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Amazing Wedding Flower Ideas

Updated on August 12, 2015

Search with an open mind

Most of us know what colors and have a type of wedding we want already implanted in our head. Now whether it turns out that way or our budget just doesn't allow for us to have the wedding of our dreams is up to the careful planning and money we have to work with. It's never too early to start researching your options when it comes to wedding flowers. Flowers, wether you go real or artificial, symbolize the fresh new life of the married couple about to commence. Below are some examples of a variety of styles and colors of wedding bouquets including a short video with some of the newest ideas out there on the market.

Bridal Bouquets & Flowers

Bridal Flower Ideas
Bridal Flower Ideas

Multi Colors or Single Color?

White or cream colors are the traditional style for wedding however many are opting for a splash of color to put more emphasis on their dress. Color on a white background really pops and can accent your expensive wedding dress. You have to be a bit careful when adding color in your flowers because you won't want to go overboard when the rest of the wedding is mostly white but it can be pleasing to the eye if done right.

On the picture above you can see some of the examples of color in a bridal bouquet. Of course, make sure the flower color matches as close as possible to the color theme of your wedding. Some colors are very hard to match and in this case white or cream is usually the best option. In some cases for very hard to find colors you can use fabric paint to match the color of the wedding. This is in case you have a color that is specially difficult to match with real or fake flowers.

Hanging Flower Balls
Hanging Flower Balls | Source

Hanging Flower Balls

Using hanging flower balls allows you to decorate walkways, isles, reception areas and if your having an outdoor wedding you can even hang them from trees or use them to beautify fences for a real classy look. The picture above shows an example of what I'm talking about. These have been used to decorate the walkways but also the isles for the bride. Using metal stakes to hang plants or candle lanterns works well for these flowers for outdoor weddings. Use color coordinated ribbon to hang them and they can match the theme of your wedding.

White Flower Petals Instead of a Runner

White flower petals as an isle runner
White flower petals as an isle runner | Source

Think out of the Box

For outdoor weddings using white flower petals in place of the white runner in the isle, as seen above, is a natural and very beautiful way to make your special day unique. This will eliminate the possibilities of a runner bunching up and making it that much difficult to walk down the isle. Many churches do not allow real flower petals because of the staining it may cause to the carpet, this is why silk flower petals are use in most indoor weddings. Most silk flower petals come in a variety of different colors and you can generally find top quality petals that you can't tell the difference until you actually touch them. Their generally less expensive than real flower petals and will give you the same look without the price.

Wedding Flowers by Season

Flowers By Type
December | January | February
Ranunculus, gerbera daisies, tulips, calla lillies, anemones, roses, gloriosa lilies, chrysanthemums
Winter has best choice & prices on cymbidium orchids and tulips
March | April | May
Lily of the valley, tulips, mophead hydrangea, columbine, poppy, rose, violet, peonies, hyacinths, cherry blossoms, ranunculus, freesia, lilac
Lilacs and lily of the valley are available usually only in spring
June | July | August
Asiatic lily, black-eyed Susan, cosmos, delphiniums, gladioli, columbine, larkspur, pee gee hydrangea, rose, clematis, cosmos, cockscomb, daisy, garden roses, rudbeckia, sunflower, viburnum, zinnia
Hydrangeas are at their best during this time of year
September | October | November
Physalis, amaryllis, bittersweet, hydrangea, roses, sugar maple, sunflower, scabiosa, gerbera daisy
Sunflowers are prominent this time of year

Great ideas from a silk flower company - video

Below is a short video containing some great ideas and pictures of different styles of wedding flower bouquets and ideas. It also shows how realistic silk wedding flowers can be next to real ones. With technology the way it is today silk flowers are more realistic than they've ever been and your guests will never be able to tell the difference. After all, the Ideas that you get from this may be all you need to make your day a success.

Wedding Flower Ideas Video

Real or silk flowers Poll

We get many different responses to real vs. silk flowers for your wedding. Take our poll below and we would like to know if you prefer real flowers or silk flowers for your wedding then take a look to see what others think. Also we would like to hear your comments about why you prefer one over the other so please feel free to leave a comment below.

Real or Artificial?

Would you use silk flowers for your wedding?

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    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Great ideas cyoung, I remember my flowers from all those years ago, my hubby to be said at the top of his voice, 'Are they plastic?' I burst out laughing and set the whole church off!

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      Debra Allen 3 years ago from West By God

      Beautiful and stunning and very nice.