Flowers are not just beautiful, they also convey meaning and symbolism. That means, as a bride, learning how to choose wedding flowers will be important. After all, not only do you want them to look stunning, but you also want them to represent your style and the sentiment of the occasion. For that reason, in this guide, I’ll take a season-based approach to help you pick the perfect bridal flowers!
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Spring Wedding Flowers
Spring is a time of renewal and rejuvenation, so it’s no surprise that the flowers you choose for your wedding should reflect that.
Roses are an obvious choice for spring weddings-they’re beautiful, romantic, and perfect for any color palette. Tulips are another classic spring flower that can be used in bouquets or as centerpieces (or both!). Peonies are also a great option if you want something more exotic than roses or tulips; they have long stems ideal for hanging from chandeliers or trees at outdoor venues.
Summer Wedding Flowers
Summer is a time for bright, bold blooms. The summer bridal bouquet should be full of flowers that reflect the season’s vibrancy. Lilies are a good choice for summer weddings because they’re large and dramatic; you can also use lilies as centerpieces by putting them in tall glass vases with floating candles inside.
Hydrangeas are another popular choice for bouquets, especially when combined with other colorful blooms like daisies or ranunculus.
Fall Wedding Flowers
Fall is a beautiful time of year, and it’s no wonder that many brides choose to get married during this season. While many flowers can be used for your wedding, fall offers a unique and stunning variety of flowers that can add warmth and coziness to your special day. Bridal bouquets and centerpieces featuring dahlias, chrysanthemums, and asters can bring the rich colors of autumn to life.
The burnt orange, deep red, and golden yellow hues of these bridal flowers can complement a range of themes, from rustic and bohemian to elegant and sophisticated. Adding seasonal elements like pumpkins, gourds, and autumn foliage can enhance the natural beauty of your fall wedding flowers.
Winter Wedding Flowers
Winter flowers are a great way to add some color to your wedding in the colder months. While winter is often associated with muted tones and a lack of vibrancy, there are plenty of bridal flowers that can add some warmth and elegance to your special day. With its large blooms and bold colors, Amaryllis is a popular choice for winter weddings. This flower comes in shades of red, white, and pink, and can add a touch of sophistication to your bridal bouquet or centerpieces.
Other winter flowers like anemones, ranunculus, and hellebores have delicate and intricate petals that can add texture and depth to your floral arrangements. You can also add some seasonal elements like pinecones, evergreen branches, or holly berries to your winter wedding flowers to make them even more festive.
Remember to choose florals that reflect your personal style and preferences, and don’t be afraid to mix and match different varieties to create a unique and beautiful bouquet. With this guide, you’re now equipped with the knowledge to choose the perfect bridal flowers for your wedding, no matter what season you choose to say “I do.”
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