Because pink symbolizes love, it is a natural choice for many brides picking their wedding colours. The best quality of the colour pink is that it comes in so many different shades—hot pink, carnation pink, tickle-me-pink, magenta, bubblegum pink—it is an incredibly versatile colour. When it comes to wedding flowers, pink is a great choice because there are so many varieties of pink flowers in all different shades. Do you want to incorporate pink into a vibrant spring wedding? No problem! Are you going for a more traditional and timeless appeal? You can do that too. For those looking for more unique choices in their flowers, eschewing the usual wedding favourites, like roses, lilies, and orchids, yet still want to work with pink, there are many other pink flowers from which to choose—they just might not get as much attention. Check them out below!
Astilbe is a type of plant with 18 different varieties, characterized by their fern-like foliage and gorgeous feathery flowers. They make magnificent accent pieces for bouquets as they add a nice pop of colour, especially when they’re in the midst of a lighter-coloured bouquet.
The sabatia angularis is native to the United States and blooms from July to August. This particular flower is a little smaller than most wedding flowers, but it grows in bunches, almost like a mini-bouquet. This is another great accent flower, especially if you live on the east or Gulf coast, where it grows natively.
The Dahlia is found mainly in Mexico, though it also grows in other parts of Central America. They come in several different colours; the one pictured above is a shade called “sunset pink,” and there are and purple orange varieties as well. Sizes of these flowers do vary greatly, so keep that in mind if you want to use these as a focal point in your bouquet and arrangements.
Sweet peas are a delicate and fragrant flower perfect for summer or fall bouquet. They come in not only pink, but red, yellow, blue, purple, and white as well—you could have a colourful bouquet made of just these if you liked them enough to want that. They are smaller flowers with a very sweet and fragile look about them, and would make a great addition to a simple wedding theme.
For the bride who wants to make hot pink splash at her wedding, there is the cosmos flower. It makes a bold statement that the pale pink rose and white lily just can’t match. The majority of cosmos species are found in Mexico, but some can be found in Florida, the southern part of the United States, Arizona, South America, and Central America
If you’re going pink for your wedding, think outside the rose, especially if you picked a spring or summer date. A vibrant and less-traditional pink flower offers a bright, cheery and unique look and, after all, isn’t that what the atmosphere at a wedding is supposed to be?