Happy Friday! Today, I have a flower for the bride starting to plan their winter and spring wedding. The Camellia is such a beautiful flower that can adorn any wedding bouquet. The camellia is an iconic winter-blooming shrub that is native to Asia. Camellias are universally adored and used in many brides’ bouquets because the flowers are gentle and delicate and symbolize pure love and devotion. There are over 3,000 different varieties of camellias. Each variety has a different look and size to their bloom which comes in a range of colors. The camellia bush blooms in late winter and early spring with colors from shades of white, yellow, red, pink or candy striped. Camellia flowers can be simple and elegant like a rose or ruffled and soft like a peony. Before deciding on your final floral plan, take a look at a few different varieties of Camellias for your wedding. There are so many options, that there is a perfect Camellia for every bride.
Here are a Few Varieties to Help you in the Search:
1. “White Empress: The pretty, fluted petals surround abundant pollen-encrusted stamens.”
2. “Revered John Bennett: Large, open flowers in an unusual shade of pink are accented by fine white stripes.”
3.” Professor Sargent: The dense powder-puff blooms are a bright lipstick red.”
The camellia flowers have such visual appeal that they can be used alone or mixed with other flowers to create attractive displays. Camellias are beautiful in bouquets and corsages but you can also float the blossoms in a small vase of water surrounded by candles to give great effect. Their glossy foliage is also great to use for greenery filler for any arrangement. The camellias flower petals can be used in other wedding items like wedding dresses, cakes and papery. Camellias are moderately priced when in season. They are not for the bride on a budget. But there is a tradition that says if a couple chooses a camellia bouquet of arrangement for their wedding day, then the wedding will be blessed with good luck. When planning your winter or spring wedding…think of the Camellia to add a bit of perfection to your wedding!