Bouquet Pickin' time!

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
  • poll: Left to Right - A, B, C, D
    A. Pink Peonies : (15 votes)
    26 %
    B. Purple pink : (25 votes)
    43 %
    C. Purple : (15 votes)
    26 %
    D. Red Tulips : (3 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    856 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    i love peonies but it will be difficult (and expensive for you to get them in september).  i like the third.  they look like lilacs.

    Post # 4
    6194 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I like the third one and the second. I would prioritize size, and see what flowers fit into the budget. I have heard bad things about how tulips hold up in bouquets, which is why all the pictures are always upside down

    Post # 6
    4411 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    The third picture is Lilacs, and they are pretty much a spring flower only.  We have lilac bushes here, and the flowers are already dead.  However, there is a new variety that blooms several times throughout the spring and summer, but they will be very expensive.

    I voted for the second, because I think that’s mostly going to be the most readily available in September. 

    Post # 8
    2895 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i like the second one. and i was going to say the same thing about tulips not holding up well. my florist said they don’t recommend them because they wilt/droop so quickly.

    Post # 9
    240 posts
    Helper bee

    Based on your wedding month, I think peonies and tulips aren’t going to be a feasible choice. Have you thought about dahlias? They look reminscent of the second bouquet, though slightly more fall-ish.

    Post # 10
    20 posts

    I don’t know what area of the country you’re in but if you were one of my brides I would suggest pink garden roses and butterfly bush, vitex, or stock. The garden roses look similar to peonies and the last three have the dark purple and similar shape to lilacs but are more feesable in September.

    Post # 11
    438 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    The peonies are absolutely going to be unavailable if you live in the United States. My wedding was August 6th and by then they were already done for the season. (I’m a florist, so I’m not just making this up!) I had even pre-ordered in Feburary, but they just don’t last that long. Instead of peonies, which you obviously like because they’re in two of your inspiration bouquets, try garden roses. p

    They look quite similar to peonies–they have a multitude of petals and truthfully smell INCREDIBLE!
    I’m trying to remember price points on the peonies vs. the garden roses and I’m actually thinking the garden roses were a couple dollars per stem cheaper than the peonies, so that’s something to take into consideration also!
    I used light pink garden roses in place of peonies in my bouquet and had SO many compliments on it simply because not many people had seen garden roses as opposed to everyone who knows what a peony looks like!

    Post # 12
    8660 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Some florists grow flowers in special greenhouses all year round, but then you pay the price! We got a few quotes for hydrangeas for our october wedding, but they were a bit late in the season. Maybe that would work for you?  I love the mixed lilacs or other wildflowers in general. Your dress is very elegant, so maybe red roses! Those are availble all year round! (or should be)

    Post # 13
    5087 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I love the red tulips. 

    Post # 14
    2276 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @rcorral:  peonies!! i also had a pink and white peony bouquet.: ). gorgeous flower. I second the garden rose if peonies are out of season! 🙂 

    Post # 15
    27 posts
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Peonies are my favorite flower also and bloom in late May. You could probably get them from a grower but they will be incredibly expensive. The third photo does look like lilac, but it’s hard to tell. Lilacs bloom in April, also out of season.

    I agree that garden roses and dahlias would be good choices for the look you want. I used both of them in my October bouquet and it was gorgeous.

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