I was asked recently to provide some top tips for seasonal wedding flowers and venue styling for the Flower Power article in the latest edition of Your Cheshire and Merseyside Wedding Magazine. It was great to be involved in the article and help lots of couples with advice on choosing flowers and decorations to suit the season.
When considering flowers and decor for your wedding I would recommend firstly deciding on the general style you like and atmosphere you want to create. Think about whether you want unstructured designs or a country garden style, or perhaps formal arrangements compact with flowers.
If you have no idea when it comes to flowers it is worth looking into seasonal wedding flowers for your wedding. Incorporating flowers and foliage that are naturally in gardens at the time of your wedding will help to create a more relaxed environment and a feeling of bringing the outdoors in.
There are many flower types that are available year round, but there are still quite a number of varieties that are only available at certain times of the year or become very costly outside of their natural season. Peonies for example are very popular wedding flowers but they have a limited period of availability. They are at their best in quality and price during May and June.
Take a look below at some of my top seasonal wedding flower tips and venue styling ideas to suit the different seasons.
To create the perfect setting for your spring wedding I would suggest using beautiful pastel shades of pink, lilac and lemon or cream. Flowers such as ranunculus, tulips, and narcissi are perfect in the spring. For a later spring/early summer wedding you could also look at stocks and sweet peas which have a wonderful scent.
When styling your wedding venue you might want to consider using recycled glass, natural stone or metallic vases to display the flowers. For extra wow factor I would recommend incorporating some tall artificial blossom trees to reflect the season or a blossom archway for your wedding ceremony.
For a beautiful summer wedding consider using pale pinks, coral or lavender shades or even classic white and ivory mixed with soft greens. There are lots of gorgeous flowers to choose from including roses, hydrangea and delphiniums. Display blousy summer blooms in clear glassware for an elegant and chic look or wooden containers for a natural country garden style.
I adore all the autumnal shades of burnt orange, mustard and burgundy, there is a fantastic choice of gorgeous textured flowers and foliages available including dahlia, rose hips, seed heads, chrysanthemum blooms and hydrangea.
Look at arranging your flowers with pumpkins and ornamental gourds as well as earthy accessories such as log slices and candle holders, scattered autumn leaves and natural moss. For more information on our range of candles and lanterns please take a look on our styling page.
When planning your winter wedding I would recommend using deep, rich shades of burgundy, plum and raspberry possibly with hints of gold and champagne. Or if you want to create a frosty winter wonderland I would suggest white flowers teamed with grey and silver foliage.
Consider mixing flowers with pine cones and incorporating lots of winter greenery to create textured designs. There are plenty of lovely flowers available in the winter months including roses, ranunculus, skimmia, berries, anemones and orchids. The addition of candle light in to your wedding decor will help create a whimsical, romantic atmosphere, consider arranging your flowers with floating candles in glass cylinders or pillar candles in lanterns.