Spring weddings brightly shine with spring blossoms. The season represents rebirth and new growth, so your flowers should equally reflect this blossoming time. Since spring is a season that goes hand-in-hand with fresh, beautiful flowers, make the most of what will be growing at this time. By selecting flowers that are in season, not only are you saving money, but it is also the greener choice to support local and seasonal agriculture, and in the end, you often have a much bigger selection to choose from (that isn’t so cost prohibitive). So what should you be shopping for? Take a look at some fabulous flowers for your wedding:
One spring favorite is the tulip, which comes in over 400 varieties and colors in spring (but sorry, no blue). Sweet peas are also a great option and are plentiful, a great bargain for the budget bride, and their light and sweet scent makes for a mild wedding perfume. Another option is lily of the valley, which is great for an accent or even possibly as a part of a larger arrangement or bouquet (beware as they are delicate flowers). These small flowers have a distinctive fragrance that many love, and can also be used in boutonnieres. Or consider daisies and bright yellow daffodils, which are quintessential spring and can be a sweet touch in a flower girls hair or on table arrangements.
Multi-colored calla lilies are amazing in this season and are a popular choice – so make the most of them when the price is right. Roses are also plentiful during most seasons, spring being no exception and since they are the true, classic wedding flower, you can’t go wrong. Bulbs are very significant to spring wedding themes, and flowers like crocuses, hyacinths, orchids, iris and ranunculus are all great choices too. If you’re a bit more adventurous, blossoms like ones from apple or cherry trees are a delicate sign of the advent of spring, and full branches can be used as dramatic centerpieces that they anchor within.
Been waiting all year to wed when peonies are readily available? Then you’re in luck, peonies are plentiful this time of year. A classic flower, they have a vintage flair and looks amazing as a center focus of wedding design or as an accent flower. They can be in bud or fully open or a mixture of both, just make sure to specify to your florist since they have such a variety of looks.
So once you have your fauna selected, how will it be designed? Floral balls, whether hanging or as table adornments are a fun and seasonal option that can be an extension of the polka dot wedding decor you may be considering. Spring is a more casual laid-back season, so unstructured floral arrangements are a natural choice, as well as very simple designs like a few stems in a basic vase on tables or containers with spring moss and a few blooms. Think organic, picked out of a garden, fresh and full of life.
As for the bride, nothing is more fitting than a wildflower bouquet filled with colorful local finds. You can also choose an all-green arrangement, or one bursting with big blooms in either bright colors or pale naturals, as both are great for spring. Hair wreaths made of seasonal florals are another option to consider. Simple earthy nosegays are a nice choice for your bridal party, or maybe a more basic design like a few colored Gerber daisies held in the hand as they walk down the aisle. Whatever you opt for, make it look effortless.
Spring is a great time to use the local bounty that nature has provided to help celebrate your day and represents the new growth that you and your fiance are about to embark on. Pay homage to that tradition in the flowers you carry on your very special day. And be sure to cut some corners by visiting Get Married for the ultimate wedding planning website.