Now that winter’s gone, organising a spring wedding is a real joy as spring is the season for flowers. There are dozens of types to choose from; so many, in fact, that your head will spin. Here’s just seven of the must-have blooms for spring 2018.
The king protea
This is an amazing-looking flower. Most brides use it to make a big statement in their bouquets and not only are they stunning to look at, they feel incredibly soft, too. They’re long-lasting and come in various shades of pink and white.
Everyone loves the peony. It’s pretty large like the protea, and has loads of ruffles – a rose without a thorn! They’re at their peak in November, but are appearing in October and December more frequently these days. They come in pink, coral, burgundy and white.
The David Austin rose
Like a small peony, but with a better range of colours, the David Austin rose also gives off a gorgeous scent, so is the choice of many brides.
The scabiosa pod andflower
This podis a newcomer to the spring flower stable, but it’s gaining a lot of attention for its tight green and brown florets that add a lot of texture and interest to bouquets and buttonholes.
The flower from this plant is also an eye-catcher with an unusual shape and a rich palette of colours from pink, white, burgundy, purple and blue.
This is not an obvious choice, with its rough, button-like appearance, but it’s great as an accent flower to make softer, brighter blooms stand out more. It’s not for use on its own, but adds texture and interest to larger arrangements.
The Geraldton wax
This is a cute little filler or background flower; it’s pretty and long-lasting and has thin, stiff stems so it works great when woven or pierced through a bouquet. It has lots of little blooms of white, purple and pink.
The hypericum berry
These small, spherical berries come in a range of colours – pink, white, coral, lime and deep red and make a difference and a statement in arrangements of all sizes.