I love orchids and I love sunflowers, they’re so big, bright and make me think of all things happy and romantic. But which of these flowers would I use in my wedding decorations? Since there are so many options to choose from, here’s a neat little list of the most popular wedding flowers.
These gorgeous flowers can really turn your wedding venue into a magical space:
Let’s start with my personal favourite- Orchids!
Purple is a common colour used at Indian weddings and fits in well with the general air of opulence and grandeur we wish to project at this occasion. If you want to channel the power of purple but not go overboard (like draping the venue with heavy purple velvet curtains, making it look like a scene from Arabian Nights), use exotic orchids in your floral arrangements. Purple, Pink & White Orchids arranged tastefully can create a rich, elegant theme throughout your space.
Not the norm at Indian weddings, let’s check out the happy Sunflower!
Large, cheery and vibrant, sunflowers are an ideal choice for an Indian wedding for a multitude of reasons. First off, according to “The Language Of Flowers”, Sunflowers represent adoration- which is perfect for the occasion! Second, they have very strong stalks which can help them stand tall in your arrangements. However, make sure to ask for sunflowers that are bred specifically for flower arrangements as typical garden varieties drop a lot of pollen. Make sure to tell your florist that you want pollen-free sunflowers and you’re good to go!
Let’s not forget the all time classic, Roses!
We often fear that roses might be a bit cliché for a wedding but in reality, they are not a traditional Indian flower. They are sometimes used in Indian-American weddings but are not a common sight at traditional Indian weddings. Red roses symbolize love and desire, but roses come in a variety of colours and each have their own meaning. For example, the white rose represents purity and innocence.
Here’s a look at some meanings:
- Dark red rose: deep emotion, beauty, devotion
- White rose: purity, innocence, reverence, silence
- Pink rose: grace, happiness, gentleness
- Yellow rose: joy, friendship, the promise of a new beginning
- Orange rose: desire and enthusiasm
- Lavender rose: love at first sight
- Coral rose: friendship, modesty, sympathy
Combine them with jasmine, delphiniums, freesias or really whatever you like to create stunning arrangements.
Speaking of Jasmine!
These flowers are said to mean “Sweet love”. In addition to creating a dreamy environment, these white flowers smell fantastic and will really add to the wedding ambience. Some brides weave the small, white jasmine flowers, sometimes known as mallipoo, into garlands to wear in their hair. These little buds are considered good luck and a sign of future prosperity and fortune.
Want to go a different way? Well, we’ve listed some more gorgeous flowers below to choose from!
Chrysanthemums represent cheerfulness and, luckily for us, are available in many colours from white, to yellow and gold, pink, orange, bronze, deep red, maroon, violet and purple. Some chrysanthemums are a mix of two and even more colours! Chrysanthemums symbolize long life, joy and optimism, and are very sturdy flowers for bouquets and garlands which make them perfect for a wedding.
Lately, this flower is becoming more common at Indian weddings. Also known as Larkspur, this is a genus of approximately 300 species of perennial flowering plants in the buttercup family! Its flowers vary in colours from purple and blue to red, white or yellow, and are said to mean “a welcoming, open heart”.
Freesias are an ideal wedding flower. They are relatively inexpensive and long-lasting. They come in a multitude of bright colors and have a light fragrance. Use them as a filler with more costly flowers or weave them into garlands. Freesias symbolize love, innocence and thoughtfulness.
Daisies represent innocence and hope, perfect for starting a new journey such as a marriage. Bright, sturdy and cheerful, gerbera daisies make beautiful flowers for an Indian wedding. They come in a variety of colours and look fresh even after several days, and are best for a casual Indian wedding.
Hydrangeas come in white, green, purple or blue. They’re an excellent wedding flower because of their large size. They look extravagant when massed together and make lovely centerpieces.
These cheery flowers are a commonly seen at Indian weddings and would look great if mixed with other flowers to create bright contrasting arrangements. Use small marigolds to make garlands or even to shower over the newly wedded couple. Try out large French marigolds in bouquets.
Mix & Match!
We suggest you mix and match it up to create some stunning and unique flower arrangements to truly making the wedding-scape your very own! Afterall, Koskii is all about helping you be the bride you want to be. Let your individuality shine!
Source credits: The Gardening Channel