Whether you choose Shasta, gerbera or any other type of daisy, this simple, delicate flower signifies a simple and sweet love. A wedding bouquet made of daisies can be styled with a rustic, picked-fresh-from-the-meadow appearance or manicured with ribbons, rhinestones and bows. Daisies are versatile and hearty and look fresh for hours out of water, making them popular for wedding bouquets.
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Yellow and White Daisies
Choose a wedding bouquet of Shasta daisies to complement pastel-yellow bridesmaid dresses, or an all-white wedding. The classic lemon-yellow centres and white daisy petals also contrast nicely against light mint-green or pastel-blue bridal colours. To add more yellow to the bouquet, try Dahlberg daisies which produce both yellow petals and centres. For a close alternative, choose gloriosa daisies, also known as black-eyed Susans, for their robust yellow petals and dark brown centres.
Since there are many varieties of daisies, it's not difficult to find the simple flower in a shade to coordinate with the wedding. Have a bouquet of orange, crimson and yellow African daisies created for a fall wedding. Spring and summer brides may prefer a bouquet of pink, purple or white English daisies. Accent them with sprigs of white baby's breath and greenery for a classic look.
These popular large-head daisies come in a variety of robust yellow, pink, orange and red varieties. A bouquet of deep red gerbera daisies is a perfect complement to a winter wedding featuring holiday colours such as red, green, gold and silver. Orange, red and yellow gerbera daisies make beautiful fall wedding bouquets.
The simplicity of a daisy complements many popular bouquet flowers including roses, mums and full-blossomed hydrangeas. Try mixing white roses with pink gerbera daisies, or red roses with white Shasta daisies for a romantic appeal. Mixing different varieties of daisies also creates beautiful wedding bouquets. The large blossom of a yellow gerbera daisy is striking against the petite head of a white and yellow Shasta daisy.
Styling the Bouquet
Since daisies often remind brides of groves of wildflowers, bouquets assembled in a loose style and tied with raffia ribbon have a rustic appeal. Leaving the stems long, untrimmed and at various lengths gives the illusion of a fresh-picked bouquet. For a more manicured look, have the florist wrap the stems with satin ribbon to coordinate with the bridesmaid dresses. The ribbon can flow from the stems, or end in a bow. Add clip-on butterflies or sticky-backed craft rhinestones to the centre of a few of the daisies for an elegant touch.
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