Wedding Flowers by Season
- What's best and in bloom-
December to February – Jewel coloured Anemones are my favourite winter flower. They fit my style and are a fabulous flower to use for bouquets mixing so well with many of the wonderful foliage and flowers available to winter brides. Narine lilies are an exquisite choice, available in white, pinks or most luxurious of all, deep red. In winter Cymbidium Orchids are a chic, elegant and affordable floral choice. For natural seasonal luxury collecting Snowdrops for bridal work is truly lovely. My favourite filler flower, Wax-flower that I use all year round is at its peak in winter.
March to May – Flowers are fresh and fragrant, with white a natural spring colour for many flowers. However Tulips are one of my favourites with their dazzling array of colour, texture and shape. For beauty and uniqueness, Fritillaries, either chequered or the very rare white are irresistible to use. Ranuculus, the Roses of spring are beautiful and colourful flowers. Spring flowers mean scent and there are many to choose from, Lily of the valley, Lilac, Hyacinths, Spirea, Narcissi and Blossoms. Cow parsley grows everywhere in May and is perfect for country weddings. What could be more romantic than a flower in the shape of a white heart? Grown in my cutting garden White Dicentra is available to a lucky few.
June to August – For many brides using masses of Peonies as the feature flower is the dream and it is gorgeous if your budget is big. Available until the end of June. I love to use Sweet-peas, Ammi, Astrantia, Nigella, Cornflowers, scented herbs, and of course Roses. In my cutting garden I grow a number of David Austen Roses, which I can cut as required, perhaps the best way to enjoy these delicate, scented and luxurious Roses. Beautiful Dutch grown Roses may offer less natural scent but they are perfect for bridal flowers. As with all the seasons, in the summer I try to use over looked and individual flowers of the season, as well as the year round available and beautiful flowers like Freesia, Lisianthus, Campanula and Dianthus to name just a few that I regularly feature in my flowers.
September to November – The Autumn palette is warm, dramatic and textural. Dahlias have become very fashionable flowers for brides during the early part of autumn. Again this is a flower best picked as required and Café au Lait is the most dramatic and desirable that I grow. Dahlia’s have a very short shelf life, so are perfect for autumn wedding flowers. Clematis seed heads are a foraged favourite and they give unique texture to autumn flowers. Rose hips and berries are elements that I love to use with roses. Burgundy Ammi and blue Gentiana are perfect with autumn grasses and seed heads. Fruits with flowers work very well at this time of year.