Flowers play an essential part in any fairytale wedding; from the bouquet, to centerpieces, to other floral arrangements, flowers have become a bride’s go-to staple to create the lavish and extravagant wedding of her dreams. Brides spend months upon months scouring Pinterest for the most elegant floral pieces, dismissing the fact that flowers are seasonal items. Often times, brides attend their first florist appointment with their hearts set on a flower type that they fell head over heels with on the Internet, only to find out that they will not be in season for their wedding date.
The date of the ceremony directly impacts the wedding's floral scheme. Importing out-of-season flowers is always an option but is not necessarily budget friendly. Although the picturesque bouquet of your dreams may need to be tweaked, have no fear as florists have an abundance of options available every season to create floral arrangements that will undoubtedly make heads turn. This seasonal flower breakdown will come in handy when planning ahead to create a décor that will make your guests jaws drop.
April showers bring May flowers. Without a doubt, flowers are in full bloom during the spring months; some seasonal favorites include Peony, Hyacinth, Tulip, Casa Blanca Lilies, Sweetpea and Ranunculus. Add a little extra pizzazz to your bouquet with Succulents, Dusty Miller, or Andromedas.
With the sun shining its brightest during the warm summer months; it is no wonder that this season brings on the strongest floral growth. Capture the warmth and vibrancy of the summer season with flowers such as Stephanotis, Hydrangeas, Alstroemeria, Tuberose, Zinnias, and Queen Anne's Lace and Delistar Mums.
The crisp fall weather brings a fresh batch of blooms featuring splashes of rich colors. Seasonal fall favorites include Dahlias, Spider Mums, Viburnum, Echeveria, and Scabiosa. Capture the rustic sophistication of the fall season by adding scabiosa pods, cotton bolls, and wax flower to your arrangements.
Although the weather may be cold outside, winter brides have plenty of fertile ground to explore when it comes to floral arrangements. Whether embracing the holiday spirit or exploring seasonal blooms, have no fear as there are plenty of options to choose from. Some of our favorite winter florals include Amaryllis, Daffodil, Anemone, Cosmos and Stargazer Give your centerpieces that enchanted touch by adding berry branches, evergreen or pomegranates.
Finding the perfect bloom to capture the attention of your guests may seem like a challenge; however, taking into consideration your wedding season will save you a lot of time and heartache when the time for that florist appointment arrives. Hopefully this flower guide will come in handy during your “pinning” adventures!
Happy Engagement, Happy Planning