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Seasonal Blooms: A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Wedding Flowers for Each Season

When planning your wedding, selecting the perfect flowers to match the season can add a unique and memorable touch to your special day. Each season offers a variety of blooms that not only enhance the aesthetic of your wedding but also align with nature's natural beauty. Here's a guide to help you choose the ideal wedding flowers for each season in the UK.

Close up of pastel spring bridal bouquet
Spring pastel bridal bouquet with Tulips, Ranunculus, Clematis, Lilac, Fritallaria and Lisianthus. Image: Lynda Michelle Photography

Spring Wedding Flowers

Spring is synonymous with renewal and new beginnings, making it a perfect season for weddings. The UK’s spring, from March to May, brings an array of vibrant and fragrant flowers.

Tulips are a classic choice, available in nearly every colour imaginable, symbolising love and happiness. Daffodils, with their bright yellow hue, are another spring favourite, representing new beginnings.

For a touch of elegance, consider incorporating hyacinths or lilacs into your arrangements; both offer a delightful scent and a pop of colour. Peonies, with their lush, full blooms, are also highly sought after for spring weddings, symbolisingromance and prosperity. Peonies are only available for a short period of time usually from May to June.

Bride and her bridesmaids laughing and holding blush and white bouquets
Spring bouquets filled with Peonies, Roses, Sweet Peas, Queen Anne’s lace and foliage. Image: Mark Tattersall Photography

Summer Wedding Flowers

Wildflower inspired bouquet
Summery brights with sunflowers, peonies, delphiniums and stocks. Image: Laura Duggleby Photography

Summer, spanning from June to August, is a season of abundance and vibrancy in the UK.

Roses, the quintessential symbol of love, are in full bloom and available in numerous varieties and colours. Sunflowers bring a cheerful and rustic charm to any summer wedding, while daisies offer a fresh and simple aesthetic. Lavender, with its soothing fragrance and delicate purple flowers, is perfect for evoking a sense of calm and elegance. Hydrangeas, with their voluminous clusters, are ideal for creating dramatic and lush arrangements.

For a touch of the exotic, consider orchids, which add a sophisticated flair to summer weddings.

Autumn Wedding Flowers

Bride and groom stood with celebrant between too rustic disco themed floral pedestals
Dahlias, roses, cosmos, seasonal foliage and grasses for this disco black and white themed wedding. Image: West View Photography

Autumn, from September to November, brings a rich palette of warm and earthy tones.

Chrysanthemums, in shades of red, orange, and yellow, are perfect for capturing the essence of the season. Dahlias, with their intricate and varied forms, are another excellent choice, offering deep and vibrant colors that range from burgundy to burnt orange. Marigolds, with their golden hues, add a touch of brightness to autumn arrangements.

For a more rustic feel, consider incorporating berries, autumn leaves, and even wheat stalks to create a truly seasonal bouquet.

Winter Wedding Flowers

Close up of white and greenery bridal bouquet held by bride
White roses, anemone, berries, seasonal and dried foliage. Image: Samantha Broadley Photography

Winter weddings, from December to February, have a unique charm, with flowers that evoke a sense of elegance and purity.

Amaryllis, with its striking, trumpet-shaped blooms, is a popular winter choice, often found in shades of red and white. Evergreens such as holly, ivy, and pine add a festive and natural touch to winter bouquets.

Roses remain a timeless choice, especially in white or deep red hues, symbolising love and romance. For a touch of sophistication, incorporate orchids or calla lilies, which offer a modern and elegant aesthetic.

Finally, hellebores, often known as the Christmas rose, bloom in winter and provide a delicate beauty to any winter wedding arrangement.

By choosing flowers that are in season, you can not only ensure their freshness and availability but also create an atmosphere that harmonises with the natural beauty of the UK’s changing landscapes.

Whether you’re planning a springtime celebration full of tulips and peonies or a winter wonderland adorned with amaryllis and evergreens, selecting seasonal flowers will add a special touch to your wedding day.

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