15 most popular wedding flowers in Canada by Adele Rae Florists
What are the most popular wedding flowers in Canada?
Planning a wedding involves making countless decisions, depending on the size of your wedding hiring a wedding planner could be a good idea, one of the most important choices is selecting the perfect wedding flowers, this is something personal that you need to discuss with a professional wedding florist like Adele Rae. In Canada, you will find stunning blooms that are beloved by couples for their beauty and symbolism. In this blog we are exploring the 15 most popular wedding flowers in Canada, as recommended by wedding florist Adele Rae.
Roses are timeless and classic, making them a top choice for weddings. With their elegant petals and romantic connotations, roses symbolize love and passion. They come in various colors, allowing couples to choose the shade that best matches their wedding theme. There are some local growers for roses in British Columbia, you can find local roses all year round, our personal choice are the variety known as garden roses, this because the blooms are bigger and there is a particular fragrance that make people to love these flowers, our personal choice is the Lindsay Garden Rose.
Known for their lush and full blooms, peonies are a favorite among brides. These delicate flowers symbolize prosperity, romance, and a happy marriage. Their soft, pastel hues add a touch of elegance to any wedding bouquet or centerpiece. You can get peonies all year round, however the peony season in Canada runs from late May to the first weeks of July, this is the time where you can get the best price for peonies and get beautiful fresh blooms. But if you wedding is not in not in May, June or July, and you really love peonies, then it's possible to get imported flowers from Chile or Holland, however there is a catch, the price for imported peonies is expensive, it can go up to $12 CAD per stem.
3. Calla Lilies
Calla lilies will exude sophistication and grace for your wedding. Their trumpet-shaped blooms are often associated with purity and beauty. These flowers are available in different colours, including white, yellow, and pink, allowing couples to incorporate them into their wedding color palette. Calla Lilies are also local grown in Canada, the season starts from late spring throughout summer.
Tulips are a symbol of perfect love and are widely adored for their vibrant colors. These versatile flowers can be used in various floral arrangements, from bouquets to centerpieces. With their wide range of hues, including red, pink, yellow, and purple, tulips can complement any wedding theme. It is possible to get tulips all year round from Holland, however, Canadian local tulips are possible to get a very great price during the months of April and May.
Orchids are exotic and elegant, making them a popular choice for couples seeking a unique touch. These flowers symbolize love, luxury, and beauty. With their intricate shapes and vibrant colours, orchids create stunning wedding arrangements that leave a lasting impression. There are many varieties we use for wedding bouquets, some of the varieties are: cymbidium orchids, dendrobium, oncidium, and phalaenopsis orchids. Each variety has its own season. Cymbidiums and phalaenopsis varieties are locally grown in Canada.
Hydrangeas are known for their large, fluffy blooms and come in a variety of colours, including white, blue, pink, purple, green and antique. These flowers symbolize heartfelt emotions and gratitude. Their voluminous appearance makes them ideal for creating lush, romantic wedding arrangements. Consider these flowers not for your bridal bouquet but yes for the wedding decoration, as this is a big flowers, is a budget friendly bloom that will cover lots of area. Just be aware that hydrangeas are heavy water drinkers, without water the flower can last just for a couple of hours, we recommend not to use this flower with floral foam, direct water is the best. You can find local hydrangeas in Canada, the season runs from July to August.
If you are seeking a rustic or country-themed wedding, sunflowers are an excellent choice. These cheerful flowers symbolize happiness and loyalty. Their bright yellow petals add a pop of color and radiance to any wedding bouquet or decor. The Canadian sunflowers are very beautiful, huge blooms and vibrant yellow colour, you can find local sunflowers on August and September.
A top choice for wedding floral bouquets are dahlias. Dahlias are known for their intricate and captivating blooms. These flowers come in various shapes and sizes, making them versatile for different wedding styles. Dahlias symbolize inner strength and creativity, making them a meaningful choice for couples. The variety we like for most for wedding bouquets is the one known as Café Au Lait, the colour is a light café, very elegant and a big bloom. The season for dahlias in Canada runs from late July to the beginning of September.
9. Baby's Breath
Baby's breath is a delicate and dainty flower that is often used as a filler in wedding arrangements. These tiny white flowers symbolize purity and innocence. They add a touch of ethereal beauty and elegance to any bouquet or centerpiece. Baby's breath is not grown in Canada, but is always a good choice to add this kind of filler, is a budget friendly flower and will add a touch of elegance.
Ranunculus flowers have layers of delicate petals that resemble roses. They come in various colors, including white, pink, orange, and red. Ranunculus symbolize charm and attractiveness, making them a popular choice for romantic and whimsical weddings. Ranunculus are locally grown in Canada as well, there are a few greenhouses that are able to grow ranunculus all year round.
Lisianthus is not only visually stunning but also emits a delicate fragrance. These flowers symbolize devotion and long-lasting bonds. Lisianthus can easily be incorporated into wedding bouquets, floral centrepieces, or floral archs. It comes in a variety of delicate colours, from white, soft pink, purple, and red. These flowers are grown in Canada during the months of July, August and the first two weeks of September.
Carnations are affordable, budget friendly and yet beautiful flowers that come in a wide range of colours. These blooms symbolize love and fascination. With their ruffled petals and long-lasting nature, carnations are a practical choice for couples who want to create stunning floral arrangements without breaking the bank. These flowers are not grown in Canada, mostly they are imported from Mexico and South America.
13. Sweet Peas
Sweet peas are delicate and fragrant flowers that symbolize blissful pleasure. These blooms come in various pastel shades, including pink, purple, and white. Sweet peas add a touch of whimsy and romance to any wedding bouquet or decor. Sweet peas are as well locally grown in Canada.
Anemones are unique flowers with dark centers surrounded by vibrant petals. These blooms symbolize anticipation and protection against evil. Anemones come in various colors, including white, pink, and purple, and add a touch of drama and elegance to any wedding arrangement.
Daisies are cheerful and charming flowers that symbolize innocence and purity. These flowers are locally grown in many provinces of Canada and can be found all year round. These blooms come in various colours, including white, yellow, and pink. Daisies are perfect for couples seeking a casual and laid-back wedding style. Daisies are budget friendly, consider combining daisies with other upscale flowers to add a touch of elegance and volume. Daisies are mostly used for wedding flower arrangements, not used in bridal bouquets, however this is a personal choice.
When it comes to choosing wedding flowers in Canada, these 15 options are among the most popular and beloved by couples. Whether you prefer classic roses, romantic peonies, or exotic orchids, there is a flower that will perfectly complement your wedding theme and create a memorable atmosphere of love and beauty.
Adele Rae Florists is a floral designer in Vancouver, Canada, we specialize in wedding flower bouquets, wedding floral decorations, floral archs, corsages, boutonnieres and more. Call us a book today a floral wedding consultation with us. Floral consultations are free, just book an appointment at 604-299-0585. We deliver to most wedding venues in the Vancouver Lower Mainland area. Family owned top rated flower shop since 1963.