There are many flowers that are popularly used for the wedding like the orchids, lilies, rubrim, daisies, carnations, freesia, violets, straw, lilac and iris. If you are confused about choosing the flowers for the wedding, you can ask the opinion of the experts _ the florists, since they would be able to guide you better. Usually the bridal bouquet consists of either white or cream flowers such as the stephanotis, orchids, roses, lilies, gardenias, carnations or sweet peaks but if you want to get bouquet complementing your gown, you can ask your florist to do so.
When I learned Ikebana as an adult, I was really fortunate to have had an old_fashioned sensei (instructor) who not only taught me the theory and techniques, but also immersed me in the respectable manners and ways of the good old days. It is through my sensei that I learned that Ikebana goes beyond the typical art form, and that it is more of a way of life; in fact, Ikebana is also known as kado, which literally means "the way of the flower."