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tall flowers for daughters wedding

Hi there,

My daughters is getting married in July outdoors.

At the front, where she will say her vows, she would like tall flowers in tall vases.

Any ideas?

The colour theme is ivory and grey.

She did say she wanted apple blossom, till I told her it would not be in flower then!



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,496

    Cream gladioli?  They take about 100 days from planting to flowering - approximately - depending on weather conditions of course - so I'd plant three lots timed to bloom after 90 days, 100 days and 110 days.  And there are some lovely creamy white delphiniums - but depending on when in July the wedding is they may be past their best.

    I'd have a look at Sarah Raven's site for ideas. She also does courses for wedding and party flowers 

    Good luck image

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  • Rosie31Rosie31 Posts: 483

    What about some polyanthus tuberosa - beautiful and she'll be surrounded by its perfume.  I tried to grow some for my daughter's wedding last summer (end July) - very hard to get them to bloom at the right time, but you may have more luck...

    Probably not striking enough on their own, but mix with others?

  • Busy Bee2Busy Bee2 Posts: 1,005

    Grey might not be easy to find in a flower, but maybe some eucalyptus branches as a background?  I love using it in flower arrangements.

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Artemisia  and lavender could be the grey, with padding in the vase to increase height. Be careful with the white delphiniums, I have one that looks slightly grubby; cream may be better. Also have tree lilies, very spectacular. Cosmos grows very tall too.

  • What about delphinium .... You would probably have to grow in a green house but!!! Or if you have the ££££ large white phalanopsis orchids arching out of a large straight glass ( we had at out wedding 4 in each case with butterflies) v attractive

  • Busy Bee2Busy Bee2 Posts: 1,005

    White verbascum?

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Ikea do orchids very cheaplyimage

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