Spring is coming!
The daffodils will soon be unfurling and the birds will start tweeting….Spring time is about to arrive and we’re gearing up for a very busy wedding season here at High Barns HQ.
If you’re planning a spring time wedding then lucky you! Not only are you tying the knot at one of the prettiest times of the year but soon, many popular wedding flowers will be in season. Not only does this mean cheaper access to flowers (that will cost you an arm and a leg out of season) but also you can buy locally grown flowers and support local businesses.
Working with seasonal elements will make your bouquet look more natural – which is a trend that’s set to continue in 2017.
Here a few of our favourites (hand-picked) straight from our florist’s English country garden….
Bluebells: look elegant in a longer style bouquet and tie in perfectly if you’re introducing any shades of blue into your colour scheme. Add bluebells to white blooms for elegant buttonholes or a wonderfully simple bouquet.
Roses: timeless and elegant, roses have never really gone out of fashion. The variety of colours and the gorgeous scent makes it a favourite for many brides for their bouquet, button-hole or centre piece. Team with ferns and peonies for a beautiful trailing bouquet (which will create differing lengths and will make your bouquet look more organic).
Gerberas: A seasonal all-rounder that comes in all colours bright and bold, white and yellow are classy colours that will brighten up the room. From the same family, daisies are now becoming more popular and will complement them nicely.
Peonies: Blooming in late spring combine with ferns, clematis and…. Blooming in early spring and extending through late June, there’s an abundance of options and choice. A romantic bouquet of peonies, roses, ranunculus, and eucalyptus is great for a more traditional type affair or if you want something a bit more boho opt for peonies, garden roses, ranunculus, poppies, protea, sweet peas, scabiosa pods and dahlias.
Sweet Peas: Sweet-smelling, mix with peonies to complement. Add brunia foliage to create various lengths and to create that just-picked effect.
Tulips: Nothing says spring has sprung like tulips. Like gerberas and roses, the variety of colours will mean that you can work them in with your chosen colour scheme. Combine with stephanotis for a pretty ‘white wedding’ bouquet or combine pink tulips with lily buds and some long grass.
Hydrangeas: These will add body to your bouquet and then you can work around them, adding various colours. Or, opt for just hydrangeas on their own (in blue or pink) and tie with a simple ribbon. Simple, stylish and effortless.
Image from Martha Stewart weddings