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Carnations? Ick. That’s what I thought six months ago - before I saw the light.

One evening, I was doing some research for an article I was writing about wedding flowers, when an image of a carnation wedding bouquet jumped out at me. No, it can’t be! Carnations? My “ick” suddenly became a “wow!”

I had never seen carnations grouped together before without any other flowers to steal their thunder. They were always used as filler and almost always paired with baby’s breath. Who knew that they had such power in numbers?

Not only do they look fabulous “en masse”, they’re inexpensive and last a long time. What more could one ask from such a sweet and humble flower?

I scoured the web for some photos of carnation bouquets and here are a few of the best.

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Red carnation centerpiece Carolyne Roehm via Rainflower Company.

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Pink carnation topiaries from pd Bloom.

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Carnation wedding bouquet from Real Simple. You can learn to make this bouquet over here.

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Carnation pomander centerpiece from Flickr’s Sad Puppy.

Top photo: The Planner Pages.

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10 Responses to “The Carnation Wedding Bouquet: Pretty & Perfect for a Recessionista Bride”

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honeymyheart
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honeymyheart (message)  764 posts, Busy bee

we are using mounds of yellow and purple carnations for some of our centerpieces. i love the ruffle look of them gathered together :)

 
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Miss Gloss
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Miss Gloss (message)  1,249 posts, Bumble bee

I was absolutely the same way! but I love them en masse. Feel similar about baby’s breath…hate it alone - but when its bunched together I love it!

 
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danibwed

I agree..thought that these flowers were cheap and not that pretty at all. But these pictures are beautiful and all the colors are amazing.

 
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Jessie516
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Jessie516 (message)  5,480 posts, Bee Keeper

I always thought that carnations were just kind of “filler flowers” but some gorgeous inspiration photos like these have changed my mind. We included the mini-carnations in both my bouquet and my BMs and they looked great.

 
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Miss Pinot Grigio
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Miss Pinot Grigio (message)  1,410 posts, Bumble bee

I am in love with carnation pomander balls…I used these in one of my 3 centerpiece looks. Carnations are so chic when bundled together in large quantities. You can’t get that textured look with any other flower. =)

 
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Article: The Carnation Wedding Bouquet – Pretty & Perfect for a Recessionista Bride « Bridal Index

[...] Article: The Carnation Wedding Bouquet – Pretty & Perfect for a Recessionista Bride In Bouquet, Cake, Cake Decor, Cake Stand, Carnations, Centerpiece, Flowers, Green, Pink, Red, Weddingbee, White, yellow on June 23, 2009 at 3:56 am The Carnation Wedding Bouquet: Pretty & Perfect for a Recessionista Bride » Weddingbee PRO » T… [...]

 
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Andria of Andria Lewis Events

Thanks for spreading a little carnation love, Christina. They do get pushed to the side in favor of more popular blooms. But they can be used in great ways for weddings. Hopefully, more brides will see them in a different light.

Andria Lewis
Author of The Planner Pages Blog

 
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Riley

my girlfriend and I discussed what flowers we want for our wedding, and she said carnations, and i saw your site and wanted to see some. please email me back

 
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Allison

I just love carnations. They are so pretty and cheap. When your a bride on a tight budget Carnations are a way to go ( you can spend a little bit more on other items then flowers if you go with carnations).

I am doing my center pieces, bouquets and Corsages with Carnations. In fact my whole wedding is just going to be Carnations. ( and not just because they are cheap. I have always loved them)!

Thanks for shining the light onto Carnations!

 
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Michelle - Photographer

My “eew” turned into a “hmmm.” I didn’t know they could actually look beautiful this way. Their simplicity offers a raw beauty that cannot be found in others. Great post, Christina!

 

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