Though you might think of Gerber daisies, because they are wildflowers, as more casual or country-style flowers, they actually have more versatility than you think. Of course, they’re right at home for more casual, spring-y, summer-y, or rustic style occasions, but you’d be surprised at how well they can be dressed up for more formal events that require a bit more reverence and less whimsy. It’s not surprising then, that Gerber daisies hold the title for the fifth most popular type of flower in the world. Here are some great ideas to get you started in putting together a Gerber daisy bouquet for your occasion.
Going really simple and a bit stripped-down is not only great for a minimalist décor, but often, simplicity lends itself to versatility in fitting in with almost any occasion. One of the simplest ideas for Gerber daisies is to use to use white, yellow, and pink blossoms (two of each) and bunching together with long, thin, folded over fronds. A rounded bouquet of pure white Gerber daisies can also work well with only some olive green leaves to garnish the outside. These can even work well as a white wedding clutch bouquet. This idea can also work with a bouquet of uniformly colored Gerber daisies of any one sort of soft or light color, pink being another good, mutable color appropriate for a wedding or occasion more on the festive side.
For an autumn look, whether you’re hosting a Halloween party, decorating a harvest festival, or getting married in the middle of autumn, combinations of yellow, orange, and red Gerber daisies is the easiest, most season-appropriate way to go. For a really stripped-down and simple look, just one large long-stemmed Gerber daisy bloom can look quite appropriate. Novelty Gerber gerrondo daisies work especially well with that sort of arrangement-- their thick heads resembling zinnias.
Bright pink and orange Gerber daisies are a pretty popular color palette for brides, especially if you’re getting married during the spring or summer or just want some color but still want to keep things pretty feminine-looking. Another romantic option is to pair white roses with bright pink Gerber daisies and lots of large green foliage. Iit’s a bit more of an original color-to-flower match than most traditional bouquets which usually focus more on colorful roses. In this scenario, neither flower is overshadowed by one another such that they create an overall harmonious effect.
For a truly regal look that will also add a splash of sunshine, use golden yellow Gerber daisies and golden yellow roses together with clusters of miniature posies arranged on either side of the bottom of the bouquet for contrast. Consider tying them together with linen or an opaque fabric or ribbon to really let the golden colors take center stage.
Another all-white wedding bouquet that is has a little more of an upscale and reverent look is to mix white orchids with white Gerber daisies. Though there will be a bit of contrast in terms of petal shapes between orchids and Gerber daisies, when paired together well, the daisies will simply enhance the overall look of the bouquet, making it seem more open than if it had been entirely composed of orchids. Consider using thick, glossy leaf foliage to line the bouquet underneath for a more polished look.
One truly original yet formal look involves clustering some blood-red/burgundy carnations together and framing them with white gerberas, both fully opened and buds with glossy, dark green leafy foliage.
A wildflower arrangement is an easy fit for outdoor events on that emphasize landscape or the country. One of the more popular ways of arranging a wildflower bouquet is to use purple irises, beige, pink, and light pink roses, and yellow and white Gerber daisies. Add some green leaf foliage to the bottom, and you’ve got yourself a very colorful and multi-textured clutch bouquet or centerpiece.
You don’t necessarily have to have a great number of flowers to create a dramatic or colorful splash. Just a little bunch of six to eight hot pink, orange and yellow Gerber daisies tied together with some bright yellow baby’s breath can do the trick. You can also add a brightly colored ribbon and allow the lime green stems to stick out at the ends for even more color. Another great tip is to pair bright Gerber daisies with brown or black flowers, fabric, or vases—you’ll see that the colors will really pop.