Choosing your wedding flowers can be an exciting part of the preparations and is the perfect chance to add a burst of colour and romance to the day. But depending of what time of year you’ll be tying the knot, it can often prove tricky to pick to the perfect bloom that is readily available.
Our talented in-house florist Mark Siredzuk believes that there are wonderful wedding flowers for every season. So whether you are looking for something classic or slightly unusual, here are some of Mark’s favourite wedding flowers ideas to incorporate into your big day.
Wedding Flowers for Spring
Perfect for a late spring or early summer wedding, these flowers are one of Mark’s favourites. From fresh white and lush pinks to dark burgundy and peaches, the variety of shades shades will suit any colour scheme. Why not use peonies as a feature piece or within a bouquet with other flowers. Their long stems make them ideal for larger displays such as table centres, large pedestal arrangements and wedding arches.
Lily of the Valley
These flowers are truly stunning for any type of wedding with their very delicate tiny white bells and sweet fragrance. Neatly sitting on short stems, they are perfect for wedding bouquets but not ideal for table centres unless they are in bulb form which can be planted into vases or baskets to make great simple table centres.
Another favourite of Mark’s and we can see why. These beautiful blousy flowers are slightly larger than a rose when opened. They are not scented but their gentle colours and great texture make them a strong contender to be placed in a wedding bouquet.
If blue is your favourite colour but you are finding it difficult to find a suitable wedding flower then Muscari provides the perfect solution. Their short stems are perfect to match with Lily of the Valley in a bouquet or placing the bulbs in table centres.
There is nothing quite like cherry blossom for catching the essence of spring. The stems are very dramatic and when in full bloom they are truly romantic. The short off shoots can be used in a wedding bouquet giving it a wonderful wild feel.
Wedding Flowers for Summer
An impressive flower for a late summer or autumn wedding, they come in plenty of colours in all shades, shapes and sizes. For more unusual colours opt for the English Dahlia. Mark’s favourite is Dahlia Café au Lait which comes in several hues of latte, mink and blush pink.
A versatile early summer flower with a subtle scent, it can be incorporated into any bouquet to add a touch of wildness with a variety of pastel colours. This flower reminds Mark of fond memories of his father growing sweet peas on his allotment and picking them to take home to his mother.
Ideal to use within larger wedding displays, these flowers have quite a large head made up of small flowers which are asking for other delicate flowers to be threaded through them. There will be no difficulty choosing from its very pretty colours which become more faded and subtle as the summer ends.
Wedding Flowers for Autumn
Berries and Rose Hips
This is the best time of the year for wonderful berries and rose hips. You’ll never be stuck for choice with their many sizes, shapes and colour. They also come on very long branches and are ideal for placing in large arrangements.
There are many varieties of Amaryllis but the smaller varieties known as Pygmy are quite stylish when cut down and used in wedding bouquets.
Wedding Flowers for Winter
These beautiful blooms have a slightly downturned buttercup that come in stunning colours and patterns, from soft pinks and mauves to deep purple, antique green and black. Many of them have great textures, as well as speckles and swirls which adds plenty of charm.
These are delicate flowers are easily recognised by their black centre and come in a variety of colours, including creams and classic white. They look absolutely stunning when mixed with roses.
Take your pick from beautiful hues and combinations with these waxy flowers that have long and short branches. They are particular popular with Mark as you can pick off the individual flower heads and place them in water tubes or use them in wedding bouquets.