Flowers are an essential part of any wedding, bringing a splash of colour and a touch of the natural world to even the plainest of settings! While you can source pretty much any flower all year round, the best (and cheapest!) blooms will be those that are in season locally. With so much variety out there, finding your perfect arrangement can be a difficult task! That’s why we’ve picked out the best of the bunch for this guide to finding your seasonal wedding flowers!
Spring is the season of new life and a welcome respite from the colder months of winter. So why not use a spring wedding to infuse a bit of colour into your life? Tulips can be found in almost any shade you could hope for, while other spring bulbs such as narcissi can add a splash of brightness. Larger blooms such as allium and agapanthus might give your display the wow factor, while more delicate cherry blossom and forget-me-nots can look charming. For an extra rush of fragrance, why not catch some lilac while it’s around?
You’ll be completely spoilt for choice if you’re having a summer wedding! Peonies, one of the classic favourites and more romantic choices for wedding flowers, are at their best during May and June. Use hydrangea, sweet peas, delphiniums and stocks for a vintage or cottage garden feel. If bright colours are your thing, then sunflowers can make for a really striking display. Don’t forget wildflowers such as cornflowers, ox-eye daisies and poppies, which will add a delicate but colourful feel. Herbs are also at their best this time of year, and sprigs of mint, lavender or rosemary could add a lovely scent!
The weather might be on the turn, but there are still flowers-a-plenty to be had during autumn. The real star of the season might be dahlias, which come in just about any colour you could wish for, as well as ranging from small and dainty to spectacularly large blooms. If spectacular is what you’re after, gladiolus and globe amaranth could help. Aster, cosmos and amaranthus can give your arrangements a more delicate feel. Try adding some dried seed pods in order to create texture. Heads of hydrangea that have faded with the end of summer can also make your bouquets feel properly autumnal.
Although they can make for a dramatic, velvety red display, winter flowers don’t have to be all about the poinsettias! Delicate displays of snowdrops, hellebores and catkins can help marry your inside décor with the world outside. Winter can also be a chance to get creative with foliage, perhaps incorporating a silvery green to match the weather! Berries can add points of interest, while anemones, orchids and winter camellias might provide colour to the coldest of days. Toward the end of winter, you might even be able to take advantage of early blossom in order to welcome the coming of spring!
Hopefully we’ve managed to give you some idea of the best seasonal flowers for your floral wedding displays! When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with a classic rose, and these are in season all year round. While planning your big day it’s hard to imagine that anything might go awry, but wedding insurance might be able to help protect your nuptials should something go wrong. At The Insurance Emporium, we offer Wedding Insurance for UK and Overseas, with seven different levels of cover, including cover for Wedding Rings, Flowers and Cake up to £12,500*. Head to The Insurance Emporium to find out more!
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