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Suggestions of types of flowers in wedding?

Asked by livelaughlove21 (15715points) December 2nd, 2011

I’m getting married in May. This is the color of my bridesmaids’ dresses:

http://davidsbridal.ugc.bazaarvoice.com/7294-en_us/235105/photo.jpg (Clover)

The dresses were originally supposed to be pink, so I mostly had pink and white roses in the bouquets (with white freesia in mine instead of white roses). I’m not a flower person, so I don’t even know what would look good.

My wedding colors are pink (like a blush color), green (like the dresses), and champagne, but I also plan on having silver accents.

Like I said, I’m CLUELESS about flowers, and my florist was no help, so I’d like some suggestions on pretty flower combinations that will look good with these dresses. I also need ideas for flowers for the arbor and type of petals for my flower girl.

Pictures or just names of flowers would be great!

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gailcalled's avatar

So, what’s your budget? A Kardashian pocket book or perhaps something more modest?

Aethelwine's avatar

Have you considered hydrangeas? They come in the colors you are looking for and look lovely with roses. Something like this.

marinelife's avatar

I would include euphorbia in the bouquets.It grows in long sprigs.

gailcalled's avatar

@marinelife: The Bells of Ireland are beautiful but I believe that it is not euphorbia but Molucella Laevis.

Additionally they are an annual and not easy to find and thus, probably costly, unless the OP lives in a warm climate and has time to plant seeds and grow her own.

Euphorbia is known also as spurge; I grow several versions of the perennial here. The foliage is a pretty lime green and the flowers are not very interesting.

_Cushion spurge

marinelife's avatar

@gailcalled Her wedding is in May so Bells of Ireland should be easier to find.

Sorry about the confusion. I thought it was a euphorbia.

cazzie's avatar

I love the website ‘Save on Crafts’ that @jonsblond referred to. There are a million ideas for weddings and functions. Silk flowers and preserved flowers and lights and everything are there.

JLeslie's avatar

Is it daytime or evening? I assume it is semiformal since the dresses are knee length?

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I’m thinking lilies would work with those colors. They come in a wide variety of colors. I think a reddish tone or white would work.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Ask your florist to create a cascading bouquet for you made of lavender colored orchids and white amaryllis. For your bridesmaids, ask her to make cluster bouquets of white hydrangeas and lavender roses. The lavender and white combination will really pop against your wedding dress and the bridesmaid dresses.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Do I have to surrender a testicle for answering this?

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Are those lilacs behind the people in the pic? They go really nicely with the dresses.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe The flowery tree behind them? That’s a crape myrtle tree, lol.

livelaughlove21's avatar

@gailcalled A pretty modest budget. Luckily, our venue includes a garden ceremony, so not much decoration is required. The decor in the reception area includes whites and greens and is provided by the venue as well. I don’t want to spend more than $1,000 on the bouquets/boutonnieres.

@JLeslie The ceremony will begin at 4PM, so the sun will still be out. And yes, semiformal.

@WillWorkForChocolate Lavender isn’t one of my colors. I was asking more for a blush flower as well as white flowers that would go with the green in the photo.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

Okay, so substitute blush colored orchids and roses for the lavender ones. BTW, your flower colors do not absolutely have to match your wedding colors. Mine didn’t; we chose different colored flowers to make them stand out.

livelaughlove21's avatar

How does this sound?

Bridesmaids – White freesia and soft pink roses with some greenery of some type (ideas?)
Groomsmen Boutonnieres – White freesia

Bride – White lilies and soft pink roses
Groom Boutonniere – White lily

Arbor – White lilies and white freesia
Petals for Flower Girl – White rose petals

I just can’t find pictures of what this would even look like together. Also, are any of these flowers expensive?

What would be the price difference between a casa blaca lily or a Peruvian lily or an oriental lily? And which would be prettier in a bouquet?

Aethelwine's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe I thought it was a lilac bush too. =)

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@WillWorkForChocolate They’re awesome. Have to do some research. Probably won’t grow up here.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

I have a couple in my yard, they’re very pretty!!

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