Weddings: Choosing Seasonal Flowers Guide
Different flowers are in season at different times of the year. You should really do some research to find out exactly what flowers are in season during the month you plan to get married. Flowers that are in season will be much more readily available when you get married and therefore cheaper than those out of season. We have put together a guide, broken down into Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, that will help you to know what flowers are in season at these times of the year.
Calla Lilly: The Calla Lilly hails from Malawi which has a very tropical climate. With the right kind of conditions it can bloom all year round. During the 17th and 18th Century it was used by French royalty and became incredibly popular for use at celebratory events. Calla Lilly bouquets have become very popular in recent years with brides carrying it in their arms and resting it against their shoulder.
Carnation: Carnations are very symbolic flowers. A dark red carnation speaks of passionae love whereas a white carnation speaks of pure love. For those who celebrate a birthday in January, a carnation will be their birth flower.
Daffodil: Daffodils are perfect for bright Easter weddings. Daffodils make for striking table centrepieces and
corsages. Single daff’s could be places on guest’s chairs at the ceremony or planted in mini pots as wedding favours.
Freesia: Freesias smell fantastic and come in a wide variety of colours. They are very pretty flowers that will work well in a shabby chic or vintage wedding theme. White roses and eucalyptus compliment Freesia’s well and could be used to create a bouquet.
Dahlia: Dahlias are large, bright and striking flowers. Great for providing bursts of glorious colour. There are 36 different types of Dahlia flowers which means that you are sure to find one that fits in with your colour scheme and theme.
Nigella: Nigella flowers are also known as ‘love in a mist’.The petals of this flower are thread like and they come in blue, purple, white, pink and yellow. The blue variety is perfect for patriotic British themed weddings that we are seeing a lot of over this Olympic period.
Peony: Peonies have a sphere like shape and comein the most beautiful shades of pink, white and crimson. Peonies look great as wedding cake toppers or grouped together in jugs and glass vases. Their pastel shades are perfect for a summer weddig.
Sweet Pea: Sweet Peas are small and delicate flowers that smell delicious! It was extremely popular during the Victorian era and is becoming increasingly more popular today. A lot of cake makers will decorate cupcakes with fresh Sweet Peas!
Celosia: The name of this flower means ‘burned’ because of its flame like shape. Celosia’s look fantastic in bouquets and provide real depth to any arrangements. Celosias are perfectly shaped for button holes.
Gerbera: Gerbera’s look a little bit like large daisies and come in a range of colours. They come from the Sunflower family and are bright and modern.
Lilac: Lila’s are primarily a woodland flower and have become increasingly popular in recent years with the growth of the rustic wedding trend. Lilac is a firm favourite colour with many brides and so these flowers are absolutely ideal.
Phlox: Phlox flower colours are violet, blue, pink, bright red, and white. Phlox are a very traditional flower shape and are a perfect all-rounder.
Amaryllis: Amaryllis has a pointed head with sharp ended leaves. These trumpet like flowers look good when used in bouquets or table centrepieces. Their unusual shape will mean that they really stand out. Perfect for those wanting to make a statement!
Hydrangea: Hydrangea are large ball shaped flowers that come in pale blue, lilac, white and pink as well as a number of other pastel shades. Due to their size you can get away with having a smaller number of them when compared to other flowers which is great for your budget!
Rose: The rose is available pretty much all year round but I think that is a really stunning choice for the winter wedding. Deep red and pure white roses are very Christmassy and look fantastic at festive weddings.
Snowdrops: Snowdrops are also known as the ‘milk flower’ due to their colour. The stem curves over at the end and the flower drops downward, hence its name. Snowdrops look great in a tear drop shaped winter bouquet.
Vicky is from Wedding Days Venues. She loves to write helpful wedding guides for brides to be. She has a particular interest in DIY weddings and likes to write a lot of tutorials and tip based articles so that brides can have the wedding of their dreams even if they are on a tight budget.