Choosing exquisite flowers for your wedding
When you close your eyes and smell a flower, where does it take you? To an exotic destination? Or to a childhood place you really loved? Flowers have that magical power of creating a comforting and idyllic environment. No matter where you are, if there are blossoms surrounding you, their beauty and scents promise a pleasant journey even if just for a moment.
Flowers have become part of the most important occasions of our lives. That’s why weddings without flowers would be like the bride without the groom; the two belong together.
With endless options available, you can get as creative as you wish. Whether you are having an afternoon beach wedding or a church ceremony followed by an elegant dinner, blooming bouquets and arrangements can set the mood and complement the atmosphere.
Dalia Girdvainiene, owner of Libby’s Flower Shop in Fort Myers, sees two trends that are popular with couples. “One of them is the romantic, elegant [look], while the other is the complete opposite, garden vintage,” she says. “The best way I can describe the second one is a rather wild garden.”
Those who go with the romantic style prefer a more compact look with lots of flowers and very little greenery incorporated in their centerpieces and bouquets. Romance is a huge trend right now and its No. 1 flower is the peony. And along with that, dahlias, hydrangeas, garden roses, regular roses, lisianthus and astilbe are among the favorite choices.
“Colors that have been trending since last year and are still very popular are peachy ivory and blush. And I also see a lot of white coming back in the spotlight,” Girdvainiene says.
As for the garden vintage theme, couples tend to go with wild-looking flowers and more green in the arrangements. The color ivory is present here as well, although it’s mostly paired with lavender and purple.
“What’s true for both trends is the asymmetric style that’s becoming more popular. This means that centerpieces and other decorations are heavier on one side with flowers, while lighter on the other,” Girdvainiene adds.
There are no rules and guidelines as to how your floral arrangements should look. It’s completely up to you and your style. But as the trend toward more intimate and personal weddings continues, florists in Southwest Florida are eager to accommodate a bride’s special requests.