Ditch the traditional crown and instead opt for a gorgeous crown of fresh flowers. Floral crowns can be made to look a number of different ways including bohemian, rustic chic, as well as polished and classic depending on the type of flowers you choose. The bride does not have to be the only one in a crown of flowers. You can incorporate these crowns into the wardrobe of your bridesmaids and flower girl, too! These flowers add a fresh touch to any brides wedding look and most interestingly, they add a touch of spontaneity because the flowers must be fresh and you cannot exactly predict the look of your bridal crown! A crown of flowers is natural, fresh, unique, chic, and whimsical!
One way to create a whimsical feel for your outdoor wedding, is to use hanging flower vases. Hanging flowers, with or with out vases, can look great at both your wedding ceremony and reception. Put flowers in mini vases, mason jars, or even cute tin cans to hang from trees, or even from a chuppah or canopy. It’s also a great way to get rid of some of the clutter when it comes to the table décor. Whether if they are above people eating or people talking under a tree with old friends, hanging flowers from above is a unique decoration that will help full fill your wedding day vision.
Some of my absolute favorite wedding flowers are hydrangeas – they look amazing in bouquets! I love everything about these elegant flowers. They can be found pretty much during any season, however spring is when they really thrive. Hydrangeas come in a large variety of colors from white to pink to blue to green, and the best part about them is that they look stunning both standing alone and in an elegant bouquet paired with complementing flowers. Personally, I love combining them with roses, peonies and ranunculus. Beware though – they wilt fairly quickly, so make sure you have plenty of water!
Little compares to the love I have for flowers! But as everyone who has planned a wedding can tell you, floral costs add up, and they add up fast! It is easy to get carried away with the hundreds of options of floral arrangements. The biggest piece of advice I have for every bride-to-be out there is buy flowers that are in season. Buying flowers that are in season will save you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. The types of flowers offered each season are endless, and are sure to appeal to any bride no matter the theme or colorway of her wedding. Also, keep in mind the location of your wedding. To cut costs even more, choose locally grown flowers instead of flowers that are grown elsewhere and have to be shipped to the wedding venue. I promise you, you will save some money if you follow this simple trick!
For Spring- Tulips, Iris, Dogwoods, Daffodils, Lilacs, Lilies, Pansies, Peonies, Sweet peas, Forsythia branches
For Summer- Calla lilies, Daisies, Iris, Larkspur, Queen Anne’s lace, Roses, Sunflowers, Zinnias, Hydrangeas
For Fall- Asters, Roses, Sunflowers, Gerbera daisies, Marigolds, Chrysanthemums, Zinnias
Examples of flowers in season for winter:
Floral design boutique Rufus Felix gives their customers a unique and customized experience in creating floral arrangements for their wedding! Run by two sisters, the company also believes in giving back to the community and they donate a portion of their profits to many different charities! Their delicate flowers and detailed perfection of design will give you the exact flowers that you so desire!
Photos courtesy of Rufus Felix.