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We thought we would introduce some sometimes overlooked florals to you, which are perfect for including in bouquets, buttonholes and table arrangements. Often these smaller, delicate florals suit eclectic, relaxed, whimsical and slightly vintage style wedding floral designs. These florals add a gorgeous texture to bouquets and also create a relaxed, cascading effect in table arrangements.

Below are some of my favourite smaller, delicate and unique floral varieties including a breakdown of cost, season and durability for your information.


Lilac is such a gorgeous early spring floral, and is made up of delicate blooms, with a soft fragrance. Lilac is available in white, soft lavender, variegated purple and purple.

Images by JL Designs

Images supplied by Brides in Bloom & Leila Brewster Photography

Images supplied by  and via I wish I had an ocean and Punam Bean

Image supplied by JL Designs

Image supplied by JL Designs

Names: Lilac
Season: Typically October
Typical colours in Australia: white, soft lavender, lilac and purple
Typical cost (in season): $$
Durability: Medium ‐ high
Replacement florals: hyacinth, Queen Anne’s lace, veronica, andromeda, jasmine


Andromeda or pieris is a really unique and striking floral, which gives a beautiful vintage or rustic feel to floral designs. Andromeda is typically found in white and soft blush pink.

Images supplied by JL Designs and Gild the Lily Too

Images supplied by Elizabeth Anne Designs

Images by Elizabeth Anne Designs and Calli B Photography via Love Bird Weddings

Names: Andromeda or Pieris
Season: Typically September – December. Can be found sporadically throughout the year
Typical colours in Australia: white and soft blush pink
Typical cost (in season): $
Durability: Medium
Replacement florals: White Erica, Wax flower, blossom


Generally an imported floral, Astilbe is a summer floral so is often found during the winter months in Australia. Astilbe is a really delicate and beautiful floral addition to bouquets and can also be used to soften table arrangements. Astilbe also gives bouquets and table designs a whimsical and “pick from the garden” feel.

Images supplied by Matthew Robins Designs

Images supplied by The Floral Lab and Jane Medley Flora Design

Names: Astilbe
Season: Typically Winter (when imported from Europe)
Typical colours in Australia: white, soft pink, apricot
Typical cost (in season): $$$
Durability: Medium
Replacement florals: Misty, lilac, wattle

Ms Gingham says: Such a fantastic breakdown of these florals for everyone planning their wedding flowers. Thanks Georgia!

About Georgia: Georgia is the floral director and vision behind designer wedding florist Hello Blossoms. Her love of weddings stems far beyond flowers, resulting in her becoming a guru of wedding knowledge to her clients and friends alike. Georgia’s passion for flora and design took her the field of landscape architecture, where she studied at RMIT and worked for several years before returning to her one true love (followed somewhere behind by her husband), floristry.

  • Plan Vintage {wedding} says:
    September 6, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Thank you for sharing this valuable info..and such awesome vintage eye-candy!
    So happy to see the quirky Astilbe featured too, I adore this crazy flower! Can’t wait to share this with my followers, thanks PDB!
    Bec from Plan Vintage {wedding} xx

  • Ms Stripey says:
    September 6, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Love this post – learned a lot and I’d love to have all these flowers sitting in a vase on my desk right now!

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