Planning a wedding can be stressful. There is a lot to think about regarding decor, venue, wedding party, groom choice, the list goes on. Our experience at Calyx Flowers has really shown us that once you figure out what type of floral motif you want on your big day, the rest falls into place easily. That might sound silly and expected coming from a floral company, but flowers are found all over weddings – not just in centerpieces on the tables. In the bride’s bouquet, the bridesmaids’ bouquets, the groom’s lapel, on the bride’s dress, in the bride’s hair, along the aisle, in a flower girl’s basket, on the alter, in the chuppa, on the cake, on the tables, during cocktail hour, hanging from tents and ceilings on the back of chairs, and really, any place you can think. Weddings really are floral events.
So, once you figure out what type of floral designs you’re interested in, the rest of the planning should be a piece of cake. Hydrangeas, Peonies, Roses, and Lily of the Valley are typically popular choices for Weddings – colors are generally soft, romantic, and feminine. Calla Lilies also make for beautiful bouquets or centerpieces. Some brides opt for something more dramatic, choosing a pallet of dark reds to accent the whites and creams found elsewhere in the decor. Do you want your centerpieces to make a bold statement or softly cascade across the tables? You want your wedding to be representative of you and your style, so think about what colors you gravitate towards in your daily life. Do you wear red lipstick? Maybe maroon or red hues peppered in your centerpieces, bridesmaid decor, and bridal bouquet would suit your fancy. Do you wear a lot of black? Black vases are a chic and classic wedding staple. Are you more of a chapstick and jeans girl? If that’s the case, perhaps a rustic wedding with lavender and taupe tones would be right for you. Did you grow up in polos and spend summers at the country club? Navy blues with white Calla Lilies are an elegant choice for a tasteful upscale wedding.
The Calyx Flowers team took the time to put together a Pinterest board of wedding flowers that inspire us. Although we find it’s best not to replicate someone else’s wedding, it’s certainly encouraged to find inspiration from other peoples beautiful and happy events. We invite you to take a look at the board and let us know what you think! Weddings are joyous events, so no need to stress, start with the flowers and let the rest unfold.