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A GERBERA DAISEY WEDDING. . .Care for new flowers.

Updated on April 10, 2011
Bride's, colorful gerbera bouquet
Bride's, colorful gerbera bouquet | Source
Bride's pastel bouquet
Bride's pastel bouquet | Source
One of the bridesmaids bouquets.
One of the bridesmaids bouquets.
Another shot of the bridal bouquet
Another shot of the bridal bouquet

Colorful Bridal Bouquets

Gerbera daisies also known as transvaal daisies are members of the sunflower family and named after the German botanist Traugott Gerber. It’s a popular cut flower because of a large variety of colors and its hardiness.

When my client contacted me she made it clear she wanted nothing in her wedding other than gerberas, which is a first for me. In over fifteen years I’ve never had a wedding with only one variety of flowers.

This week I received l60 multi colored gerbera daisies for a wedding on Sunday from a group in Charlotte that I used in California before moving to North Carolina. You could say they are flower providers for the stars because they furnish a lot of flowers to big celebrity events in Hollywood and Los Angeles

With the three bridesmaids dressed in clover green we decided that each bridesmaid would have a different color combination. One girl will carry only red and light pink, the second girl yellow and orange and the third peach and hot pink and every bouquet will be hand tied with two colors of chiffon ribbon.

The bridal bouquet is larger and a combination of at least ten different colors, hand tied with ivory satin and faux pearl studs. It’s always good to keep the bridal bouquet looking different from the bridesmaids, not only in size but color. There were so many flowers I made two bridal bouquets, one bright colors, the other soft pastels. She can choose.

Gerberas have large heavy heads, and porous stems that sometimes do not support the heads very well. The best care for them is to immediately cut their stems, put them in room temperature water and with chicken wire over the buckets each gerbera head can rest on the wire to keep the stems straight. Once they have hydrated, (about 45 minutes) move them into the floral cooler to harden, with their heads held in place. This process should keep the heads from bending over, if not, a fine green wire can be inserted into the stem and up into the head for support.

Gerbera is also important commercially as it is the fifth most used cut flower in the world following such popular flowers as roses. I’m showing some pieces we did for this wedding in the adjacent photos.

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    • mslizzee profile imageAUTHOR

      elizabeth 

      7 years ago from Buncombe County, NC

      Thank you Christine.

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      ChristineVianello 

      7 years ago from Philadelphia

      Very pretty!

    • mslizzee profile imageAUTHOR

      elizabeth 

      7 years ago from Buncombe County, NC

      thank you SHaryn

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      Sharon Smith 

      7 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Simply beautiful!

    • mslizzee profile imageAUTHOR

      elizabeth 

      7 years ago from Buncombe County, NC

      thank you, you are very sweet.

    • b. Malin profile image

      b. Malin 

      7 years ago

      I LOVE Daisies! The've always reminded me of Spring and a new beginning. What an interesting Hub on the Gerbera Daisy and I learned a lot MsLizzy, so thanks for sharing!

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