One of the most talked about parts of any wedding are the flowers. There are a wide and artistic variety just waiting to grace some blushing bride’s bouquet. While roses are the traditional symbol of love, there are a few others which, despite being fairly common now, have had an extraordinary history and can add an interesting visual flair to any flower arrangement.
Tulips: Romantic Simplicity.
Even though they are now available all over the world, these delicate and refined flowers were once so prized in Holland they were as used currency. Originally coming from Turkey, the red tulip is seen to be an emblem of perfect love and is used to celebrate the 11th wedding anniversary, with the lovely black velvet center representing the growing love and passion between the married couple. With more than 3000 varieties of tulips to choose from, there is bound to be something to fit every type of bride and theme. From the simplistic tulip most of us think of to something more ornate and refined these lovely spring flowers are sure to be a show stopper.
Peonies: Victorian Romanticism
Another lovely addition to any flower arrangement is the peony. With a similar look to both roses and several varieties of tulips, these romantic and sweet flowers have a long and interesting history. Once considered a delicacy and used to add a distinct flavor to food, they morphed in a favorite with artists and anyone looking to create a vintage feel to decorating and floral arrangements. Like the tulip, the peony is thought to bring happiness and stability to marriages. While the varieties of these beautiful and dramatic flowers don’t number anywhere near that of the tulips, there are still enough different kinds to have more than enough to choose from and create a signature floral design.
Dahlias: Dramatic Flair
For brides looking to go truly bold, dahlias are dramatic, audacious, and definite statement flowers. Having gained popularity in the 1940’s, thanks the film “The Blue Dahlia”, these large theatrical blossoms add a touch of glamour to even the simple of ceremonies, and is a great way to embrace the sophistication of the golden age of classic Hollywood.