Hydrangea or Gerbera for Your Wedding

 

Forget the boring” been there….done that” bouquet.

Forget the holders.

Forget the cascades.

For the past six years or so, brides have been choosing flowers that are loosely tied together

Tulips and gardenias – which used to be popular – are not the best flowers for a wedding, However, orchids are much hardier than people think and will work well.

What you don’t want to do is have the flowers match the dresses. You want those flowers to pop off the dresses, not melt into them in the photos.

The two top choices for 2013 are the hydrangea and gerbera.  Here’s why…..

Hydrangeas bring another texture and a lot of volume to a bouquet. Also, it’s a flower not many brides seem to think of for a bouquet, so it gives them a unique look. Because of their “bouquet” look, they are a good choice for bridesmaids.

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The gerbera daisy makes a WOW statement with color and fun! Who doesn’t think of “Daisy, Daisy” and that bicycle built for two that exemplifies romance? This versatile flower that signifies innocence with its fun, bright colors never fails to make an impression. As the fifth most popular flower in the world, daisies will add a more casual look to a bouquet.

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June Birth Flower~The Rose

Love, passion, beauty and perfection. The rose is rich with history and meaning. Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, presented a rose to Eros, and Cleopatra lured Mark Antony with a room knee-deep in rose petals. Named for the Latin word rosa which means red.

Some say love, it is a river
That drowns the tender reed.
Some say love, it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed.
Some say love, it is a hunger,
An endless aching need.
I say love, it is a flower,
And you its only seed.

It’s the heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance.
It’s the dream afraid of waking
That never takes the chance.
It’s the one who won’t be taken,
Who cannot seem to give,
And the soul afraid of dyin’
That never learns to live.

When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long,
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong,
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun’s love
In the spring becomes the rose.

-Bette Midler