The chrysanthemum is one of the most popular flowers in the world, but ask three people what they look like, and you may get three different answers. With nearly 2,000 varieties, the mum offers wide range of colors, shapes and looks; making them easy to incorporate into your wedding day. The mum makes a perfect wedding flower for fall because it blooms well into autumn.
The versatile mum not only fits into your theme, but it can fit into your budget. It is often more affordable than some of the more exotic flowers, but can mimic them to a certain extent, giving the same visual appeal. For instance, if you love peonies, the viceroy or football chrysanthemum will give you the same feel of a lavish, huge bloom that fills in bouquets and centerpieces with lush abundance. The spindly spider mum adds exotic texture to your arrangements, invoking feelings of dramatic wildflowers draped from trees in the tropical rain forest. This makes them especially gorgeous in cascade bouquets.
The spider mum, because of its unique appearance, can also be used in creative and fun ways. Hanging glass bulbs, adorned with a single mum, look much like an anemone in a drop of water; also botanical buffs will love the idea of suspending these exotic blooms in a type of “air garden”. Button or pompom mums are perfect for the men, adding color to their lapel without being overly “flowery”. Some more traditional versions of chrysanthemums look much like daisies and sunflowers, and as such can be incorporated beautifully into a wildflower bouquet.
You may be surprised at the ability of the chrysanthemum to transform your wedding. Bold and lavish, or subtle and graceful, there is a mum for every occasion. Stop into Ah Sam in San Mateo to learn more about this incredibly adaptable flower, and how Ah Sam can assist you in bringing your dream wedding floral arrangements to life.