Tough to spell, but easy to love – chrysanthemums make beautiful wedding flowers. Mums, as they are commonly known, are richly textured with abundant petals, and bloom well into the fall. Their well formed blooms can easily serve as the focal flower in a bouquet or centerpiece; but they are also known to provide spectacular bursts of accent color amidst other floral elements.
The flower is native to Asia and Europe, but grows easily here at home. Given that the flower blooms in the fall, the chrysanthemum can generally be found locally, making this an affordable choice for budget conscious brides. But affordable doesn’t mean boring – from spider mums to football mums, the wide array of shapes and colors will allow you to create stunning wedding floral arrangements.
Chrysanthemums are available in the classic seasonal colors, as well as a full spectrum of interesting hues. This variety affords fall and winter brides a rich color palette to choose from, and even includes blooms in lime green. This green goes beautifully with traditional white bouquets, lending the green while exhibiting a truly special appearance; this green also looks amazing with deep purples.
All flowers have meanings behind them, and the mum traditionally signifies wealth, abundance and truth – all wonderful sentiments on a wedding day! The name chrysanthemum – literally “golden flower” – also expresses cheerfulness, like the warmth of the sun. Whatever your desired ambiance, whatever your color palette, this versatile flower have a variety that will match perfectly.
Trust the expert wedding consultants at Zeidler’s Flowers to guide you through the process of choosing the perfect chrysanthemums for your late fall or early winter wedding. And don’t worry, we won’t ask you to spell it.