Guide to Choosing Spring Wedding Flowers0
Happy April! April showers bring May flowers right? If you are having a spring wedding, you will likely have an abundance of blooms to choose from and if you are getting married outdoors, flowers will be blossoming! Choosing in season flowers can also help you save money as they are more readily available.
We spoke to Laura Lucero, owner of Sunfresh Flowers, to find out trends and tips for choosing spring wedding flowers.
AWG: What are your favorite in season flower choices for spring?
LL:My favorites include; anemones, lilacs, peonies, tulips, flowering branches, seeded eucalyptus, maiden hair fern.
AWG: What are the trends you are seeing for wedding florals in 2018?
LL: Brighter colors mixed with softer shades. Such as bright coral peonies with shades of peach stock and ranunculus and then use of grey foliage’s like dusty Miller, artemisia and eucalyptus.
AWG:Do you have any recommendations for spring wedding flowers to choose?
LL: Lilacs, tulips, peonies, lilies, flowering branches, hyacinth, freesia.
AWG: What are some fun ways to make your bridal bouquet more unique or personalized?
LL: Sometimes the bride will add a special charm that we will incorporate into her bouquet. Or if there is a connection with the bride and groom where they met. One time I used feathers for the bouquet and boutonnière because they met on a retreat that took place on an Indian Reservation.
Here are a few gorgeous spring wedding flower arrangements for some inspiration.
More Tips for Deciding On Your Wedding Flowers
- Keep your budget in mind and decide on your most important desires and other areas that aren’t as important- i.e. a peony bridal bouquet is a must and the ceremony flowers can be more simple.
- When starting to envision what you want your floral design to look like, start off by describing the type of wedding you are having- Formal, informal, romantic, mountain, glamorous etc. Your floral arrangements should fit in with the rest of the wedding decor and style.
- f you have a particular flower you would like to include, share this with your florist who can recommend some other options that compliment this particular bloom.
- Have a general idea how many arrangements and the types you will need. This can include bride’s bouquet, bridesmaid bouquet, boutonnieres, corsages, flower girl, reception tables, ceremony arch and aisle ways, and more. Your florist can share what couples typically include if you are unsure where to even begin.
- Think about color! Colors should compliment the rest of your wedding decor. You can choose soft romantic pinks, ivory and white for a romantic look, or go bright for a color pop with bright colors or purples. There are many choices!
- Use Pinterest, blogs and wedding magazines and choose bouquets that you like or the style you are hoping for. Having specific likes/dislikes can help you and your florist with designing the perfect wedding flowers.
Thank you to Laura Lucero for sharing her knowledge and expertise! Visit her website for more gorgeous floral arrangements here.