Underrated Wedding Flowers for your Wedding day
Thoughtful flower arrangements and distinctive bouquets can elevate the atmosphere of any wedding. With so many options on the floral market, it is easy to be overwhelmed in selecting the right type of flowers to contribute to your wedding décor. While many species become trendy front-runners, such as ranunculus and peonies, the floral world is full of lesser-known appealing alternatives. The following floral varieties are a selection of underrated flowers that are guaranteed stunners for your wedding bouquets and floral decorations.
The dahlia is a genus of flowers that includes over 20,000 cultivars. The species is generally in season from May to November and produces a variety of colors and sizes, making this a versatile option for bouquets and centerpieces. Originally native to Mexico, the dahlia was one of the first Mexican species of plants to be introduced in Europe and its popularity in gardens worldwide has remained steadfast to this day. The globe-like form of the dahlia makes this flower an excellent focal point in floral arrangements.
The delicate and fluffy texture of hydrangea blooms makes this species an ideal selection for classic and romantic wedding décor. The species is available in a variety of pastel hues, ranging from cream to powder blue. Brides looking for a bolder floral statement can also find hydrangeas in striking fuchsia and green shades. Hydrangeas typically have a voluminous cluster of flowers surrounding each stalk and bloom during the summer season. This budget-friendly floral option looks stunning on its own or can be mixed with a variety of other popular flowers and greenery. For a classic arrangement, mix a hydrangea stem with cream and white blooms such as roses and ranunculus, accenting with rich greenery like viburnum or lemon leaf.
With a scent that brings to mind the idyllic rolling fields of Provence, lavender contributes to a dreamy and rustic wedding ambiance. The aroma of lavender can be enjoyed with fresh or dried blooms, making this an ideal accent for bouquets or centerpieces. This floral selection can also be integrated into other wedding elements, such as candles or sachets for wedding favors. Dried lavender is also an eco-friendly option for wedding confetti and will shower the happy couple in a lovely fragrance.
This genus of tropical flowering plants, native to South America, is best known as an indoor plant. However, the heart-shaped flowers and striking colors of the anthurium make this an excellent floral choice for romantic weddings. Though its flower is typically associated with tropical destinations, the anthurium can also be used in modern sculptural bouquets and centerpieces. The waxy and durable blooms of the anthurium are a stunning focal point and contribute to a bold wedding décor theme. The flower is available year round and is produced in multiple colors, including burgundy, pink, violet, and red.
Best known for their cheerful yellow hue, daffodils are available in a range of colors including trendy tones of peach and blush. This flower is ideal for springtime weddings, as the species is known as a symbol for the onset of the season. Daffodils can be paired with other springtime blooms, such as sweet pea and lilac, for a delicate romantic effect. The flower can also be used in a striking monochromatic bouquet of craspedia, roses, and tulips. Daffodils are the 10th wedding anniversary flower, and their cheerful appearance will be symbolic of the beginning of a beautiful partnership.
While many consider the carnation to be overused or cliché, this classic and affordable flower should not be overlooked. The soft and frilly texture of the carnation resembles the ever-popular peony, at a fraction of the cost. Carnations are available in every color imaginable, making this a versatile option for any wedding theme. White carnations are known to symbolize love and good luck and make a perfect complement to a variety of other flowers. The genus is available in a large flower option with a single bloom per stem, or a spray/miniature flower option with multiple flowers per stem. Consider using a gradient of colors in a single-species bouquet to create an ombre effect.
First cultivated in China as early as the 15th Century BC, the chrysanthemum is often depicted in Chinese art as a symbol of natural beauty. This flower is the largest commercially produced flower in the USA but is often overlooked for wedding bouquets and décor. The chrysanthemum is typically an autumn-season flower, but can usually be sourced year-round. The flower is produced in a variety of forms, including button shaped, spiky, or traditional blooms. The genus’ wide range of colors also contributes to the versatility of this floral option. The chrysanthemum is dependable and is one of the lo a ngest-lasting cut flower varieties available.
These are some of my favorite choices that I think need some credit. In the end, make sure that you are choosing the flowers that match the style you want and that you are happy with the decision. This day is about you after all. Once you have your landscaping choices for your wedding, all you have to do is design the layout and then get married!