So you’re looking for just the perfect flowers for your dream wedding? Believe it or not, well back in the day, brides used to carry flowers for a slightly less romantic reason: to ward off evil spirits! Back then, instead of flowers they carried a mix of pungent herbs and spices to drive away bad luck. Since then, of course, floral bouquets have long been the favorite for brides to carry down the aisle on their special day.
Brides of all kinds have their own reasons why they choose specific flowers for their weddings. Perhaps it is a family tradition or they have heard stories about a certain flower. Have you ever wondered about the meanings of flowers and where they came from?
Do you dream of soft sand between your toes and a cool sea breeze gently running through your hair? How about a stunning view with the sun setting in the background? If the answer is yes, then perhaps a beach wedding is for you!
With such a picturesque venue, you’ll want equally gorgeous wedding flowers to match! Beach weddings can be laid-back casual or high-end elegance, intimate gatherings or crowd-pleasing celebrations. Your wedding flower choices can be just as varied. When thinking about what wedding flowers you want, it’s important to keeps some things in mind when you’re having your wedding at the beach.
Perhaps one of the most quintessential flowers for wedding design, carnations are symbolic to expressing love and fascination. Think cheerleader pompoms or bushy bunny tails- these colorful beauties have rounded and frilled edges that will enhance any floral arrangement! Not only that, but they pair well with almost any flower or greenery. Pair carnations with roses, ranunculus, mums, baby’s breath, and eucalyptus.
Let’s face it, without the special guests that will be attending your wedding, the day won’t be the same. To thank your cherished friends and family that journeyed all the way to your affair let them leave with a small token of your gratitude. What better way to celebrate life and beauty than to give flowers? They make lovely wedding favors and are a great way of putting another unique touch onto your special day!
Here are some creatively cute wedding favor examples that highlight some of our favorite flowers that we just love!
Nothing says “Spring” like seeing tulips pop up in your garden. Like many other spring flowers – think daffodils, hyacinths, and irises – these beautiful blooms bring rich, vibrant color and texture to any bouquet or arrangement. We especially love the tulip for its availability: Unlike some of its spring friends, wholesale tulips are readily available throughout the year. They are mainly grown in Holland and shipped all around the world.
Known for their amazing color variation, tulips symbolize “perfect love”, making them exquisite in wedding flowers and charming as gifts. You can find these beauties in pink, red, orange, peach, white, yellow, purple, and even bi-colored varieties. Standard tulip buds are elegant and sleek, with one bloom per stem standing straight and tall. These blossoms have a cupped and starred shape which makes them quite unique compared to other varieties of flowers. Other varieties, like parrot tulips and fringed tulips, offer ruffled petal edges for additional texture.