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
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