Unsure which flowers are in bloom when you wed? Here’s your hand-picked guide to seasonal wedding flowers from Surrey-based florist, Rhubarb & Bramley
Give a natural and relaxed English country garden feel to your bouquet by opting for gorgeous spring flowers. Nothing says spring as much as the vibrancy of yellow. Consider cheerful choices such as daffodils and tulips, as well as fragrant freesias and hyacinths. We love the fact that pink tulips symbolise happiness, good wishes and an attachment to someone.
Gypsophila, which is commonly known as Baby’s Breath, is enjoying a huge wedding comeback at the moment. There are so many adorable ways for you to work with this versatile little flower within your floral details.
Summer brides have the largest variety of flowers from which to choose. Scented garden roses, hydrangea, lavender, succulents, gerberas, stocks and sweet peas are all popular summer blooms that would provide a fragrant mix for an English garden-inspired bouquet.
There are fantastic bouquet combinations to suit every bride and venue. Brides are loving big puffs of peonies, available during early summer (they are said to represent happiness and good health). They also produce wonderfully large and extremely fragrant flowers, too! Another firm favourite is the hydrangea. But don’t just stick to pinks and creams – have you considered using this flower for your ‘something blue’?
Autumnal bridal bouquets and centrepieces are often adorned with muted foliage and decorations, such as oak leaves, acorns and crab apples. These all contrast well with the vibrant colours of the actual flowers. Rich reds, fiery oranges and beautiful yellows mixed with brown, gold, green, amber and hues of russet really catch the eye. You can always encompass this with berries, and even feathers, too!
Seasonal flowers include the likes of anemone, carnation, dahlia, delphinium, roses, and our favourite, calla lily.
Winter wonderland weddings are particularly striking because of their sheer bright starkness. Opt for flowers in soft cream and ivory should you wish to soften this effect, and incorporate elegant silver and white arrangements with grey textured leaves such as senecio.
Inject some greenery into the base of the bouquet (mistletoe is a wonderful thematic option for a Christmas bride) to give it some definition against your dress. Or you can go the other way and carry a bouquet of blood-red roses! Others in season include amaryllis, camellias and poinsettias.