Seasonal Bouquets

Whatever season you are getting married in you will be able to find a bouquet and style that will suit your style and budget. Here we have given you some ideas of the bouquets and flowers available in each season.

Spring (March to May)
Paper fine Anemones are a great choice for a monochrome wedding Daffodils work really well for handtied bouquets and have a great scent.
Tulips are available in many colours, but single toned bunches give a classic look.
Gorgeous Ranunculas make a pretty display like this bouquet from Vermont Country Flowers. Amaryllis make a stunning statement display for a large handtied bouquet.

A mixture of Calla Lilies and Tulips make this striking bouquet for spring. This bouquet by Mac’s flowers uses muscari and californian bluebells for the blue highlights. A mix of green trachelium and viburnham opulus really bring the green tones out in this bouquet by
One of the most English of flowers also has one of the shortest season, so use Peonies at their best in June and early July. This is a brilliant example of a mixed Sunflower bouquet with Hypericum from Lucy’s Florist in Maidstone. For a wonderful splash of pink try something like this stargazer lily bouquet.
A pretty mixture of gerbera and roses gives a truly vibrant flash of colour with twists of variegated china grass. Although roses are available all year round, try using them in a softer arrangement for the summer like this heart.
This shower bouquet combines lisianthus and cymbidum orchids to create a flowing arrangement. One of the best blues in summer are Hydrangeas and here I used them in a bouquet with freesia and orchids. The combination of Green and pink is always a winner. Here both green cymbidum orchids and lisianthus have been used.
Gypsophilia or baby’s breath can be used on its own or in arrangements, but makes a superb bouquet like this example from Elizabeth Anne Designs. Gerbera and Freesia make great allies in this lovely bouquet. They are teamed with Green Hypericum Berries. Made by Brown Bunny Flowers in California. This more unusual bouquet is made from pink celosia. This flower is available in a range of colours from pinks to greens and mixes well with other flowers.
Autumn is best for Oranges. Here you can see Cherry Brandy roses, Carthamus and Hypericum berries. Carnations are given a modern twist with this posy bouquet woven with bear grass. The red beads help to highlight the colour perfectly.
This bouquet can be made all year, but there are always less flowers in Autumn. This is Coolwater roses with freesia and veronica. This bouquet made by Ginger Lily Flowers, Islington combines roses with freesia and great blues from Hydrangea and Sea Holly. This bouquet made by Stadium Flowers,WA uses wonderful poppy seed heads with rosemary and green tea roses for a great green combo.
A stunning Phalenopsis Orchid trailing bouquet designed by Chantel Flores Design, London. If you are looking for something a little different why not have a bouquet of Craspedia. These little yellow balls will certainly be a talking point. By Sprout. A gloriously simple but exquisite bouquet of pink freesias made by Ivy Florist in Pudsey. Freesia bouquet are a personal favourite, as I had this for my bouquet.
French Tulips are much larger headed and longer stemmed compared to their normal tulip cousins. These work perfectly in overarm arrangements. This sumptuous bouquet uses fabulous Naomi roses with Hypericum berries and folded aspidistra leaves.
For a more upright bouquet, heather can give a wonderful alternative. It can also be dried to keep for years to come. This example was made by Cannytastic Flowers in Scotland. Iris are available all year round, but are sometimes a very overlooked flower. Going from the white iris all the way from pale blue to this dark blue. At the end of the year the spring flowers start appearing at the wholesalers for the new season. The early tulips are normally smaller headed, but perfect for a splash of colour.

Poetry from Four Seasons of Love by David L Crouse

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