Cherry blossom. Originating from and celebrated in Japan, cherry blossoms herald the arrival of spring as bare branches sprout delicate flowers in shades of blush pink, white, and deep pink. The blossoms represent good fortune, love and affection. The blooms are striking en masse for large ceremony arrangements, or cut short and petite as accents to bouquets.
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.
Tulips. One of the world’s most recognisable flowers, the tulip, with its Dutch heritage, has been a popular choice for brides for over a century. They’re available in any colour you could dream of, with glossy, long petals create perfect cups. French tulips are slightly elongated, parrot tulips have frilled petals, and fringed tulips boast feathered petal edges - there’s a tulip for everyone.
Hippeastrum. Hippeastrum (or amaryllis, as they are equally known), has an array of interesting colour choices, from salmon, vibrant red, white, blushed pinks, and watermelon. Characterised by its long tubular stem hosting between three and five large lily shaped blooms. Petals twist as they open, adding elegance to any of your favourite florals.
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.
Flannel Flower Native to Australia and often seen surrounding the bush land of Sydney, the Flannel Flower is a distant relative of the carrot.. A delicate velvet textured flower meaning " sunbeam " in Latin, adds texture and whimsy for the bohemian bride, and compliments beautifully with traditional blooms, such as David Austin roses for a just picked from the garden style bouquet.
Lily of the valley. A French good luck offering to loved ones on May Day, Lily of The Valley has a long association with weddings. Delicate, sweetly scented sprigs, white bell shaped blooms, and slender leaves comprise this dainty delight. Signifying the return of happiness, and famously used in Catherine Middleton’s bouquet, Lily of the Valley is a timeless classic adding a romantic touch with a hint of nostalgia.
Rhododendron Celebrated by societies worldwide, the Rhododendron offers a rainbow of colour choices, from vibrant pinks and mauves, to rich reds, creams and the antique coffee tone. With deep waxy-belled blooms nestled in a dense tuft of long leaved foliages it was present when Leopold proposed to Molly in Joyce's Ulysses. A romantic flower with a palette to compliment all blooms.
Snowflakes- Leucojum Like little hand painted white bells, snowdrops hang like a little lantern with scalloped edges each hosting a single green polka dot. Found wild over Central Europe and much rarer here in Australia where it is commonly referred to as " Snowdrops" , the dainty Leucojum is a sweet and quirky bloom ,best for a petite posy bouquet.
Waratahs A protected Australian native and the state flower of NSW, the traditional red Waratah is certainly a statement. With its mounded centre of beads enshrouded with thick, wax like petals it is favoured by such artists as Margaret Preston and Jenny Kee. Also available in white, it is rustically divine paired with other Australian natives such as Gum Blossom and a cluster of flannel flower.