We’re often asked to recommend flowers, what’s best for the time of year, and I hesitate to recommend daffodils, because they’ve always seemed to be to delicate flowers, but wow, was I wrong! I’ve been shown the error of my ways, and I have to say, there really is nothing as cheerful and full of happiness and hope for the future, than the bright blooms of a daffodil wedding bouquet.
Daffodil Wedding Bouquet Ideas
Blooming throughout the spring it’s not too surprising that the symbolism of the daffodil is of ‘rebirth’ and new beginnings, so while it’s suitable for all brides, it may be especially suitable for those brave enough to get married for a second time, and if, by any chance, you’re marrying the same man for the second time, well it seems like this flower was made for you! Here’s a picture of a large cascading daffodil bouquet, but as you can imagine, these flowers are most often used in hand tied designs.
Other reasons to carry daffodils? Well, if you really need one, they are the national flower of Wales, so if you or your groom are Welsh or of Welsh decent, then some daffodils in your bouquet would be very appropriate, and remember, if yellow is just not suitable, there are some stunning white daffodils and even pink varieties, though so far I’ve not been able to find any of these available to buy in a florist.
The bright yellow color of traditional daffodils looks fabulous when blended with other shades – but to keep the rustic feel of the flower, stick with cottage garden flowers, like ranunculi (buttercups) and daisies. You can add color by tying your bouquet with a ribbon (I love black and white stripes with the yellow) or by combining with other colors, my personal favorite is deep blue – use cornflowers, delphiniums as you’ll see in our last example, a stunning daffodil wedding bouquet with delphiniums and ranunculus.
Is a Daffodil Wedding Bouquet Practical For DIY Brides.
If you’re planning to make your own bouquet and/or centerpieces from daffodils there are a couple of things to be wary of. The vase life of these flowers is not, typically very long, so buy from a trusted source. The other major problem is that many parts of the flower are poisonous, cut the stems and allow them to stand for at least 12 hours, then don’t cut them again, the milky sap will kill your other flowers.
Daffodils (otherwise known as narcissus) come in many different forms, from the miniature daffodills, where there are many tiny blooms on a stem to the larger, single bloom variety, and if you can find them, there are even some giant daffodils, such as the variety ‘gentle giant’ with huge five inch blooms! As a result you can achieve almost any look with these flowers, from small and delicate to large and showy.
Our friends at fifty flowers have quite a variety, from the tiny white blooms of ‘paper white’ a miniature with several tiny half inch blossoms to a stem, to the bi-color ‘St Avalanche’. For bulk flowers there are the traditional, golden daffodils, or something a little different, white daffodills with a touch of gold in the cup, or go completely bi-color with white petals and a golden trumpet. For yellow bouquets, mix them with golden iris, yellow roses or ranunculus, for a spring flowers bouquet add tulips, but don’t forget, while most view the daffodil as a spring flower, these days it’s possible to find them at online florists all year round.
Looking for more information? Here’s a video showing just how easy it is to make your own Daffodil wedding bouquet.
Before you set your heart on a particular type of Daffodil check when the variety you like is available. There seems to be a lot more choice in December, but some like these lovely double daffodils from Fifty Flowers are available throughout the spring, January to April. Fifty flowers also has a variety of white daffodil available until April along with a beautiful daffodil mixture.