With so much choice and variety out there, planning your perfect wedding can be a pretty overwhelming, yet massively exciting task and the flowers are no exception. So I think by breaking it down by season is a great place to start, and choosing seasonal blooms will definitely help keep the budget savvy bride on the right track.
As we are firmly parked in the festive season, l’ll start with winter. Who doesn’t love the idea of a magical winter wonderland theme? It’s wildly romantic and ohh..so pretty! I think keeping your arrangements in neutral whites and creams like Amaryllis, Gardenias and Spider mums,(although not typically a winter bloom) will give a wonderful charming texture and do look great on their own for button holes, or bound together by glistening ribbon for your bridesmaids. Maybe you could add some lacquered twigs and berries in white or silvers, or pearls, feathers and diamante for that alluring touch.
For spring I’d like to keep flowers simple. I love tulips (my fave’s), which are fairly inexpensive. I think their clean, fresh lines would add a really cute, modern twist to a super cool retro wedding, simply hand-tied on their own. I’d be sure to leave their stems on display too for their crisp green lines. I also think that for the modern bride, they would work perfectly with the very trendy ombre theme at the moment, as they come in an abundance of colours and shades that will easily suit any scheme. I really feel that you could have some fun with this.
For me, summer screams colour, and what better way to inject some than in your flowers?! I love the contrasting colours of bright blue Hydrangea with vibrant yellow Pom-pom Dahlia’s, or cheerful Sunflowers which will certainly leave a lasting impression on your guests. Or consider using Gerbera daisies, which come in an array of vivid bright hues and will add a sense of fun to any relaxed, informal gathering.
For those of you choosing autumn to host your big day, could embrace the gorgeous, natural colours of the season. Think deep coloured garden roses in reds and oranges paired with rustic hypericum berries, oak leaves and acorns. Dahlia’s are perfect for an autumn bouquet as the various shades of pinks, blues, purples and greens turn soft and dusky come September, then teamed with a few Fressia (which are at their best at this time of the year), will give off the most gorgeous scent well into the evening.
And do remember… If you’ve had your heart set on Peonies for your winter wedding then most blooms will be source able, just expect to pay that little more.
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