The trumpet-shaped blooms of the lily stand for purity, whether or not white flowers are tucked into the bouquet. Oriental lilies, which are in season during late summer, have a strong fragrance and larger blooms than the Asiatic lilies of early summer. A wedding bouquet comprised entirely of lilies looks contemporary and dramatic, but lilies also pair well with other flowers like roses or lisianthus.
Also known as the leatherleaf fern, this plant grows year-round and can last anywhere from seven to 21 days. The leather fern is thick and extends out on the sides in a unique formation. The way the stem branches out creates a triangular shape and is great for adding body to floral decor. It can stand alone in a vase as a centerpiece or add a tropical flair to a floral arrangement.
Votives and candlelight are just as romantic as flowers, and they can help keep you within budget. "You can also mix in personal items for the table displays like pictures, keepsakes, or lanterns instead of concentrating solely on blooms," Arreguin and Burton advise. Another bright idea if you don't have a big flower budget? Concentrate on finding unique vessels that may take fewer flowers. Choose items that, when combined with other design objects such as the above-mentioned candles in multiples, will create a stunning centerpiece, recommends celebrity event planner Michael Cerbelli, CEO and president of Cerbelli Creative.
The epithet name for the tree fern is virgatus, which means twiggy. Because of its extremely thin stem, the tree fern is one of the easiest types of greenery to use. Unlike its namesake, the tree fern has thin, wispy branches and leaves that are often used in corsages and boutonnieres. The tree fern also works well as a solid background in a colorful bouquet.