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Why Aren't Stephanotis and Lily Of The Valley Used in Bridal Bouquets?
Ask the Expert:Are lily of the valley used in bridal bouquets. Back when I was married (in the 50s) lily of the valley and also stephanotis were often used in bridal bouquets and they are beautiful but I never see them anymore. Any reason? Carolyn
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Flower Shop Network's Flower Expert Reply: Every generation has it's favorite flowers. In the 50's, it was most likely stephanotis and lily of the valley. 'Casa Blanca' lilies or callas are probably the flower of choice for today's brides.
Now that wedding flower options are not necessarily contingent upon seasonal availability, brides have more choices. They are no longer bound by what is considered a "wedding flower".Â Today's brides have the freedom to choose any flower (depending on their budget) for their bridal bouquets and wedding flowers. As a result, brides are interjecting their personalities into their wedding flower choices and designs.
So it just maybe that the brides whom weddings you are attending are choosing more trendy flowers. However, I am confident that stephanotis and lily of the valley are still being used in wedding bouquets. They really are beautiful flowers and should be considered a wedding flower option.