Whether it's a simple bunch of white tulips wrapped in soft
white paper and tied with string for a classic wedding, paired with
wildflowers and lavender in a rustic planter box for centrepieces
at a country reception or placed individually in wine bottles for
bohemian luxe – tulips are our current floral obsession!
Our favourite look to try is a large bunch of deep purple tulips casually wrapped in newspaper and placed on a raw wood table or white bunches of tulips in clear cylinder vases styled with a white timber table, white chairs and white pillar candles!
Tulips are one of the most versatile floral varieties and can easily be styled to complement your aesthetic. We asked Gold Coast based florist Hitomi Wilson from B Sweet Flowers to talk us through the important information needed to use this chic flower variety for your wedding…..
(Read Hitomi's tips under the photo gallery and see a list our list of recommended Florists in The LANE Directory)
There are 15 different tulip varieties in an abundance of colours, the once most often used are single, double, fringed and parrot tulips.
- If you want to use single tulips in your bouquet or for your centrepieces singles tulips are available from February to the end of October. Note they are not available in high summer.
- Fringed, double and parrot tulips start late March to April
and finish early September.
- Masses of tulips can create a simple, sophisticated, modern feel for a classic city or beach wedding.
- When fully opened the soft-tissued textured petals and woven soft green stems have a relaxed and organic feel, which is perfect for vintage and garden style weddings.
- Tulips are simply beautiful by themselves or lovely to mix with many different size and shaped flowers to give a rustic boutique gentle harmony.
- Occasionally stems need wired and petals glued (using floristry aqua glue) to help them keep their shape for the whole wedding day and stop them over growing! (tulips keep growing even when they’re cut and placed in water).
- Tulips are very temperature sensitive and need to be kept cool for as long as possible.
Hitomi Wilson - B Sweet Flowers