In Bloom: Amaranth

Words by Julia Jones
April 7, 2016

While its common name is enough to give you the creeps (‘love lies bleeding’, yikes!) flowering amaranth is a uniquely dramatic wedding bloom. Suspended from botanic chandeliers or ceremony arches, its tumbling tendrils create magical canopies of movement and texture. A mass of cascading colour, an amaranth bouquet is impossible to tame.

Flowering late summer through to autumn, amaranth grows easily in Australia, making it an inexpensive option to use en masse. Whilst often given ‘filler’ status, we think this tassel-like beauty is worthy of centre stage, as evidenced in the gorge pics to follow.

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amaranthus wedding arch
Rich burgundy tendrils courtesy of Bliss & Kiss and captured by Jenna Norman Photography.
green amaranthus and lotus pod bouquet
Young green amaranth paired up with a chunky lotus pod in this modern bouquet by Fowlers Flowers. Pic by Pierre Curry.
amaranthus chandelier
Suspended overhead, this incredible green chandelier by Jenevieve Peralta creates a stunning reception canopy. Image by Levi Stolove Photography.
amaranthus bouquet
Marsala-hued bouquet snapped by Italian photographer Cinzia Bruschini, spotted over at Junebug.
hanging amaranthus wedding arch
Loving the amaranth's ombre tones in this hanging garden created by Organica Flora and captured by Lindsey Brooke .
amaranthus bouquet
Interwoven with a bunch of unstructured delights, trailing amaranth looks wild and lovely in this bouquet captured by Heart & Colour.
peony and amaranthus bouquet
Cascading magenta bouquet by Perth florist Alice & Rose. Image by CJ Williams Photography.
amaranthus posy
Created by Melbourne florist Mary Mary Studio, this moody mix of peonies, amaranth and wine-hued foliage was spotted over at Lenzo.
amaranthus-topped wedding cake
Cascading down it's multi-tiered platform, amaranth is the perfect cake topper. Via Style me Pretty.
wildflower and amaranthus bouquet
Captured by Our Love is Loud, this wild creation is the perfect bohemian bouquet.


Header image Heart & Colour | Other images various, as captioned |

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