Peonies typically top the charts when it comes to wedding arrangements. But let’s be honest, you aren’t a typical bride. Those blooms are top-notch, but you’re looking for something a little more you. When I think unique I think of two key ingredients: texture and vibrance. Below you’ll find three spring florals that use these two ingredients liberally.
Believe it or not, these feathery globes are a member of the onion family. But don’t worry these blooms won’t leave your guests wondering who forgot a breath mint (as long as they’re handled properly). Instead, they’ll be fascinated by the ethereal quality of these unique perennials. The stems can reach up to six feet in height; making them a prime choice for a centerpiece. These whimsical blooms range in shades of white, pink and yellow with the most common being a dreamy soft purple. Fit them in like the image below of an arch cloaked in hydrangeas (which hold a similar soft and breezy quality) but imagine instead the show-stopping alliums.
A little more well know, these vivacious blossoms may look like origami but don’t be fooled. These petals are far sturdier than you might think. Not only do they feature this crepe paper-like texture, they come in many stunning colors that cover the entire warm palette. Whether you choose the tradition red, a striking white, or a more demure array of pink, these alluring poppies are sure to enchant. A single brightly-colored poppy matched with simple greenery builds a handsome boutonniere, while a lighter cluster creates an eye-popping bouquet. If you’re looking for something extra daring, consider a version of the far right image with a moss or greenery backdrop littered with your favorite shade of oriental poppy.
These bright and bushy blooms are characterized by their rings of petals. The multi-layered petals come in many different shapes with a wide variety of colors that only seems to exclude true blue. While a favorite among landscapers and florists alike, the intensity of these playful flowers secures their position as a unique bloom. During the Victorian era, dahlias were used to express not only elegance and dignity but also commitment and a lasting bond; making them a splendid choice to adorn a celebration of marriage. For a whimsical look, cluster cheerful blooms with loosely tethered exposed stems. Or assemble blossoms of rich, deep jewel tones to create an elegant design.
P.S. Want luxurious flowers without breaking the bank? Look for flowers that are in season and are locally grown.