Flowers are an essential part of any wedding. From the all-important bouquet to the flower pins and centre pieces, your blooms add vibrancy to your big day, so choosing the right ones is not a decision that shouldn’t be made in a rush. Luckily, we’ve got the experts in to help.
Wedding flowers either dictate a colour theme or they compliment it. So not only do you need to get the hue right but if getting married in the UAE you need to bear in mind how long they will last in the heat. No bride wants to see wilting flowers as they say I do – hardly a positive sign.
Below we reveal the 10 most popular bridal flowers that are perfect for a desert wedding:
In UAE, the most popular are pastel shades. Soft dusky pink, light pink, cream, peach and white plus light purple are the most popular for Arab and European weddings. Indian and Asian wedding tend to feature more oranges reds and hot pink.
Tulips have a short shelf life and can be hard to get in good quality unless ordered in season, and well in advance. The flower size can vary depending on the season and growing region. Popular colors are white purple yellow and pink. They are not cheap so better for higher budgets.
In the UAE calla lilies have lost popularity. When in demand, white red and orange are popular.
Lily of the Valley
Not so suited to Dubai, but can be sourced for a big price.
This is a very popular and versatile flower. White, green and blue are available all year around. Pink and purple are seasonal. They do fill a good amount of space so they are good value for money and used widely in the UAE. They do wilt if not in water so they need to be treated carefully.
These beautiful flowers are great for wedding but are a definite luxury. Season starts late October to early November and goes till mid-January and then again from May to mid-July. Price wise, they are very expensive.
These are a beautiful wedding flower but tend to be expensive and are a small flower so you need a lot of them to make an impact. White pink orange are the most popular. They do have a short shelf life, which makes them a luxury item.
Its common name is Jasmine or Madagascar Jasmine. These are expensive and delicate.
A big luxury item, but beautiful.
Gardenias are lovely tucked into a bouquet or floating in a low bowl as a centerpiece, and a single gardenia makes a wonderful scented corsage or hair accessory.