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Best Wedding Flower Arrangements Ideas
You can roundup of favorite wedding blossoms to help you deciding the picture yourself walking through a magnificent garden with every flower at its peak. You can find the flowers which would be picked up for your wedding celebration, what color you lover, how is fragrant? These flowers are not rare but have a great impact of human’s feelings during special occasions.
To help you narrow down your bouquet and centerpiece choices before you meet with your florist, we offer this overview of the top 10 best wedding flower arrangements ideas for table decoration or centerpieces and other embellishments.
1 – Rose Wedding Arrangements
Rose flower is known as a symbol of beauty and love, it figures into many tradition and fairy tales. Dreamy writers and poets have used the flower as a metaphor for emotion, beauty, passion, and true love throughout the ages. An all-star in the world of weddings, the rose is far from boring, particularly when it comes to color — the rose is available in solid colors and bicolor varieties, and there are striped roses and tipped roses as well.
Rose flower meanings based on color as white rose is the color of purity, chastity and innocence. White flowers are generally associated with new beginnings and make an ideal accompaniment to a first-time bride walking down the aisle. White flowers can be used to convey sympathy or humility. Likewise red rose is also a symbol of beauty and love.
A rose is a woody stem flower and more than three thousand varieties of roses are grown commercially, many available year-round and that are surprisingly affordable. And though roses are associated with luxurious fragrance, not every rose is scented. Three main types are likely candidates for your wedding flowers: hybrid tea roses (the classic, uniformly-shaped commercial roses generally seen at your local florist), spray roses (a rose with five to ten small heads on each stem and a “natural, garden-grown” look), and garden roses (expensive, old-fashioned varieties with bushy, open heads and delicious scents). You can try any one of these ideas.
How to Make Rose Wedding Bouquet?
- Gather 50-75 roses as per bouquet size.
- Carefully remove the petals from each rose head (leave one solid rose for your center), without tearing or bruising the petals.
- Take three to four individual rose petals, and hold together. Next, gather a piece of wire and bend 1/4 of it over. Insert the first wire into the rose petals at the base. Grab a second piece of wire and bend the same way, then insert into the rose petals at the base. The two pieces of wire shall cross at the base of the petals. Then, take your green tape, and tape the two pieces of wire together.
- Keep following the step above until you reach a large quantity of wired rose petals.
- Pick up the solid rose for the center of your bouquet. Then, begin taking your wired rose petals and begin placing them around the center rose. As you add the wired petals, tape the wires together after completely a full circle.
- Continue Step 5, until you reach the full bouquet.
- You can add up greenery, ribbon, or feathers around the bottom of the rose petals to give the bouquet support.
- Cut all the wires off to a desired length to prep for ribbon.
- Tape the end of the wires to avoid any injury, and then add a piece of cut ribbon over the end of the wires.
- Wrap the bouquet with your desired ribbon creating decent look.
2 – Tulip Wedding Arrangements
The tulip is a Eurasian and North African genus of perennial, bulbous plants in the lily family. It is an herbaceous herb with showy flowers, of which around 75 wild species are currently accepted. The tulip flower is actually a native of Persia, representing “consuming love” and “happy years,” and it can be a meaningful wedding choice.
The tulip flowers are grown in a wide range of colors, including white and cream; pastels like pink, yellow, and peach; and vibrant hues like magenta, red, and purple. Available around the year, the most common tulips are very affordable, though rare varieties can be expensive.
The resourceful and best tulip wedding arrangements can enhance both elegant wedding settings and more casual venues, and work well in almost any permutation — from bouquets to boutonnieres to table arrangements. Three main varieties are commonly used: Dutch tulips (typically seen at neighborhood florist shops and in gardens), French tulips (expensive and elegant, with extra-long stems and large tapered blooms), and parrot tulips (noted for their ruffled, striped petals in intense colors).
How to Make Tulip Bouquet?
Review the following steps how to make tulip bouquet for wedding,
- Arrange fresh tulip flowers and pick them in the morning and choose tulips whose flowers are still partly closed. Store the flowers in a vase of water overnight to keep fresh.
- Arrange the tulips into a rounded bouquet by putting taller tulips in the center and gradually adding shorter tulips, working out towards the edges of the bouquet. Turn the bouquet frequently as you add flowers to make sure it is even.
- Use leaves to form a collar around the edges of the tulips. Examples of leaves that work well in bouquets include: camellia, fatsia or polycia leaves or ferns. Adding greenery around the tulips gives more dimensions to the bouquet and softens the look.
- Cut the stems to about 8 inches long, and wrap floral wire from the top of the stems down about halfway. Wrap the wire tightly to secure the stems together and hold the flowers in place.
- Cut two pieces of 1/2-inch wide ribbon each 10 inches long. Set one piece aside and hot glue the end of one piece of the ribbon at the top of the stems, directly underneath the flowers; let dry. Wrap the ribbon down over the floral wire to cover, overlapping the ribbon as you wrap down the stems. Wrap only down far enough to the cover the bottom of the wire (halfway down the stems), cut off the excess ribbon and secure with hot glue; let dry completely.
- Tie the second piece of ribbon around the stems underneath the flowers. Make a simple bow and, if necessary, glue to the stems to hold in place.
3 – Calla Lily Wedding Arrangements
Calla Lily is a genus of common flowering plant in the family Araceae, containing the single species Calla palustris, native to cool temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Calla lily is one of the important flowers in Top 10 Best Wedding Flower Arrangements Ideas.
Calla lily also known as the arum lily, this elegant, trumpet-shaped blossom originated in Africa and symbolizes “magnificent beauty” in the language of flowers. The calla lily’s distinctive form has been depicted in Art Nouveau and Art Deco works, in addition to twentieth-century photography.
Calla lily’s two types are commonly available: a large-headed variety with a long, smooth stem and suitable for tall arrangements or presentation-style bouquets, and a miniature version ideal for nosegays and boutonnieres. Creamy ivory is the most popular color, but calla lilies also come in yellow, orange, mauve-pink, and dark purple.
How to Make a Calla Lily Bouquet?
Check out following 4 important steps to learn how to make a Calla Lily flower bouquet for bride.
- Take two or three ginger leaves and make them more pliable by cutting away some of the apexes.
- Select your desired Calla Lilies gather and surround the blossoms with vertically placed ginger leaves.
- Bind the stems and leaves with waterproof tape.
- Spray the backsides of the more pliable leaves with adhesive, starting just below the blossoms; wrap the design with the leaves.
4 – Lily of the Valley Wedding Bouquet Ideas
Lily of the valley flower, sometimes written lily-of-the-valley, (scientific name Convallaria majalis) is a beautiful and sweetly scented, highly poisonous woodland flowering plant that is native throughout the cool temperate Northern Hemisphere in Asia, and Europe.
Lily of the valley is much charming flower due to its bell-shaped florets dangling from a thin stem; it is sometimes called “the ladder to heaven.” The fresh, perfumed scent from its tiny flowers is unmistakable. In Norse mythology, the flower is linked to Ostara, the goddess of springtime, and while most plentiful during this season, it remains available — and very expensive — most of the year.
Consequently while a fistful of lily of the valley might be your dream, a more affordable alternative may be to use just a few stems to inculcate a bouquet or centerpiece with its wonderful fragrance knowing one of the best flower wedding arrangements. Most people know of the white variety, but lily of the valley also comes in a very rare rosy-pink. Let us to know how it can be used vibrantly.
How to Make Lily of the Valley Bouquet?
Check out following six steps how to make lily of the Valley bouquet!
- Arrange 55 stems of Lily of the Valley, Lily of the Valley leaves, 78 inch (2 m) length of ⅝ inch (1.6 cm) satin ribbon, Elastic band and Scissors.
- Start by collecting the stems in your hand and follow by adding the greenery around the outside of the flowers. Arrange the flowers in your hand to suite your own liking.
- Use the elastic band to secure the arrangement and cut the ends of the stems in a straight line, leaving approx. 3 inches past the length of your handgrip.
- Cut a 42″ (106.7 cm) length of satin ribbon and enfold it around the stems, starting at the bottom and working your way upward to the base of the flowers. Tie the ribbon in a knot at the base of the flowers and cut the ends at an angle.
- Bind the remaining length of satin ribbon in a bow at the base of the flowers and cut the ends at an angle.
- Your beautiful bouquet is ready to present.
5 – Hydrangeas Wedding Flower Arrangements
Hydrangea common names hydrangea is a genus of 70–75 species of flowering plants native to southern and eastern Asia (China, Japan, Korea, the Himalayas, and Indonesia) and the Americas. By far the greatest species diversity is in eastern Asia, notably China, Japan, and Korea. Most are shrubs 1 to 3 meters tall, but some are small trees, and others lianas reaching up to 30 m (98 ft) by climbing up trees. They can be either deciduous or evergreen, though the widely cultivated temperate species are all deciduous.
Hydrangea its big bushy head and intense shades of pink, blue, burgundy, and purple, it’s no wonder that the hydrangea represented “vanity” in the Victorian language of flowers. One of the most popular varieties changes in color as it grows from bubble-gum pink to sky blue, depending on the acid level of the soil.
A stem or two of this moderately priced, scentless shrub flower helps fill out arrangements and bouquets, and a few sprigs make a charming boutonniere. You’ll find the hydrangea in white and shades of green, pink, burgundy, and blue.
How to Make Hydrangeas Wedding Bouquet?
Review following steps how to make Hydrangea wedding bouquet arrangement.
- Submerge heads for 2 to 4 minutes under tepid water. (You can submerge the heads for up to twenty minutes for significant hydration).
- Gently shake the bloom heads dry.
- Re-cut the stems (preferably under water and at an angle).
- Place in water.
- Gather the stems within binding ribbon to make a bouquet or centerpiece.
6 – Peony Wedding Flower Arrangements
Peony is most beautiful and best flower to decorate and invigorate wedding event. You can use it making bouquet or table centerpiece. I personally love pink peony because it is really inspiring my inner feelings.
The peony flower is a flowering plant in the genus Paeonia, the only genus in the family Paeoniaceae. They are native to Asia, Southern Europe and Western North America. Boundaries between species are not clear and estimates of the number of species range from 25 to 40.
The peony flower has a large, full head, strong fragrance, and vivid color. But despite this outward showiness, the flower acquired the Victorian meaning “bashfulness.” Cultivated in Asia for more than a thousand years and developed further by the French, the peony is available in two main types, the herbaceous and the tree peony (the latter’s flowers do not last as long when cut).
A bouquet made solely of peonies can be beautiful; the flower can also be used to create beautiful centerpieces and arrangements. Grown in single- and double-flower styles, this expensive bloom is seasonally available from late spring to early summer but can be imported in the fall.
How to Make Peony Centerpieces?
- We chose peonies in three shades, pale pink, coral and pale yellow. We bought them 2 days before and let them open up to full bloom while sitting in deep, lukewarm water. If you have trouble getting your flowers to open up, place them in a 70 degree, bright room. Do not place them in full sun. You may want to include a few budded or partially opened flowers if you are creating these the day before, as they will open up further overnight.
- Fill your stimulated buckets over half way, with cold water. We found tins with numbers that can double as table numbers and exude that French market feel. You could also use a hardware stencil to paint numbers on buckets.
- Each bucket will take 5 flowers. Hold one peony stem next to a bucket with the large flower head just above the rim. Do this to gage how long your stem should be. Bind the stem a little above where it meets the bottom of the bucket. Place your flower in the bucket and make sure the flower head rests on the rim of the bucket. If it is too tall, take it out and clip it again.
- Fill one side of the bucket with blooms and work your way around the arrangement until the bucket is full.
- Line them up down the center of the table (or group them together on a round table. for a 45″ round table, just one will do). We placed the numbered bucket in the center so guests can clearly find their table. We chose napkins to echo the colors of the flowers and bring color to simple white rental linens.
7 – Ranunculus Wedding Flower Arrangements
Ranunculus is a large genus of about 600 species of plants in the Ranunculaceae. Members of the genus include the buttercups, spearworts, water crowfoots and the lesser celandine. The petals are often highly lustrous, especially in yellow species. Buttercups usually flower in the spring, but flowers may be found throughout the summer, especially where the plants are growing as opportunistic colonizers, as in the case of garden weeds.
Looking for a cost-effective alternative to roses or peonies? Try the lush, multi-petaled ranunculus, a relative of the buttercup. First seen by Westerners in the Far East around the thirteenth century, this mild-scented flower features several blossoms on a stem with fernlike foliage.
To carry ranunculus is to tell your partner, in the Victorian language of flowers, “I am dazzled by your charms.” A natural for the bridal bouquet or bridesmaid nosegays, the ranunculus also makes a whimsical boutonniere and is available in many colors including white, yellow, orange, and pink.
How to Arrange Ranunculus?
- Cut off all the leaves from the bottom of the stems; make sure that none of the leaves are touching the water. If leaves get in the water it can cause the water to fill with bacteria which can affect the vase life of your ranunculus. Keep in mind that you want to only take off what you need to take off so 3-4 inches of “luke-warm” water at the bottom of the vase is just fine (no need to fill her to the top).
- Cut about one inch of the bottom on a diagonal to make it easier for the flower to draw up water. Use floral sheers or a sharp knife, something that is not sharp enough will damage the stem and make the vase life decrease!
- They need a pep talk, aka give them floral food or put a small amount of sugar in the water to liven them up. Make sure they are in a cool place out of the direct sunlight. Keep in mind that ranunculus have NATURALLY curly stems, they are not dying this is their hollow stem nature.
- Make sure to change their water every other day.
- In order to use them in a bouquet you may need to use wire to straighten them the hollow curly stems. A 21 gauge wire will work. You can either push the wire through the center of the stem from the bottom to the head or you can tap wire to the stem from top to bottom to make a sturdier straight look. To go for a more wildflower imperfect look leave the raunculus in its; naturally curly state.
8 – Stephanotis Flower for Wedding
Stephanotis is a genus of flowering plants first described in 1806. It contains evergreen, woody-stemmed lianas with a scattered distribution in several tropical and subtropical regions.
Stephanotis flowers are grown for their strongly perfumed, waxy, tubular, usually white flowers. Leaves are opposite, ovate to elliptic, and leathery. Stephanotis is a beautiful but difficult plant – it hates sudden changes in temperature, needs constant cool conditions in winter and is attractive to scale and mealy bug. The stems of Stephanotis can reach 10 ft or more, but it is usually sold twined around a wire hoop. The heavily-scented waxy flowers appear in summer.
The star-shaped Stephanotis, waxy florets actually grow on a flowering vine; each must be individually wired or placed onto a special holder before it can be arranged. A bouquet of stephanotis blossoms is one of the most traditional a bride can carry, and a stephanotis boutonniere is a classic choice for a formal wedding. Mildly scented, moderately priced (but you’ll pay for labor if your florist is assembling a bouquet), and available year-round.
How to Arrange Stephanotis?
- Add floral wire to the stephanotis stems to add strength to the fragile stems. Cut floral wire stems in varied lengths between 8 and 12 inches. Place a length of floral wire against the natural stem of the stephanotis and wrap the floral tape tightly around the natural stem and the floral wire. Begin wrapping the floral tape just under the blossom and continue wrapping as tightly as possible down as far as the natural stem extends. Cut the floral tape off when you reach the end of the natural stem and press the end of the floral tape firmly against the wrapped tape to adhere it.
- Fill the vase with water and add floral additive to the water.
- Insert the ferns around the outer perimeter of the floral arrangement and build the entire arrangement using the ferns as the foundation for the arrangement.
- Begin constructing the floral arrangement by starting with the focal flowers. Place the roses, tulips or lilies into the vase with the tallest flowers in the center and shorter flowers surrounding the tall center flowers. Use an odd number of focal flowers for the most visually pleasing arrangement.
- Add the complementary flowers next, placing them in and around the focal flowers. Do not detract from the focal flowers by adding too many complementary flowers.
- Insert the stephanotis stems into the arrangement, adding them in and around all of the flowers in the arrangement. Due to the small size and light color of the stephanotis, it is difficult to add too many. Fill the arrangement up with as many as you desire.
- Fill in the remaining bare spots of the arrangement with baby’s breath.
9 – Sweet Pea Flowers Wedding Bouquet
Sweet pea is a flowering plant in the genus Lathyrus in the family Fabaceae, native to Sicily, southern Italy and the Aegean Islands.
Sweet pea is an annual climbing plant, growing to a height of 1–2 metres (3 ft 3 in–6 ft 7 in), where suitable support is available. The leaves are pinnate with two leaflets and a terminal tendril, which twines around supporting plants and structures, helping the sweet pea to climb. In the wild plant the flowers are purple, 2–3.5 centimetres (0.79–1.38 in) broad; they are larger and very variable in color in the many cultivars.
The sweet pea candy-like scent and ruffled blossoms make this an old-fashioned favorite in bouquets for the bride and her bridesmaids. The sweet pea’s many colors range from white to intense pinks and purples, and its scent can be strong and sweet.
How to Arrange Sweet Peas?
- Place the stems in bud vases with tall, narrow necks that will support the stems.
- Use three or more vases close together for mingled flowers that create a full, unified look. If you prefer to use a single, wide-mouthed vase, place the stems that want to trail over the side near the front. “Royal Family” and “Mammoth” cultivars have large flowers that display well.
- Use “Maggie May,” “Old Spice” or “Painted Lady” for intense fragrance.
10 – Gardenia Wedding Flower Arrangements
The last one best idea to decorate the event is “Gardenia Wedding Flower Arrangements” which is capable to make the celebrations more invigorating. I love this flower by heart, really inspiring stuff.
Gardenia is a genus of flowering plants in the coffee family, Rubiaceae, native to the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, southern Asia, Australasia and Oceania. The genus was named by Carl Linnaeus and John Ellis after Dr. Alexander Garden (1730-1791), a Scottish-born American naturalist.
Gardenia flower is surrounded by dark green, waxy leaves; the exquisite gardenia exudes a sultry, heavy scent. Gardenia flowers are lovely tucked into a bouquet or floating in a low bowl as a centerpiece, and a single gardenia makes a wonderful scented corsage or hair accessory. But be gentle: the delicate, creamy ivory petals of this expensive flower can bruise easily. Large three- to four-inch blossoms, as well as a miniature variety, are available.
How to Arrange Gardenia Flowers?
- Rinse your hands before handling cut gardenia flowers. This minimizes the risk of tearing or bruising the fragile flowers when you touch them.
- Place the gardenias in water supplemented with cut flower food, available from most floral shows and garden stores. This provides vital nutrients and keeps them looking fresh and hydrated. If the gardenias are on a long stem, put them in a vase. Shallow-cut gardenias, such as those used for corsages, can be floated in a shallow dish.
- Put the gardenias in the refrigerator when they’re not in use or being viewed. The cool temperatures extend the life of the flowers.
- Keep the flowers away from all types of vegetables and fruits. Such produce release ethylene, which gardenias are very sensitive to, according to the Whole Blooms Group floral company.Increase the humidity in the room. This keeps the petals from drying out and wilting. If increasing the humidity isn’t possible, mist the gardenias with water every couple of hours.
Closing up the discussion, top 10 best wedding flower arrangements ideas for 2016 provides the very right way how to make wedding bouquet, centerpiece, table decoration and home decoration during event days. Each and every idea is currently practical and making the people joyful.