August 1st, 2009 by BridalBuds
Buds, here is a little beauty that you may want to consider for your wedding flowers.
If you want the full name, it’s Moluccella laevis, but commonly known as Bells of Ireland or Shell flower. These stems provide interesting greenery in a mixed bouquet, or a sleek modern look when used on it’s own. We are using simple pots with 5-7 stems in each for the cocktail lounge area of the wedding. The reception room will have a more traditional feel as shown with our other flowers. I like the idea of having the cocktail lounge a little more modern and simple-looking.
Bells of Ireland can be found any time of year, but are most common in late winter and spring. My mom has ordered them from a local grocery store for $16 for 10 stems. That great price is another perk of using a flower that is considered a ‘filler flower’. (I find that term so insulting for some reason!)
I love the simplicity of this bouquet:
And, they go very well with my other favourite bright green flower: kermit or pom pom mums!
What neat flower did you find for your wedding elements?