With colder weather just around the corner, you may just find yourself gazing into your ocean screensaver at your cubicle, daydreaming about your perfect beach wedding. Your thoughts may turn to that flowy (and affordable!) J. Crew wedding dress you saw in the catalogue and the beach chic fancy but casual khaki suit for your man, but while your busy daydreaming, let your mind wander over to what your wedding flowers will look like!
Beach weddings make for gorgeous backdrops that don’t need a lot of added décor, but you are going to need a bouquet, boutonniere and ceremony flowers that are pretty enough for a wedding, but tropical enough for the beachy theme. Local flowers can make for the most spectacular wedding décor, with their tropical look and color adding to the overall feel of your ocean-side soiree. Or, you can opt for some more familiar flowers that lend themselves to the casual elegance of a beach wedding. Cymbidium orchids, hydrangea and peonies are all definite do’s, as are roses and ranunculus that you can find in earthy peach and ivory tones or that you can gather in bright and vibrant tones for a shock of color! And, there’s no better way to make your flowers bloom with beachiness than to pair them with oh so tropical greenery like papyrus leaves or palm leaves, or to add some stunning shells or starfish into the mix. Gorgeous, elegant and exotic – love!