Flowers are one of the most important parts of the wedding day, tying in the whole occasion and making the venue look beautiful. Each wedding flowers arrangement should be tailor made to every wedding, so that it reflects the season and the style of the occasion. However, it can be hard to know where to start. There’s so many varieties of flowers out there and so many different designs – what will look best at your wedding? Here are just a few common flower arrangements
Wedding Flower Arrangements
When selecting the flowers for your arrangement, it is important to consider the venue. If you’re looking for a more traditional wedding day; tying the knot in a sweet, little church, you may want to select a more traditional flower type. Stephanotis has always been a very popular choice, dating back to the Victorian era where the flowers were representative of ’marital happiness’. Why not bring this symbolism into your own wedding by opting for a full bouquet of this gorgeous, white flower. Alternatively, add a few sprigs into your arrangements to bring your new marriage good luck and to give the day a traditional feel.
If your wedding is going to be an event full of glitz and glamour, held in an elegant stately home or beautiful manor house, then you may want to opt for a more elaborate wedding flowers design. We recommend larger displays of traditional flowers and a rich colour scheme.
The calla lily is perfect for this style of wedding. These large, trumpet-headed flowers have gained popularity over the centuries through their depiction in Art Nouveau and Art Deco, which has led them to symbolise ’magnificent beauty’. Although calla lilies come in a variety of colours, brides-to-be often choose the creamy-white hue as it is the most traditional. However, it is not uncommon to see the deep purple of bright orange head of a calla lily taking centre stage in a bridal bouquet.
Wedding flowers for every season
Outdoor weddings are another option which is quickly gaining popularity in the modern era. These days people are opting for locally grown flowers as a way to sustain the environment and cut down on costs. The wedding flowers used in these outdoor weddings are often dependent on the local area.
However, one of the great outdoor wedding main-stays is hydrangea. The soft coloured pinks and blues of these stems can give a vintage, mis-matched feel which works very well with a non-traditional setting. Also, the flowers are large headed and not too costly, making them great at filling out bouquets and arrangements in a beautiful way, without bringing the price up.
Another thing that you will need to consider is the season in which to get married as this might affect the flowers that you can use. Although it is possible to grow most flowers all year around, the time of year could have an impact on the cost of the flowers and how easy it is for the florist to source them. Flowers such as tulips, peonies and ranunculus are great choices for summer weddings. They are grown in abundance over the spring and summer months and their brightly coloured stems are synonymous with the season.
Although the summer tends towards the brighter and vibrant stems, this does not mean that your winter wedding flowers will look drab.
Both lilies and roses are popular choices for winter weddings as they are never out of season. Roses, the flower of love, come in a wide array of colours and varieties, perfect for any style of wedding. However, many brides are now opting for non-traditional winter stems, such as berries, pine cones and holly; making their flowers and weddings one of a kind.