Post # 1
Anyone using Dahlias for your bridal bouquet? If so, how many stems are you using? What kinds of greenery are you putting in it, or just the Dahlias?
I really wanted Peonys…. but they are extremely expensive, and I want a bigger flower to fill up the bouquet without tons of stems. So I looked at Dahlias and fell in love! I’m also considering some garden roses (different varieties) that have a larger head.
So exciting!!! 🙂
Post # 3
I love love love them and my bouquet will be mostly dahlias. I’m not sure how many stems though, the florist is doing all that. They can be quite big and full though so you shouldn’t need too many!
Have you ever seen a dinnerplate dahlia? Not for a bouquet but if you love dahlias, check them out sometime. Utterly amazing.
sorry, eta I’m having them with roses and calla lilies, no fillers.
Post # 4
@blu77: I think I’m going to mix a few garden roses in my bouquet as well! I’m getting dark pink Dahlias (hopefully they’re not sold out)! My BMs will carry 4-5 white/pink garden roses… and the left over roses I may scatter into my Dahlia bouquet.
I will check out those dinnerplate Dahlias. Sounds interesting… haha!
Post # 5
@kperry3: We are growing our own dahlias and calla lillies for the bouquets and I will be using the dahlias for centerpieces, I love them and their colours are so vibrant! I don’t know yet if I’ll be using fillers, I guess I’ll figure that out once the flowers are out this year and we put them together.
Post # 6
I’m using them! they are simply gorgeous!!! I have about 6 in my bouquet with ivory, pink and white roses and my bridesmaids have 3 in theirs!
Post # 7
@M.Ruder: Would love to see a picture of your bouquets…
Post # 8
@kperry3: I am using dahlias and I’ll be using antique begonia foliage and dusty miller
Here are some of my inspiration photos –
Post # 9
I’ve always loved dahlias, and really think they can hold their own in a bouquet. They have such a gorgeous mathematically pleasing structure in their own right that I tend not to put anything else with them in arrangements. But for a bit more visual interest than just a ball of dahlias in full bloom, I found this shot where they used some of the unopened flowers as both greenery and added texture. Might be an idea!