Top 10 Spring Wedding Flowers
Think of Spring wedding flowers and you will probably imagine fresh vibrant colours and gorgeous scents. Well you won’t be disappointed as spring flowers come in a wide range of beautiful colours, and with their wonderful fragrances spring flowers in season such as Muscari, Lily of the Valley, Hyacinth and Narcissus will add extra dimension to your wedding.
Choosing flowers in season helps to keep the costs down. Read on to find out what’s in season during the spring months of March, April and May.
Top 10 Spring Wedding Flowers
- Lily of the Valley
- Sweet peas
Stylish and Sophisticated Tulips
Tulips are a favourite for spring weddings, perfect used alone or as part of a mixed bouquet with other spring blooms. Although they have a tendency to droop your florist should know how to condition them properly and use them in the right design to show them off to perfection. Available from January and throughout the Spring in the UK, the Tulip comes in a wide variety of colours.
Muscari, also known as grape hyacinth has pretty bell shaped flowers clustered onto the stem. These delicately scented come in a variety of shades including lilac, white and navy making them the perfect blue spring flowers for weddings.
The Hyacinth is often strongly scented and available in a wide variety of colours including white, pink, peach and blue but also look out for more unusual varieties in rich deep purples , reds, navy, orange and yellow.
Inextricably synonymous with spring narcissi are available as winter-growing British flowers from the Isles of Scilly they make beautiful, fragrant bouquets with an intoxicating scent There are varieties to suit every style of wedding, from Paperwhites with a soft, floral jasmine scent to the vibrant yellow Soleil D’or, with hints of cinnamon and vanilla, for a bright and festive Christmas wedding. The season starts in November through to end of April.
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Lily of the Valley
Lily of the Valley is an enchanting flower with a heavenly smell and is often used in bridal bouquets or arrangements. A pretty late spring flower symbolic of purity and modesty is available in white or rosy pink. English outdoor grown Lily of the Valley is usually only available for a few weeks during April meaning they a lovely seasonal choice of flowers for an April wedding.
A beautifully scented flower perfect for an English country garden style wedding. Tiny star shaped flowers on woody stems available in white, mauve, violet or pink. The purple-flowered varieties are only available in spring for a very short season of perhaps six weeks but worth seeking out for their stronger scent. British Grown season through February, March and April.
These delicate spring flowers have a delicious scent and come in a variety of gorgeous wedding worthy colours including white, cream, pretty pinks, luscious red, lilacs, purples and blues. Their fragrance and long flowering season( British grown flowering season starts in February and extends through to September) makes them an irresistible flower for a spring wedding.
Image © : New Covent Garden Flower Market
The lovely anemone has delicate papery petals with dark velvety centers. They are available all year around but peak season is November through to April. Petal colours are either single colour or with a blush or dusted appearance. Perfect for bouquets and arrangements they come in a variety of colours including white, red, blue, pink or black.
More Red Bridal Bouquets
Ranunculus are a wonderfully versatile flower for spring weddings, with their delicate petals tightly layered like petticoats they are a feminine flower that will work well in bridal bouquets, buttonholes and table centers.Their growing season runs from November through to June with their peak in January. There is a fabulous choice of colours and varieties; colours include pale pinks, reds, orange and white and they are available with tinted or frilly edges too – so pretty!
These gorgeous flowers feature large, romantic, blousy blooms and delicious fragrances making them a very popular choice with brides. The colour palette ranges from deepest red to blush pink and the purest white, from corals and apricot shades to warm, creamy yellow. Whilst they are available all year round their peak season is May through to July.
Image © Cindy Kirkland
More flowers for a spring wedding
The Snowflake flowers are small and bell-shaped, delicate white bells with a spring green spot at the bottom of each petal. Snowflakes have a delicate yet distinctive fragrance.
Commercial British Bluebells are mostly grown in Cornwall and Devon. They come in shades of blue and would be a beautiful addition to wedding flowers particularly a natural style hand-tied bridal bouquet or centerpiece.
Try using spring blooms and seasonal foliage to create beautiful wedding buttonholes with a difference. Hellebore and hyacinth pips have been combined with a lichen twig to create a unique buttonhole that sets just the right tone for a stylish spring wedding. Catkin Flowers specialise in natural seasonal flowers.
A delicate and pretty posy of Snakeshead Fritillary has a just picked from the garden simplicity. Simply hand tied with a beautiful ribbon. Snapdragon Garden Flowers use cut flowers grown in their own cutting garden.
Spring Flowers in Season
Many flowers are now imported so are available all year round but if you’d like to include seasonal blooms in your spring wedding flowers you may like to consider:
Alliums, Anemones, Bluebells, Christmas Roses, Columbines, Cow Parsley, Eucalyptus, Freesia, Fritillaries, Guelder Rose, Hellebores, Hyacinths, Iris, Ivy, Jonquil, Narcissi, Paper White, Ranunculus, Rosemary, Sencecio, Snowdrops, Snowflakes, Sweet Peas, Tazetta, Tulips, Viburnum Tinus, Violets.