(Closed) Romantic feel flowers?

posted 11 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Peonies are full and feminine… roses are a romantic staple, and lilacs have a lovely fragrance, giving them a very romantic feel.

Post # 4
30398 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Peonies, garden roses, anenome, hydrangea, freesia, white lilies, orchids, lily of the valley,tulips, orange blossoms

Your florist should have many suggestions too.

Post # 5
1316 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think hydrangeas are incredibly romantic flowers – and they’re not terribly expensive either!   I changed my original centerpieces from gerbera daisies (more of a fun feel) to hydrangeas because I wanted the softer, romantic look.  As they come in a largish bunch, you also don’t need as many of them as you would other flowers that come as a single stem. 

Post # 7
239 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

When I think of romantic I definitely envision a full romantic ruffly type bouquet. Flowers like Peonies, garden roses, ranunculus. Also look into Lisianthus. It’s pretty and ruffly. An alternative to Peonies and garden roses. Lace Ruffles posted David Austin Roses above and those are basically garden roses, I believe. They are just a certain type. His are called English Roses. I think it’s what his are called because he cross-bred roses and created his own. I’ve oohed and awwed over his website. I even bought a rosebush and planted it in my backyard.

As far as greenery, I think vintage romantic when I see Dusty Miller. It is a type of greenery. It’s kind of a silver sage color. It is gorgeous, but doesn’t work with all bouquets.

Post # 8
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

As others have said: roses, peonies, lilac, and orchids

Post # 9
239 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Also, for centerpieces I am doing half the centerpieces with lanterns. That can give a romantic garden feel, I think. I am also using moss. i’m doing a little bit more rustic though and using wood slices under the lanterns.

Post # 10
530 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My profuse apologies this morning. I had 2 cups of coffee! Romantic flowers are my favorite and I tend to side with the English Garden look. Here are some of my all time favorites. Growing up in the flower business and working as a broker right out of college – I became a true flower snob. You don’t need a ton of money to have great flowers, you just have to have great taste or a great florist. Here are romance favorites……………For best flowers in the romantic category, the nominees are:

Maidenhair -it photographs beautifully and while it’s expensive, it makes a bride bouquet ROCK! 🙂

Besides Lilacs and Peonies, my favorites to go with those are the big focals listed below. First is Dark Blue Hybrid Delphinium, it also comes in light blue but you can get the light blue from cheaper iris and or belladonna. There is some white as well – i think white tends to sell for more. Following this is the purple – not as available but if your florist orders early, it gives wholesaler time to bring it in.

Here is the lavender. It’s got a real victorian vintage look – almost a little dusty brown/soft beigy pink undertone:

Then one of my favorites – it dies quickly so use sparingly – Foxglove:

I don’t have a picture of snapdragons but they are easy to use and affordable. Try to get the varigated two tone if you are looking for a showstopper. My favorite are the creamy white with a pink lip. Lemme see if i can find a photo:

So these are focal strong points, to counterbalance and to add to the romance, looky for droopy styled fillers. My favorite is hanging green amaranthus:

If my tax return comes in on time, I might just add French Tulips to my list:

I love bluplerum with peonies and hydraengas:

 – Lisianthus -if you choose this, go with purple or pink, the white tends to look “tired” imho.

Green viburnum looks basically like a mini green hydraenga (sp)

My favorite filler in California is seeded eucalyptus (there are at least 17 different types of eucalyptus your florist can order – i also like baby micro eucalyptus)


And since I have a tiny budget for the wedding, we are focusing about 90% of the flower budget on my favorite flower, ranunculas.

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