As one of our favorite wedding flowers of the season, we thought it would be nice to feature the anemone as the first BB Bloom in Spotlight for 2018. With its striking, black center and delicate petals, it’s no wonder brides choose to incorporate the anemone into wedding floral decor. And as designers, we love this bloom’s versatility. From simple and classic to whimsical garden to romantic elegance, the anemone can be used in just about any style of wedding. It offers a spectrum of pretty colors ranging from crisp white (the most popular) and blush to purple, burgundy, red, and pink.
The flower’s association with love has origins in Greek Mythology, which says the anemone blossomed from the tears that Aphrodite shed over the death of her lover, Aldonis, who was killed by the other Gods over jealousy of their affair. In wedding culture, anemones symbolize ‘anticipation of change,’ making them an excellent choice for anyone about to get married and enter a new chapter in life. For the bride-to-be in search of floral inspiration, here are gorgeous decor ideas showcasing the ways you can use the anemone to celebrate your big day!
These pretty blooms add a beautiful touch to wedding bouquets. Anemones in shades of white and light pink bring a softness and look dreamy paired with light, neutral colored flowers and pale greenery accents. This lovely, natural looking arrangement features white anemones with cream and white vendela and garden roses, lisianthus, and geraniums with seeded eucalyptus, succulents, and scabiosa.
A loose bouquet of blush anemones and peach and mauve roses with lush greenery accents is perfect for an outdoor garden affair.
A voluminous bouquet showcasing white anemone, pink roses, astilbe, and dusty miller radiates a soft and flirty mood.
For the bride who wants to make a statement, bouquets mixing vivid hued anemones are the way to go. You won’t need any jewelry carrying this dazzling gem toned arrangement featuring purple anemones with rich greenery accents.
The contrast between eye-popping red anemones and red and white ranunculus and peonies brings joyful bliss to your ceremony!
Another creative way to use anemones in wedding florals is in the tablescape. Depending on your reception atmosphere, they can be styled to add a dose of drama or delight to table centerpieces. Pairing white and blush anemones with dark berries and greenery, this moody and elegant low centerpiece evokes the quiet beauty of a still-life painting!
Fit for a queen’s tea party, this lovely, organic arrangement presents the flower with peach roses and lush greenery and berries in a gilded vessel.
Centerpiece arrangements of anemones and dusty pink roses illuminated by the glow of elegant taper candles are perfect for a vintage themed reception.
We love to see our brides use their wedding blooms as inspiration for the cake. As a decorative motif, the anemone catches the eye and works well in cake design styles such as simple white, decadent romance, and artful drama.
And let’s not forget about the men in your wedding! An anemone boutonniere is a chic, playful alternative to the traditional white rose.
Announce your love for the anemone long before your wedding day arrives! Stationery designers are using the bloom as their muse to create stunning wedding invitation suites in looks that range from petty and sweet to timeless elegance.
As you can see, the anemone is a very unique and gorgeous bloom. For those of you considering the anemone for your wedding flowers, here are some important facts to know.
Availability: Anemones are available year round. October – April is peak season, May – September is off season.
Cost: A moderately priced flower. Prices change with availability.
Scent: Anemones do not have a scent and low pollination, which makes them a great choice for allergy sufferers.
Water and Vase life: The flower needs water to stay alive, and will survive 8 hours out of water, 3-6 days in water.
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