When it comes to planning a wedding, its sometimes hard to know where to begin!
Do you have a colour or scheme in mind?
The best place to start is to think of the season in which you are holding your wedding. Can you tie in your desired colour scheme and also think about what is in season during that month.
We have put together some ideas and flower guides for each season to help you…
Spring is a lovely time of year to get married and is proving very popular among couples. The weather is starting to warm up and flowers are beginning to bud. Spring is best known for budding flowers, blossoming trees and pretty pastel colours.
A popular theme for spring wedding flowers is bunches of meadow flowers arranged in shabby chic or rustic containers such as crates, assorted jars and bottles, jugs, perfume bottles etc.
For bouquets think pretty and feminine bouquets or loose wild bouquets.
Flowers which are starting to bloom in Spring are peonies, roses, sweetpeas, daffodils, daisys, hyacinth, lilac, lisianthus, narcissus, queens anne lace, snapdragons, stocks, veronica to name a few.
As the most popular season for weddings your choices are unlimited. Choosing a summer wedding you’ll hopefully have weather on your side so outdoor ceremonies and celebrations may be possible.
When choosing your colour scheme think bright and bold colours or dusky pretty shades.
Like spring you can style your flowers very rustic or country style or add bright and bold flowers to life your venue. If your venue has a ceiling feature why not enhance this by adding some hanging flowers. Also proving popular this year was blossom or wisteria trees either to aisle walkways, table centrepieces or archways.
Just some of the flowers in bloom during Summer months are agapanthus, aster, bouvardia, carnations, orchids, cornflower, dahlia, delphinium, freesia, gerbera, hydrangea, lavender, lily, peony, phlox, roses, stephanotis, sunflowers, sweetpeas and zinnia so your choices are huge.
If you’re planning an autumnal wedding you may want to think about the days getting shorter and evening darker earlier. By adding lighting to your décor such as fairy lights and candles, this will add lighting as well as setting a beautiful, romantic scene.
If you’re looking to creating a real autumnal feel to your day consider using wooden log slices with your vases or adding cones, pumpkins, berries and branches. Using shades of deep reds, purples, browns or oranges within your décor and flowers will also really create an autumnal effect.
Flowers in season during autumn months are roses, calla lilies, alstromeria, anemone, bouvardia, carnations, chrysanthemum, dahlia, delphinium, euphorbia, gerbera, freesia, gladioli, hypericum, lisianthus, sunflowers and stephanotis.
Winter weddings are undeniably romantic and magical. Think log fires, scents of pine, twinkly lights, flickering candles, and even possibly the chance of snow on your big day. Or maybe you just love Christmas and want to combine the two…
Popular colour schemes for winter weddings tend to be cosy and romantic reds, champagnes, navy and ivory. Or what about crimson plums, golds and deep jewel shades.
For flowers consider using combinations of wintery foliage and flowers. Foliage such as eucalyptus, fur, ivy, holly with viburnum and hypericum berries instantly makes you think of winter. Choose white and dark flowers such as white and black baccara roses, thistles, amaryllis, euphorbia. You could even include pine cones, baubles, birch and curly willow branches to arrangements.
Flowers available in winter are roses, gerberas, delphiniums, dahlias, ranunculus, alstromeria, lilies, hydrangea, larkspur, lisianthus, stephanotis, poppies, anemone and carnations.