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You visit a florist to plan your wedding flowers. He or she walks you to a beautiful room, filled with hundreds of gorgeous blooms, different shapes, sizes, and many varieties. Be still, your beating heart! Which colors? Which varieties? How does one begin to choose? If luxurious, romantic, natural florals are what you crave, we have done the hard work for you. We are sharing our fool-proof floral combination of sizes, textures and shapes for a romantic wedding style. Here are our top five picks, guaranteed to please any romantic bride.
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Anemones are available throughout most months of the year. The delicate petals and intricate dark sepals, or centers, bring drama to any arrangement. They are available in whites, pinks, blues, purples, and reds! Anemones are perfect for layering atop bulkier flowers like roses and have beautifully curved stems for personality. Pictured here is the Mona Lisa variety.
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Every bride has this bloom on her Pinterest, and for good reason. It's simply a stunning flower! Conveniently, ranunculus can be purchased any time of the year. In the fall and winter months, they can be imported from warmer climates. These flowers, lush with layers of thin, feather-like petals create beautiful shadows and depth in bouquets and arrangements. Ranunculus comes in whites, greens, creams, peaches, pinks, mauves, purples, burgundies, reds, yellows, and oranges. Our current favorite is this Clooney Peach.
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Roses are by far the most popular flower in the world. There are hundreds of varieties of roses available, all year round. They are beautiful, cost-effective, and long-lasting. They can be hypoallergenic or lusciously fragrant. Standard roses are naturally available in many shades of white, cream, yellow, peach, orange, red, burgundy, coral, and purple. Choose a rose that opens to its fullest potential like this one, Quicksand.
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A rose is a rose is a rose, right? Wrong. The key differences between standard roses and garden roses are the petal count and the tea-cup shape of the rose. They are also available all year round and in many colors. Garden roses boast a likeness to peonies and are a great substitute when peonies are not in season. This fragrant variety pictured is White O'Hara.
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Structural flowering branches contribute an ethereal addition to your floral palette. Their stretching, reaching limbs create an effortless frame for romantic florals. Flowering branches are usually available in spring. When they are not in season, the same branches that were once flowering can be used with its natural foliage. Flowering branches usually bloom in whites, pinks, and yellows, and foliage branches feature shades of green, sage, and burgundy. The one pictured is a pink prunus, or plum blossom branch.
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The Finished Product