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The Scent of a “Flower”~Wedding Flowers Folsom, CA~

Do you love the scent of flowers? Most flowers have their own unique scent, some we love, and some we don’t! Our senses dance when we smell something so wonderful, it evokes a feeling, a memory and a moment in time.

 

I love this photo of my bride Kristen, from last July taking in the sweet smell of her “toss” Bouquet!

Choosing wedding flowers can be tough if you are sensitive to certain scents. Flowers for your guest tables is something else to take into consideration. A highly fragrant flower arrangement may be difficult for your guests to either enjoy their meal or they may be sensitive as well.  Choosing flowers with less scent may be a better option. Or if you love a highly scented flower, you can always add just a “few” to your arrangements, so it is not too overpowering. Here is a wonderful list of some more commonly used wedding flowers and the categories which they fall under to help you decide what you may love or need to stay away from.

Heavy/Exotic Scented Flowers

Gardenia
Narcissus
Oriental lily, particularly Casablanca (pure white), Le Reve
(pale pink), & Stargazer (white edges with dark pink throat)
Peony
Stephanotis
Tuberose (Polianthes)

Aromatic Scented Flowers & Greens

Eucalyptus foliage, rub leaves for the full effect
Lavender foliage
Grape hyacinth (Muscari) = faint musk
Rosemary foliage

Spicy/Peppery Scented Flowers

Chrysanthemum
Florists’ broom (Genista)
Freesia
Hypericum = spicy
Pink (Dianthus) = sweet clove
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Sweet/Flowery Scented Flowers

Carnations
Freesia

Hyacinth
Lilac (Syringa)
Lily of the valley (Convallaria)
Phlox
Rose, Garden Roses
Sweet pea

Citrus Scented Flowers

Mimosa(Acacia)
Waxflower (Chamelaucium) = lemon and marzipan scent
Eucharis = delicate lemon curd scent
Myrtle = Okay, not technically a flower, but these greens have a wonderful
lemon scent

Photos by www.stoutphotography.com

Photos by www.nicolecookphotography.com

 

13 Jun 2012

Springtime Wedding Fun~Wedding Flowers-Folsom, Ca

The Posh Posey has had a great start to 2012 Wedding Season! Spring has brought some beautiful brides, and beautiful Springtime Flowers! Here are photos of some favorites, please enjoy!

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2 Jun 2012