Sophisticated, bold, with a touch of whimsy, dahlias are one of those unique flowers that works well with just about any wedding style. Admired for their large blooms, intricate petals, and beautiful colors, they are a wonderful feature flower to incorporate in bouquets, centerpieces, and arrangements. There are many types of dahlias – 42 species in all and each different from the next. Our brides especially love using café au lait, cactus, and pompon dahlias to celebrate their big day.
First discovered in Mexico (it’s the country’s national flower) in 1525, the dahlia flower was introduced to Europe around 1787 and rose to cult-like status soon after arrival. In the language of flowers, dahlias represent elegance, dignity, and a commitment that will last forever – qualities every couple wants on hand as they are about to start their married life together.
Looking for ways to use dahlias in wedding décor? From floral accessories to wedding arches to cakes, here are gorgeous ideas for dahlia wedding flowers.
Go for romantic glamour and carry a bouquet of café au lait dahlias and roses in lush shades of white, pink, and peach. Blush and white dahlias paired with roses, stock, sweet pea, lavender sprigs and light greenery radiates natural splendor. Turn heads by accessorizing with a dramatic arrangement of burgundy and wine hued pompon dahlias matched with deep purple calla lilies.
Centerpieces & Arrangements
A charming centerpiece featuring soft pink and white dahlias, roses, hydrangeas and berry and greenery accents is perfect for a chic garden wedding. Highlight the flower’s exceptional beauty with a modern arrangement of a single dahlia and greenery set in a geometric terrarium. Welcome guests to the reception with a gorgeous display of pink, peach, and plum dahlias with touches of dusty miller.
Wedding Arches & Chuppahs
Adding volume and texture, dahlias are a fantastic flower to use on ceremony structures. A wedding arch of white chiffon draping embellished with lush greenery, dahlias, roses, and thistle casts an atmosphere of organic bliss. Inspired by a natural woodland setting, a dreamy chuppah captivates with an eye-catching display of salmon colored dahlias paired with pink, yellow, and burgundy blooms and greenery accents.
Express your love for the flower long before the big event with dahlia themed wedding invitations. Vintage inspired floral illustrations combined with beautiful lettering announces that your wedding style is classic and timeless. Stationery adorned with colorful watercolor flowers sets a light and cheerful tone for the festivities to come.
Carrying the dahlia motif all the way to dessert unifies your wedding decor from start to finish. Replace the standard cake topper with a natural pink flower paired with olive greens garland around each tier. A showstopping creation embellished with jaw-dropping sugar dahlia and luxurious gold detailing looks to pretty to eat!
Captivatingly gorgeous, the dahlia is a flower that can’t help but be noticed. Thinking about using dahlias in wedding decor? Here are somethings to keep in mind.
Season: Summer to early fall
Scent: no scent
Vase life: 4 to 6 days