For most couples tying the knot, flowers are a must. If you’re undecided and looking for inspiration for your big day, you have come to the right place. In this post, we will share the ten most popular wedding flowers of all time to help you make you narrow down your choices. To capture such amazing beauty with your wedding flower choice you’ll need a wedding photographer!
Probably the most obvious wedding flower choice is a rose. They are so versatile and come in a huge variety of sizes, colours, petal types, shapes, and textures. Roses are one of those wedding flowers that can be used for the entirety of the bouquet or sparingly. There is a rose bouquet or flower arrangement to suit every style of wedding. Roses have always been and continue to be a timeless classic.
Peonies are a very popular wedding flower, and for good reason, they ooze opulence and sophistication. Peonies are expensive so, if your budget is tight, you don’t have to go without them altogether, you can use a large peony at the centre of the arrangement rather than using them as the primary flower choice.
Anemones are a delicate looking flower and typically feature soft white petals and a black centre. They work well to complement monochrome accented weddings, or they can be scattered through flower arrangements to add a point of interest to virtually any colour palette or theme.
Dahlias are a striking flower choice that can add a sculptural and textural element to an arrangement. Due to their generous size, they can be used to bulk out a bouquet which can save you money. With almost endless colour options, there is a dahlia to accompany any budget and preference.
Lilacs are a sought-after choice for their petite bunches of soft flowers that have a beautiful perfume. They can add volume and give your arrangements and bouquets a draping and organic look. You’ll find most lilacs come in hues of purples, creams, and whites.
Ranunculus are soft, romantic blooms that come in a wide range of heights, forms, and colours. They have a series of multi-layered tissue paper like petals that can feature several different shades of colour in the one flower. The stems are long, wiggly, and ranunculus pairs well with formal looking weddings, whimsy themes and everything in between.
SEVEN. Sweet Peas
Sweet peas have beautiful papery flowers on several green stems, they are not only nice to look at but have a sweet aroma. Your colour choices are in abundance with this flower choice, and they offer various shades of blues, pinks, peaches, purples, creams, whites, and so many more. They can be a solid colour, bi-coloured, swirls, stripes or can have colours mingled together.
Hydrangeas are the ultimate bang for your buck. They allow couples to create a full and stunning bouquet with minimal flowers. This is because they have large heads which bulks out the arrangement while still looking feminine and elegant. Whether you are looking for a modern bouquet with a touch of drama or a minimalist bouquet with muted colours, hydrangeas work well with practically any type of wedding.
Did you know there is more than one type of tulip? With so many types on offer, they are an excellent candidate for a wedding flower. These posies are bright, showy and can add an instant pop of colour to your big day. Stepping away from the traditional tulip, some favoured choices include ruffled, feathered, double, and lily-shaped. They can add dimensions and texture to an arrangement.
TEN. Phalaenopsis orchids
Phalaenopsis orchids have made a huge comeback over recent years, and while they may be on the dearer end of the flower price scale, they can create a huge impact. This type of orchid showcases three large petals. The in-trend colours at the moment include muted pinks, dusty blushes, dreamy pastels, lustrous creams, and vivid whites. They can create the wow factor when used as table centrepieces and, are as equally as grand when used in a bouquet.
Remember to keep in mind
- Before deciding on your flower types, it’s important to establish a colour theme. This will help you to pair your flower choices to create a stunning and cohesive look for your special day.
- Consult with a florist early on in the wedding planning process. Prioritising other things and delaying organising your flowers may see you disappointed. Some flowers are seasonal, and they may not be available or hard to source at the time of year you are having your wedding. This then allows you to determine early on whether all your flowers are accessible, or if you need to find similar alternatives. If you have your heart set on a particular type of flower that is not in season when you’re due to get married, your florist may be able to import them for you however, they need sufficient time beforehand to be able to organise this.
- Although we’ve shared some favourite weddings flowers, your wedding is all about you and your partner, and what the two of you like. With the help of your florist, you can customise your flowers to suit your tastes. You don’t even have to have flowers if you don’t want them, stunning bouquets and arrangements can be made using greenery, succulents and more.