Your bridal bouquet should be so beautiful that you want to hold onto it till long after your wedding. Wouldn’t it be a waste to throw it all away; sorry single ladies. You want your bridal bouquet to show off your personality and tie in with the theme of your wedding. Once you have decided on the color palette for your wedding, it's time to choose your blooms accordingly.
The best flowers to accent the bridal bouquet should be the most luxurious. If glamorous Peonies are in season, pop them in. Orchids give a graceful flow to the bouquet, while Hyacinths and garden roses add a scent, so that you get a fragrant experience. Anemones are fragile, but they have a modern edge, and are great for a mixed bouquet. Dahlias make a grand focal piece. Carnations are pretty and perfect for a monochromatic bouquet. The courageous Protea or “sugar bush” can look gorgeous in almost any setting and fits into almost any color scheme.
Spring seasonal flowers are bright and happy, and they come in hues of pink, purple, and blue. Bridal bouquets in this season can be styled more whimsically.
The most popular spring flowers are Peonies, which are available from late spring to early summer, and Hyacinths because of their gorgeous fragrance. Hyacinth come in shades of red, blue, white, orange, pink, violet, or yellow.
Freesia, English Garden Roses and sweet peas have a sweet fragrance that’s not overpowering. They are ideal to use in the corsages and bridal bouquet. Accenting a bridal bouquet with a few stems of Oriental lilies, will fill the air with a sweet and more pungent aroma.
Spring seasonal flowers will be more affordable in March, April and May. Apple or cherry blossoms, Daffodils, Dogwoods, Forsythia branches, Hyacinths, Hydrangeas, Iris, Larkspur, Lilacs, Lilies, Lily of the valley, Lisianthus, Mini Calla Lily, Pansies, Peonies, Roses, Sweet peas, and Tulips, are in season.
In your summer bridal bouquet, you can mix the summer seasonal flowers, such as Hydrangeas, Anemones, and Calle lilies, with flowers that are available all year round. Lush tropical leaves, such as Papyrus and Areca palm, and winding passionflower vine, give a tropical feel to a summer outdoor wedding. If you’re planning a beach wedding, you could accent your bridal and bridesmaids’ bouquets with seashells.
Asters, Button Chrysanthemums, Cymbidium Orchids, Dahlias, Delphiniums, Freesias, Geraniums, Larkspur, Queen Shasta daisies, Spider Chrysanthemums, Sunflowers, Viburnum, and Zinnias, are in-season summer flowers.
The warm colors of fall include rich reds, golden browns, and fiery oranges. Autumnal foliage and decorations, such as branches, oak leaves, acorns and crab apples, are often added as fillers to fall bouquets. It’s very important that you choose flowers which will compliment this color scheme of this season.
Calla lilies are in season and are elegant and chic. Purple Calla lilies look gorgeous in a fall bouquet. Other in-season flowers are Asiatic Lily, Asters, Chrysanthemums, Dahlias, Gladioli, Marigolds, Roses, Sunflowers, and Zinnias
Winter offers an array of floral varieties and colors. All-white weddings are very common for this season, but brides are veering away from a stark white color palette and incorporating creams, ivories, and pale blush hues. White and silver arrangements are also popular. Silver leaves and graceful snowdrops transform a classic white bouquet into and elegant wintry one. For a frostier effect you can include white tipped pine cones, mistletoe, blue-gray juniper boughs, sage green lamb’s ear and Dusty Miller leaves. Dramatic whites and passionate reds make up a more festive bouquet. Add velvety amaryllis blossoms, red berries, and holly for a striking seasonal bridal bouquet.
French Tulips, Amaryllis, Mini Gerberas, Anemone, Holly, Camellias, Casablanca Lilies, Forget-me-nots, Gardenias, Jasmine, Orchids, Paperwhites (Narcissus), Poinsettias, and Roses, are in-season winter wedding flowers.
Make your bouquet something to remember. Choose flowers which you love the most and save money by choosing flowers which are in season.