Choosing wedding flowers for your bridal bouquet can be difficult. Unless you have your heart set on a beautiful bouquet of peonies, (who wouldn’t?!) there are so many factors – varieties, colors, availability, and don’t forget about price. Today I’m featuring the works of Sweet Annie Floral Design and Sarah Jayne Photography, who came together to showcase some of the popular Spring and Summer flowers for bridal bouquets.
Tip for your wedding bridal bouquet: after you have scoured your city for the greatest florist possible, give them your budget and color scheme, then let them go wild arranging your bouquets. It saves the hassle of pricing everything out yourself and knowing what is and isn’t in season. Although it is always fun to look at different flower options, don’t forget that each flower has a special meaning. If you do want to choose some of your flowers, you could choose based on the meaning.
Spring & Summer Flowers for Bridal Bouquets
Also known as a billy ball, this little flower is available all year round, but blooms in spring and summer. Billy ball’s significance is “good health” and they are a great way to add a bright pop of color to any bouquet. Think outside the box with these little flowers by using them to decorate your wedding cake and or boutonnieres.
The Ranunculus is a cheap and wonderful alternative to a rose or peony. With a slight sweet smell, this flower has a multi-petal head and fern like foliage. Ranunculus comes in a variety of colors such as dark pink, white, yellow, apricot, pale pink and orange, and is available from November to April. The Ranunculus is actually related to the buttercup and symbolizes “radiant charm”. A bouquet of ranunculus conveys that “you are radiant with charm” or “you are attractive.”
The sweet pea is a dainty garden flower that is perfect for floral table arrangements. It is fragrant and available from late spring to early summer. The meaning behind a sweet pea is “blissful pleasure.” I think we all wish to achieve blissful pleasure on our wedding day, given the crazy planning leading up to the big day!
Everyone’s favorite wedding flower. You can buy them in winter if you are ready to pay a pretty penny; however, the peony flourishes in springtime. It is lightly scented and will look great in any arrangement. They are regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage.
Tulips are a wedding flower favorite that are available in a seemingly endless selection – over 500 varieties. Traditionally available in spring, commercial growers can have them available during winter and summer as well. These delicate flowers come in an array of colors and will look beautiful in a bouquet or table arrangement. Although different tulip colors mean different things, in general the meaning is understood as “perfect love.”