Also known as the Peruvian lily, the alstroemeria originated in South Africa. Like its exotic name, the inner petals of this flower have stripes on them that create texture and diversity when added to bouquets. They come in a range of colors from whites and golds to pinks and purples. The alstroemeria symbolizes friendship and devotion and is often seen in bouquets for friends or relatives.
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.
Almost every wedding reception includes centerpieces, and, more often than not, those centerpieces feature fresh flowers. We can't blame brides and grooms for sticking with tradition—it's not often that you get to fill your day with gorgeous blooms, making it easy to choose floral table décor over any other option. If that's not reason enough, flower arrangements often come with heavenly scents, which only seems to make them more irresistible.
That's right; a lot of blossoms bring a significance, or a special value that has actually been given from generation to generation.
Calla Lilies - These stylish flowers are pointers of our previous generations when grace as well as beauty were the policy. Associated with sophistication as well as charm, a calla lily would be the perfect flower if you intended to produce an innovative ambience for your wedding.
Practice, practice, practice: No matter how simple your plan or how confident you might feel, plan to do at least one (preferably two) practice run. Purchase the flowers you've selected to construct one centerpiece and one bouquet and put them together. Keep track of how long it takes to prepare that one, then multiply the time by how many you'll need to make. This will give you a great idea of how much time you'll need to dedicate to the flowers when the big day arrives. You might find that you've bought more flowers than you need or that you need a fuller bow, requiring more ribbon. This is a better time to realize these things than on the wedding day.