Wedding flowers – choosing your focal bloom

When choosing your wedding flowers, you will need to make two main decisions: the colour scheme and the focal flower that will be included in all of your arrangements. Remember, the focal flowers you choose for your centrepieces does not need to be the same as those in the bride’s bouquet. Her bouquet is extra special so this is where you can make an exception. All you need to do is ensure that the colour scheme is consistent. Here are some ideas for focal flowers for your wedding arrangements.


If you are looking for bright, large and impressive wedding flowers, you should ask your florist about sunflowers. Not only will they grab everyone’s attention, but they can also be displayed on their own or along with other flowers depending on your preferences and budget.

Gerbera daisies

These flowers almost look like smaller sunflowers but the added advantage is the fact that they are available in several bright colours. If you are looking for blooms that will express your joy, these are the wedding flowers for you. In addition, you can select a single colour or you can combine multiple colours for vibrant bouquets.

Calla lilies

Callas are popular wedding flowers for a number of reason. They have a unique shape and a lovely sweet scent too. White calla lilies are associated with innocence and purity so they reflect the pure love of the newly weds. They are also available in some other colours but the white variety is the most popular.

Stargazer lilies

If you want wedding flowers with somewhat of an exotic twist, stargazers could be just what you are looking for. They are large which makes them excellent focal flowers and their pink colour means that they help create the perfect romantic atmosphere.


An interesting fact to note when it comes to hydrangeas is that they are not large flowers. They are actually made up of clusters of small flowers on a single stem. They are available in various colours, including white, pink, purple and blue There are even green varieties. If you are looking for blooms that will fill up a vase without having to buy too many stems, hydrangeas are your best bet.


Let’s not forget the rose. A classic, romantic favourite available in just about every colour you can imagine. Even if they do not naturally grow in certain colours, like blue, your florist can dye them according to your colour scheme.

These are a few of the top choices to keep in mind when shopping for wedding flowers. Take note of the general theme before making your choice. For example, roses will be more elegant, lilies are exotic and sunflowers or daisies help create a rustic theme.