Spectacular Seasonal Flowers for Your Wedding Day
This week we are talking seasonal flowers and Emma from Emma Soulsby Flowers is sharing her advice on how to make the best out of your season, whatever time of year you’re getting married. Emma is a super talented florist who I have had the luxury of working with a few times now and you may have seen her interview on the blog not so long ago. So I’m going to hand you straight over to her…
“If you really want to wow your wedding guests then choosing seasonal flowers is a great way to keep your wedding in budget whilst making sure that your day is truly memorable!
The beauty of seasonal flowers is that they will perfectly suit your day whatever time of year you are getting married and flowers can be found and arranged to suit any wedding theme or mood.
Whilst you can import flowers, or buy greenhouse grown flowers if you desperately want something which is out of season, that will of course come at a premium. Selecting seasonal flowers ensures that you have plenty of money to spend on creating truly memorable floral arrangements and seasonal flowers are also easier to find.
Whether you’ll be a Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter Bride, there are floral displays, bouquets and arrangements to suit every wedding, no matter the time of year!
Spring wedding seasonal flowers
For Spring weddings the most popular colour palette is light pastel. Gentle lilacs, pale pinks, baby blues, creamy white and ivory look gorgeous in the soft Spring sun but you can still stray into the stronger, more bold colours for a more stand-out vibe. Yellow and white is a great choice for a spring wedding, peony, sweet peas, lilac and ranunculus arranged with full white roses and lots of foliage look sensational at Spring weddings. If you love big beautiful blooms then arrangements of soft pastel hydrangeas look both dramatic and exude Spring.
Summer wedding seasonal flowers
Summer weddings are a delight to work with as the colours are so vibrant! Sunflowers, stocks, bright pink roses, you name it. Summer flower arrangements have it all! However, you can also take a softer more romantic approach to summer arrangements with peach, dusty pinks, soft blues, calming sage green and creamy yellows. Vintage roses and flowers which look tea-stained look sensational in the warmth of the summer sun. Herbs like mint and lavender are not only plentiful at this time of year providing extra depth and body to your displays but are also deliciously aromatic!
Autumn wedding seasonal flowers
Autumnal reds and oranges add warmth and drama to your wedding. Think Bonfire Night! Bright yellows mixing with deep, rich reds and warm oranges against dark green foliage! You could also go smoky with mysterious purples and lilacs. Lavender is still in season so you could combine lavender with soft lilac roses for a more rustic, natural look. You could even throw in a wildcard! Use pumpkins, fruit and dried corn to mimic the sort of Harvest festival display you would see in an opulent, affluent church!
Winter wedding seasonal flowers
Finally, Winter weddings! Of course, you can stay with the traditional ivories, whites and creams of the conventional winter wedding palette but you could also stray into the more Christmassy territory of red, green and gold. If you want to be a snow queen on your wedding day then a white display with a contrasting ribbon will look spectacular with a matching flower crown. If you want to a more romantic, bold look for your wedding then a red rose bouquet with berries, contrasting foliage and lots of glossy, vibrant tones will certainly wow your guests!”
So there you have it, lots of inspiration whatever the time of year you decide to get married, and remember, trust your florist to know what is in season, how to make the most of your budget and also what will suit your wedding style and venue.
Until next time,