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How To Choose Flowers In Season

No matter what time of year you get married, you're going to find some beautiful blooms to decorate your wedding.

But the really chic way to do it (and to retain your eco-friendly credentials) is to choose flowers in season at the time of year you're going to get married.

pink tulip pomander ball spring daffodil bouquet

Why Choosing Flowers In Season Is Your Best Idea

  • Your blooms will be at their best - they won't have been 'forced' into flower
  • Flowers in season are generally less expensive as they aren't imported
  • It helps you to theme your wedding - primroses and hyacinths in Spring look and smell wonderful
  • You're being 'greener'. Rather than flying in exotic blooms from somewhere far off, you are using the best of what is available locally.
  • You're supporting British flower growers

Talk to your florist about what will be available at your chosen time of year and before you get completely set on your wedding theme, consider how your flowers will set it off. For example, if you're planning on marrying in the Autumn you'll be looking at russet oranges, conker browns, and shades of green. In Spring think of yellows and blues.

Winter wedding bouquet

This beautiful winter bouquet via Martha Stewart weddings features juniper boughs and delicate white snowdrops ... so sophisticated.

I asked florist Sabine Darrall for her advice on choosing wedding flowers in season and here is her guide.

Summer wedding peonies

SUMMER

Peonies, Sweet Peas, Scented Stock, Phlox, Delphinium, Larkspur, Dianthus, Sweet William, Roses, Lilies, Altromeria, Dahlias, Alchemila Mollis, Matricaria, Godetia, Gypsophilia, Asters, Zinnia, Scabious, Nigella, Achelia, gladioli, Liatris, Molucella Viburnum (Gelder rose.), Agapanthus, Antirrhinum, Astilbe, Campanula, Cornflower, Statice, Saponaria, Lilac, Allium.

seasonal wedding flowers AUTUMN

Hydrangea, Sunflowers, Chrysanthemums, Sedum, Belladonna Lily, Solidago, Crocosmia, Achillea, Amarathus, Eremurus, Nerine.

Spring wedding bouquet WINTER to SPRING

Narcissi, Daffodils, Tulips, Lily of the Valley, Freesia, Arum lily, Anenomes, Snowdrop, Ranuncula, Violet, Iris, Crown Imperial, Hellebore, Muscari, Hyacinths