March 06, 2017
The 19 Best Flowers for Your Spring Wedding
Spring is the season of love. Why? Because it’s the most popular time of the year to get married! Spring is also the peak bloom time for some of the world’s most beautiful flowers.
With so many colorful blooms to choose from, it’s easy to get overwhelmed when it comes to choosing the perfect wedding flowers for your big day.
That’s why we’ve picked the most beautiful spring wedding flowers to inspire your decor. To help you envision how the season’s most stunning blooms will look at your wedding, we created mood boards featuring different wedding floral arrangements including bouquets, centerpieces, cake toppers and much more! We also identified featured flowers and plants within each mood board so that you can easily recreate the look.
Photo by: KT Merry
This stunning spring wedding bouquet features soft corals and a pop of bright pink to create a look that is whimsically feminine. The elusive anemone flower takes centerstage, and is complemented by gorgeous garden Juliet roses and delicate ranunculuses. Aloe flower makes a surprise appearance, adding a pop bold color and its exotic spiked flowers add a refreshing texture.
Garden Rose – Garden roses are known for their high petal count compared to more traditional roses. These particular garden roses happen to be Juliet roses popular for their light coral color, dense blooms, and sweet fragrance. Also referred to as David Austin roses, named after the famous breeder who developed this particular breed, they are one of the most popular wedding flowers in the world.
Anemone – Anemones are unique because they are actually wildflowers. In Greek, the meaning of anemone is “windflower,” due to the fact that their petals are blown open by the wind. The most common type of anemone blooms only during the spring. Not only do they have a short bloom time, but as a cut flower, anemones only last two to three days. The opportunity to include these elusive flowers in your wedding decor, is a rewarding one due to their stunning beauty.
Aloe Flower – Aloe flowers are tube-shaped and grow in clusters on top of a central stalk. They have a bright orange color, with tips that can range from green to yellow to purple. When used in a floral arrangement, they add a splash of exotic bold color.
Gooseneck Loosestrife – Named for their downward arching shape, they are also known by their scientific name as Lysimachia clethroides. Their tiny white flowers grow on an elongated cluster that droops gracefully. These plants can grow to be quite abundant due to the fact that they spread rapidly and are very easy to care for.
Tangerine oranges, and juicy apricot corals make a splash in this stunning spring wedding flower centerpiece. Papery ranunculuses and delicate stock flowers make up the bulk of this arrangement, accented by one of the most popular spring flowers of all: tulips.
Ranunculus – Ranunculuses are one of the most popular wedding flowers. They come in a variety of bright and bold colors and are known for their high petal count which are delicate and have a paper-like quality.
Tulip – The most common meaning of tulips is “perfect love,” making them the perfect spring wedding flower. As one of the most popular spring flowers in the world, they’ve become avidly bred since they were first introduced to the Dutch during the 16th century. Today, there are over 3000 different varieties of tulips.
Stock Flower – Stock flowers are one of the most popular filler flowers and are also known by their botanical name of Matthiola, named after the Italian botanist who first discovered them. With over 55 varieties, these spring blooming flowers have long-lasting blooms that are available in a variety of different colors and textures, making them one of the most versatile flowers to include in your wedding decor.
Boutonnieres are a class and creative way to display spring’s most beautiful blooms. This simple boutonniere consists of just two smaller flowers, a rose and a ranunculus. Dusty miller and eucalyptus pods complete the look.
Spray rose – Spray roses have small blooms that grow in clusters. They are most commonly used as accents and as a filler flower. Available in a wide variety of colors, they are incredibly versatile and can be incorporated into just about any wedding color scheme.
Dusty Miller – Dusty miller leaves are velvety soft and have a refreshing silvery and white color. Popular as a filler plant in floral arrangements, they are perfect for adding unique texture that can soften any look.
Eucalyptus pod – Eucalyptus pods hold the seeds of the eucalyptus tree. There are many types of eucalyptus trees that each produce different kinds of pods that can vary in shape, color, and size.
No wedding is complete without a wedding cake! Real flowers are definitely the way to go as shown by this stunning cake. This gorgeous floral cake topper is created by using long stock flower branches to create the cascading look, anchored by a centered rose accented by delicate irises, wax flowers and feathery astilbe.
Iris – Irises are spring flowers with bloom times that can range from March to May. There are many different types of irises, which can range in color from purple to violet, and from blue to white. Purple irises symbolize royalty, and are the most popular color. They’re unique shape is made up of three outer petals, encapsulating three inner petals which stand upright.
Astilbe – These unique and feathery flowers grow in elongated clusters that create a unique cascading effect, similar to that of amaranth. Each cluster consists of tiny delicate flowers which give it a feathery and ethereal look.
Waxflower – Waxflowers are a commonly used filler flower that come in a variety of colors including pink, purple and white. Waxflower plants are evergreen shrubs which make them very hardy and ideal for use in floral arrangements.
Who wouldn’t love to say “I do” beneath an arch made up of colorful flowers? Peonies, hydrangeas, and roses are combined to create a stunning arch that is lush and full of life. Feathery ferns and delicate white waxflowers complement bold and dramatic blooms.
Peony – Peonies are considered one of the most beautiful flowers in the world. Native to China where they are highly valued, they are known as the “king of flowers.” Peonies are known for their lush blooms which consist of dense petals which slowly open up over time and bloom from April to June. Available in a variety of colors from light pastel pinks and whites to bright and bold fuchsia and magenta they are easy to incorporate into any color palette. Peonies also symbolize romance, making them the perfect spring wedding flower.
Hydrangea – Hydrangeas are a popular wedding flower known for their large globe-shaped flower heads. There are four different types of hydrangeas that are available in a variety of colors ranging from blue and purple to white and pink. The most common type of hydrangea is the mophead hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla).
Fern – Inhabiting the earth since 300 million years ago, ferns are a piece of living history. Today, the modern fern is considered a popular household plant due to their ease of care. As part of a floral arrangement they are used as foliage due to their bright green and feathery shaped leaves.
Photo by: Cynthia Chung Weddings
A floral crown is the perfect bridal accessory for the springtime bride. Sweet pea flowers, roses, waxflowers, and baby’s breath come together to create a stunning floral crown characterized by bold and feminine colors.
Sweet Pea – Sweet pea flowers have a sweet fragrance. They have delicate petals that come in a variety of colors including, pink, purple, white, and red. Sweet pea plants were first cultivated 300 years ago on the island of Sicily. These ornamental pea species are known by their botanical name as Lathyrus odoratus.
Baby’s Breath – Baby’s breath is one of the most popular ornamental flowers. It is particularly popular as a bouquet filler. It can be found tinted or dried to complement a wide range of color schemes.
Rose – As the classic symbol of love, roses are a must for any wedding. Did you know that there are over 150 types of roses? That’s why when it comes to choosing your wedding flowers, you’re bound to find a rose that will match your color scheme.
Planning a wedding can be stressful, so we hope that we’ve helped you check off one more item off your list with our list of spring flowers for weddings. For more inspiration, check out our more comprehensive guide to spring flowers inspired by Pantone colors, as well as our luxury wedding collection for more decor ideas!
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