Wedding Flowers Explained

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If you don’t know your dahlia from your daisy then you are not as alone as you think — when it comes to choosing your wedding flowers, so many brides are left baffled by flower names and terms that they have never heard of before. Take a look at our guide to some of the most popular wedding flowers and see if you can find your perfect wedding flower.

Gerbera Daisies

Monica from Dahlia Floral Design tells us:

“I just love gerbera daisies, they are so pretty and cheery and available all year long in such a wide variety of colors. Gerbera’s come in two different sizes — the standard large size and a mini version which is my preferred size for wedding work. I find that the smaller blooms work better when combined with other flowers in a bouquet. Gerbera daisies are a very hardy flower, they just need a few tricks of the trade applied to them and they will last for any wedding.”

Gerbera Daisies

Anemone

Ashley from Ashton Creative shares her thoughts on beautiful Anemone — "The Anemone is one of my favourite wedding flowers because it’s one of the few that works for a black and white colour scheme. This fact makes it a popular request for bridal use alone, but it also comes in a variety of other colours including a beautiful blueish purple as well as a scarlet shade. They make a great accent flower adding a soft texture to a bouquet or centerpiece.”

“Available from early spring through to early winter the Anemone is a fantastic choice for a bride looking for a little something different.”

Anemone

Orchids

“Orchids are fragrant, long lasting, and exotic that’s why we like it and love to use it for weddings all year long.” Amy from Garden Party Flowers tells us. “A single bloom is big and impressive. It not only looks good in a bouquet, but also in a centrepiece.”

“In BC, it’s available locally during January to May. We also import them from New Zealand from June to December. Even though orchids are quite pricey, I love them as it’s still very popular for weddings because it holds up really well for the whole day.”

Orchids

Tulips

Tulips are a popular choice for weddings due to the wide range of colours that they are available in. If you are having a day full of vibrant colours then rich purple, fuchsia pink and sunshine yellow can all look stunning in your bridal bouquet.

They are also a truly versatile flower, looking fun and pretty at a relaxed and colourful wedding day. Or they can be tied together in a neat bouquet, perfect for a sophisticated and elegant wedding day. Mix together with other beautiful blooms or use as your uniform wedding flower, each style will look equally as stunning.

Tulips

Roses

Heavenly Creation Florist and Décor specialists Antonietta Fiore and Shelley Krupski explain why roses are the perfect choice “Why roses? Many brides have asked this question. Roses are a wonderful choice when it comes to planning your very special day. They can be used to create beautiful bouquets, corsages, boutonnieres and centrepieces.”

“Roses can stand up to most elements and, therefore, take away the worry that your flowers could wilt and not look their best. We love roses here at Heavenly Creation Florist, because they represent romance and class. There is such an abundance of colours and varieties to choose from, you are guaranteed to find just the right kind for your wedding. They make stunning bouquets that any bride would be proud to carry down the aisle on her big day. They are also easy to obtain because they are available throughout the year, and can be imported or brought in by local suppliers.”

Roses



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