This Stunning Seasonal Flower Is Making Us Want to Have a Wedding Right Now


If you're a flower-obsessed bride, then the best time of the year to get married is in the spring, when the flower market is brimming with gorgeous, in-season flowering branches and blooms. One of our favorite springtime wedding finds? Dogwood branches, which bloom this time of the year with the most delicate, four-petaled flowers. Here are some of our favorite dogwood-filled wedding arrangements.

Bridal Bouquet (above): This beautiful green-and-white bouquet features seeded eucalyptus and cream-colored astilbe, but the real stars of the show are those perfect dogwood blooms.

dogwood branches ideas

Photo: Landon Jacob

Bridesmaid Bouquet: Creamy-white dogwood blossoms really pop against colorful bridesmaid dresses, like this pretty aqua-hued frock.

Entrance Arrangement: A lush, large-scale urn arrangement like this, which contains dogwood, white fritillaria, and seasonal branches, would look perfect at your venue's entryway or on a welcome table.

dogwood branches ideas

Photo: Jose Villa

Stairway Arrangement: If your wedding venue is multilevel, line the stairways with glowing candles and tall vases filled with blooming dogwood branches.

Petite Centerpiece: Fill a silver footed compote with white hydrangeas, roses, dogwood flowers, and fresh greenery for a pretty, spring-inspired look.

Large Centerpiece: For something a bit more lush and organic, add taller dogwood branches for height and then fill out the base of the arrangement with additional white blooms like ranunculuses and garden roses.

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