Daffodil Wedding Theme
Choose a daffodil wedding to highlight the blossoming of your new life together. Bright, fresh and simply delightful, daffodils herald the beginning of a new season.
Color Suggestions for a Daffodil Wedding
The center portion of this flower contains a trumpet-shaped corona surrounded by a ring of 6 larger petals. The ones most often seen are white, bright yellow, and peach in color.
Some daffodils are grown in all solid colors while others are bred in a combination of two colors, such as a yellow center with white outer petals. The type you choose will be up to you. Good choices for accent colors are blue (such as bluebells), and green.
Spring Wedding Attire
Keep it simple with a pure white spring gown and veil. Carry a bouquet of daffodils wrapped in ribbon. Your bridesmaids could wear dresses in a contrasting color, such as yellow or peach (depending on the flower colors you have chosen) and carry a single daffodil in the corresponding color.
The groom and groomsmen could wear blue tuxedos with pastel yellow cummerbunds and sport a daffodil boutonniere. As an alternative to the boutonniere, you could also present each of them with a pocket handkerchief with an embroidered daffodil.
Daffodil Decorations and Table Decor
- Use clusters of helium filled balloon bouquets in white and yellow (or peach) to accent doorways, tables, DJ/Band area, etc. These are a great way to add spring freshness to the room and is an inexpensive decoration.
- Use white tulle or netting swags draped in front of food tables, the main table, and across doorways. Secure the loops with colored ribbon or netting bows.
- Decorate the tables with daffodil punched shapes in white, yellow, and peach colors.
- Use potted daffodil plants as table centerpieces. They are less expensive than having a flower arrangement done and can serve a dual purpose. Allow each of your wedding attendants to take them home after the reception as a thank you gift.
- Decorate white wooden napkin rings with painted or stamped daffodils. Slip a yellow or peach colored cloth napkin through each ring.
- Make your own gift card box from a crafted bird house. Paint the bird house white, add painted daffodils growing from the bottom half, and cut a slot into the roof large enough to slip a wedding card.
- Applique some daffodils to the center of the ring pillow.
- Wrap any poles in either the ceremony location or the reception area with white tulle or netting. Add a few silk blooms here and there along the material.
- Use clear tall candle holders and white candles. Tie white or yellow ribbon around the holder and attach a single silk daffodil blossom to the knot or bow. Allow the ribbons to trail down to the table.
Daffodil Wedding Favors
- For guests with a sweet tooth, place daffodil shaped sugar cookies in a white basket trimmed with yellow and/or peach colored ribbons.
- Create a "bouquet" of daffodil candy suckers for the center of the table or a miniature bouquet in front of each guest place setting.
- Use daffodil chocolate molds and place the chocolates in a white favor box tied with a yellow ribbon.
- Buy or make your own miniature daffodil shaped soaps. Wrap them up in either yellow cellophane or tulle netting. Tie off with curly ribbon.
- Present your guests with homemade bookmarks featuring daffodils. Use a short quote or poem printed onto the bookmark.
- Another idea is to print off a daffodil poem and frame it in an inexpensive, light colored frame. Glue on a single silk daffodil to the side of the frame as a pretty accent.
By William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
I WANDER'D lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretch'd in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed -- and gazed -- but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
To an Early Daffodil
Amy Lowell (1874 - 1925)
Thou yellow trumpeter of laggard Spring!
Thou herald of rich Summer's myriad flowers!
The climbing sun with new recovered powers
Does warm thee into being, through the ring
Of rich, brown earth he woos thee, makes thee fling
Thy green shoots up, inheriting the dowers
Of bending sky and sudden, sweeping showers,
Till ripe and blossoming thou art a thing
To make all nature glad, thou art so gay;
To fill the lonely with a joy untold;
Nodding at every gust of wind to-day,
To-morrow jewelled with raindrops. Always bold
To stand erect, full in the dazzling play
Of April's sun, for thou hast caught his gold.
Haikus are short verses that consist of 3 lines. The first line is 5 syllables, the second is 7, and the third is 5. Here is a wonderful selection of Daffodil Haikus written by children for a fund raiser for the American Cancer Society. A haiku is a great idea to use as a short verse on a thank-you favor tag.
Daffodil Wedding Theme by Rose Smith © 2006-2010