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Fragrant and Romantic Gardenias Friday, September 9, 2011 ~ 9:51 a.m.

This may sound funny, but I've recently rediscovered gardenias. Growing up, I remember thinking they were a little too smelly for my taste, but I've been seeing them all over the place lately, and it's impossible to deny how classically beautiful they are! I just love how perfectly romantic they are, and yes, I even love the way they smell now! My new love affair with gardenias had me collecting photos from here and there over the past several weeks, so I decided it was about time that I feature them. Gardenias are a great, fragrant option for bouquets, and they hold together well without their stems, making them a great option for hair flowers, to place on top of cakes, in centerpieces and even work well as place cards! A pretty white gardenia sitting on top of each plate and napkin? How can you not love that?

White gardenias
White gardenias
White gardenias

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Sarah {A Paper Proposal} (Los Angeles)

Sep 16, 2011 9:57 AM

My mom always LOVED gardenias. Growing up, I remember she had all the scented candles and bubble bath...I always associate the smell of gardenias with her. My mom and I shared a love of daisies, too, which was one of the main reasons I had so many of them at my wedding!

Are you integrating any special flowers or decor into your wedding because they have special meaning to you or your husband?

Aleah + Nick (San Diego + Seattle)

Sep 16, 2011 10:03 AM

Gardenias are so magical and timeless. Floating them in ponds or fountains {or vintage crystal bowls filled with water} is a great way to add a touch of romance.

Cris of Kiss My Tulle (my desk)

Sep 16, 2011 6:07 PM

I'm sorry but a gardenia in an updo is a classic wedding look for a reason - because it is SO amazingly chic and stunning. Thanks for sharing!

Laurel G (home)

Sep 16, 2011 7:13 PM

love the smell of gardenias and the images you shared are stunning