Flower BasicsFlowers play a large role in both the ceremony and the reception. Remember, you'll need flowers for not only the bridal bouquet, bridesmaid bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages, but also for the tossing bouquet (if you are having a separate one), nosegays for mothers, altar flowers, buffet flowers, pew or chair flowers and floral centerpieces. You'll also want to consider whether your wedding ceremony flowers will be different from your wedding reception flowers, whether your wedding cake flowers will match your wedding flower centerpieces, and what sort of flowers you'll use in your wedding arrangements. That's a lot of flowers to pick!
The most in-vogue wedding flowers are roses, orchids, tulips, daisies, and calla lilies, but other popular choices include gardenias, hydrangeas, stephanotis and lilacs.
Current TrendsToday, individuality, rather than tradition, is in style. Bridesmaid bouquets don't have to match the bridal bouquet; in fact, each bridesmaid may have a different bouquet. Floral centerpieces don't have to match the wedding's color scheme. A recent beach wedding with a blue and green theme featured centerpieces with a blend of orange and red flowers in blue vases that really made the colors pop.
Colorful blooms are taking the place of traditional white. While classic bouquets filled with white flowers are always elegant, the new trend in Texas wedding bouquets is a bold collection of colorful blooms. Lavenders and plums are especially popular. In Texas, bluebell, which can be found growing throughout most of the state, is a trendy choice, and the deep blue color blends well with most yellows and whites.
The four most popular types of bridal bouquets are nosegays, cascading bouquets, hand-tied bouquets and traditional bouquets. Hand-tied French twist bouquets that incorporate bold ribbons or pearls make a striking statement. Cascading bouquets, a current trend for brides, add drama and make the table decor a more central focus.
Where to Find the Flowers That You WantExcellent and professional florists abound in Texas. Here are a few suggestions to get you started in your search for the perfect flowers for your big day.
In New Braunfels, try Comal Flower Shop on the Plaza. Breen's Florist offers several locations, including Breen's Design Center in Houston, Breen's Spring Florist in Springs and Breen's Copperfield Florist in Houston. Also in Houston, try Dream Bouquet. In Kemah, visit All That Blooms. In McKinney, stop by The Lily Pad. In Carrollton, try Fiore Floral of Carrollton, and in Addison, head to Valentine Weddings.