With the imminent launch of our new website and weddings featuring high on the list of things we are excited about, we will be writing blog posts every so often with lots of lovely wedding key words in them!
Across the world, white is used on significant occasions, such as at birth, conveying innocence, truth in love, purity of union and tranquillity at death. White flowers represent peace and purity, and if they are given as a gift they are a gesture of respect.
Often the flowers at a wedding reflect the colour scheme that runs through from the bridesmaids’ dresses to the table decorations and candles, chair covers and other accessories. Using white flowers means you need to make sure they have great impact. There are a plethora of white wedding flower ideas in Pinterest and on Google images and white flowers work beautifully whatever month of the year you are getting married in – just make sure you pick flowers that are in season!
Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding bouquet was white. She had requested the theme to be “unpretentious, simple and natural,” which was reflected in her bouquet. She had lily of the valley, sweet William, hyacinth, ivy and myrtle.
Bridesmaids’ flowers and button holes for men
Depending on the colour of the bridesmaids’ dresses, a posy of white flowers to match the coloured flowers that the bride is carrying is a nice idea. Roses, peonies, lilies and carnations all have white varieties. So do dahlias, gerbera daisies, hydrangeas, alstroemeria and a whole host of fillers. Some flowers are more suitable for a posy than others and it will depend on the age of the bridesmaids too. A little basket of white flowers carried by a youngster is very appealing.
White orchids have an air of pristine beauty that makes it easy to appreciate the form and shape of the flower rather than being bowled over by colour. A row of individual orchid plants along the length of the banqueting hall table would look stunning!
Roses symbolise love and there is a beautiful white rambling rose called Wedding Day, don’t think it would work that well in a bouquet or table arrangement but the plant would make a great wedding or thank you present!
If you are thinking of having white flowers at your wedding we’d love to hear what you’ve chosen. Do get in touch via our facebook page and look for the photo of white flowers!