Top 10 Flowers for Bridal Bouquets

The Rose

First, is the most popular wedding flower of them all - the rose. Garden roses and standard roses are seen the most. It is no secret that roses symbolize love, but they also symbolize joy and beauty. There are several other meanings to roses as well which depend on the color and shade. Red roses for example often represent a deep love, desire, romance, and sexiness. On the other hand, pale pink roses represent gentleness, grace, and sweetness. No matter the color or type, roses pair well with any other kind of flower! And because of their sturdiness they do well in other floral elements such as boutonnieres, corsages, centerpieces, and sculpted and shaped arrangements. 
(Fun note: Standard roses at Stems at the Palatine are called import roses because they are almost always imported.)

Garden Roses

Standard Import Roses


Peonies symbolize every wish for a couple entering into this stage of their life - a happy life, happy marriage, good health and prosperity. There could not be a more relevant flower! Peonies bloom in late spring, early summer and are deliciously fragrant. They’re perfect for filling out full bouquets and centerpieces. These flowers are usually used in celebrations with light color palettes. 


One of the main traits of a healthy, lasting relationship is understanding and that is what hydrangeas symbolize.  With countless shades to pick and choose from, these flowers are great for filling up a bouquet or centerpiece. They create texture and volume to any piece and are easily paired with several other flowers. These bloom best in the spring and fall seasons and are typically a better choice for people sensitive to allergies. 


Anemones symbolize expectation. When getting married you have a lot of expectations - of yourself, your partner, your marriage and your wedding day, of course. These flowers are striking and great for bouquets and arrangements because they bloom in either single or double blossoms. If you’re not a fan of floral scents this is the flower for you - it typically has no scent! You can find Anemones in the fall to spring seasons. They have a round appearance with a dark center and softer colored petals. 

Petite Callas

Petite callas symbolize many things like magnificent and overwhelming beauty, faith and purity, overcoming challenges, and liveliness and youth.  Other meanings are associated with these flowers as well, depending on color and shade. These bloom in spring and summer and are lightly fragrant. They are popular in tropical themes as well as classic, minimalist-styles. 


Once thought to only belong in the desert or on your porch, succulents are now taking the wedding world by desert storm! These plants are no longer stuck in the heat, with their divine style and durability they are more popular now than ever before.



Dahlias bloom in multiple layers which work great for filling out bouquets and adding volume. In the Victorian era, the language of flowers was extremely popular. During that time Dahlias symbolized a lasting bond and commitment. Some varieties of this flower can grow up to 12” which can be unique and perfect for making a statement in your wedding. They are bushy flowers, bold in color, and spicy in scent. These make gorgeous summer and fall bouquets. 


Orchids are popular choices for a tropical, island themed wedding. These flowers represent love, charm and beauty. They are in season all year-round and are almost always imported, which can hike up the price. These exotic flowers are perfect for an island lover and come in several types, colors and sizes. Phalaenopsis and Cymbidium orchids are two very popular types! Orchids are a versatile choice because they suit fabulous bountiful arrangements and minimalist-style pieces. 

Phalaenopsis Orchids

Cymbidium Orchids

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