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Flower fervor: Using Anthuriums in your wedding

Anthurium flower used in wedding hair style

Welcome to our first post in a new series called Flower Fervor! In these posts, created to inspire you and add some floral magic to your wedding planning, we'll be focusing on a variety of blooms and sharing our ideas about how to incorporate flowers into your wedding venue, dress, accessories, and other key details.

Our fleur du jour is the Anthurium, a heart-shaped flower originally from the Americas. With strong architectural form and luscious—if a bit scandalous!—shape, we get why this flower was a favourite among the Victorian crowd. It's available year-round in a bunch of colours (pun intended) and is easy to pair with other blooms. We especially love the peachy-blush-coloured anthuriums.

If you're as enchanted by these provocative beauties as we are, read on for a few ideas about how they can add some textural flourish to your wedding arrangement.

Anthuriums paired unusually

Anthurium bouquet with rosesPhoto by Mansur Gavriel

Traditionally reserved for tropical destination-wedding bouquets and table centrepieces consisting of other tropical blooms and foliage, anthuriums are making new flower friends. As of late, many florists have begun including anthuriums in arrangements with roses, ranunculus, orchids, and even pampas grass. Since anthuriums are available year-round, they make a perfect addition to any seasonal arrangement.

Anthuriums accessorized

Anthurium used in hair decorationPhoto by Dayla Mckee Photography, Hair by Grace Beauty Co

Wondering how to style your hair for the wedding? Throwing in a flower or two is always a good idea! Lately we’ve seen many variations of arrangements including flower crowns. While we love big and small flower crowns, sometimes a single flower does the trick. In this look, we love the loosely pinned top knot with an anthurium flower tucked in at a slight angle. Simple.

Anthuriums in flower arrangements

Anthurium flower arrangement with roses, orchids, ranunculus Photo by Boutierre Girls

Flower arrangements and bouquets can get expensive. While anthuriums can be pricier than most flowers, incorporating one stem per bouquet makes for unusually lovely arrangements. For a simple, affordable bouquet, try picking just a few of your favourite stems and a preferred colour theme. Keep the total number of flowers under 10. What we love about this simple arrangement by the Boutierre Girls is the tonal cream and light acidic greens of the anthuriums and orchids paired to the Golden Mustard roses.

Anthuriums as centrepieces

Anthurium used as centrepiece with gold and marblePhoto by OVEROSE

A good centrepiece can add so much aesthetic value to your reception tables. Anthuriums are special in that they make a lovely statement on their own or paired with other flowers. Their waxy petal adds a textural feature that lends well to more object-based centrepieces, making them a natural pairing with elements such as metals and marble. In the example above, we love how the gold and rose marble blend with the aesthetic of the anthurium.

What flower has you swooning at the moment? Let us know in the comment section below so we can feature it in a future Flower Fervor post!

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