Ok, so I know the last few weeks haven’t felt very spring-like with the snow and freezing temperatures, but spring has officially now started. We’ve had small glimpses of sunshine and lazy blue skies and, although I really love snow, I for one am ready for some warmer weather. With that in mind I thought I’d do a round-up of my favourite spring wedding flowers. We are really lucky with the availability of blooms in the UK at this time of year. But another brilliant thing about some of the classic spring flowers featured below is that you can grow them yourself with minimal effort and fuss. If that’s not a surefire way to save yourself a few quid, I don’t know what is!
Nothing says ‘spring is here’ quite like a tulip. It is such a classic springtime flower. The colour selection is huge so whatever your colour scheme you are guaranteed to find something that fits. Pair with my fave filler, gypsophila, for a rustic, country bouquet. Available till end of April.
Another favourite with a huge range of colours and hues. An alternative to the peony, which isn’t usually available until late spring/early summer, this beauty goes with pretty much anything. Match with roses and some fluffy fillers for a really classic pairing. Available Jan – May.
I dare you not to feel full of the joys of spring with a giant daisy in your hand. Gerberas and the smaller headed Germinis, are a really affordable option as they are available all year round but also look pretty special. The choice of bright colours and shades is also in it’s favour. Add vibrant green foliage for a really simple, fuss free bouquet.
I just love the beautiful petal formations on a dahlia. Some might argue these aren’t strictly a spring flower as they’re only available from May but they had to feature on my list. One of my favourite combo’s is matching dahlias with garden roses, waxflowers and lots of beautiful foliage for a really dreamy bouquet.
My final favourite for spring are beautifully, sweet scented stocks. A different shape to your usual single headed flower stem, stocks are tall with multiple flowers towards the top of the stem. Such pretty flowers and just lovely with a bit of floaty thlaspi for a realy country garden feel.
It was actually really hard to narrow down my top 5 as there are such gorgeous flowers on offer in the spring. I’d love to hear about your favourites.