The simplicity of a white bouquet is timeless…Many flowers come in different shades of white and go with every color scheme. Choosing white bouquets may be simple yet their beauty lasts well into the future. Make sure that your chosen flowers are available during the season that you are getting married. Destination weddings also tend to be a bit more expensive to get specific flowers shipped in. White bouquets made up of roses, orchids, peonies, baby’s breath & magnolias are good selections that won’t break the bank and are also easily available.
White Bouquets – Lily of the Valley
This is one of our all time favorite white bouquets. Believe it or not, it is also one of the most expensive. Reason being is because these fragile little bells are not only poisonous they are extremely delicate. Therefore you have to order twice as many flowers in order to assure perfection and special care has to be taken when making the bouquet. Lily of the Valley is a not usually available in the fall. This sweet scented May flower is the national flower of Finland and represents purity of heart, loves good fortune, sweetness, and you’ve made my life complete.
White Cattleya Orchids originated in Brazil and grow beautifully in Costa Rica. These large showy flowers come in all colors except true blue and black. The picture above shows one of over a hundred species of Cattleya Orchids (also known as the butterfly orchid, swan orchid, or the Holly Spirit Orchid). The Cattleya Orchid represents Beauty, Strength, Luxury and Love.
WHITE ROSE BOUQUETS
One tradition states that until modern times, brides carried garlic & dill down the aisle when they were getting married. This was to ward off evil and disease brought about by the Plague and it eventually shifted into florals. Other people believe the tradition of a bride carrying flowers down the isle started in the 1800s when people only bathed annually. The couple would bath one month before their wedding and then the bride would carry a bouquet of fragrant flowers to mask any lingering odors. Thank goodness roses smell so lovely! The white rose is a national symbol of England and represents innocence, purity, secrecy, I am worthy of you, truth, virtue, and happy love.
Ranunculus flowers come in over 600 species and make stunning white bouquets so make sure you do some research before placing your order. These flowers only come around once or twice a year so plan accordingly. A little history on this flower, the name is Late Latin for “little frog”, probably because they are known to live near water. These gems mean that you are radiant with charm.
Peony Flowers are large, fragrant, deeply lobed, and soft looking. They come in up to 40 varieties in the colors red, white and yellow. Florists & photographers have recommended that when choosing a white bouquet to also include some leafy greens or other accents of color so that the flowers photography well against the white of your dress. The slight accentuation of other colors along with the white bouquet will add definition to your bouquet. The meaning of the Peony flower is a happy marriage, good health, prosperity and is also associated with the twelfth wedding anniversary.
The stunning Magnolia flower is a very hearty blossom. Originating from Asia before bees, this flower has over 200 species and has been known to survive the ice age, mountain foundation, and the continental drift. Magnolias signify dignity, love of nature and nobilty.
White Phalaenopsis Orchids, also known as moth orchids have over 60 species are are very popular. They love dry, shady areas and even grow wild in some regions. Orchids in general signify rare beauty, love, beautiful lady, mature charm, long life, and are also associated with the twenty eighth wedding anniversary.
WHITE AND PINK MIX BOUQUET
Calla lilies are beautiful flowers that come in multiple colors….we love white! These calla lilies were the bridesmaids bouquets from a FCW destination wedding client. A few tips and tricks from First Class Weddings about calla lilies are that these flowers are extremely fragile. Bumping or brushing up against these flowers causes them to start to wilt! As long as you are cautious and gentile, these flowers will make a lovely addition to your wedding and/or your reception. The Calla Lily represents magnificent beauty and is associated with the sixth wedding anniversary. If you have a white bouquet that you’d like us to see please send us a photograph & description to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calla Lily Bouquets from First Class Weddings
Lilly of the Valley, Orchid & Peonie & Baby’s Breath Bouquet from Style Me Pretty
White Cattleya Orchid from Martha Stewart
White Rose Bouquet from Adornments Flowers & Finery
White Ranunculus Bouquet from Bouquet Wedding Flower
White Magnolia Bouquet from Jose Villa
White Bouquet with Twine from The Flip Side
White & Pink Bouquet from Elizabeth Anne Designs