The season you choose to marry in will have a big impact on your wedding day - everthing from the cost, colour scheme, style of reception and even the dress can be partly determined by the time of year. One element that's intrinsically linked is the flowers. Choosing flowers that are in season will not only save you money, but it will also have less of an impact on the environment as out-of-season florals usually end up travelling a fair distance before they reach your bouquet. Today we're sharing some of our favourite bouquets for each season, along with a handy guide to which flowers are in season at around the time of your big day:

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Spring Wedding Flower Guide:

Agapanthus — large, striking flowers, also known as African Lily.Anemone — delicate flowers available in various colours.Anthurium — waxy looking, exotic flowers.Aster — daisy-like flowers on upright stems.Bouvardia — clusters of small, tubular flowers.Calla Lily — Striking lilies. Available in white and other colours. Not all colours are available throughout the year.Carnation — long lasting and wonderful for using on their own in pomanders.Cherry Blossom — delicate blossom – perfect for weddings.Cornflower — usually available in blue, but other colours can be found.Chrysanthemum — large, showy flowers.Cymbidium orchid — striking orchids, up to 12 flowers on each stem.Delphinium — tall flower spikesForget-me-not — tiny blue flowers on short stems.Freesia — highly scented flowers in various colours.Genista — masses of tiny flowers on straight stems.Gerbera — contemporary, daisy-like flower in various colours.Gloriosa — bright yellow and cerise, dramatic flower.Heliconia — tropical flower.Hyacinth — beautifully scented and various colours.Hydrangea — enormous flowerheads in various colours.Iris — popular, but relatively short-lived.Lily — lilies are available throughout the year, but not in all colours.Lily of the valley — tiny bell-shaped flowers. Can be very expensive.Lisianthus — popular and available in various colours.Muscari (grape hyacinth)Narcissus — spring-like. Also known as daffodil.Nigella — also known as ‘love in the mist’. Delicate, papery flowers.Oncidium Orchid — small yellow flowers along the stems.Phalaenopsis orchid — large flower, perfect for a wedding bouquet.Phlox — popular country garden flower.Ranunculus — delicate, papery flowers. Wonderful for romantic weddings.Rose — needs no explanation! Available in almost every colour.Stephanotis — individual white, waxy flowers. Make wonderful buttonholes and bouquets.Sunflower — striking flower usually in yellow.Sweet pea — short lived. Wonderful colours and scents.Sweet William — country garden flowersTulip — a very popular cut flower with many different varieties.

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Summer Wedding Flower Guide:

Agapanthus — large, striking flowers, also known as African Lily.Alchemilla — common garden flower with tiny yellow/green flowers.Anthurium — exotic, waxy looking flowers.Aster — also known as a Michaelmas Daisy. Daisy-like flowers.Bouvardia — clusters of small, tubular flowers.Carnation — long lasting and wonderful for using on their own in pomanders.Cattelya orchid — large, brightly-coloured orchid.Celosia — crinkled flowers. Different varieties are available.Cornflower — usually available in blue, but other colours can be found.Crysanthemum — large, showy flowers.Dahlia — dramatic round flowers.Delphinium — tall flower spikes.Freesia — highly scented flowers in various colours.Gerbera — contemporary, daisy-like flower in various colours.Gypsophila — tiny white flowers. Perfect as a filler or used on its own.Hydrangea — enormous flowerheads in various colours.Iris — popular, but relatively short-lived.Lavender — Fantastic scent. Perfect for a country celebration with a lilac theme.Lily — lilies are available throughout the year, but not in all colours.Marigold — daisy-like flower.Mint — mint has a wonderful scent and a feathery flower.Nerine — clusters of delicate flowers.Nigella — also known as ‘love in the mist’. Delicate, papery flowers.Oncidium orchid — small yellow flowers along the stems.Peony — soft, papery, large flower. Available in May and June.Phalaenopsis orchid — large, striking orchids. Wonderful for bouquets.Phlox — popular country garden flower.Rose — needs no explanation! Available in almost every colour.Stephanotis — individual white, waxy flowers. Make wonderful buttonholes and bouquets.Sunflower — striking flower usually in yellow.Sweet pea — short-lived. Wonderful colours and scents.Zinnia — a similar flower to a dahlia.

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Autumn Wedding Flower Guide:

Acacia — also known as Mimosa. Tiny yellow flowers.Alstroemeria — also known as a Peruvian Lily. Popular and long lasting.Amaryllis — large, trumpet-shaped flowers.Anemone — delicate flowers available in various colours.Anthurium — waxy looking, exotic flowers.Aster — also known as a Michaelmas Daisy. Daisy-like flowers.Bouvardia — clusters of small, tubular flowers.Calla Lily — Striking lilies. Available in white and other colours. Not all colours are available throughout the year.Carnation — long-lasting and wonderful for using on their own in pomanders.Cattleya orchid — large, brightly coloured orchids.Celosia — crinkled flowers. Different varieties are available.Chrysanthemum — large, showy flowers.Cymbidium orchid — striking, with many flowers on each stem.Dahlia — dramatic round flowers.Delphinium — tall flower spikes.Echinops — globe-shaped, prickly blue flower.Euphorbia — curving stems with a lot of tiny flowers. Various colours.Freesia — highly scented flowers in various colours.Gerbera — contemporary, daisy-like flower in various colours.Gladiolus — traditional flower used in large arrangements. Miniature varieties are also available.Gloriosa — dramatic yellow and cerise flower. A type of lily.Gypsophila — tiny white flowers. Perfect as a filler or used on its own.Hydrangea — enormous flowerheads in various colours.Hypericum — the berries are a popular autumnal filler.Iris — popular, but relatively short-lived.Lilac — popular with a lovely, strong scent.Lily — lilies are available throughout the year, but not in all colours.Lisianthus — popular and available in various colours.Marigold — daisy-like flower.Nerine — clusters of delicate flowers.Oncidium orchid — small yellow flowers along the stems.Phalaenopsis orchid — large, striking orchids. Wonderful for bouquets.Phlox — popular country garden flower.Rose — needs no explanation! Available in almost every colour.Stephanotis — individual white, waxy flowers. Makes wonderful buttonholes and bouquets.Sunflower — striking flower usually in yellow.

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Winter Wedding Flower Guide:

Agapanthus — large, striking flowers, also known as African Lily.Amaryllis — large, trumpet shaped flowers.Anemone — delicate flowers available in various colours.Anthurium — waxy looking, exotic flowers.Bouvardia — clusters of small, tubular flowers.Calla Lily — Striking lilies. Available in white and other colours. Not all colours are available throughout the year.Carnation — long-lasting and wonderful for using on their own in pomanders.Chrysanthemum — large, showy flowers.Cymbidium orchid — striking orchids, up to 12 flowers on each stem.Euphorbia — curved stems with lots of tiny flowers.Freesia — highly scented flowers in various colours.Gerbera — contemporary, daisy-like flower in various colours.Gloriosa — bright yellow and cerise, dramatic flower.Hyacinth — beautifully scented and various colours.Hydrangea — enormous flowerheads in various colours.Iris — popular, but relatively short-lived.Lilac — popular with a lovely, strong scent.Lily — lilies are available throughout the year but not in all colours.Lisianthus — popular and available in various colours.Muscari — tiny clusters of blue flowers. Also known as grape hyacinth.Narcissus — spring-like. Also known as daffodil.Peony — wonderful flower. Can be found in November.Phalaenopsis orchid — large, striking orchids. Wonderful for bouquets.Phlox — popular country garden flower.Rose — needs no explanation! Available in almost every colour.Sunflower — striking flower usually in yellow.Tulip — a very popular cut flower with many different varieties.

Thanks to Confetti.com for the fabulous flowers by season lists which we have referenced.

I hope this has given you some inspiration when it comes to beautiful blooms! Have fun choosing yours...

Jenny,

 


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