Classic or modern, simple or creative, there's no wrong way to include flowers in your wedding centerpieces. That's why we've highlighted a range of decorations, to get your wheels turning no matter your taste or celebration theme. Ahead, discover flowers you've never heard of, color combinations you never thought of, and arranging techniques that'll blow your mind. Find what you like and share it with your planner or florist. They'll work with your wedding's season and budget to help you make your vision come to life. No matter what you choose, rest assured you can create something cool and beautiful.
Get the look for less by following everyone's favorite fashion rule: Mix high with low! "One of the best ideas I have ever seen was the bride who had white roses and bushels of baby's breath," says Ani Keshishian, creative director of Anoush Banquet Halls & Catering and L.A. Banquets. "She alternated between roses on one table and baby's breath on another and you couldn't tell the difference in her photos. It was very elegant and did wonders for the feel of the wedding." If you're not a fan of alternating, try choosing a lot of filler like stock and greenery and adding in pops of the expensive and coveted flowers, such as David Austin roses or peonies, suggests Jennifer Arreguin and Natasha Burton, cofounders of Swoon California in Santa Barbara, California.
Blooming in early summer, yarrow comes in yellow tones, as well as white, pink, and red. The fern-like foliage is attractive as well as a fragrant addition to wedding flower arrangements. Brides should take some of their yarrow-containing flower arrangements home to grace their tables, as the cut flowers can last as long as three weeks. The flowers dry very well if you hang them upside down in a dry area for two weeks.