Flowers

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Flowers. What a beautiful and fragrant way to accent your ceremony and reception, reflecting your style and flair.

When you choose your florist, you are also retaining a decorating consultant. A professional florist is not only knowledgeable on the huge array of different varieties that are available (especially helpful if you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the different flowers online and in bridal magazines), but understands colors and contrasts, providing expert advice in the flowers that best complement the bride, her gown, the bridesmaid’s color’s, the ceremony, and the reception theme. Your florist will assist you in selecting:

Personal flowers: The bride’s bouquet; the maid of honor and bridesmaid’s bouquets; mother’s and grandmother’s corsages; female guests of honor corsages; the flower girl’s basket and petals; groom’s boutonniere; the best man and groomsmen boutonnieres; the father’s and grandfather’s boutonnieres; the usher’s boutonnieres; and the ring bearer’s boutonniere.

Ceremony Site Flowers: Altar flowers; aisle arrangements (ribbons, candles, pew markers).

Reception Site Flowers: Guest book table; centerpieces for the Bridal table, individual guests tables, buffet table, and cake table. (Note: To save on costs, recycle the ceremony altar arrangements for the reception.)

To give you an idea of the different flowers available throughout the year, PrescottWeddings.com has compiled a list of the most popular and when they’re in season. Also, check out the TJI archives to learn more about the secret messages of flowers, and don’t miss questions and answers about the use of flowers in the Miss SOS Archives.

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Spring

Summer

Fall

Anemone
Bachelor’s Button
Bouvardia
Azalea
Bells of Ireland
Celosia (Cockscomb)
Camelia
Blue Lace Flower
China Aster
Dianthus
Blue Salvia
Chrysanthemum (below)
Garden Roses
Clematis
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Hyacinth
Cornflower
Hydrangea
Delphinium
Iceland Poppy
Eremurus
Jasmine
Honeysuckle
Lilac
Joepye Weed
Cymbidum
Lily of the Valley
Larkspur (below)
Dahlia
Mimosa
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Euphorbia Fulgens
Pansy
Grape Ivy
Peony
Hydrangea
Primrose
Statice
Ranunculus
Viburnum Berries
Sweet Pea (below)
Yarrow
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Lilies
Lysimachia
Tulips
Phlox
Viburnum
Queen Anne’s Lace
Violets
Rosemary
Sedum
Sunflower
Sweet William
Zinnia

Winter

All-Year

Aromatic Flowers

Amaryllis (below)
Alstroemeria
Freesia
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Baby’s Breath
Gardenia
Calla Lily
Grape Hyacinth
Carnations
Iris
Cattleya Orchid
Jasmine
Cymbidium Orchid
Lilac
Cyclamen
Freesia
Lily
Dendrobium
Gardenia
Magnolia
Eucalyptus Berries
Gerbera Daisy
Rose (below)
Heather
Gladiolus
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Helleborus (Christmas Rose)
Iris
Holly (Ilex)
Ivy
Juniper Pine Gardenia
Lilies (below)
Narcissus (Paper-whites)
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Pepper Berries
Stephanotis
Poinsettia
Violet
Santolina
Stephanotis
Lily of the Valley
Nerine
Phalaenopsis Orchid
Roses
September Aster
Snapdragon
Stephanotis
Stock
Tuberose