Video:Overview of Wedding Flower Shapeswith Paige Glidden O'Connor
For every wedding style there is a flower shape to match. Watch this About.com video to get an idea of the different types of flowers and shapes to find the best to compliment your wedding.See Transcript
Transcript:Overview of Wedding Flower Shapes
Hi, I'm Paige Glidden O'Connor, owner of An Eclectic Stem in Kansas City, Missouri. Today we will be talking about wedding flower shapes for your bouquets and decor for About.com.
Choose Flower Shapes that Fit the Wedding's Style
Before deciding what flower shapes will be best for your wedding bouquets and décor, you’re first going to want to consider the over all look and feel of your wedding. You will want to take into consideration all the decorations and colors of your ceremony when picking your wedding flowers, and remember, this is YOUR wedding and you will want to choose flowers that you enjoy.
Classic Wedding Flower Shapes
The most popular combinations would be pairing together the rosette style, such as roses, Peony’s, or Dahlia’s with Dome flowers, such as Hydrangea or Celosia. These two blend together naturally and lend to a very classic look.
Romantic Wedding Flower Shapes
Depending on the style that you want to go with you may want to accent with some other shapes. Circular flowers give a clean symmetrical line and you can decide from a lot of different colors and designs such as Gerber daisies for a fun look or anemone’s for a softer more romantic look. Even sunflowers can lend a clean look to an autumn wedding.
Flat top shaped flowers such as Queen Anne’s Lace or Trachellium add interesting texture in with your base.
Whimsical Shapes for Wedding Flowers
Globe Shaped Flowers can add whimsy or interest to a classic bouquet. Flowers such as Allium with a larger shape are better on their own. Whereas Craspedia, Protea, and thistle can blend in with other shapes really nicely. Globe shapes flowers can also lend a very architectural look that can look really interesting within flowers and bouquets.
Flower Shapes for Organic and Outdoor Wedding Styles
For brides that want to add a wild or organic feel, spray flowers are a natural selection. Flowers such as Lily’s, Freesia, Lisianthus or even spray roses add a natural, interesting, unexpected kick to wedding bouquets.
Flowers for Modern Weddings
For brides going with a contemporary or modern look, spire and spear flower shapes are a really great way to go. Spire flowers such as Hyacinth or lavender or stock blend in nicely with other flowers while giving a little kick in interest. Spear flowers are perfect for brides who want to go with an interesting and modern shape.
Flowers such as Delphinium, Liatrus or Orchids, lend a beautiful, modern, asymmetrical feel to your arrangements.
No matter what style you are wanting to portray, there are wedding flowers that are a perfect shape and combination for you! Check out more pictures and tips on different kinds of wedding flowers at homegarden.about.com.