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Wedding Flowers for Your Special Day – Traditions and Trends
Thursday, 7th Feb 2018


We all know that a wedding simply would not be a wedding without flowers. Flowers play a huge part in weddings and have been used traditionally for hundreds of years. They create an atmosphere which can set the mood for a special occasion, such as one on the big day. Out of the wide array of flowers available today it can be difficult to choose the perfect combination.

All sorts of flowers are used in weddings – artificial, fresh and even silk ones. The type of flowers used depends highly on the bride and groom’s taste. However, choosing the right flowers for a wedding day is crucial because most couples keep the flowers as a keepsake of their special day. So the flowers have to be carefully chosen.
The modern trend of showcasing individuality
In modern weddings, the flowers chosen have taken a very unconventional route. Individuality comes above tradition. No longer is there the need to match the bridal bouquet with the centrepieces and so on. Neither is the traditional white used so often in weddings nowadays. Most opt for colourful arrays of lavender and pink.

Depending on the season

One of the most preferred seasons for a wedding is the summer. For summer weddings, roses are typically used as they are in full bloom in this season. There are so many different kinds of roses such as tea roses, garden roses, locally grown roses and spray roses. All of these are very beautiful! As for weddings set in the spring, the flowers used symbolize a new start in life and these flowers include tulips, lilacs, peonies, orchids and hydrangea. For a fall wedding the most popular flowers are roses, peonies and dahlias. Winter bouquets are also very interesting, containing different seasonal elements such as pinecones.
Seasonal flowers are an affordable solution
If you are opting for seasonal flowers to match the season of your wedding, that will cost you much less.
•    For springtime weddings, flowers available are: tulips, sweet peas, lilacs, peonies, daffodils, wax flowers and delphiniums.
•    For summertime weddings, flowers to select from are: irises, lilies, sunflowers, yarrows, freesia, English lavenders and zinnias.
•    Flowers available for autumn are: dahlias, zinnias, marigolds and asters.
•    And for winter weddings, the seasonal flowers you can choose from are: hollies, jasmines, cosmos, bells of Ireland, camellias, tulips and narcissus.
•    You can get the following flowers all year round: calla lilies, carnations, baby’s breath, orchids, roses, heather, proteas, and gardenias.
Where can you incorporate wedding flowers?
Flowers have a variety of uses in weddings. In addition to the bridal bouquet, flowers are used at the rehearsal dinner, for welcome gifts, for aisle decorations and table arrangements, for hair accessories and also sent as thank you tokens to all those who went to the wedding. These aren’t all traditional ways, but the ways in which flowers are used have developed tremendously over the years. People continue using them in non-conventional ways for weddings.

Wedding flowers traditions

Each country has its own traditions when it comes to flowers and weddings. Traditionally, years back, peonies were used as centrepieces to symbolize a new beginning. Orchids were used for wedding bouquets and also for the corsages of the mother of the bride. Traditionally, when the wedding started, a young girl would walk up the aisle, scattering blossoms so that when the bride walked up the isle she would be blessed with a happy life.

As you can see, the way in which flowers are used in weddings has changed drastically. Modern weddings are much less conventional nowadays. As mentioned previously, white isn’t so frequently used in weddings either. All shades of colours are used in the present day. However, it is still clear that, despite the difference in use, flowers still play a fundamental part in weddings. They are still used for tradition and for decoration and will remain to do so for many years to come.

London Be My Flower | Lovely Flower Shop
Call us 24/7020 3790 8382
Wedding Flowers for Your Special Day – Traditions and Trends
Thursday, 7th Feb 2018


We all know that a wedding simply would not be a wedding without flowers. Flowers play a huge part in weddings and have been used traditionally for hundreds of years. They create an atmosphere which can set the mood for a special occasion, such as one on the big day. Out of the wide array of flowers available today it can be difficult to choose the perfect combination.

All sorts of flowers are used in weddings – artificial, fresh and even silk ones. The type of flowers used depends highly on the bride and groom’s taste. However, choosing the right flowers for a wedding day is crucial because most couples keep the flowers as a keepsake of their special day. So the flowers have to be carefully chosen.
The modern trend of showcasing individuality
In modern weddings, the flowers chosen have taken a very unconventional route. Individuality comes above tradition. No longer is there the need to match the bridal bouquet with the centrepieces and so on. Neither is the traditional white used so often in weddings nowadays. Most opt for colourful arrays of lavender and pink.

Depending on the season

One of the most preferred seasons for a wedding is the summer. For summer weddings, roses are typically used as they are in full bloom in this season. There are so many different kinds of roses such as tea roses, garden roses, locally grown roses and spray roses. All of these are very beautiful! As for weddings set in the spring, the flowers used symbolize a new start in life and these flowers include tulips, lilacs, peonies, orchids and hydrangea. For a fall wedding the most popular flowers are roses, peonies and dahlias. Winter bouquets are also very interesting, containing different seasonal elements such as pinecones.
Seasonal flowers are an affordable solution
If you are opting for seasonal flowers to match the season of your wedding, that will cost you much less.
•    For springtime weddings, flowers available are: tulips, sweet peas, lilacs, peonies, daffodils, wax flowers and delphiniums.
•    For summertime weddings, flowers to select from are: irises, lilies, sunflowers, yarrows, freesia, English lavenders and zinnias.
•    Flowers available for autumn are: dahlias, zinnias, marigolds and asters.
•    And for winter weddings, the seasonal flowers you can choose from are: hollies, jasmines, cosmos, bells of Ireland, camellias, tulips and narcissus.
•    You can get the following flowers all year round: calla lilies, carnations, baby’s breath, orchids, roses, heather, proteas, and gardenias.
Where can you incorporate wedding flowers?
Flowers have a variety of uses in weddings. In addition to the bridal bouquet, flowers are used at the rehearsal dinner, for welcome gifts, for aisle decorations and table arrangements, for hair accessories and also sent as thank you tokens to all those who went to the wedding. These aren’t all traditional ways, but the ways in which flowers are used have developed tremendously over the years. People continue using them in non-conventional ways for weddings.

Wedding flowers traditions

Each country has its own traditions when it comes to flowers and weddings. Traditionally, years back, peonies were used as centrepieces to symbolize a new beginning. Orchids were used for wedding bouquets and also for the corsages of the mother of the bride. Traditionally, when the wedding started, a young girl would walk up the aisle, scattering blossoms so that when the bride walked up the isle she would be blessed with a happy life.

As you can see, the way in which flowers are used in weddings has changed drastically. Modern weddings are much less conventional nowadays. As mentioned previously, white isn’t so frequently used in weddings either. All shades of colours are used in the present day. However, it is still clear that, despite the difference in use, flowers still play a fundamental part in weddings. They are still used for tradition and for decoration and will remain to do so for many years to come.