From romantic David Austin roses and elegant anemones to bright coloured dahlias and funky celosias, we have created a list of top 10 wedding flowers to help you decide which ones to use for your bouquets, centrepieces and boutonnieres.
Australian natives are a beautiful choice for your wedding bouquet. There are a huge variety of textures and earthy colours to play with, from the large and impressive waratah to the delicate blushing bride. We love natives mixed with more traditional wedding flowers like peonies and roses, which creates unique and romantic arrangements.
If you are looking for colourful spring flowers for your wedding, anemones are the best choice. They are among the most popular wedding flowers, but since they are fairly small, it is best to use them in smaller arrangements and for boutonnieres.
With its curvy, ruffled blossom, celosia is a funky flower that comes in a variety of colours and can be easily combined with traditional blooms. They look best when mixed with other flowers in bouquets or centrepieces, and you can use them to add a touch of whimsy to your DIY wedding flowers. Their season is between May and November, and they come in different vibrant hues such as hot pink, red, purple and bright orange.
With their large blooms and rich, beautiful texture, Dahlias will look very effective in wedding bouquets. Since these delicate blossoms are very decorative, you can also use them to adorn your venue and add texture to your DIY wedding flowers.
Available in many different colours, David Austin roses are the most romantic and traditional choice for a wedding. There are many different types, and some of them are heavily scented with various fragrances such as fruit, myrrh and rose tea. With a bundle of these fragrant blooms you can make fabulous DIY wedding flowers.
Lisianthus is another great alternative to roses with its lush blooms in whites, pinks, reds, yellows, and purples. The resemblance to roses is incredible and yet this flower is much more resilient. Flower arrangements made from lisianthus can last up to a few weeks.
Bright-coloured, strong scented peonies look stunning both in wedding bouquets and as a part of table decorations because of their beautiful big blossom. According to the 'Victorian language of flowers' book, the peony symbolises shyness and modesty.
With their big, vibrant petals and flexible stems, poppies are great for colourful table decorations but you can also use them to make a flamboyant wedding bouquet. Since they are very short lived, it is best to keep them in water until the big day.
With its rich, multi-petaled blossom, lavish ranunculus is a wonderful alternative to roses and peonies and therefore deserves to be one of the top 10 wedding flowers. Symbolically, ranunculus says “I am dazzled by your charms” and therefore makes the perfect flower for any wedding.
With rich texture and fun bright colours such as orange, red, yellow and fuchsia, as well as pretty ombre shades, Zinnias look very cheerful in bouquets and centrepieces. They are perfect for summer, autumn and spring, weddings.
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