Best Flowers for Spring Weddings, Part 2 of 2


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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 2 of 2)

Orchid

Always a showstopper, orchids are beloved for their smooth waxy petals and graceful, tropical appearance. They are most commonly white or magenta, but also grow in hues of pale pink, deep orange, vibrant peach, and royal purple. For a bouquet of stunning elegance, try a bouquet that is nothing but a cascade of white orchids.

White orchids
White orchids

Peony

A timeless favorite for their lush, impossibly soft petals and beautiful scent, peonies are complimented nicely by almost any other type of flower. There isn’t a shade of pink that can’t be found in a peony, and they also are commonly white.

Peony (and rose) bouquet // Image Source
Peony (and rose) bouquet // Image Source

Poppy

These late spring flowers, with their happy colors and crumpled silk petals, add instant cheer to any bouquet. They pair well with silvery greenery, succulents, and Anemones.

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Poppy // Image Source

Ranunculus

Also known as the Persian buttercup, ranunculus blossoms are countless layers of delicate, soft, crepe-paper-thin petals and look like a decadent cross between a garden rose and a peony. They grow in an array of vibrant hues: stunning oranges, yellows, hot pinks, soft pinks, magentas, deep purples, reds, and white.

Ranunculus (bottom center) // Image Source
Ranunculus (bottom center) // Image Source

Rose

Always in season, always sweet, and always classy, you can’t go wrong with roses in your bouquet.

Roses
Rose

Sweet pea 

Sweet pea blossoms smell as sweet as they look, and make a lovely accent flower or an impossibly darling main act.

Sweet pea
Sweet pea

Tulip

The quintessential spring flower, tulips bloom in every possible hue and combination of red, purple, pink, white, yellow, and orange. As bouquets or centerpieces, they set the tone of the event: cheerful, hopeful, and classic.

Yellow tulip
Yellow tulip

Tweedia

If you’re looking for a sky blue accent blossom, Tweedia may be your flower. The small, starlike blossoms go well with large, decadent flowers like peonies, ranunculus, roses, or viburnum.

Tweedia // Image Source
Tweedia // Image Source

Viburnum

Viburnum—fluffy, crowded clusters of white blossoms—blooms in mid-spring. It works well in large, eye-catching bouquets with other white flowers.

Snowball Viburnum // Image Source
Snowball Viburnum // Image Source

Wisteria

Yet another spring flower with a deeply intoxicating scent, the draping blossoms of the wisteria vine, usually blue or purple, are often used in centerpieces or large flower installations, such as this breathtaking wisteria ceiling.

Wisteria // Image Source
Wisteria // Image Source

 

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