Known as a flower for all seasons, Gerbera daisy bridal bouquets are a beautiful and versatile option for any bride. Gerbera daisies can be used alone as a lovely, natural looking bouquet, or they can be mixed with other flowers, greenery, and accents for more formal arrangements for the bride and bridesmaids to carry.
Gerbera Daisy Wedding Colors
A Gerbera daisy is characterized by its striking look of longer petals and a distinctive center which is actually comprised of hundreds of flowers. Depending on the hue the flower may look delicate or bold, but in any color this flower is not only a lovely, but also economical, option since it blooms repeatedly throughout the year in mid-spring, mid-summer, and mid-fall.
What colors do Gerbera daisies come in? Colors range dramatically and come in a wide variety, including:
- Bright white
- Hot pink/ Magenta/Fuchsia
- Light pink
- Dark red
- Bold orange
- Light yellow
- Sunny yellow
- Deep gold
Many of these daisies also contain multiple hues within a single flower, giving them a distinctive and original look. The centers are often black or dark in color, although yellow centers appear in the daisies as well. An experienced florist can also dye white Gerbera daisies a different color to match your wedding if desired, or silk flowers are available in additional colors.
Ideas for Gerbera Daisy Wedding Bouquets
As with most flower types, there many types of bouquets a bride can carry, ranging from modern and creative to traditional and elegant. Some bridal bouquet ideas for brides carrying Gerbera daisies include:
- Single Stem Gerbera Daisy: If you consider this minimalist option, the result can be stunning as well as affordable. Carry a large, unblemished bloom in a bold hue with a dark center for beautiful contrast against a white or ivory gown.
- Gerbera Daisy Clutch Bouquet: A traditional hand tied clutch bouquet is a lovely option for this flower. Show off the sweet, romantic appeal of the blooms by using flowers only or a tiny bit of greenery below the flowers; or for a more classic look, incorporate additional flowers and greenery. Either raffia or ribbon can work well with the bouquet
- Multi-Colored Bouquet: With its broad range of shades, the effect of a multi-colored Gerbera bouquet is fun and festive. This can lend the perfect touch to an informal wedding, or be a bold color surprise for a black and white or monochromatic wedding theme. Some brides carry this effect through with each bridesmaid carrying a different colored Gerbera daisy or daisy bouquet.
- Gerbera Daisy and Roses Bouquet: The effect of these two flowers together is lovely and romantic, especially in posy, nosegay, or other circular bouquets.
Other wedding flowers that work well incorporated into Gerbera daisy wedding bouquets include:
- Calla lilies
Choosing Gerbera Bouquets
Since Gerbera daisies have many advantages they can be an excellent choice for the bridal bouquet, as well as for the church décor and wedding reception centerpieces. When choosing a bouquet with these daisies, a bride should carefully consider the colors, arrangement, and accents in order to fit with the theme and feel of her wedding.
As a cousin of the sunflower, the Gerbera offers a wholesome, natural feel, making it an obvious choice for outdoor, garden, country, or western-themed weddings. A simple wedding bouquet with the daisies or the addition of wildflowers can make a wonderful, no-fuss arrangement perfect for summer weddings.
Formal Gerbera Bouquets
Gerbera daisy bouquets can also work with formal weddings as well. The bold color contrast between the dark center and colored petals offer a look that can be quite contemporary and gel nicely even with a black tie wedding atmosphere. For a more formal feel, choose arrangements that have a polished and pulled-together look. The bouquet can be finished off with additional flowers in similar color families and embellished with coordinating satin ribbon for a sophisticated feel.
Fresh Versus Silk Bouquets
While a fresh bouquet is beautiful, it does need extra care. Faux daisies can be purchased if you need to transport them or want them to last without any worry.
Fresh Gerbera Daisy Precautions
Though these flowers are beautiful and versatile, brides need to be somewhat careful with their Gerbera daisy arrangements and bouquets, since they can become damaged if improperly handled. While the cute blooms should stay fresh for seven to ten days if properly treated and hydrated, the daisies have a tendency to turn towards the light, so they should be wired or heads suspended prior to the wedding to keep them straight. Take care to avoid over-handling the flowers since the petals can bruise easily.
Silk Flower Gerbera Bouquets
Silk wedding flower bouquets can take some of the stress out of wedding flowers, and like their fresh counterparts, silk Gerbera daisies come in a stunning array of hues to coordinate with your special day. Silk makes a great choice for those who want the Gerbera in a color it does not come in naturally, such as blue or purple. These are available at affordable prices at most major craft retailers, or online at sites such as Budget Bride.
Great Gerbera Bouquets
Whether you choose fresh or silk flowers, versatile Gerbera daisy bridal bouquets can add the perfect touch of beauty and drama to your wedding. The playful bloom offers an alternative to traditional roses and lilies that can be elegant and whimsical.