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Seven Gorgeous Floral Picks for Your Wedding Bouquet

Apr 11, 2012 11:56PM ● By Anonymous


Of course, it only makes sense to start our list with the quintessential wedding flower—the rose. This elegant flower, widely grown for its aesthetic splendor and swoon-inducing fragrance, is available in more than 100 species and a variety of colors (and bicolors). An ancient symbol of love and beauty, roses have inspired romance in many poets, writers, and artists over time. Let them inspire your wedding planning too.


With large, floaty orbs of delicate blooms and a reasonable price tag, hydrangeas are a popular and smart choice for wedding flowers. The scentless flower heads come in white; softly colored pinks; or vivid shades of blue, purple, or green. They are an especially nice choice for outdoor weddings and for garden or rustic-themed weddings. Hydrangeas symbolize pride and gratitude.


Just the thought of a tulip brings a smile to my lips. Bold, perky, classic—what more could you ask for in a wedding flower? Tulips come in elegant white, vibrant solids, and beautiful striped and variegated varieties. Another plus is that they retain moisture for a long time, ensuring that your bouquet will hold up til the wee hours of the night. Finally, tulips are generally considered to be symbolic of perfect love—how perfect!

Calla Lilies

The calla lily symbolizes magnificent beauty, quite fitting for such a lovely flower. Two types of these pristine, trumpet-shaped beauties are often used in weddings: the willowy, large-headed, and long-stemmed variety and the shorter mini calla lily, which you can find in red, flamingo pink, yellow, dark purple, and many other hues. And of course creamy white is a popular choice for both varieties. The calla lily is a choice well suited for any elegant affair.


These large showstoppers are pretty enough to take your breath away! Peonies are known for their likeness to oversized roses, but with lush, billowy petals that curl in just a bit at the ends. These flowers, of Chinese origin, embody romance and prosperity and are regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage. They make lovely centerpieces, too.


Orchids offer the most choices of any flower you'll consider—they are the largest family of flowering plants on Earth, with more than 22,000 species currently recognized and new ones continually being added. Among the many orchids available, Cymbidium is the most popular. They have large heads and are available in pale green, white, yellow, and pink. Orchids—symbolic of rare beauty and refinement—are a wonderful choice for a chic, modern celebration, with an exotic look that is guaranteed to impress.

Gerber Daisy

This is another flower that simply makes people happy! So vibrant, and exuberant, Gerber daisies are the perfect flower choice for a fun-filled, joyous occasion. (Did you know that they come from the sunflower family?) A symbol of innocence and purity, Gerber daisies vary greatly in shape and size and come in a variety of colors, including white, yellow, orange, red, and pink.