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.