Friday Flowers: Astilbe

There are a few flowers that are the superstars in our wedding world–peonies, hydrangea, garden roses, orchids–but it’s often the lesser-known flowers accompanying them who truly sell the feel of the arrangement. In our Friday Flowers feature, I want to highlight not only the superstars, but the flowers in supporting roles as well in hopes of guiding you brides out there still trying to narrow down exactly what they want for their big day. Today we have a flower who usually is seen as a filler to other flowers but that can also have a huge impact when it’s the star of the show–Astilbe!


{full ivory astilbe bouquets by Matthew Robbins Design, photos by Belathee Photography via Inspired By This}


{pale pink astilbe bouquets: left by The Floral Lab, photo by Windy Dougall via Style Me Pretty; right by Floral Theory, photo by Pictilio via Style Me Pretty}

Here’s astilbe when used with other flowers. I love the soft and textured feel it gives arrangements.


{ivory and peach bouquets by Bash, Please, photo by charleystar via Style Me Pretty}


{scabiosa and succulent bouquet by Lauryl Lane, photo by Michael and Anna Costa Photography via Style Me Pretty; dahlia and sweet pea bouquet by Branch Design Studio, photo by Kate Headley via Southern Living}


{rose hydrangea centerpiece by Fleurish Events, photo by Rebekah J Murray* from Jen and Brian’s wedding; orchid and astilbe bouquet via Martha Stewart Weddings}


{purple bouquet by Signature Bloom, photo by Lacie Hansen via Wedding Chicks; crimson and ivory bouquet by Janie Medley Flora Design, photo by Amelia Johnson Photography via The Bride’s Cafe}

Astilbe is hands down one of my favorite flowers to include in an arrangement and now that I’ve seen these bouquets, I love how it looks all by itself too! What do you think? For more flower love, make sure you follow our flower board on Pinterest!

*Rebekah Murray is a member of the EAD Vendor Guide. To find vendors in your area, click here, or if you are a vendor interested in applying, click here.