Freesia Wedding Flowers
Freesia wedding flowers are so popular that we use them all the year round in bridal bouquets, bridesmaid’s posies and table centerpieces.
So what makes these small but very beautiful flowers so popular? Top of the list for choosing freesia wedding flowers has to be fragrance; they smell heavenly. We get lots of requests from brides for fragrant flowers, this is especially popular at the moment as we have a trend for the ‘English Country Garden’ look. Freesias provide a wonderful scent that is delicate and fresh without being over powering. Unlike lilies, the freesia fragrance is strong but not heady so they can feature in hot summer wedding venue rooms.
Freesia Wedding Bouquets
In the above photo you can see a bridesmaid holding a posy bouquet that I made entirely out of freesias in ivory and lilac purple. The bride chose to have them arranged without any foliage at all creating this delicate bouquet that complimented the style and colour of the bridesmaids' dresses. If you wanted to incorporate foliage I suggest using eucalyptus, which also has a subtle fragrance, and pretty silver leaves.
To complement the bridesmaid’s freesia posy bouquets, the bride had a bouquet of ivory ‘Akito’ roses and both the lilac purple and ivory freesias. We also placed lilac lisianthus flowers in the bridal bouquet that you can see above (right).
Create a Coordinated Style
Whenever we are designing wedding flowers we always focus on how everything will look when the whole wedding party are photographed together. This stunning photo here of everyone under the tree demonstrates this perfectly.
The freesia wedding flower theme is tied through all of the bouquets complementing the colours of the dresses. The gents wore ivory rose buttonholes as used in the bridal bouquet. To get this coordinated look we always advise linking the types of flowers and a colour theme throughout all the wedding flowers.
Freesia Wedding Centerpieces
The ivory and purple wedding color theme was then followed through into the wedding table centrepieces where the freesias featured as well along side other purple flowers including lisianthus, statice and veronica.
Freesias are available all the year round and come in a wide variety of colours including: ivory, white, yellow, cerise pink, red/orange and lilac purple. From my point of view as a florist, freesias are great to work with because although the flowers have delicate petals the stems are very sturdy. All of these reasons are probably what makes freesia wedding flowers such a popular choice.
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