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The Best Wedding Flowers You've Never Heard Of

Think beyond roses and peonies for a truly unique floral design.

With just a bit of research and collaboration with your floral designer, you can find unique blooms to add to your bouquets and centerpieces that will set your wedding apart from the rest.

Floral Design
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Photo: Mi Belle Photographers

Yes, roses, hydrangeas, and peonies are romantic and look gorgeous in weddings. In fact, they're so popular that after attending just a few wedding events, you might think that these flowers are the only options! With just a bit of research and collaboration with your floral designer, you can find unique blooms to add to your bouquets and centerpieces that will set your wedding apart from the rest.

We asked The Hidden Garden's Amy Child Marella which flowers she loves to feature at weddings that couples may not be familiar with. We'll be honest: even we hadn't heard of most of these blooms before! But take a look at the beautiful flora below, and you'll understand why Marella loves them. Pretty flowers that your guests haven't seen at every other wedding this year? It sounds almost too good to be true!

Gloriosa Lily

"Curled Perfection" by Lady Dragonfly CC is licensed by CC BY 2.0
Marella noted the "interesting texture" of these fiery red blooms. Consider adding them to bouquets or centerpieces for a shock of color! 

Clematis 

"Erna Lou's Clematis Vine" by photogramma1 is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Lovely pink and purple flowers bloom from these climbing vines. Use them in bouquets or along fences, posts, and frames throughout your wedding décor. "We love these flowers," says Marella. "They are so unique."

Southern Smilax

"20-05-15 196" by Shihchuan is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Southern smilax, also known as Jackson vine, is a wild, leafy vine ideal for chuppahs, gazebos, and arches. "It's great for making areas look like they are 'growing' organically," Marella shares.

Astilbe

"Astilbes #3" by piddleville is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
Choose from white, pink, or mauve shades of this unusual plant, which consists of cone-shaped clusters of blooms. We'd love this pretty plant for a summer garden ceremony!

For more unique floral options, check out Marella's guide to look-alikes for out-of-season flowers or visit her expert blogger page for more wedding flower tips!

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