Everyone knows a wedding is a May-jor affair. There's so much to say about your glorious day, so let's say it with flowers. These are the top 10 blooms featured in the bouquets of May brides. 1. Tulips. These black tulips symbolise strength, power and royalty — and without question, every bride is a queen. Image courtesy of Artsy Vibes.
2. Hyacinths. Blue hyacinths represent sincerity and loyalty. The flower's name stems from the ancient Greek tale of Apollo transforming his lover Hyacinth into a flower that could remain by his side. Image courtesy of
3. Phalenopsis Orchid, or, the moth orchid. Officially crowned the 28th wedding anniversary flower, this rare bloom was a favourite among aristocrats of the 1920s. The moth orchid ranges in speckled varieties, from pinks and yellows to deep blues.
4. Baby's breath. Known for its delicate tiny flowers, baby's breath weaves innocence, purity and everlasting love into the bridal bouquet. Image courtesy of
5. Begonia leaves. With felt-rimmed edges and a striking contrast of burgundy hues and iridescent silvers, begonia leaves break up the fresh white blooms of a traditional wedding bouquet. Pair them with darker florals for a brooding, autumnal aesthetic. Image courtesy of The Frustrated Gardener.
6. Jonquil (Narcissus). Embedded with a bright yellow cup, the jonquil is easily one of the most cheerful blooms in the garden. And it seems to represent everything one would hope for in marriage: happiness, prosperity, rebirth and inspiration.
7. Freesia. The humble Freesia seems to sing spring (even when we're almost in winter!) With sweet green buds residing on one side of its slender stem, the freesia has a heavenly scent. It'll add sweetness to any bouquet, especially paired with Sweet Peas and other cottage-style blooms.
8. Tuberose. Pluck the tuberose's individual white florets (which grow all the way up the stem) to tuck into the bride's hair, or attach to the groom's buttonholes. It's also a guarantee you'll smell swell: for centuries, the tuberose has been the base note for many floral perfumes.
9. Blushing Bride. The name says it all! Part of the protea family and heralding from South Africa, these mini blooms seem a less traditional choice. With their waxy cream petals and blushing pink buds, the blushing bride can be mixed with more conventional roses and foliage, or arranged with other wildflowers such as flannel flowers.
10. Green goddess lily. This trumpet-shaped flower rings true to the art nouveau era, when it featured heavily in ornamental designs. The plant's elegant silhouette will fit perfectly with a vintage wedding dress. Image courtesy of Lesley Davidson.