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Seasonal wedding flowers guide

By choosing seasonal flowers for your wedding day, you can look forward to blooms at their absolute best.

Here’s our month-by-month guide…

Somewhere along the path from the engagement to the wedding day, you'll be faced with a petal predicament: which flowers would you like to dress your day? And when are they in season? Aligning your floral choices with the seasons will allow you to fill your bouquet with fresh British blooms in their prime, reducing the carbon footprint associated with transportation and supporting local growers, which often proves more budget-friendly as a result.

Whether it's the crisp whites of winter, the pastels of spring, the vibrant hues of summer or the rich tones of autumn, let the natural beauty of each season guide your choices and style a wedding that will bloom in your memory for years to come…

Winter weddings can be a magical affair. Embrace the season with elegant white Christmas roses. Flowering from November to February, this romantic winter bloom is made up of five perfectly shaped petals with a delicate yellow centre. Add silvery foliage to your bouquet for a frosty touch, with plants like dusty miller and silver brunia giving your blooms a wintry finish. Rose


While you might immediately think of red roses, they’re not usually in bloom at this time of year, so turn to potted plants for elegant and sustainable centrepieces. Opt for potted snowdrops or cyclamen to decorate your tables – artfully arrange the plants amongst flickering candles to create alluring tablescapes. Potted plants can double up as wedding favours for your guests to take home and plant in the garden.



Narcissi are the frontrunner for spring celebrations. With a variety of different types, from the iconic yellow daffodil to scented paperwhite narcissus, incorporating this flower into your wedding details will ensure it feels like spring. Hyacinths, flowering in March and April and with an intense sweet fragrance that will fill the room, are another option. Choosing scented flowers will evoke lasting memories; every time you catch the sweet scent you will be transported back to your wedding day




Tulips, anemones and ranunculi are excellent choices for a whimsical and ethereal aesthetic. Each of these flower species grows in a variety of shades, from bright white and blush pink to vibrant yellow and bold red, making them work with any colour scheme. Ranunculi bloom from early spring through to the start of summer – a small, bowl-shaped flower, they add texture to your floral arrangements with their layers of frilly petals and, being fairly sturdy, they work well in bouquets and buttonholes.




Sentimental brides marrying in May can include clusters of forget-me-nots in their bouquets, which represent love and promises that will always be remembered. Forget-me-nots can also act as your something blue. You might take inspiration from Kate Middleton who carried a posy of lily of the valley. Flowering in mid-spring, these dainty bell-shaped blooms have a subtle, sweet fragrance.Lily of the valley


Peonies are the clear favourite when it comes to wedding flowers and June is peony season. These frilly flowers always make an impact in bouquets and floral arrangements, and roses, Icelandic poppies and scabiosa are also in bloom, giving summer brides the pick of the crop. Ask your florist to include a selection of statement blooms in your bouquet, loosely intertwined with smaller flowers such as sweet william or astrantias, and trailing foliage for a gathered-from-the-garden aesthetic. You can incorporate scented flowers such as garden roses and fragrant jasmine in table arrangements for an added sensory experience as guests sit down to dinner.





July weddings can take advantage of the abundance of summer blooms, including wildflowers such as poppies, cornflowers, ox-eye daisies, wild cosmos and coneflowers. Carry a bouquet of wildflowers tied together with twine and arrange tall stems in jam jars for a homespun feel to your summer wedding décor. Fragrant sweet peas and freesias are also in flower in July; both species are wedding favourites – with their variety of colours and strong, sweet-smelling perfume, they were traditionally carried by brides to give them a sweet scent as they made their way down the aisle.

Oxe-eye daisy

Sweet Pea



Go bold and bright with your floral choice in August with a bouquet of sunflowers; as well as making an impact, sunflowers can be a budget-friendly choice. Due to their size, you may only need a handful of stems to fill your bouquet – pair them with fresh foliage and gypsophila or keep things simple with a bouquet entirely made up of the yellow flowers. For a colour scheme at the other end of the scale, look to fresh lavender and lisianthuses in purple, pink and white hues. Include a selection of summer blooms and add height to table arrangements with flowering foxgloves, delphiniums and antirrhinums.Foxglove



As summer transitions to autumn, September weddings can feature a mixture of summer blooms and early fall favourites. Showstopping chrysanthemums, fluffy astilbes and dainty asters offer a textural arrangement full of interest. A late summer wedding is entirely unrestricted by colours, with plenty of blooms in a variety of hues to choose from. Consider incorporating trailing clematis and colourful foliage as the seasons begin to change. Clematis

Welcome the autumn season with dahlias and chrysanthemums in warm tones of orange, red and gold for your October nuptials. Add texture to the arrangements with pampas grasses, dried foliage and branches of berries. Consider using locally sourced pumpkins or squash as part of your décor, adding a rustic and seasonal touch – you could even fill pumpkins with flowers.Dahlia

Couples marrying in this month can draw inspiration from the changing landscape, incorporating earthy tones and seasonal foliage. Offering an explosion of colour, consider using flowers like zinnias in your florals, which flower from July until the first frost. Include trailing amaranth in autumnal arrangements; the deep burgundy colour adds warmth while the unusual fluffy appearance adds texture and interest. Pair this plant with a variety of dahlias, berries and seasonal foliage.Amaryllis

Capture the magic of the season with a festive feel to your blooms. Amaryllises, winter honeysuckles and myrtles paired with rosehips, holly berries and eucalyptuses combine to create a Christmassy floral celebration. Winter foliage, such as pine, will add a festive fragrance and give your styling a seasonal touch. Ask your florist to create wreaths for your table centrepieces, styled with a candle in the middle. After the wedding, the wreaths can be repurposed and hung on the doors of your friends and family in time for Christmas Day.


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