There are some people—wrong as they may be—who think the beautiful carnation is not a first choice, first class flower. While it’s true that carnations are one of the most budget-friendly choices, it’s also true that they are truly one of the most lovely and versatile event flowers you can select. The low price is just a bonus!
Carnations have an amazing texture, like elegant ruffles, and many varieties come with a soft, spicy fragrance. They come in a truly amazing multitude of colors (even green) and shades which makes working with them an additional pleasure.
Use all one color of carnations and let their texture do the talking. One color will create a big pop of visual impact for your tables or venue. Coordinate with your theme colors or choose a complimentary shade to accent them. Or, create an ombre effect by setting up a mass of carnations that run from dark to light shades of a single color.
Even a simple grouping of white carnations looks amazing in a modern glass cube vase.
Choose interesting and varied vases and heights for your carnations and let them shine with added impact.
Pomanders (Kissing Balls)
Carnations may look delicate, but are one of the heartiest flowers you can choose. They don’t wilt easily in a hot venue and aren’t too fussy about humidity or lots of water. Pomanders can be made with multi-colored carnations and set in different shaped vases, set on tables, hung from trees, suspended from shepherd’s hooks…the possibilities are endless. Set them down the middle of the table to use as your centerpiece!
Because carnations are sturdy, with thicker stalks, they are also a perfect choice for creating hanging “flower curtains” or other floral backdrops. This is a great project for the DIY planner who has lots of helpful friends! Fishing wire, needles and bulk carnations are all you really need. Click to read more about Floral Backdrops.
Carnations are very hearty and long lasting, making them an elegant choice for your bridal bouquets! They will stand up well to heat and sunshine making them an especially good pick for outdoor, beach or summer events.
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Carnations keep their structure well as they are compact and hearty. They are the perfect choice for creating modern designs that can really add life and interest to your event tables.
Whatever style, color scheme or venue you choose, don’t overlook the sensation of a carnation! Click to see how to buy bulk carnations.