When it comes to weddings, most people notice a few key components - the bride's dress, the kiss and the flowers featured at the ceremony and reception. If you're planning a wedding for 2013, it might be a great idea to learn the top trends in florals so your guests can marvel at your selection. From roses and lilies to sunflowers and orchids, there is certainly a trend this year that fits with every couple's style.
Pretty in peonies
One of the most popular trends to hit bridal shows this year is peonies. Not only are these blooms bold, thick and lush, they also come in multiple shades so they'll perfectly match your colors, TLC reports.
Though the look of these gorgeous options might be enough to have you say "I do" to your florist, some brides and grooms might also be swayed after learning about how such blooms help out Alaska. According to the Delta News Web, Alaska is the world's only supplier of fresh blooming peonies during the months of July, August and September - meaning it's the place to think about if you're planning a summer ceremony.
Less traditional options
Not into roses, baby's breath or other traditional blooms? No problem. According the blog Wedding Star, many brides are opting out of standard flowers and are instead looking into more exciting styles to stand out. The frontrunners for 2013 include succulents, lamb's ear and proteas.
Proteas are from South Africa and come in an array of shapes and sizes that offer nontraditional brides new life in their bouquets. Using succulents in the bouquet or as centerpieces has also grown in popularity this year thanks to the laidback and natural vibes they give off. A similar sense of warm and comfort is embodied by use of lamb's ear. The news outlet suggests brides incorporate this plant into their weddings as boutonnieres for their grooms or even as accents in a traditional bouquet.
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