The trusty tulip, with its fine tips, looks as if it is always ready to give and receive a kiss. This sweet ‘disposition’ is just one reason tulips make the perfect flower for bridal bouquets and wedding décor.
Tulips come in a variety of colors and even sizes. When considering using tulips for your bridal bouquet, your options are wide open. The heavier stem makes it possible to carry a presentation-styled bouquet of tulips with baby’s breath tied with ribbon. Or if a nosegay or cascade bouquet is more your style, a mix of tulips, roses and hyacinths will be the perfect complement to any style of wedding gown.
Bridesmaids can carry similar, but smaller, bouquets of white or another contrasting color. Just remember to leave the fresh-cut stems in water until just minutes before the ceremony is to begin.
You can use tulips to decorate the church and reception venues by:
1. Filling clear glass vases with water and anchoring the tulips with polished stones
2. Placing the fresh-cut tulips in wire or wicker baskets with liners inside to hold the water necessary for keeping the flowers fresher longer.
3. Yellow or bright pink tulips in clear glass vases filled with fresh limes make a stunning centerpiece, as do deep red or orange ones in vases filled with lemons.
4. Baskets filled with different colored tulips and greenery bring an excitement to the church almost equal to that of the bride and groom.
Tulips are hardy, plentiful and compliment any style of wedding. Using tulips will provide a beautiful background for you and your groom to begin your life as husband and wife.