Top 10 Wedding Flowers
by Kristen Janes of Kio Kreations, LLC
I have compiled a list of the TOP 10 Wedding Flowers chosen by Chicago brides…and the winners are:
- Roses are remain one of the most popular wedding flowers in Chicagoland. Whether you are doing a traditional “rose wedding” where roses are the featured bloom, or just using them in a mix of other flowers, roses are a great addition to any wedding as they come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors and are moderately priced.
- Hydrangea is a big, fluffy bloom that really can fill out a bouquet or centerpiece. They also come in a variety of colors including bright white, ivory, blush pink, purple, green and even blue.
- Orchids come in a bunch of varieties, including a couple that aren’t too pricey. Mokara and Dendrobium orchids are actually pretty affordable and work well in bouquets and in submerged centerpieces. Cymbidium, Cattleya, and Phaleanopsis varieties will cost you a lot more but they are some of the most beautiful blooms you will ever see!
- Mini Callas make for a great, sleek boutonniere and work well in a bouquet. Mini callas are so versatile that they’ve become more popular than traditional callas which are typically used in larger arrangements such as altarpieces.
- Tulips come in a bunch of varieties which can be somewhat seasonal, but when in season, they are often one of the least expensive flowers you can get!
- Peonies are a huge, fluffy, ethereal bloom available from December through June. If you love them and always wanted them for your wedding…hopefully you are getting married in one of those months. They are virtually impossible to get after June.
- Ranunculus are becoming more and more popular for Chicago weddings. They are a smaller bloom, ranging in size between a quarter and half dollar, but they have a unique, super ruffly, round shape unlike any other bloom.
- Dahlias are one of the best fall blooms money can buy! They have a nice shape and size, come in a bunch of colors and look fabulous in a centerpiece or bouquet.
- Stock might sound boring, but it is actually a GREAT flower to add to the mix. They have a sweet fragrance and soft appearance so they work well in altarpieces, centerpieces and bouquets.
- Stephanotis is a traditional flower that pairs well with roses or in a mix of flowers. They do not come on a stem so they have to be wired and added to a bouquet or boutonniere, which allows the adding of a pearl or rhinestone accent into the center.
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