20 spring wedding bouquets
Springtime brides are blessed with a huge array of seasonal bounty. From blousy peonies to fragrant lilac, striking anemone to delicate ranunculus, there is no shortage of beautiful spring flowers to create your dream wedding bouquet. So where do you start? We're here to help with a round up our favorite 20 spring bridal bouquets to inspire you, plus a lowdown on what flowers are in season right now.
Ranunculus wedding bouquet
Sometimes mistaken for roses by those new to flowers, ranunculus are a beautiful round cup-shaped flower with countless delicate petals. They come in a range of colours from white to dark burgundy and add a soft fluttery texture to wedding bouquets. We particularly love a variety called butterfly ranunculus that have wayward stems and dainty, iridescent petals. (Round and butterfly ranunculus are pictured in yellow in the above bouquet)
Tulip wedding bouquet
Showy, unmistakable harbingers of spring, tulips are typically pink, red, purple, orange and white yet specialist varieties bring more nuanced subtle shades. Tulips can be conditioned to stand upright or encouraged to bend and curve to give an elegant sculptural element to floral arrangements. We particularly love when tulips are wide open in full bloom, just before their petals drop (see orange variety below).
Peony wedding bouquet
A hugely popular choice for spring wedding bouquets, big blousy peonies are a firm favourite with brides. While they look spectacular when in full bloom, they are notoriously temperamental and unpredictable so your florist may need to buy extra to ensure enough bloom in time for your wedding. Popular peonies for weddings include Coral Charm (pictured above), Sarah Bernhardt (pale pink), Bowl of Cream and Shirley Temple (both ivory).
Anemone wedding bouquet
With their striking black centers and delicate petals, anemones are a popular choice for creating a chic style statement with your wedding flowers. Available in a spectrum of pretty colors ranging from crisp white (the most popular) and blush to purple, burgundy (pictured above), red and pink, the simple elegance of anemone suits any style of wedding.
Lilac wedding bouquets
The pretty flowers of this classic garden shrub bloom from late spring to early summer. The fragrant tubular blooms come in shades of purple, pink and white and epitomize everything we all love about spring. The loose and organic shape and heavenly intoxicating scent make them the perfect addition to a country garden wedding.
Fritillaria are much loved for their purple bell-shaped flowers in spring. They range from the delicate checker-board Fritillaria meleagris (pictured above) to the striking spires of Fritillaria Persica, covered in dusky purple bells, which add real drama to floral displays.
Hellebore bridal bouquet
Also known as the Christmas rose or winter rose, delicate yet hardy hellebore flower in mid-winter to early spring, bringing subtle color with their charming downturned petals. They can be found in a wide range of colors, including pale pink, mauve, burgundy, yellow, green and even black, as well as beautifully speckled, bi-colored varieties. These gorgeous buttercup-like blooms make wonderful accent flowers in an organic freeform bridal bouquet.
Narcissi bridal bouquet
Narcissi are delicate cheerful flowers in white with a touch of yellow, and have a beautiful scent. They look like tiny daffodils, which are also part of the narcissus family. Narcissi bring a fresh, youthful feel to wedding flowers but do require special treatment as their stems emit a slimy sap that can kill other flowers they share a vase with.