Myrtle is one of the most popular types of greenery because of the variety of ways that it can be used. It has long stems which are lined with glossy leaves. The thick foliage that this creates looks best in floral centerpieces. It also exudes a sweet fragrance that makes it perfect for home decor. The myrtle is a representation of love and for that reason is often found in wedding arrangements as well.

Flowers for the fitting: Plan to make one of your practice bouquets for the day you'll have your wedding gown fitting. Take the bouquet with you and critically evaluate the size, shape, length of stems, colors, and the style of your dress. Get the bridesmaids together at the same time. Make a note of the changes required to make them perfect. If some of the flowers don't look right (such as daisies with a silk beaded gown), make note of the changes needed. Confirm size, shape, and colors, too.

A vintage-inspired wedding is a way for you to tie traditions from the past into your wedding day. Although vintage themed weddings replicate eras in history, you can also add your own modern twist to the decor, flowers and dress to reflect the taste of you and your significant other. In this bouquet, the bright colors and greenery pop against the brides stunning vintage dress. Believe it or not, this wedding bouquet is made out of paper, allowing the bride to cherish her beautiful wedding bouquet for years to come.


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.
Ahead, you'll find arrangements featuring popular wedding flowers (plus a few unique ones) that are available in the summer. In-season varieties include everything from dahlias and zinnias to protea and clematis flowers. There are also tons of year-round staples—from roses to eucalyptus—featured here. When choosing your assortment, it's important to consider the weather this time of year. That's why we've spotlighted sturdy plants like succulents, too—they'll withstand the heat of the dog days.
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.
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.  
different as well. It makes it less complicated for guests to track who's who.
There are endless options for couples who want to create a colorful modern wedding bouquet in the summertime. With hundreds of types of flowers in bloom during the summer, the most difficult part of pulling together your wedding bouquet is narrowing down all of the vibrant options on the market. In this bouquet, the array of flowers were chosen for their different colors, shapes and sizes in order to create an eye-catching flower arrangement.
When selecting your wedding celebration arrangement, you are not restricted to fresh flowers. Silk blossoms that are made today are produced to make sure that they look really similar to fresh flowers. If you hadn't thought about using silk blossoms for your wedding event bouquet, you could want to give them a doubt. Not just will you save money, you will not need to bother with the flowers wilting as well as protecting the blossoms is a less unpleasant process.
Sometimes you just have to go big or go home, right? So if large, over-the-top arrangements are what you want, get them, but try to give them multiple uses. "These arrangements can be placed on staggered columns to create a gorgeous backdrop for the ceremony," advises wedding planner Scoobie West of Scoobie & Company. "Then, during cocktail hour, they can be easily transported to the reception space."
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