Big, hearty flowers can give you lots of impact on your wedding day and keep costs down.  Roses, star chrysanthemums, dahlias, star gazer lilies and carnations give you lots of bang for your buck.  When used in the right color combinations, they will really give you an elegant look and a dramatic result.   Add some lovely wide ribbon and you get eyecatching bouquets and centerpieces.  Use lots of the these types of flowers and sprinkle in a few more expensive, special flowers for that expensive-for-less look.   Whether you have a lot of area to cover or want to keep your floral budget down, this is a great way to go.

Talk to your florist about how they can help you implement these ideas into your wedding day floral scheme.  One of my favorite floral designers is Audrey O'Brien of Studio Stems.  Check her out at


Stargazer Lily

star gazer lily at utah wedding


Roses and Stargazer Lilies

roses and stargazer lilies for utah weddings


Hand-tied roses

pink rose bouquet for your utah wedding


Roses, hydrangea, star chrysanthemum, and pretty ribbon.

star chrysanthemums and roses at utah wedding


Mostly roses, a few calla lilie and lots of pretty greenery fill out this centerpiece bouquet.

rose and calla bouquet at utah wedding


Just gorgeous white roses, en masse.

rose bouquet at utah wedding


Red roses with stephanotis here and there.

bride holds Utah wedding bouquet


A mass of white carnations, dotted with white roses and a few stems of greenery make a simply elegant, impactful bridal bouquet.

utah wedding flowers


One big star chrysanthemum, one hydrangea stem, beautiful ribbon, and a pretty dragonfly pin make up this bridesmaid bouquet.

stargazer lily bridesmaid bouquet

simple wedding bouquet


Modern simplicity and big impact with just two dahlias in a clear vase-gorgeous.




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