There are so many decisions to make when planning a wedding, not least actually setting a date. But whether you go for a winter wonderland wedding or a summer celebration, taking the time to match your wedding flowers to the season can make all the difference. And whether you are a wedding photographer in Hampshire or an event caterer in Cheshire, being part of such a thoughtful ceremony is something truly special.
In the (Not so Bleak) Midwinter
As much as the romance of a winter wedding can appeal, some brides can worry that the cold weather means no chance of having a blooming bouquet. However, there are plenty of hardy florals, such as amaryllis, that actually come into their own in the winter months.
Those getting married close to Christmas might even consider using holly and ivy in the bouquet to reflect the time of year. And with winter weddings ever more popular following the recession, brides have more bouquet choices than ever.
Spring weddings offer plenty of good options for floral decoration, including the use of naturally occurring wild flowers specific to your local area. A real treat for any wedding photographer Hampshire would be a hotbed of beautiful ferns ideal for a spring bouquet, whilst the wild bluebells of Oxfordshire would make any centrepiece burst with colour.
And away from wild flowers, spring provides plenty of colour when it comes to choosing flowers. Classic choices such as daffodils, tulips and peonies can brighten any bouquet.
Moving from spring to summer, and the bright colours continue to dominate. Summer is peak marriage season, and as such it is a bountiful time for florists. Roses in a range of shades are popular for summer weddings, as are gladioli and delphiniums for more exuberant bouquets.
Though not as popular as weddings in the summer months, autumn nuptials can still be full of colour. Adventurous brides might even consider using autumnal fruits and pine cones to really bring the season to life. And centrepieces can be adorned with fallen leaves, acorns and conkers to tie in with an autumnal theme.
So whichever season you choose to tie the knot in, matching your flowers to the time of year can really make the day extra-special.