Spring Wedding Decor Ideas With Tulip Flowers

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No other flower announces the arrival of spring more than the tulip. With its pretty layered petals and cheerful character, the tulip is an ideal flower choice for the bride who is have her wedding between March and June. There are over 3000 varieties of tulips available in a spectrum of colors ranging from crisp white with to soft pastels to vivid hues of purple, yellow, pink, orange, and red.

 

white tulip centerpiece - via snippetandink.com

white tulip centerpiece – via snippetandink.com

 

Originating in Persia and Turkey, the tulip’s name derives from the Turkish word for gauze, the fabric used for turbans, and refers to the flower’s turban-like shape. Introduced to Europe in the 16th century, tulips became incredibly popular. In the Netherlands, the flower’s demand caused “tulip mania” where the price per bulb became so high that the markets crashed!

In the language of flowers, the tulip symbolizes perfection and deep love. Because of its association with spring, the bloom also represents rebirth and renewal. Tulips are used to celebrate eleven-year anniversaries where they represent love and devotion.

Looking for ways to incorporate tulips into your big day? You’re in luck because the tulip is our BB Bloom in Spotlight! From bouquets to centerpieces to invitations, here are gorgeous ideas for tulip wedding flowers.

Bouquet

In wedding bouquets, tulips can be the only flower used or presented in a multi-floral arrangement. A simple display of soft pink tulips radiates classic romance. Make a dramatic statement by carrying a bouquet featuring cascading white tulips paired with blush peonies. For a “just picked” feel, mix bold pink tulips with white and pink roses, ranunculus, freesias, and greenery.

 

blush pink tulip bouquet - via stylemepretty.com

blush pink tulip bouquet – via stylemepretty.com

 

Cascading tulip bouquet - via modwedding.com

Cascading tulip bouquet – via modwedding.com

 

just picked tulip bouquet - via chicvintagebrides.com

just picked tulip bouquet – via chicvintagebrides.com

 

Centerpiece

For table decor, tulips offer variety and can be used to express your wedding style while capturing the light mood of the season. For a chic modern look, simply place white tulips in tall cylinder glass vases. Towering centerpieces featuring long-stemmed pink tulips with cherry blossoms are high impact, casting a mood of enchanted elegance. Low centerpieces of vibrant orange and pink tulips paired with colorful blooms and lush greenery are perfect for a spring garden gala!

 

modern tulip centerpiece - via himisspuff.com

modern tulip centerpiece – via himisspuff.com

 

High Centerpiece Tulips Cherry Blossoms - via stylemepretty.com

High Centerpiece Tulips Cherry Blossoms – via stylemepretty.com

 

low centerpiece colorful tulips - via theknot.com

low centerpiece colorful tulips – via theknot.com

 

Suspended Blooms

It may come as a surprise, but tulips are a wonderful flower to use in suspended arrangements thanks to their long, green stems and unique silhouette. To create a light, cheerful reception atmosphere, hang a colorful bed of tulips and greenery for guests to dine under. A canopy of white tulips illuminated by glass globe votives sets a magical ambiance over the dance floor.

 

Hanging tulips - via southernliving.com

Hanging tulips – via southernliving.com

 

tulip canopy - via pinterest.com

tulip canopy – via pinterest.com

 

Boutonniere

Even the men in your wedding can take advantage of this alluring seasonal bloom. A white tulip and dusty miller boutonniere looks most handsome against a light gray suit. For a festive and preppy look, match a bright pink tulip and hypericum berries with a plaid bow tie.

 

White tulip boutonniere - via huffingtonpost.com

White tulip boutonniere – via huffingtonpost.com

 

PInk tulip boutonniere - via borrowedandblue.com

PInk tulip boutonniere – via borrowedandblue.com

 

Invitations

Nothing sets the tone of a spring wedding better than a floral inspired invitation! A whimsical watercolor design evokes the natural splendor of the season. Stationary with a vintage botanical theme is a beautiful expression of understated elegance.

 

Watercolor tulip wedding invitation - via mospensstudio.com

Watercolor tulip wedding invitation – via mospensstudio.com

 

botanical tulip illustration wedding invitation - via beautyofwedding.co

botanical tulip illustration wedding invitation – via beautyofwedding.co

 

Wedding Cake

The tulip’s distinct shape makes it a magnificent bloom to incorporate into wedding cake designs. Imagine how lovely a naked cake topped with real blooms would look at a rustic countryside reception! A navy blue dessert embellished with exquisite blooms is perfectly suited for a formal affair. A jaw-dropping six-tier cake adorned with vibrant hued tulips ensures an evening of delightful reverie.

 

Rustic tulip wedding cake - via borrowedandblue.com

Rustic tulip wedding cake – via borrowedandblue.com

 

navy tulip wedding cake - via himisspuff.com

navy tulip wedding cake – via himisspuff.com

 

colorful tulip wedding cake - via occakestudio.com

colorful tulip wedding cake – via occakestudio.com

 

Thinking about using tulips in your spring wedding decor? Here are somethings to keep in mind when choosing this delightful bloom!

Season: Late March through May

Scent: fragrant with a sweet scent

Cost: inexpensive

Vase life: 3 to 7 days

 

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