What is meant by ‘all-year-round’? And what’s it got to do with your wedding flowers? Read our guide to get the lowdown on the best wedding flowers available every season of the year.
Florists have never lived in a time where there are as many different varieties of flowers available to us – we are truly spoiled thanks to hard-working growers all across the world.
Some flowers are synonymous with weddings, which sadly are only available at certain points of the year, make an appearance, then go back into hiding until the same time the following year. However, there are some really lovely choices when it comes to choosing flowers for your day that bloom all year. Here are the ones I can recommend!
I’m going to start with my FAVOURITE. These flowers can either be used as the main event in your wedding bouquet thanks to how fluffy and open they are at their peak, or as a beautiful supporting flower to your main event floral such as a Garden Rose or a Peony. They’re considered a mid-tier flower in the price brackets and are available in dreamy shades of mocha, caramel, white, cream, purple, raspberry and pastel green.
Of course, we were going to include Roses in this list! Roses are available all-year-round and are available in any shade you can imagine. Your florist will be able to find a shade that matches your colour palette whilst staying within your budget. Things get slightly more expensive when it comes to ordering Garden Roses (the super frilly ones that don’t look like your typical Roses) and specific varieties of Roses such as Toffee, Quicksand and Cappuccino Roses which are extremely popular thanks to their luxe shades and high petal count.
Hear me out. Carnations have a bad rep, and often labelled as a flower that doesn’t belong in a modern-day wedding bouquet – I disagree and I’m here to tell you why!
Firstly, carnations, when clustered in a bouquet, look identical to some of their higher-priced flower counterparts such as Peonies and Garden Roses. Florists spend years learning tricks of the trade to offer alternatives to premium florals so that couples can achieve as-close-as to the real thing.
Secondly, there are so many gorgeous shades available on the market, you wouldn’t believe that are Carnations! Thirdly, they are cheap! Three excellent reasons to consider them in your wedding flowers if you ask me.
Native to South Africa, these dramatic blooms steal the show when included in a wedding bouquet. They are on the premium side of a budget as they can be expensive, so your florist would include a few in your bouquet and then spread the rest of the blooms across other arrangements in your package.*
*When we order flowers, they either come in wraps of 5, 10, 20, or 50, depending on the flower type.
If scent is your bag, then freesias make a beautiful and cost-effective addition to any wedding flower collection. Available in shades that belong to the pink, orange, white, and purple family, when fully open, these delicate florals look stunning nestled between other focal florals. You’ll have guests sniffing your bouquet all day.
I love Anthuriums. They are a statement in themselves and don’t just belong in tropical-themed weddings – they can be incorporated into any theme and not look out of place. These days, we like to spray them cool colours that match your palette or leave them natural – whichever you choose, you can guarantee these ‘look at me’ flowers will turn heads!
Nooo, come back! Much like Carnations, these statement blooms are unfairly dismissed as frumpy and old-fashioned when in fact, there are so many gorgeous varieties now available on the market, some of which even look metallic! They are an inexpensive way of including large ‘wow’ flowers into your wedding flowers to keep your budget tight.
Lover of bakeries, pretty fabrics and Etsy. When I’m not planning gorgeous wedding flowers for my beautiful couples, I’m doting on my little rescue dog, attending a gig, eating pizza or I’m glued to my laptop working when I should probably be relaxing.