs and large arrangements. The delicate pink and blue varieties are just perfect for a summer wedding, while the deep green and burgundy shades will complement an autumn wedding beautifully.
The trendy, fashionable gerbera is an extremely popular choice of wedding flower, owing to it’s many colour varieties and the fact that it is relatively affordable. Carried alone or in a bouquet with other flowers, the gerbera is great for adding a vibrant accent colour to your big day.
Lilies look fabulous in large, showy bouquets and of course, they are beautifully scented too. With so many colour varieties to choose from, from pure white to deep burgundy, there’s a shade to complement almost every colour scheme.
A peony in full bloom is a marvellous sight, so it comes as no surprise that this is one of the most sought after types of wedding flower. With its luxurious taffeta-like flower head, the peony can hold its own in any arrangement but looks equally splendid when arranged with peonies and stocks.
For the modern bride, orchids make an elegant and distinctive choice. These exotic flowers look equally as sophisticated in cascading shower bouquets as they do in more structured arrangements. Single orchid heads also make attractive buttonholes too- an easy way to carry your theme through to the groom’s party.
Meaning ‘marital happiness’ the stephanotis flower is a wonderful way to add a touch of old-fashioned glamour to your wedding flowers. These small, star-shaped flowers exude a beautiful, fragrant perfume and have a timeless look about them, perfect for such a special day.
7. Calla Lilies
The Calla Lily is an iconic flower and a striking choice for both bridal and venue designs. With its clean lines and structural shape, this type of flower is best suited to more contemporary weddings and can look stunning arranged with more exotic flowers such as anthuriums and orchids.
8. Lily of the Valley
The wedding flower of choice for British royals, Lily of the Valley featured in the bridal bouquets of Kate Middleton and Princess Diana. Generally one of my more expensive types of wedding flower, owing to its limited availability, Lily of the Valley exudes an air of elegance that is difficult to match.
Perhaps the world’s favourite flower, it’s not surprising roses are often top of a brides wish list too. Roses have everything; grace, beauty and fragrance and they are available in many different colour ways too. Whether incorporated into an elaborate bouquet or worn as a corsage on the wrist, the rose is an enduring and deservedly popular choice of wedding flower.
The tulip’s cheerful disposition and range of colour varieties make it a popular choice of wedding flower. Tied together in posies or arranged in simple containers, they make truly eye-catching displays worthy of any wedding day celebration.
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