Choosing the right motif for a spring wedding also entails picking the perfect flower to suit such a special event. With the top wedding colours of the next season already out, here are the best flower selections for Spring 2014.
Selected as Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2014, the blend of purple and pink hues found in orchids will surely surge in popularity and style this coming spring. Aside from its mix of colours, British lifestyle channel Home is also recommending orchid flowers as it represent rare beauty. “Orchids have a reputation for being a challenge to look after. They are tropical plants, and it’s hard to replicate those conditions at home,” M&S flower consultant Simon Richards also noted in an interview with The Guardian. Among the recommended orchid varieties for weddings are dendrobiums, lady slippers, and mokaras.
As in Winter 2013-2014, blush wedding dresses would remain a preferred motif for spring weddings. This means that pink roses are going to be among the most hip flower choices in March. Roses in general have long been used as a metaphor for beauty, passion and genuine love. While solid colours (most notable the red ones) are previously the most popular choice for roses, the pink varieties are set to differentiate the spring wedding season from the Valentines period. Pink roses are available all year round, with English and climbing rose varieties being the top choices.
Tulips and calla lilies
Yellow themes are also going to define wedding fashion for the upcoming spring. As a perfect complement, yellow varieties of tulips and calla lilies are recommended for this year’s spring weddings. Tulips and calla lilies denote two distinct meanings in the language of flowers: tulips signify consuming love and happy years, while calla lilies symbolize magnificent beauty. With the two flowers’ association to the spring season, yellow tulips and calla lilies will surely adorn wedding events as bouquets and floral arrangements in the next 2 months. The Appledoorn’s Elite and the Hamilton are the top varieties for yellow tulips, while the Acapulco Gold is the best choice for yellow calla lilies.