I have a few weddings coming up that will feature black florals, either in mass amounts or as striking accents against other colors. When I say “black” florals, I really mean dark burgundy, purple or brown. There are, to my knowledge, no truly black flowers. But here are some that give the impression of black and look so amazing and mysterious in arrangements:
My favorite, black dahlias:
Here I am putting the finishing touches on one of last weekend’s casual and funky centerpieces featuring black dahlias. I did purposefully wear a green, black and white dress to match the wedding color palette. I look WAY too intense in this pic.
Scabiosa (photo via Apartment Therapy):
Most brides are disgusted by the name SCABiosa. The flower does look very scab-like! But it looks awesome grouped together in bouquets.
Black callas (photos via Jessica Claire):
A couture bouquet I crafted for Trista Lerit awhile back.
Can you also spot the scabiosa in there?
Black baccara roses (photo by The Image is Found):
Dramatic pops of black baccaras amid vivid pink and lime florals.
Totally rare and totally pricey. But gorgeous nonetheless!
It’s really difficult to track down Asiatic lilies that are this dark. It’s much easier to find “blackout” lilies, which are a bit more on the burgundy side. I bought buckets and buckets of blackout lilies for this weekend’s wedding!
I’m a not a morbid person in the least, but black flowers really float my boat! What’s your opinion on them?