In the language of flowers, carnations mean “divine love” and the carnation is truly a flower I’ve come to love. The old fashion fluffiness, the sweet, soft look to them makes them them an unexpected but brilliant choice for your wedding day.

My tip? Stick to one shade and pack them tightly!

L-R Real Simple, Pronovias via Brides, Martha Stewart, Pronovias via Brides When Flowers Dream Floral Designs, Martha Stewart, Martha Stewart, Pronovias via Brides

Don’t feel limited to whites or pinks either- pack orange carnations into aqua glass jars, tie mauve carnations with chocolate brown ribbon and highlight red carnations using a red and white striped ribbon.

Edited 2/March to add: Check out this beautiful post on carnations by Eddie Ross