Happy Spring everyone! the sun is shining a little longer, the flowers have just started to recover from the blistering cold, easter eggs are everywhere to be seen, and the sweet reminder that those beautiful Summer days are just round the corner. March is one of my favourite months not only because it’s my Birthday month (ok maybe I am a little bit bias), but it is also the start of Tulip & Daffodil season. Tulips are one of my favourite flowers, that’s why today I have put together this post to inspire Spring Brides on ways to incorporate tulips into their wedding.
All About Tulips & Why they are Great for Weddings:
Tulips are most often associated with the Netherlands, this flower is actually a native of Persia. Representing “consuming love” and “happy years,” the tulip can be a meaningful wedding choice. They are grown in a wide range of colours, including white and cream, pastels like pink, yellow, and peach, and vibrant hues like magenta, red, and purple. Available during most of the year, the most common tulips are very affordable, though rare varieties can be expensive.
Tulips can enhance both elegant wedding settings and more casual intimate affairs. The three most common used Tulips in weddings from bouquets to boutonnieres to table arrangements are:
- Dutch tulips (typically seen at neighborhood florist shops and in gardens).
- French tulips (expensive and elegant, with extra-long stems and large tapered blooms)
- Parrot tulips (noted for their ruffled, striped petals in intense colors).
Whether you’re planning a spring-themed wedding or just want to add vibrant pops of color to your day, tulips are the ideal bloom to create a custom look. Bouquets are the obvious way to display your favorite flowers, with tulips offering lots of beautiful options and a rainbow of color combinations. Apart from the obvious here are some creative ways to incorporate this cheerful bloom into your wedding.
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Unlike other flowers tulips have long stalks and a narrow bloom, if you would prefer to add volume to your bouquet consider incorporating another flower to boost the overall size; Lavender, and Gypsophila blend in perfectly with Tulips.
There are so many beautiful ways you can incorporate Tulips into your wedding decor, for starters if you are having a religious ceremony in a church you can add Tulips along the sides of the bench, alternatively to highlight your wedding aisle place the tulips in vases along the pathway. If you are hosting an outdoor wedding, utilise the surrounding tress with hanging tulips. For indoor ceremonies I recommend using long vases to emphasis on the tulips, as well as surrounding candles to set the mood. If you are not a fan of their stem flops but love the look and vibrancy of tulips, then turn the centrepieces upside down, by hanging tulips from above over the tables.
Seating Chart & Placement Cards
Tulips can easily be incorporated into any seating plan, depending on your own preferences.
Set the tone and theme for your guests before your wedding day even arrives with invitations blooming in vibrant tulip graphics.
While fresh flowers make a beautiful arrangement atop any cake, you may also like to try tulips made from frosting. That will surely satisfy your guests’ sweet tooth.
There is no better gift than the gift of life, as they say. Package seeds or bulbs of tulips for your guests to take as favours, it’s a beautiful way to remind your guests of this special occasion for years to come.
A single fully bloomed tulip would make a beautiful boutonniere, you may also consider choosing a bold bloom that matches the bridal palette.
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