Carnations Have Feelings Too

Yesterday I had the oddest conversation with a florist. She had mentioned that, and I quote, “I would NEVER put a carnation in a wedding bouquet.” Immediately taken back, I thought to myself, hmm, now what’s wrong with carnations? Sure they’ve gotten a bad rap over the last few years and they’re not exactly my fave flower either, but I didn’t think they were THAT horrendous and NEVER is such a strong word. Well, hoping to prove her wrong, I made it my mission (I love challenges like these!) to find beautiful arrangements and inspiration filled with nothing but CARNATIONS! And, just as I imagined, I found some really amazing ideas. If you’re not a huge carnation fan, maybe these three finds will sway you over–and hopefully it will sway our little florist friend over too. Enjoy!

See?! Purple carnations paired with greenery is so elegant.

{image via Laura Dowling}

Pink centrepieces neatly packed is the epitome of a chic and tasteful reception.

{image via Hana Floral Design}

Who can say no to this gorgeous cake wrapped in nothing but white fondant, and, ahem, white carnations.

{image via April Reed}


7 comments on “Carnations Have Feelings Too
  1. Future Mrs.Schmidt says:

    I told my mom how nice Carnations look when it’s a bouquet/arrangement of ALL carnarions..she looked at me like I was on glue! If the price is right, (which, I’m sure it will be) I may do all centerpieces ALL carnations. It’s a toss up between them and hydreangeas..

  2. Rosalba says:

    I use carnations all the time! They look so fluffy and feminine all together-make perfect flower girl pomander balls and ring bearer pillows. Put three together in a bouquet and they look like a peony at a fraction of the cost. They come in every colour and have a soft scent. They are making a huge comeback! I used them in a wrought iron tree, I made different sized carnation balls, and EVERYONE at the show loved them!! They were so surprised:))

  3. Roseanne Dela Rosa says:

    Thanks Ladies!!

    Erin – you are completely right, she did say that!

  4. Erin says:

    I really like carnations! I’m hoping to use them somewhere in our wedding.
    And as Carrie Bradshaw once said “I think Carnations are making a comeback.”

  5. Judith says:

    That’s so pretty! I agree – NEVER is too harsh a word. Maybe WB can make them IN again.. hehe!

  6. Emily says:

    Oh, I think carnations are lovely! I’m having some of them in my bouquet, they’re lovely and wintery in white :)

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