Here’s your ultimate guide to wedding flowers by season whether you’re getting married in spring, summer, autumn or winter.
No matter what time of year you choose to get married, choosing seasonal wedding flowers is a great way to highlight the time of year.
Wedding Flowers by Season: Your Ultimate Guide to Seasonal Wedding Flowers
From the delicate pastel and blush-toned blooms of spring to the rich red colour palette of a winter bridal bouquet, our guide to wedding flowers by season will show you the most popular seasonal wedding flowers and the ways which you can incorporate them into your big day.
Spring Wedding Flowers
Lily of the Valley
A favourite of the royals, Lily of the valley was the the floral showpiece of Kate Middleton’s bridal bouquet. The flower symbolises return of happiness and is a fond favourite of real-life brides.
Hard to say, but beautiful to look at. Anemones are perfect for a vintage-style look with its colours moving from white through to shades of pink, scarlet, lilac and purple with the contrasting green and black centres.
Sweet peas are available in a rainbow of colours, and are perfect for a bride’s bouquet. Symbolising blissful peace, they’re ideal for laid-back brides-to-be looking for a life of happiness and tranquility.
Part of the buttercup family, ranunculus are ideal for country garden-styled floral decorations. In the language of flowers, a bouquet of ranunculus says ‘I am dazzled by your charms’.
Great for a modern, minimal look, tulips come in a multitude of colours to match the colour scheme of your wedding reception, as well as various shapes and sizes.
Lilac would be an ideal floral accompaniment for any bride planning a wedding full of bold colour, maximalism is having a moment in 2023, so don’t be afraid to go bold with your floral colour palette!
Summer Wedding Flowers
A true favourite of real-life brides because of their amazing look and versatility. Use them to wow your guests in your bridal bouquet or in show-stopping table centrepieces.
Sweet William is a dainty highly-scented flower that lends itself perfectly to a vintage or handpicked look. This flower also featured in Kate Middleton’s bouquet and symbolises gallantry.
For a more elegant and luxury look at a summertime wedding, delphiniums are the flowers to go for. Again, coming in a range of colours, they will bring a classical essence to your wedding venue to suit the occasion!
These funnel-shaped flowers are perfect for brides looking for an elegant big day bouquet. These blooms would look gorgeous in a bouquet mixed with green foliage such as eucalyptus and ferns for a colourful boho-style- the ultimate summer bouquet!
A very traditional wedding flower with its symbolism of love, is available in a multitude of colours, shapes and sizes to suit any wedding colour scheme, theme, or bridal personality.
Know for their colourful impact, use hydrangeas to create gorgeous pomanders for your venue. Perfect for hanging pomanders for your flower girls or to decorate your pew ends.
Autumn Wedding Flowers
If you want your flowers to make a big impact on your wedding, then you need to choose dahlias. They’re perfect for a bright wedding and their size means you only need a small amount to wow your guests.
You can find gladioli in lots of bright colours, and standing tall, they look great as table centres for a structured, modern look for a wedding reception.
Part of the daisy family, Gerberas come in a rainbow of bright colours. If you’re having a fun-filled relaxed wedding day, these blooms would be the perfect complement.
Coming in the pretty, earthy colours of green, cream, peach, orange, red or brown, hypericum berries look great for a rustic-style wedding, but they can also easily fit in with any theme.
Tall and beautiful, delphinums are the ideal flower to decorate your wedding venue with.
Growing up to six foot tall, if you want your tablecentres to make a real impact then these are the flowers for you.
Yellow, orange and rust coloured sunflowers are a real attention grabbing flower that you don’t need too many of. We love how sunflowers look at simple country-themed weddings!
Poppies are the non-traditional bloom for edgier brides looking to make a statement. Their romantic red colour are perfect for a glamorous red wedding theme.
Winter Wedding Flowers
Perfect for winter, berried ivy is perfect for a fabulous Great Gatsby-themed wedding. Team with vintage birdcages and pearls for a truly glamorous look.
If you’re planning an elegant royal blue themed wedding, or even a Bridgerton-themed wedding that pays homage to the youngest of the brood, then you should make hyacinth part of your statement bouquet.
Make your winter wonderland wedding theme a reality with impression centrepieces made of pussy willow. Team with an all-white wedding theme for a gorgeous look that will make a big impact.
Amaryllis are perfect for adding some elegance to the wedding through flowers, with their delicate colours of white, shades of pink and coral, and more.
Despite the name, the Christmas rose actually has no relation to the real thing. Use these to add a subtle, yet elegant look to your winter bouquet.
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