Whether you or a loved one is about to be married or you just love the romance of weddings, creating a nuptial themed spot in your garden can be a special undertaking.
There is an amazing assortment of flowers and plants that are matrimonially named. If they are named for the bride herself, a wedding component like the veil or dress, or the romance involved, they are all beautiful plants to be included in a wedding garden.
Daylily, 'Regal Wedding '
Poppy, 'Royal Wedding '
Daylily, 'Unity of the Spirit '
If you want a full sun or a shade garden, there are plants that can suit your needs.For a full sun garden, there are numerous daylily, rose, and iris cultivars, poppies, dahlias, and hibiscus.A connubially themed shade garden could consist of hostas, astilbes, calla lilies, and hydrangeas.
Astilbe, 'Bridal Veil'
Calla Lily, 'Bridal Bliss'
Hydrangea, 'Blushing Bride'
A bevy of ‘Blushing Brides' are available for you to choose from.Many are white to light pink in color and would be standouts in a wedding garden, just as the bride is supposed to be.
Amaryllis, 'Blushing Bride'
Delphinium, 'Blushing Brides'
Iris, 'Elmer's Blushing Bride'
Rose of Sharon, 'Blushing Bride'
If you know of a specific person getting married, it's possible that you could find a flower with her name specifically.
Daylily, 'Aurora's Wedding'
Iris, 'Elaine's Wedding
Rose, 'Jan's Wedding'
Dahlia, 'Jennifer's Wedding'
Don't forget all the small details such as the ‘Bridal Veil' and the dress. You can find all the players as well, ‘Bridesmaid,' ‘Flower girl' and ‘Maid of Honor' in this wedding garden.
Broom, 'Bridal Veil'
Hibiscus 'Bridal Veil'
Iris, 'Angel's Veil'
Dahlia, 'Bride to Be'
Double Bridal Wreath Spirea
Iris, 'Wedding Dance '
Morning Glory, 'Wedding Bells'
Daylily, 'Bridal Path'
Daylily, 'Dressed in Lace'
Rose, 'Flower Girl'
Rose, 'Maid of Honor'
Lily, 'Dress Rehearsal'
There are also plenty of flowers that can represent the bride herself.
'Bride to Be'
Rose, 'The Bride's Rose'
Peony, 'Bride's Dream'
You could also grow flowers that are traditionally held in bridal bouquets such as stephanotis, white peonies, or red roses.
Stephanotis (Bridal Wreath)
Peony, 'Shirley Temple'
Rose, 'Don Juan'
If you don't have time to plant a full garden in honor of the occasion, consider giving one of these plants as a wedding present to the happy couple.If either of them is even slightly gardeningly inclined, think how welcome a perennial that will grow for many years would be.
Daylily, 'Forever and a Day'
Daylily, '50th Wedding Anniversary'
Daylily, 'Forever in Love'
Planting a wedding garden: what a special way to honor a wedding, past, present or future.
Thank you to all the contributors of PlantFiles for their beautiful images:
Stephanotis - blackthumbx2
Wedding Bells - EmmaGrace
Hosta Bridegroom - Jody
Bridal Veil Broom - Bootandall
Shirley Temple Peony - Flamingonut
Bridal Veil Hibiscus - Kell
Amaryllis Blushing Bride - bsharf
Jennifer's Wedding Dahlia 0 Flowerfrenzy
Unity of the Spirit - kimsgardenheave
50th Anniversary Daylily - Calif_Sue
Jan's Wedding Rose - Grampapa
Brideflower - Kniphofia
Bridal Wreath Spirea - ceejaytown
Bride to Be Dahlia - Greenorchid
Calla Bridal Bliss - Lakesidecallas
Elmer's Blushing Bride - Delvacarol
Bride's Halo (thumbnail) - Jfrizzell
The Bride's Rose - Leslie_Pz
Aurora's Wedding - Dottnmd
Elaine's Wedding Iris - JoanJ
Bridal Path Daylily - lilydaydreamer
Wedding Dance Iris - Lincolnitess
Rose of Sharon Blushing Bride - Michelle Hunziker
Dressed in Lace Daylily - Mystic
Don Juan Rose - Marsue
Maid of Honor Rose - mtilton
Forever and a Day Daylily - Mystic
Dress Rehearsal Lily - menkids
Larkspur Blushing Brides - Mygypsyrose
Forever in Love - Mystic
Regal Wedding Daylily - Mystic
Flower Girl Rose - Plant_Manager
Bride's Dream Peony - Sanannie
Bridal Veil Astilbe - Noreaster
Angel's Veil Iris - Puttytat
Taihort Hsin-Ying Snow Orchid - Shirley1md
Blushing Bride Hydrangea - WaterCan2
Royal Wedding Poppy - Wetdogfarm
Bridesmaid Brugmansia - monika
About Susanne Talbert
I garden in beautiful Colorado Springs, half a mile from Garden of the Gods. Since we bought our first house two years ago, I have been busy revamping my 1/4 acre of ignored decomposed granite.
My garden passions include water gardening, vines, super-hardy perennials, and native xerics. By day, I am a high school ceramics teacher as well as a ceramicist and painter.