My husband and I used camellias for our wedding flowers, and I love seeing these blooms around Los Angeles this time of year because it brings me back to that most amazing day….  these flowers are so hearty and yet so delicate– the thick petals seem to last forever, but if you’re not careful the whole flower will topple right off of the stem. This can create a blanket of pink beneath the camelia shrubs, which I think is equally as pretty as when the flowers are still on the branches.