Top picks for wedding flowers Published on May 3, 2016

  • Ranunculus

  • Calla lily bouquet

  • Dahlias

  • Gerbera daisy bouquet

  • Peonies

  • Spray roses

  • Viburnum

Spring has officially sprung and that means the start of wedding season! As brides (and grooms) plan their weddings, a big part of that is deciding on the right flowers for the couple. Flowers set the feel of the wedding and whether they are bright and bold or soft and subtle, the floral arrangements, bouquets and boutineers are an important part of any wedding. Luckily, brides do not have to look too far when trying to pick the right flowers.

“Ontario greenhouse growers produce a wide variety of flowers that are perfect for the big day,” says Dejan Kristan, Marketing Director for Pick Ontario. “Gerbera daisies, Viburnum, Peonies, Dahlias, Calla Lilies, Oriental Lilies, Freesias, Spray Roses, and Ranunculus.  These are just some of the many flowers that brides can find in season to accompany both their colour scheme and theme.”

Here are Dejan’s top spring wedding picks:

  • Gerbera daisies are widely grown in Ontario, and the sunny blooms are available in almost every colour making it a convenient choice.
  • Viburnum or “Spring Snowballs” have a mass of tiny white blossoms that add a delicate softness to arrangements.    
  • The large layered blooms of Peonies or Dahlias give arrangements a romantic vintage feel.
  • Long Calla lily stems add a structural elegance to bouquets and arrangements. Tie several together for a bouquet with a modern look.
  • Spray Roses offer the beauty and fragrance of roses, but on a charming miniature scale. Each branched stem has multiple blooms, which make excellent filler in large arrangements.
  • Ranunculus is so hot right now!  A very trendy and beautiful flower, that is sure to be noticed.

It is highly recommended for brides and grooms to choose locally grown flowers. By doing so, the longevity of the flowers is maximized and they can be enjoyed even after the day has passed.  Local flowers also tend to have more fragrance than those imported, as their scent comes from natural chemicals that they release into the air. 

“Flowers are one of the most essential parts of any wedding and spring is the perfect time to experiment with vibrant colours and various types of blossoms,” adds Dejan. “I don’t think there is a better way to enhance the happiest day of your life than with fresh, locally grown flowers that smell like they’ve been picked that morning.”

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Olivia Taggart

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