When you first begin the task of choosing the flowers for the bouquets, boutonnieres, center pieces, and aisles, it can be overwhelming. How do you start? Is there anything you need to know before you begin your list of flower names? Which flowers are available? Which blossoms complement your wedding themes and styles? Unless you’re a florist, this can be pretty daunting. Which is why you should choose florist as soon as you can, and direct all your questions their way. But you can also get a head start with our flower guide series, which details gorgeous blooms by season. First up: Spring (Part 1 of 2)
Anemones are gorgeous, distinctive blossoms that grow in shades of pink, red, purple, and white. Related to the buttercup, they have a sweet look, but their dark centers add a touch of sophistication.
Foxgloves are clusters of hanging bell-shaped blossoms clinging to a tall, stiff stem. Foxgloves are most commonly shades of pink, peach, purple, and white, and are a unique addition to any spring bouquet.
Freesia produce delicate, upright blossoms in the shape of bells, and are incredibly popular for their sweet, citrusy scent. Freesia come in almost any color: white, pink, red, orange, yellow, purple, and several ombre shades.
Hyacinth are prized for their intoxicating fragrance and a look that is stately and sweet. Hyacinth colors include magenta, indigo, baby blue, pale pink, yellow, and white.
Ruffled, exquisite, and noble, irises are equal parts elegant and whimsical. They grow in all shades of purple, blue, white, and yellow.
Nothing says April evening like the heady scent of lilacs. Fill your wedding day with them and your guests won’t forget it! A sweet and innocent flower, they go well with white flowers or make a gorgeous bouquet all on their own.
Lily of the Valley
Another sweetly scented flower, these incredibly dainty blossoms—up to twelve of the tiny, white, bells on each stalk—are a versatile and eye-catching addition to any arrangement. But don’t let their delicate form fool you: they can hold their own as the main attraction. Kate Middleton’s bouquet was all lily of the valley at her marriage to Prince William.
Lisianthus blossoms are large, silky, and rose-like. They make gorgeous bouquets and come in all shades of pink, purple, white, and yellow. Some white blossoms appear to have just barely been dipped in the softest pink or a deep purple. A few of the purple flowers look like blue roses.