Catch Up with the Seasonal "In-Crowd"

Flowers are one of the most noticeable details conveying your wedding style and design. Not only do they provide color, but also texture and fragrance. Your florist will help guide you through what combinations of certain flowers and greenery help to create a particular look and style; i.e. modern arrangements vs. bohemian arrangements. It's always important to trust your vendors and know that they are the professionals and that they have your best interests at heart. One way florists do that is by suggesting flowers that will be "in-season" when your wedding will take place. Using in-season flowers will not only save your budget, but also support local growers.

Knowing when certain popular flowers are in-season will keep your floral expectations within reason and give you the tools to better visualize your wedding look before meeting with your florist. 

 Featured Spring Bloom: Peony, Photo Credit:  Ruth Eileen

Featured Spring Bloom: Peony, Photo Credit: Ruth Eileen

Spring

  • Peony: These popular spring flowers create a lush, full look in your arrangement. June is about the latest you can typically get these pretties. Colors: Pink, white, blush, coral, and cream. Cost: $$$
  • Lisianthus: Each stem has multiple blooms and buds. Colors: Pink, purple, white and green. Cost: $$
  • Foxglove: Delicate, bell-shaped flowers, which create a beautiful garden look. Colors: White, pink and shades of purple. Cost: $
  • Stock: Stems with numerous clusters of soft petals. Colors: Pastel shades from off-white to lavender. Cost: $
 Featured Summer Bloom: Gardenia, Photo Credit:  Nicole Leveer

Featured Summer Bloom: Gardenia, Photo Credit: Nicole Leveer

Summer

  • Gardenia: Gardenia's are very fragrant, fuller sized blooms with a clean, modern look. Colors: White. Cost: $$$
  • Astilbe: Have a feathery, wildflower look with a sturdy stem. Very popular for boutonnieres and bouquets. Colors: White, mauve and crimson. Cost: $
  • Clematis: This vine flower have whimsical stem twists with soft blossoms. Colors: Purple, pink, blue-violet and cranberry. Cost: $$
  • Zinnia: Zinnia's have a daisy-like appearance and they typically handle well in hot temperatures. Colors: White, chartreuse, yellow, orange, purple and lilac. Cost: $
  • Garden Rose: These large blooms are perfect for adding that romantic look to your centerpieces and bouquets. Colors: Red, cream, yellow, orange, pink and purple. Cost: $$$
 Featured Fall Bloom: Dahlias, Photo Credit:  Docuvitae

Featured Fall Bloom: Dahlias, Photo Credit: Docuvitae

Fall

  • Dahlia: Did you know that there are over 42 different species? So hard to pick a favorite of this highly requested flower. These beauties are best in bloom in late summer and early fall. Colors: Shades of pink, purple, red, and orange. Cost: $$
  • Crabapple: These branches are great for adding texture, height and interest to centerpieces. Colors: Green and red mini apple varieties. Cost: $
  • Strawflower: Strawflower works perfectly for helping to create an "undone" look for your flower arrangements. Colors: White, pink, red, yellow, and purple. Cost: $
  • Pee Gee Hydrangea: Cone-shaped hydrangea that add depth to centerpieces. Colors: White and pink. Cost: $$
 Featured Winter Bloom: Anemones, Photo Credit:  Audrey Rose Photography. 

Featured Winter Bloom: Anemones, Photo Credit: Audrey Rose Photography. 

Winter

  • Anemones: Anemones' velvety hues add a great pop of color into winter centerpieces. Colors: Ranging from white, cherry red to purple. Cost: $
  • Love in a Mist: A typically blue, buttercup bloom with thread-like leaves. Colors: Blue, white, pink and lilac. Cost: $
  • Sweet Pea: These delicate clusters have an airy look with a rich fragrance. Colors: White, pink, yellow, red, and purple. Cost: $
  • Hydrangea: These big-headed blooms are made up of numerous smaller blossoms and help to add volume to bouquets and arrangements. Colors: White, green, pink, blue, purple, and cranberry. Cost: $$

What are your favorite wedding flowers?