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Popular Buds for Your Bridal Bouquet & Arrangements

Tuesday August 20th 2013

If you are like me, you have had your wedding flowers picked out for years, but I know for many of you, choosing wedding flowers can be a mind boggling decision. There are a variety of beautiful and popular wedding flowers to choose from; browsing through a bridal magazine or even a floral or gardening magazine can be enough to give you a good idea of what kind of wedding flowers you want. Here are some ideas to get you started.


Roses are classic popular wedding flowers. They are elegant, fragrant, come in a variety of colors and forms, and are versatile. In the language of flowers, the color of roses represent different meanings-for example, red roses symbolize passion and desire, white roses symbolize innocence, and orange symbolize fascination-what a great way to have beautiful bouquets and arrangements and send a message at the same time! If you are worried that roses are overdone, you can always add other more unusual flowers to the arrangements to make a unique statement while still using roses, one of the most popular wedding flowers. What will you say with your wedding flowers?

Calla Lilies

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Perhaps no flower is as elegant as my favorite flower, the calla lily. Calla Lilies represent "magnificent beauty" in the Victorian language of flowers. Calla Lilies come in large, regular, and miniature sizes. They also come in a variety of colors such as ivory, pink, orange, dark burgundy, yellow, and even multi-colored. This amazing color variety is a big reason they are one of the most popular flowers for weddings. A few stems of calla lilies look great with simple wedding gowns and do not overpower them. Orange flame calla lilies are a great flower for traditional fall themed weddings.


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The round, snowball like flower clusters of the hydrangea come in many shades naturally from green to pink to blue. They can also be dyed to your color choice. Hydrangeas with their full size are popular wedding bouquet flowers since they can economically fill in bouquets, but they can also look great alone. They make an excellent dried flower if you are planning to preserve your wedding flowers. Hydrangeas are also popular fall wedding flowers as they are in bloom until late fall and some have the natural fall coloring of green, light orange, burgundy, and ivory.


Tulips, one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring, are a cheerful flower that can work in an informal wedding. A simple bunch of tulips tied with ribbon can make a lovely bouquet, or they can be used in a bouquet with other flowers for a more elegant look. Fancier ruffled and striped tulips are enough to steal the show all on their own. Red tulips are a declaration of love in the language of flowers. Tulips are available year round in most colors and are very affordable; they are an especially good choice for spring weddings, being a harbinger of spring. The tulip definitely earns its place as one of the most popular wedding bouquet flowers.


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Peonies are spring blooming, lush, full headed showy, fragrant flowers that come in white and shades of pinks, reds, and purples. The peony symbolizes prosperity and happiness and has a feminine, romantic look. They can be expensive out of season, but due to their size you may not need many of them and they can always be mixed with other flowers. Peonies have been one of the most popular wedding flowers this year. Peony bouquets look great with and antique brooch incorporated, which has been a hot trend this year.

Popular Fall Wedding Flowers and Trends

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Since fall is right around the corner, I have included this section. I am really excited about the new trends in wedding flowers this fall. Traditionally, sunflowers, dahlias, mums, and a variety of flowers in orange, brown, yellow, and ivory hues have been popular fall wedding flowers. Pumpkins, gourds, and fall leaves have also been commonly used in centerpieces and arrangements.

Some brides want a fall themed wedding, but not all the oranges and browns. This year I have seen white and gray pumpkins being used in centerpieces and arrangements instead of the traditional orange pumpkins. Use of berries, cockscomb, seed pods, grasses, twigs, and vines can give a fall feel to popular flowers for weddings without the use of traditional fall colors.

Succulents have replaced the traditional greenery in bouquets and centerpieces, giving wonderful texture and a new unusual look to the classic. I have seen them used as boutonnieres and corsages even. In addition, live succulent plants make great décor as well as party favors for guests to take home. Fur, feathers, brooches, and beads incorporated into bouquets have been popular this year as well.

Here are some additional links to inspire you in choosing your wedding flowers:

Wedding Flowers

For Every Season There Are Appropriate Wedding Flowers

A Few Blunders Regarding Wedding Flowers You Need to Avoid

Trends in Fall and Winter Wedding Flowers

20 Incredible Bouquets

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Popular Buds for Your Bridal Bouquet & Arrangements MS Flower Shop 5 stars 2013-09-18 22:05:54 Very pretty. I love it! thanks for the info