WILD BEAUTY

Petals with personality
Photo by Heather Erson

Wild Beauty

Petals with personality

Words by Rebecca Mitchell

When you think of wedding flowers, what comes to mind? Roses? Peonies? Calla Lilies? Hydrangeas? Tulips? Ranunculus? Stephanotis? In addition to the classic pastel tones, today’s wedding flower options feature bright colors, bold pairings, adventurous additions of berries and succulents, and natural-looking bouquet-tying techniques.

Since wedding flowers can set the tone of your wedding décor and symbolize your personal style, don’t underestimate the value of them. Choose a floral theme that best matches your venue, budget expectations, and the combined personalities of you and your soon-to-be spouse.

The season in which you get married can greatly influence your flower options. While international floral markets provide accessibility to a near-infinite variety, this diversity can come with a hefty price tag. Consult your florist (and even your wedding planner) for advice on blooms, accents, availability, last-ability, and preservation.

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