Over the next couple of months, I will be featuring some lesser-known flowers that may be the perfect compliment to the standard bridal bouquet. Too often the “big 5” are selected out of sheer popularity – the calla lily, the orchid, the hydrangea, the rose and the peony – and of course, beauty. But, that is not to say that there aren’t several (see: thousands) of other beautiful options that could potentially bring more cost-savings and equally as much beauty.
So this month, we focus on one of my favourite underdogs: the freesia.
This fragrant, cone shaped flower is used as gorgeous little accents to any flower arrangement, and the best part about them is that they come in so many different and vibrant colours. While a little delicate, they can be grouped together for a unique looking bouquet, and they are excellent additions to smaller floral pieces and filler. I particularly love to add these to hand-glued corsages as they give a great touch and don’t take up a whole lot of room.
Check out this photo below showcasing the flower's true beauty!