What Your Flowers Say About Your Wedding Style
A bride's choice of flowers for the big day is like the IRL version of a Pinterest board—it gives you intel about who she is and what theme she favors. If she chooses peonies, her style will be much different than if she chooses protea. We picked 10 popular wedding flowers and matched them up to 10 different wedding styles. Ready for the big reveal?
Your wedding style: Romantic
When it comes to matters of the heart, roses, especially red, express a lover's feelings and emotions without having to say a word. Red roses also add drama to a setting and look especially glam when paired up with a gold palette. But if red roses give you scarlet fever, try white, pink, orange, lavender, or yellow varieties.
What the bloom symbolizes: Love and passion
Other romantic flowers: Sweet peas, ranunculus, mini gladioli, spiraea, astilbes, chocolate cosmos
Your wedding style: Modern
One look and you know protea is not your everyday wedding flower: This graphic bloom's got a large cone-like head and, in the blushing bride variety, pointed petals. But it's perfectly suited for a bride who wants something fresh and whose style is all about what everyone else isn't doing.
What the bloom symbolizes: Diversity and courage
Other modern flowers: Fritillaria, hellebore, clematis, gardenia
Lily of the Valley
Your wedding style: Classic
You're a Kate Middleton fangirl and, like the good Duchess as she headed off to marry Prince William, you will proudly carry a bouquet of this delicate flower down the aisle in the name of wedding tradition.
What the bloom symbolizes: Return of happiness
Other classic flowers: Garden roses, stephanotis, calla lilies
Your wedding style: Bohemian
This cheerful bloom comes in bright colors and has a carefree ambiance, just right for a chill bride who's planning a laid-back gathering. Spread the poppy love beyond bouquets and centerpieces with floral crowns for bridesmaids and the flower girl.
What the bloom symbolizes: Pleasure
Other bohemian flowers: Veronica, dancing lady orchids, brodiaea, columbine
Your wedding style: Whimsical
You love quirky details, bold color combos (fuchsia and orange, turquoise and yellow) and nontraditional elements, so it's no wonder you fell for this charming blossom with the fun personality.
What the bloom symbolizes: Virtue
Other whimsical flowers: Bougainvillea, anemone, dahlia, clematis
Your wedding style: Rustic
This nature-inspired theme gets some sunny delight from the larger-than-life flower, which has an earthiness that aligns with other country décor.
What the bloom symbolizes: Adoration, loyalty
Other rustic flowers: Scabiosa, larkspur, heather, narcissus, ornithogalum, plus grasses and bundles of wheat
Your wedding style: Tropical
Nothing says "tropical" like this bountiful, shimmering Kool-Aid-colored flower in your bouquet or centerpieces. While orange and yellow varieties are striking, it's the magenta that makes us want to stroll barefoot on the beach.
What the bloom symbolizes: Beauty and refinement
Other tropical flowers: Calla lilies, dendrobium orchids, spider mums, cattleya orchids
Your wedding style: Nautical
This light blue, star-shaped flower will remind you of sailing the seas under a cloudless sky, while its carefree look anchors (sorry) your theme. Add other white or yellow flowers to give your bouquet some heft and wrap it with a color-coordinated striped ribbon.
What the bloom symbolizes: Hope
Other nautical flowers: Tulip, dusty miller, anemones
Your wedding style: Vintage
This fluffy flower has a long been a favorite for weddings. Though peonies come in many shades, stick with a paler tone—pink, cream, white—to create a vintage vibe.
What the bloom symbolizes: Happy marriage
Other vintage flowers: Heirloom rose, freesia, carnation, daisy, lily, cockscomb, baby's breath
Your wedding style: Casual
Though full and lush, a hydrangea has an elegant simplicity that works well when you want to avoid a fussy look. Just a few will create a gorgeous bouquet or centerpiece.
What the bloom symbolizes: Perseverance
Other casual flowers: Dahlia, zinnia, nerine, wildflowers