November & December were full of Christmas wreath workshops, table decorations and a beautiful winter wedding & January has been about wedding Fayres, enquiries & consultations. Needless to say the opportunity to write a wedding flower guide for a Winter Wedding passed me by! So here we are talking "Spring" - fresh, delicate, bright, just some words that mean spring to me, as we move from the warm tones of Winter everything starts to wake up and some of natures most beautiful blooms appear.
So here's a run down of some of the best Spring flowers .
Ranunculus - In season between Spring & early summer they come in a huge colour range & can look beautiful sat in amongst a mix as a secondary flower or the bigger varieties such as Cloni can create a real focal flower as in this spring mix. Ranunculus also make lovely buttonholes. A little know fact is that they are part of the buttercup family!
Tulips - again a huge colour palette available and they can create a very striking look simply on their own. there are many varieties available that look quite different to the well known shape.
We couldn’t talk about spring without mentioning daffodils – the ultimate spring flower. If you hear ‘narcissus’, it’s the same thing, but very small heads - paper whites is another name they come by. Shades can really vary so you can choose the bright and beautiful yellows, or something a little softer. Anemone's start to become available during the winter months but the colours & quality improve as you move towards Spring. Lilac is perfect if you want to pack some purple punch into your wedding & fragrance! Muscari- grape hyacinths - are delicate & soft in shades of blue- matched with yellow tones they create a perfect Spring look.
Peony has to be one of the most sought after Spring - early summer flowers - It’s the perfect mix of softness and texture, and the pastel varieties complement so many wedding color palettes. you can choose whether to mix them up or go for one statement colour. As we head further into the season sweet peas & lilly of the valley add scent & a completely different feel to a bouquet -delicate & soft.
As a snapshot of flowers around during spring, these flowers compliment & work with others that are available all year. You could decide to embrace yellow tones with flowers such as narcissus, tulips, lisianthus, ranunculus & sweet peas or go for purples with delicate clematis, sweet peas, bluebells and even hyacinth for an arrangement that’s striking in texture as well as colour, or if your style is romantic pastel's Spring can be one of the best time's to create a blousy, flower filled bouquet with roses, ranunculus, hyacinths tulips & sweet peas. The choice is yours!
Nature controls the seasons and subsequently the availability of flowers whatever the time of year If your wedding is very close to the end of the season and the weather has been warm, everything will have bloomed early. This means that some flowers will be ending their season sooner than you might expect so its always a good idea to have alternatives, as a florist this is my job to guide you.
If you are planning a spring wedding and looking for your wedding florist we would love to hear from you head over to our wedding page & complete the wedding enquiry form & we can start talking flowers!