Planning a wedding can be a very exciting time. From picking out your wedding dress to choosing a wedding band, there are many things to consider before your big day arrives. If you picture yourself walking down the aisle through a beautiful garden of flowers, which flowers do you see yourself with? If you’re having trouble deciding which flowers to choose from your wedding day, the experts at Venus Et Fleur are here to help. In this blog, we’ll look at some of the top tried-and-true wedding flowers to help you narrow down your choices before you meet with a florist. At Venus Et Fleur, we’re proud to offer our flower services to brides and grooms all over the world. Our Eternity Roses™ are real, live roses that can last for up to a year when cared for properly. Browse our Special Collections online today!
Wedding Flower #1: Roses
Roses have long been considered a symbol of beauty and love, and they can make the perfect floral addition to your wedding day. In the past, romance writers and poets have used this special flower as a metaphor for emotion, beauty, passion, and true love. Roses are far from boring, and they can come in a variety of colors to accommodate your wedding decor. With more than three thousand varieties of roses being grown commercially, these flowers are surprisingly affordable. Let’s look at some popular rose types below!
Modern Garden Roses
Modern Roses can include a variety of roses that have been bred after 1867. When most people think of roses, they think of this kind, because they are largely classified by their growth and flowering characteristics. Unlike Old Garden Roses, which are known to bloom just once a year, Modern Roses bloom on a continuous basis. These flowers also have a larger bloom size and a younger case life, but they can lack fragrance and are more susceptible to diseases.
While their name suggests that these roses climb like vines do, this is a common misconception. Climbing Roses have stiff, upright canes that can be manually trained along a support system. Some canes can reach an impressive height of 15 feet, and these roses are known to produce more flowers when they are grown horizontally rather than vertically. You can often find Climbing Roses attached to walls and fences, and they tend to have large flowers that are always repeat bloomers.
Miniature Roses are small versions of Hybrid Tea roses. These tiny flowers have petite stems and they can come in a wide range of colors to make your wedding day extra special. From bright pink to orange and yellow, these little flowers typically bloom continuously for two to three weeks at a time. While these roses are normally sold as houseplants, they can make a tremendous statement in decor on your wedding day.
You may be familiar with Damask Roses from Biblical stories, as these are some of the oldest roses in the world. There are two main groups of Damasks: the Summer Damask and the Autumn Damask, which are both named after the time of year in which they bloom. These roses can come in a variety of colors from white to pink, and they tend to have very fragrant blossoms that are utilized in the perfume industry.
Wedding Flower #2: Tulips
Tulips are another great floral option to consider for your wedding day. While these beautiful flowers are most often associated with the Netherlands, this flower is actually a native of Persia. Tulips are available in a wide range of colors including white, cream, peach, and vibrant hues such as magenta and red. Whether you’re planning on a more casual wedding or an extravagant celebration, tulips are an affordable option worth considering. These flowers can work well in bouquets, boutonnieres, and even table arrangements.
While roses and tulips are both great floral options for your wedding, there are a few more flowers worth considering. In part two of this series, we’ll look at some more popular wedding flowers for your big day. If you’re looking for a floral arrangement that will last up to a year with little maintenance, order some Eternity Roses from Venus Et Fleur today or browse our custom floral arrangements online!