Wedding Flowers

Common Wedding Flowers

These are just a few of the more popular wedding flowers to help you in your planning. Keep in mind that we can and will suggest many others depending on what you tell us you want to achieve with your flowers.

Rose

MEANING: Love, joy, beauty
SCENT: Lightly fragrant to very fragrant, depending on variety
SEASON: Year-round
PRICE RANGE: Moderate to expensive
FLOWER FACT: Roses are the most popular flowers at weddings. Hundreds of color options! Preserves well.

Stephanotis

MEANING: Marital happiness
SCENT: Very fragrant
SEASON: Year-round
PRICE RANGE: Moderate
FLOWER FACT: These trumpet-shaped blossoms are traditional bridal flowers, no doubt due to their meaning. Preserve very well but often wilt during reception
Stephanotis
Calla Lily

MEANING: Magnificent beauty
SCENT: Lightly fragrant
SEASON: Spring and summer
PRICE RANGE: Expensive
FLOWER FACT: This large tropical flower is very popular in weddings. Preserves well.
Delphinium

MEANING: Swiftness, lightness
SCENT: Lightly fragrant
SEASON: Summer
PRICE RANGE: Moderate
FLOWER FACT: This large, multi-blossom flower is a traditional wedding favorite. Preserves well.
Freesia

MEANING: Innocence
SCENT: Very fragrant
SEASON: Spring and summer
PRICE RANGE: Inexpensive in season. Preserves well.
Gardenia

MEANING: Purity, joy
SCENT: Very fragrant
SEASON: Year-round
PRICE RANGE: Expensive
Flower Facts: Preserves well but can turn brown when handled.
Hydrangea

MEANING: None recorded
SCENT: None
SEASON: Spring and Fall
PRICE RANGE: Expensive
FLOWER FACT: There has been a recent resurgence in hydrangeas' wedding popularity. Preserves well.
Orchid

MEANING: Love, beauty
SCENT: None
SEASON: Year-round -- almost always imported
PRICE RANGE: Expensive. Most preserve well.
Lily

MEANING: Majesty, truth, honor
SCENT: Fragrant, often reminiscent of Easter
SEASON: Summer, but often imported during other seasons
PRICE RANGE: Moderate to expensive. Preserves well.

Lily of the Valley

MEANING: Happiness
SCENT: Fragrant
SEASON: Spring and Summer
PRICE RANGE: Expensive
FLOWER FACT: These small, fragile, bell-shaped flowers are considered traditional marriage flowers. Preserves well when fresh, but may brown during reception.

Stock

MEANING: Lasting beauty
SCENT: Very fragrant
SEASON: Year-round
PRICE RANGE: Inexpensive
FLOWER FACT: Stock can be found in many colors to complement and fill out arrangements. Preserves well.
Tulip

MEANING: Love, passion
SCENT: None
SEASON: Late Spring
PRICE RANGE: Expensive
FLOWER FACT: These sweet and stately flowers can be found in a myriad of colors. They preserve well when very fresh.
Sweet Pea

MEANING: Departure
SCENT: Fragrant
SEASON: Late Spring and early Summer
PRICE RANGE: Moderate
Flower Fact: Does not hold up well.

Baby's Breath

MEANING: Innocence
SCENT: None
SEASON: Year-round
PRICE RANGE: Inexpensive filler

Carnation

MEANING: Pink represents boldness, red symbolizes love, and white indicates talent. Some other colors have negative connotations.
SCENT: Very light fragrance or none at all, depending on variety
SEASON: Year-round
PRICE RANGE: Inexpensive, preserves well.

Carnation

Chrysanthemum or Mum

MEANING: Wealth, abundance, truth
SCENT: None
SEASON: Year-round
PRICE RANGE: Inexpensive
FLOWER FACT: Mums come in several varieties, which determine their size and color. The name literally means "golden flower." Used most often in the fall.
Daffodil

MEANING: Regard
SCENT: None
SEASON: Spring
PRICE RANGE: Inexpensive in season
Daisy

MEANING: Share your feelings
SCENT: None
SEASON: Year-round
PRICE RANGE: Inexpensive in season. Does not preserve well.
Daisy
Iris

MEANING: A message of faith, wisdom
SEASON: Spring
PRICE RANGE: Moderate to expensive, depending on variety
FLOWER FACT: Iris come in several sizes; they are usually blue or white, but you may find exotic varieties (including purple ones). Preserves well.
Lilac

MEANING: Love's first emotions
SCENT: Very fragrant
SEASON: Local lilacs are available in the spring; imported French lilacs are available year-round
PRICE RANGE: Moderate to expensive. Preserves well.
FLOWER FACT: The local lilac is grown like a bush, and is used as filler because of its greenery. The French lilac is more flower-like and can be used as such in bouquets and arrangements. This exotic flower comes in a variety of colors and sizes.
Lilac
Sunflower

MEANING: Short-stemmed sunflowers mean adoration; long-stemmed sunflowers symbolize haughtiness
SCENT: None
SEASON: Fall
PRICE RANGE: Inexpensive to moderate in season
FLOWER FACT: Smaller blooms recently have become popular in arrangements
Peony

MEANING: Bashfulness, the American spirit of ambition and determination
SCENT: Lightly fragrant
SEASON: Late Spring
PRICE RANGE: Expensive.
FLOWER FACT: Preserves well.
 
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