Flowers for Every Season

One question that many of our brides ask is, “What flowers are available around the time of my wedding?” Favorites such as roses, hydrangea, lilies, stock, and gerbera daisies are available all year long. And lucky for us, many blooms incorporated in wedding decor are becoming available all year long as growers perfect their craft. So chances are, if there’s a flower you want, it’ll be available at the time of your wedding. If needed, flowers can be imported. However, we really discourage importing. By buying locally, brides can get high quality flowers without having to stretch their floral budgets. Also buying locally helps support our farmers and our economy here in South Jersey. We strive to maintain an eco-conscious flower shop!

When asked about buying seasonally, Leigh Florist owner Denise replied, “Trust me when I say seasonal is the way to go!” She has compiled a list of flowers available per season that will help you pick flowers for your big day:

 

Spring March-Maypale yellow amaryllis, anemone, bird of paradise, calla lily, dahlia, delphinium, freesia, gardenia, hyacinth, stargazer lilies, lisianthus, orchid, peony, poppy, protea, pussy willow, ranunculus, phlox, stephanotis, stock, sweet pea, tulip, zinnia
Summer June-AugustMJwed-321-of-928M alstromeria, amaranthus, baby’s breath, birds of paradise, calla lily, campanula, carnations, chrysanthemums, cockscomb, dahlia, delphinium, dianthus, freesia, gardenia, gladiolus, hydrangea, hypericum,, iris, peony, stargazer lily, lisianthus, stephanotis
Fall September-Novemberfall bouquets acashia, allium, alstromeria, amaranthis, baby’s breat, bittersweet, carnation, china berry, chrysanthemum, cockscomb, freesia, gerbera daisy, gladiolus, hypericum, iris, juniper, lily, orchid, protea, queen anne’s lace, roses, star of bethlehem, stephanotis, sunflower, zinnia
Winter December-Februarywinter_birch_branches_two acashia, alstromeria, amaryllis, carnation, chrysanthemums, cyclamen, evergreens, gerbera daisies, helleborus, holly berry, hyacinth, narcissus, orchid, pansy, phlox, protea, queen anne’s lace, ranunculus, roses, star of bethlehem, statice, stephanotis, tulip

 

Many wedding flower favorites are available in more than one season and each season has plenty of options. Note that this list does not include all flowers. One thing I’ve learned from being a flower shop blogger is that there are more flowers than I could possibly imagine! Every day I fall in love with a flower I had never heard of before so I promise you won’t ever feel like your options are limited. If there is a flower you like that is not listed above, ask us and we’ll see if it’s available for you!

 

-Lacey Bouchard

Plan A Spring Wedding – 28 Ways To Tie In The Season

Plan A Spring Wedding – 28 Ways To Tie In The Season

The tulips are blooming, the temperatures are rising – what a perfect time for a wedding! Get started planning your spring themed wedding now with these inspiring ideas for spring weddings…

Spring Theme Weddings – Things to Consider

Daylight saving time – In 2008, daylight saving time begins on Sunday March 9th, after which the sun will set an hour later. Keep this date in mind if you envision a sunset outdoor ceremony.

Prom factor – May and June are prime prom months, so be sure to book your transportation and locations early.

Variable weather
– spring weather can be unpredictable. An unseasonably warm and sunny Friday can give way to a miserably cold and rainy Saturday. Be prepared for both extremes.

All in the Details – Spring Wedding Ideas

Invitations & Stationery

* Add a spring motif – such as a tulip or butterfly – to your stationery suite
* Consider color – use paper or inks in a spring color palette – pastels, greens, etc.
* Get whimsical – find a fun, flirty font to evoke a festive spring feeling
* An added touch – insert a sprinkling of silk flowers into each envelope

Location

* Garden settings abound – take advantage of budding leaves and flowers with botanical gardens, mansions with lush grounds, or another venue with a pristine garden or courtyard.
* Take it indoors – if an outdoor setting isn’t possible – find an indoor venue with panoramic picture windows affording lots of sunlight and a bright airy ambiance.

Décor Elements

* Color palette – 1) green and white – an elegant accompaniment to a garden setting. 2) yellow and green -another fresh, natural color pairing. 3) preppy – combine hot pink with green or mango (think polka dots and gingham). 4) chocolate brown – this trendy hue works well for spring – pair with pale blue or pink.
* Go wild with patterns – create a playful effect – think gingham, polka dots, eyelet lace, swiss dots and stripes.
* Add some greens – grasses and greenery are a natural for outdoor garden settings. Drape over arbors and incorporate in arrangements

Flowers

* Seasonal blooms – classics include tulips, daffodils, lilies (especially calla lilies and easter lilies), magnolias, gardenias, hydrangeas, gerbera daisies, apple or cherry blossoms. View our complete list of spring wedding flowers
* Creative containers – put your arrangements in simple, homespun containers like wicker baskets, watering cans, teapots, or urns.
* Potted plants – potted arrangements create a natural, organic look. Best of all -you can plant them for a timeless reminder of your wedding

Menu

* In Season – serve a main dish featuring ham or lamb
* Fresh produce – round out the meal with a bounty of fresh fruits and young vegetables like baby carrots, baby asparagus and new potatoes
* Elegant sides – serve mini quiches or update traditional deviled eggs by adding salmon or crabmeat
* Bar favorites – a spring menu seems to call for champagne. Mix up a batch of mimosas for a morning wedding, or create a festive champagne cocktail.

Wedding Cake

* Coconut Confection – coconut frosting and fillings make a quintessential spring treat
* Crazy for carrot – carrot cake with cream cheese icing is another springtime fave.
* Light and fluffy – go with angel food cake and fresh strawberries or strawberry cream
* Whimsical adornments – decorate with bright, fanciful details like ribbon, swiss dots or swirl patterns.

Attire

* Loosen up – feel free to relax the dress code a bit, especially if the wedding will take place outside
* Lighten up – lighter fabrics like lace or cotton create a perfect springtime look
* Wedding gown – Add some color with a sash or detailed embroidery
* Bridesmaids dresses – Pastels are a springtime classic. Keep yours fresh by choosing a color and allowing each of your maids to select a different hue. Or go in another direction with a bolder turquoise, fuschia or mango.
* Avoid satin shoes – they don’t hold up well under springtime showers
* The guys – They’ll look seasonably appropriate in tan suits, colored shirts and ties. For a formal evening affair, a basic tux always works.

Favors

* Keep love blooming – with packs of flower seeds
* Plant it – give miniature potted plants or herbs

Getaway

* Horse-drawn carriage – this Cinderella-like getaway make a fitting finale to an ethereal springtime wedding

Get even more ideas for spring weddings in this complete guide to wedding themes.

Choosing Fall Wedding Flowers That Are In Season Can Save Money

Fall is the season for changing colors, from the bright greens and pastels of summer, to beautiful deep reds, golds and greens of fall. Along with changing textures in the foliage of the trees and cool autumn breezes, come many beautiful fall weddings and lives joining. Fall seems to be one of the most popular times of the year for weddings, and can be accentuated by the natural backdrops and flowers that are in season for fall. While flowers of all varieties can be shipped from overseas all year long it can be very expensive.

To help save your budget, educate yourself on what flowers are in season for fall. There are so many options for flowers to decorate your wedding and reception that are available year round and others that are in season for fall, including flowers and plants. It doesn’t matter if you are using a florist or tending to the flower arrangements yourself, knowing what is in season is the key to saving money!

Fall arrangements have abundant of colors and can consist of a varieties of flowers that are in season. A few on my favorites that can save some money are Sunflowers, Gerber Daisies, Mums, Black-eye Susans, Chrysanthemums, Dahlia, and Gladiolas. Several of these flowers have larger stems and blooms, and could be used as a single stemmed bouquet to save money, but not take away from the look.

Sunflowers and Gerber Daisies are two of my favorite flowers to use in fall weddings and can set the stage for a beautiful ceremony, without spending big bucks on flowers. They can be used in single stems or throughout a bouquet. Another beautiful inexpensive option for fall wedding flowers are mums which could be used in bouquets or as potted plants scattered around your reception or throughout your wedding venue. They are available in several deep color tones including red, gold and green.

To save your budget, if you would like to lighten up the look of the deeper fall colors, you can add a few lighter colored flowers throughout your arrangements without forgoing your budget. Depending on the region where you are getting married, your flower choices may vary. Do your research first to help save money but still achieve the look you are going for.

Some of the flowers that are available year round include Roses, Carnations, Eucalyptus, Gardenia, Gladiolus, Heather, Lily of the Valley, Orchids, Portea, Scabiosa, and Delphinium along with the Calla Lily. However, if you are on a tight budget, you may want to choose something other than lilies, because they are more expensive than some other choices.

You have several options for filler flowers and foliage with the changing of the leaves in the fall. Magnolia leaves, maple tree leaves and others are some great ideas for using to fill a natural arrangement or to use as a center piece of a table. I have seen stems of pepper plants used during fall and it seems to be a great addition of color. Don’t forget the pumpkins and gourds in fall. You could use white pumpkins, green ones or the traditional orange pumpkins as accent pieces. I have found that using the colored leaves along with pillar candles in the center of tables, along with some pretty ribbon, makes a real show stopping center piece. You could also mingle in the gourds or pumpkins for some added color and texture on the tables.

The changing of the seasons, from the hot summer months to the cool fall weather, with the beautiful changing colors in the trees and deep colored flowers, is one of my favorite times of the year. It seems to also be a great time to get married. Though many times flowers are one of the biggest expenses of a wedding, they don’t have to be if you take note as to what flowers are in season and plan your color scheme around them. Be creative and save your money!

A Guide To Popular Wedding Flowers For Every Season

Whether you’re planning your wedding in a winter wonderland, the summertime, fall, or spring, you need to choose the right flowers. Some are always available through the year, and others are seasonal. Read on to learn about which wedding flowers are appropriate for each season.

When choosing wedding flowers, you need to take the season into consideration. Some flowers are always in season, while others are season-specific. You have a variety of choices no matter when you’re planning the wedding. However, it’s important to pick flowers that go with the theme of the wedding. They need to match the rest of the décor.

These flowers are available all year:

Roses
Orchids
Lilies
Anthuriums
Tropical Flowers
Carnations

Summer Wedding Flowers

You have plenty of choices available in the summer. The summer months are the most popular months for weddings, so you can easily incorporate beautiful flowers in your ceremony and reception.

Here are some of the choices:

Forget-me-nots
Gerbera Daisy
Iris
Freesia
Chrysanthemum
Iris
Snapdragons
Sunflowers

Winter Flowers

Getting married during the winter months? Worried that there might not be any available flowers? Don’t be! As mentioned above, some are available all year around. There are also some that come into season during this time.

Some popular choices include:

Amaryllis
Bells of Ireland
Casa Blanca Lilies
Tulips
Daffodils
Camellias
Holly
Star Gazer Lily

Fall / Autumn Flowers

Fall flowers tend to be fiery orange, crimson, and beautiful yellows. Fruits are also grown this time of the year, and they look great in wedding arrangements as well. Two fruits you might want to consider are crab apples and Physalis.

Here are some popular flowers for fall months:

Aster
Dahlia
Zinnia
Marigold
Statice

These mixed in with dried leaves and fruits look very beautiful and classy.

Spring Wedding Flowers

In the spring, everything comes to life. Spring months represent new beginnings, as do the flowers themselves. Flowering bulbs are in season and create an enchanting setting for the perfect wedding.

Here are some of your choices:

Delphinium
Boronia
Lilacs
Peonies
Tulips
Waxflowers
Hyacinth
Sweet pea

Now that you know all about wedding flowers, you can create the perfect arrangements!

Save Money on Your Wedding Flowers: Buy Flowers According to Season

Avoiding the frustration of going over budget on your wedding flowers can be averted if you know the availability of your flower choices. Just like certain fruits and vegetables, you can except to see certain flower types more abundant during certain times of the year. Although there are some flowers ready for purchase year-round, for an event such as your wedding, you may want to expand your flower choices to non-traditional selections. Even though you choices may be narrowed down, it can be a beautiful way of incorporating flowers that are synonymous with the weather. Doing so will also allow you to buy flowers in bulk more readily, helping you save. Including seasonal flowers within you bouquet and arrangements will enhancing the naturally inspired beauty of your wedding.

Spring Flowers
Spring is the season of re-birth and new beginnings. There are many wedding flower choices perfect for springtime – daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and soft colored roses in pink and peach. Many of these flowers add eye-appealing interest to your bouquet. These blooms are also closely linked to meanings of happiness in marriage and romance. Purple, pink and white tulips are a favorite for spring because of their simplistic elegance. Adding other romantic flowers such as peonies and lily-of-the-valley to your bouquet will wow your guests.

Summer Flowers
Summer is the time when a large variety of flowers are at hand. Vibrant colors are usually used in bouquets and flower centerpieces. Accenting these flowers with white roses or orchids, can be a great way to spice things up, but always keep your wedding on the traditional side. Flowers that are abundant during summer are: snapdragons, sunflowers, zinnias, dahlias, daisies, and cockscomb to name a few. Summer wedding flowers usually come in a wide variety of shades to complement your wedding theme. These dazzling and colorful bouquets are great for conveying messages of youthful love and everlasting admiration.

Fall Flowers
Colors that are usually associated with fall are orange, yellow, brown and darker shades of red. This color combination can make for a beautiful and eye-catching wedding bouquet. Look for flowers like hydrangea, sun flower, asters and chrysanthemums. For personalized touches in your fall flower bouquet, adding green or darker brown leaves will help add an earthy, natural vibe. Adding texture to your arrangement is also easy – consider using berries, which are bursting with color. This will give your bouquet the ultimate fall appearance. If your heart is still set on summer flowers, it’s no problem! Many flowers are still grown through the fall months and can easily be added to your bridal bouquet.

Winter Flowers
Winter is a time of formality, with soft shades of blues, lavender and white commonly appearing in flower arrangements. The simplicity of flowers like orchids and amaryllis have a striking elegance during the winter months. Flowers that are abundant during this time of year are orchids, sweet pea, camellia, grape hyacinth and viburnum. Shades of blues and purples have a calm and soothing appearance and have the ability to be both restful and majestic. Fit for a queen, these lovely wintry colors will grab attention and love from all your guests.

There still are many options for wedding flowers that are available year-round. Flowers such as roses, aster, calla lilies, carnations, delphiniums, iris, orchids, gerbera and chrysanthemums can be purchased without worry of becoming too costly. If you are provided with the option of buying your wedding flowers in bulk, take advantage of it. Most times, these prices are cheaper compared to the amount of flowers you get. Especially if you are doing your wedding flowers yourself, it can assist you in making sure you stay under budget. Adding pop and shine to your flower bouquet is easy when you incorporate fresh, seasonal flowers!

Bible of 4 Season Wedding Flowers Ideas

Bible of 4 Season Wedding Flowers Ideas

You admit that fresh flowers on wedding ceremony will add more charm to your special day, aren’t you? Although the advanced transportation today will deliver any kinds of flowers you want, yet picking wedding flowers in season not only will save you a lot of money, but also help to create a much vivid season themed wedding.

So for those who want to decorate their ceremony with flowers in season, you should go on reading, as the following are a complete wedding planning guide about wedding flowers choosing, based on US area.

Flowers for spring wedding
As everything awakes in spring, the delightful weather brings us a sea of flowers, with different colors. So just free your imagination and add the most vivid colors in your wedding.
Tulips, with many colors available, ranging from white, pink, yellow, red and even purple are listed among the hot choice for spring. And Daffodil, which popular in January and early May will add much charm to your wedding with bright yellow colors.

Others popular lists are Lilacs, Violet or White
Hyacinth, Purple, Pink or White
Peonies, pink
Narcissus, white

Flowers for summer wedding
Summer season is also filled with colorful flowers, such as gladioli, columbine aquilegia can be as ideal decoration from late spring to summer. Also bunches of roses are common in summer wedding, and if you want to have roses as the leading role for your ceremony, use roses in mixed bouquets can be quite excellent choice.

Other popular lists are
Chrysanthemum, with white, yellow, orange and pink for option
Forget-me-not, blue, purple, pink, yellow and green
Gerbera Daisy, pink, orange, red and white
Sunflower, the bright yellow and smile company you forever

Flowers for fall wedding
When we are talking about flowers for autumn season, in most cases, those fire red, orange and yellow colored flowers will come into our mind at first time. Various colored Chrysanthemum often appears as frequenter for fall wedding, no matter you choose white, yellow, orange or pink Chrysanthemum, it will be great wedding ideas.

Also, orange roses will be wise alternative if you want to celebrate a wedding ceremony themed with warm colors.
Other popular lists are
Freesia refracta, red, orange, purple
Marigold, Yellow, Orange, Red
Zinnia, Red, orange, pink
Maple leaves

Flowers for winter
For those in fond of wedding at winter season, choose proper wedding flowers ideas will make your wedding full of special feelings. The hot lists of flowers in winter are roses, orchid and lily. Just image, if your ceremony falls on snowy day, and decorated with vivid flowers, such as red roses, red or pink Anemone, the guests will definitely remember your special day just as his/hers.

Wedding Flowers Ideas for Every Season – Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Wedding Flowers Ideas for Every Season – Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

Take a cue from the seasons with these inspiring wedding flowers ideas for every season…

Winter Wedding Flowers and Decor

Winter theme weddings can be uber chic and ethereal. Use these ideas to create your wonderland…

Color palette – new-fallen snow – use whites and creams accented with silver or gold; winter sparkle – ice blue or navy accented with silver; black tie– black is especially suited for a winter wedding when paired with white, silver or gold.
Go glam – deck your halls with crystal detailing for a sparkling winter effect- adorning linens and chair covers or sprinkled over table tops. The result is deliciously glam and oh so fab.
Liberal use of candle light – the glow will add warmth and elegance.
Holiday theme – decorate with potted evergreens, pine branches, wreathes, poinsettias, ornaments, bells, or twinkling white lights.
Added interest and texture – incorporate holiday greenery or tiny crystals into your arrangements.
Creative bouquets – instead of flowers, carry tea lights, votive candles or cascading bells.
Tossing alternative – have your flower girl throw silver glitter or sprinkle fake snow.

Winter Flowers In Season

White stephanotis, poinsettia, holly, amaryllis, camellias, roses.

Spring Wedding Flowers and Decor

The tulips are blooming, the temperatures are rising – what a perfect time for a wedding! Get inspired with these ideas for spring flowers…

Color palette – green and white – an elegant accompaniment to a garden setting; yellow and green -another fresh, natural color pairing; preppy – combine hot pink with green or mango (think polka dots and gingham); chocolate brown – this trendy hue works well for spring – pair with pale blue or pink.
Go wild with patterns – create a playful effect – think gingham, polka dots, eyelet lace, swiss dots and stripes
Add some greens – grasses and greenery are a natural for outdoor garden settings. Drape over arbors and incorporate in arrangements
Creative containers – put your arrangements in simple, homespun containers like wicker baskets, watering cans, teapots, or urns.
Potted plants – potted arrangements create a natural, organic look. Best of all, you can plant them for a timeless reminder of your wedding

Spring Flowers in Season

Classics include tulips, daffodils, lilies (especially calla lilies and easter lilies), magnolias, gardenias, hydrangeas, gerbera daisies, apple or cherry blossoms.

Summer Wedding Flowers and Decor

Set the stage for a sunny summer wedding with vibrant colors and inspirations from the great outdoors…

Color palette – bright and bold – hot pink and deep red or mango and fuschia; nautical – navy and white is a clean summer classic, accent with touches of yellow, red or gold; seaside – combine aqua with beige, peach or white
Go casual – summer weddings lend themselves to a casual decor scheme – fitting of a backyard barbeque. Think checked table clothes, benches and picnic tables.
Go natural – incorporate natural decor elements like fruits, vegetables, even insects (like ladybugs or dragonflies, not necessarily roaches!)
Get lit – light up an outdoor evening reception with lanterns or torches.
Fruits – fruits like lemons and limes look whimsical and chic when filled in tall clear vases
For a beach look – incorporate shells, sand, and sea glass in your arrangements

Summer Flowers In Season

Abundant flowers are always in style at a summer wedding. Use bright and cheerful blooms like sunflowers, peonies, hydrangea, mums, daisies, dahlias, zinnias, and roses. Or create a breezy, airy look with white on white – using roses, stephanotis, calla lilies, snowball mums and daisies – and incorporate a touch of blue – like blue hydrangea.

Fall Wedding Flowers and Decor

Get autumn-spiration with these flowers and decor ideas with a fall twist…

Color palette – colors of the season – adhere to mother nature’s fall color palette: reds, oranges, browns, rusts, and yellows; jewel tones – make a rich, interesting twist to the traditional autumn color scheme; mix with metallics – gold, copper, bronze – for added pizzazz
Back to nature – use simple decor to subtly enhance the season’s natural bounty. Use the autumn harvest for inspiration; think gourds, pumpkins, squash, gold dipped fall leaves, bales of hay, jugs of cider…you get the idea.
Go fall glam – you’re not confined to rustic and casual in the fall. Create a posh autumn ambiance, and drape lush velvet (a traditional fall/winter fabric) in a rich chocolate brown or gold throughout your reception space. Accent the scene with antique broaches, crystal candelabras and stemware.
Autumn harvest – add pears, apples, cranberries to your arrangements
Natural texture – incorporate leaves, acorns, sprays of wheat
Creative containers – hollow out pumpkins or realistic fake ones, or use stained wooden boxes, terra cotta pots, or rustic lanterns
Tossing alternative – have your flower girl toss leaves or acorns instead of flower petals

Fall Flowers in Season

Popular fall flowers include montbretia, hypericum, mums, sunflowers, roses, and daisies. View a complete list of fall wedding flowers

Get even more ideas and advice to help you plan your wedding flowers

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