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Carnations as Wedding Flowers?
More and more I have brides ask me about using carnations as a wedding flower. Most people think of them as a cheap filler flowers. Thank you, Samantha from Sex And The City for that comment!
Today, carnations are anything but that filler flower of the 70's. They come in amazing natural colors ranging from green tea green to deep amethyst, violet, and pale lilac. The are long lasting and hold up well in hot weather. Best of all they look amazing when designed "en masse" for a centerpiece or designed in the English-dome pave style for a bouquet.
Take a look at Nicole's bouquet. It was designed with cream, ivory, and white carnations. It was romantic, lush, and beautifully feminine.
Winter Wedding Flowers
I often wonder why more brides don't consider having a winter wedding. To me, there is nothing more romantic that the soft light of a winter afternoon lit by candlelight and beautiful winter blooms. While you might not be able to get those gorgeous pale pink peonies in January, you may be surpirsed at the luscious flowers available that are unique to the winter wedding season.
Looking for a dark velvety red ruffled show stopper of a rose? Ask for the Hearts rose. It is a rich sumptuous rose and makes a stunning bouquet on its own or is great paired with any color. Want a touch of spring? Tulips and hyacinth stems are available in December.
For a modern look, think lichen covered branches or flowering quince in white, rusted or distresseed urns for a January wedding. February is the month for glorious cherry blossms and bright yellow forsythia branches. So simple and elegant by themselves in tall glass vases.
In March that first hint of spring shows up with sweet peas on the scene along with blue muscari and the stunning lily of the valley.
There are lots of options available, too numerous for this short article, but always ask your designer about what is available you never know what kind of floral magic they may be able to work for you!