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Wedding Flower Guide: Discover Blooms for Every Season

 

I absolutely love fresh flowers so I’m always excited to see the flowers being delivered at my weddings.  Choosing your wedding flowers is an exciting part of the planning process, but it can be easy to get overwhelmed from all of the choices. With so much gorgeous inspiration to choose from, narrowing your focus can be a challenge. Wedding Flower Seasons

 

Most florists can order almost any flowers at any time of the year for your bouquet.  But if you choose blooms that are currently in season then they will be at their gorgeous best.  Choosing flowers which are not in season means they will probably have to be imported which can obviously add to the cost.   Seasonal blooms on the other hand, help support local farms and businesses, while also reducing carbon emissions from transport.

Read on to discover the different types of seasonal blooms for each season.

 

Spring blooms

 

Pastel Wedding Bouquet

 

Springtime is when the world comes back to life after our cold and dreary winters. Flowers begin to bulb in March and by mid-April you’ll see a wide variety of gorgeous pastels such as:

  •  Crocus
  • Tulips
  • Azalea
  • Bluebell
  • Narcissus
  • Ranunculus
  • Anemones
  • Forget me nots

Spring flowers are always such a welcome sight and a reminder of what’s to come. 

 

Summer blooms

It’s festival wedding season during the warm summer months, so celebrate with bright and cheerful floral arrangements. Many flowers that bloomed in spring will continue to transform throughout the season into new shades and shapes.

My absolute favourite – the peony – comes into it’s own in early summer.  They tend to be in season until early July (I was lucky to still be able to have them in my bouquet on 12th July)

Peony Bouquet

 

 Other popular summer blooms:

  •  Stocks are in bloom and have a strong sweet secnt
  • Sweet peas
  • Sunflowers
  • Poppies
  • Roses
  • Lavender
  • Snapdragon
  • Jasmine

Classic roses, the most popular wedding flower, are also in full bloom at this time of year.

Add fragrant lavender to your bouquet to achieve a country chic vibe. If you’re looking to add shape to your bouquet, snapdragons can add a colorful cascading look complete with unique markings.

 

Autumn blooms

Autumnal Flowers

 

Flowers that bloom during autumn are considered late perennials since they peak after most traditional flowers. You can bring your autumn wedding to life with seasonal blooms that capture the warm colours and whimsical vibes that the season brings.

Although Hydrangea are available in summer, they’re at their best in Autumn and really make a statement in your wedding flowers. 

Many English varieties of roses have a second flowering in Sept/Oct and therefore make a great addition for autumn weddings

Some other popular late perennials for autumn include:

  •  Cala Lillies
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Aster
  • Anemone
  • Dahlia
  • Agapanthus
  • Carnation

Including seed heads and berries in your bouquet provides texture and include seasonal foliage for extra colour.   

 

Winter blooms

While winter gets a bad rep for being the worst season for flowers, there are plenty of festive seasonal options this time of year.

Embrace sturdy stems and rich colors during winter with these popular blooms:

  •  Amaryllis – these make a great staetment option for your bouquet
  • White Heather
  • Holly
  • Helleborus
  • Winter aconite
  • Winter jasmine
  • Snowdrops
  • Wax flowers

If you’re going for Christmas themed floral decor, combine holly, snowdrops and greenery for the perfect look.  Helleborus flowers into deep and beautiful shades of crimson and purple that blend in great with the winter season.

White flowers with lots of green foliage are also a beautiful option for a winter bouquet like this one:

Botanical Wedding - Woodborough Hall - Trailing Foliage Bouquet

 

Whatever you choose for a winter wedding, add lots of candles for that soft romantic lighting.

Seasonal blooms are a cost-effective and eco-friendly option that lets you theme your wedding flowers to the season. Learn more about popular U.K. blooms with this blossoming guide from our friends at Zola so you can start building your bouquet today!

Always chat to your florist about your options and what flowers work well for bouquets versus table flowers.   You can see lots more advice for your wedding planning on my blog.  

Louise

 

Louise Wearmouth, Founder of Your Fabulous Wedding