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When to wed? - choose your Season through Flowers...

Updated: Feb 4, 2019

Spring Weddings

Celebrate the return to life from the cold months of winter and take your cue from nature. Zingy greens, new buds bursting with life and lots of zesty fresh lemon.

If you are saying “I do” in Spring you will have a great choice of flowers.

Tulips, hyacinths wedding bouquet
Spring wedding posy

Trend: Mixed pastels from Pale blue Hyacinths, White Narcissi, Baby pink Tulips, and Lemon Ranunculus

Scented white and cream narcissi

Budget tip – Use Catkins and Pussy Willow in tall vases to tie in the countryside with this season.

Pussy willow centrepieces
Pussy willow centrepieces

Flower of the season: Peony. The “Queen of Wedding flowers,” the Peony shines in Spring, they are coveted wedding blooms available from March onwards. Blousy, romantic and whimsical, perfect for Boho or Vintage themed weddings. The flower means “happy marriage” what could be more appropriate.

pink peony posy
Pink peony posy

Lily of the Valley: This little scented beauty has such a short season, use it if you are planning to be married in Late March to May. (UK Season) It's delicate to use and needs very gentle handling.

Lily of the valley wedding posy
Lily of the Valley and Hellebore Wedding posy

The fragrance is stunning and used as a base for so many classic perfumes. A favourite of Royal weddings, use on its own, massed in a tightly packed posy.

A seasonal flower - April / May in the UK
Lily of the Valley

Top tip – Using peonies for a wedding? They have a 5-day rule: 5 days in bud, 5 days in bloom. Ensure your florist is aware of “ripeness grading”, a professional chart showing when flowers are at their best to use.

Burgundy peony wedding bouquet
Burgundy peony wedding bouquet

Summer Weddings

Some the most sought-after flowers are at their best now, lucky you if you have chosen Summer to tie the knot.

Pink and Peach Dahlia and rose wedding bouquet
Dahlia Bouquet

Flower of the Season: Dahlia

dahlia close up pink
"Cafe Au Lait" Dahlia

Flower Trend: Dahlias have made a huge comeback in recent years and are one of the most requested bridal flowers.

Summer wedding bouquet
Summer bouquet of Delphinium, Pinks, Roses and Clematis

We are seeing a burst of colour next year, Brides are choosing bright colour explosions to celebrate their Summer wedding. Hydrangeas, Astilbe, Stocks, Nigella (Love in the Mist), Scented Garden roses are strong favourites.

Roses Dahlia wedding bouquet
Summer Bouquet

Budget tip: If you want the best seasonal and most cost-effective flowers, choose gorgeous British locally grown materials.

Décor Trend: Wearing floral crowns is set to continue with Brides wanting lots of flowers for their hair.

Flower crown
Late Summer Flower crown

Bring Summer inside your ceremony room with colourful fresh flower arches and stunning flower chandeliers.

Summer flower arch for ceremony
Colourful Summer Ceremony Arch

Top tip: Go Tropical for a flamboyant statement, choose Magenta Ginger flowers, Heliconia and sultry red Gloriosa lilies, bold beautiful and very different.

Autumn weddings

For fashion-led brides you may want to overlook the obvious colour palette of oranges and yellows. For a richer, desirable look, choose opulent reds, dusky pink, dove grey with splashes of rich deep purple.

Autumn wedding bouquet
Soft Autumn palette

Flower of the Season: Large Bloom Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum green
Beautiful Bloom Chrysanthemum

Top tip: Celebrate the Autumn equinox by using lots of tealights, glittery candles and lanterns to create an atmospheric feel.

Tea lights at a wedding buffet
Add light to create atmosphere

Budget tip:

Use an abundance of trailing Hops, tied bunches of Wheat, Oats, Dried Lavender, feathers even, and bunched hessian ribbons for a lavish harvest look.

Luxury table decoration red apples black grapes pink roses
Lusch table setting with red apples and black grapes

Team your table décor with a profusion of rosy red apples and black grapes.

Autumn wedding bouquet hops wheat oats
Oats and Wheat bouquet for Autumn

Wheat and lavender bouquet
Bunches of Wheat and Lavender for budget bouquet

Trend flowers: Chrysanthemums, Astrantia, Dahlias, Nerines (Guernsey Lilies) Proteas

Juliet roses and dahlias wedding bouquet
Classic Autumn colours

Winter Weddings

It’s a magical time of year, but not wanting the Christmas cliché? It’s increasingly more popular to wed in this chilly season. Reflect this, by using glitzy frosty colours. Ice blue, sparkling silver and snowy Winter whites.

Glamorous, cool and classy.

Table decor for winter
Winter ice colours

Flower of the Season: Orchid.

white orchid wedding posy
White Orchid Posy

Trend flowers: White Moth orchids, Ivory Avalanche roses, Silver brunnia and lots of grey eucalyptus and olive foliage.

White rose wedding chair decoration
White rose chair decoration

Trend décor: Mix flowers with crystals, sparkly sprinkles for the tables, and mirror plates to reflect light.

Crystal table decor
Crystal table settings and Mirrors to reflect light

Winter wedding bouquet
Winter bouquet

Top tip: If you are getting married near to Christmas, do not be shocked by a price rise in flowers. This is due to flowers being flown in from hotter climates and is perfectly normal. Budget for this when planning your flowers.

Gypsophila chair decorations
Gypsophila chair decorations

Budget tip:

Choose seasonal foliage’s, cheaper flowers e.g. gypsophila, berries, tinted white branches and Reindeer moss to create your own Winter wonderland.

Eucalyptus runner for wedding table
Eucalyptus runner

If you are unsure which flowers to choose, or would like to discuss ideas for your wedding, in whatever season you have chosen - do not hesitate to get in touch.

Steph x

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