With it’s delicate character and lovely fragrance, it’s no wonder that the freesia flower is a favorite among our spring brides. This bell-shaped bloom grows in a variety of colors including red, yellow, orange, pink, purple, and white. Lovely and playful, freesias look wonderful on their own or can be used as an accent flower.
Originating in South Africa, the story behind the flowers’s name goes back to the 19th century when the botanist, Christian P. Ecklon, named the bloom after his colleague, Friedrich H.T. Freese, to honor their friendship. Since then, the freesia has been associated friendship, trust, and innocence. What a perfect flower to have close by on the day when you are about to marry your best friend! From bouquets and centerpieces to the wedding cake, here are pretty wedding decor ideas that incorporate freesias.
In wedding bouquets, freesias can take center stage or be used as a filler adding movement, lightness, and texture to an arrangement. Lavender colored freesia paired with voluminous peonies radiate romantic bliss. An all white bouquet featuring Ballerina freesias is an excellent choice for the classic bride. For a garden inspired look, mix purple freesia with dahlias, stock and lisianthus with greenery accents.
Freesias’ intoxicating scent adds another element to your wedding’s atmosphere, making it a great flower to incorporate into the reception table decor. A gorgeous centerpiece featuring juliet and garden roses, white freesia, and dusty miller is rich with eye-catching texture and volume. A petite centerpiece of white Ballerina freesia casts an air of simple elegance. Make a color statement with an all freesia arrangement featuring vibrant hues of purple, yellow, red, and white.
Wedding Boutonniere & Corsage
The freesia is a ideal flower to use for wedding accessories such as boutonnieres and corsages thanks to their petite yet expressive look. A white freesia boutonniere looks stylish against a dark colored suit. For an outdoor garden affair, have the men in your wedding party accessorize with boutonnieres featuring ranunculus, freesia, and greenery. Mom will adore the look and scent of her pink rose and white freesia wedding corsage.
Wedding Cakes With Freesia Flowers
Now onto our favorite topic (other than flowers), the wedding cake! Sugar freesia flowers paired with a floral decorative motif adds a whimsical touch to the traditional white wedding cake. A mint green cake embellished with floral inspired gold piping and natural freesias has a romantic English garden look that we love. Celebrate a rustic chic barn wedding with a naked cake adorned with white freesias.
Wedding Invitations & Favors With Freesia Flowers
The freesia theme can be used in wedding details such as invitations and favors. Wedding stationery featuring a white freesia decoration on black paper is strikingly beautiful. Make the most of the heavenly fragrant bloom by gifting guests with freesia scented candles or soap.
Lovely, intoxicating, and fanciful, freesias are an excellent choice for the couple planning a wedding during the spring and summer months. Thinking about using freesia for your marital celebrations? Here are some things to keep in mind.
Availability: April through late summer
Scent: Very fragrant, sweet citrus scent
Vase Life: 4 to 12 days