No matter what colors you've chosen for the wedding, there's a shade of daisy to go along with it. The cheer and innocence of daisies pair well with yellow flowers that pick up the golden tones of a daisy’s center, like yellow roses or Asiatic lilies. Additionally, the strong circular shape of daisies makes a striking pomander arrangement to hang from the ends of each row of guests.
Ivy is perfect for accessorizing and can be added to anything from floral headdresses to table centerpieces. The leaves of ivy are unique in their triangular shape. The leaves cascade down its branches, making it ideal for wrapping around wreaths and adding flow to floral baskets. Ivy has a longer lifespan than most types of greenery; it lasts for months or even years, so it works great for home decor during holiday months or celebrations.
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.
When in doubt, ask your florist for some insight. According to event planner Kristine Cholakian Cooke, owner of Simply Charming Socials, your florist should be able to give you some great alternatives that meet your expectations visually and are also more accessible for your date. "We always find that brides who are more open-minded going into initial floral meetings can truly learn about flowers and options they didn't know existed," says Cooke. "In the end, the results can be beautiful and unexpected."
More flowers are in bloom on the summer solstice than on any other day of the year, and summer brides can capitalize on this floral bounty with the wide range of fragrant and affordable wedding flowers available. Not only are these flowers most affordable and lush during June, July, and August, you may also expect to see some of these flowers in bloom if you have an outdoor garden wedding.
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.