When planning a wedding, you may find it helpful to take an interest in Pinterest. There are endless examples of all things wedding-themed on the many hundreds of boards. It is like a free magazine plus some. When planning a wedding, you’ll take as much free stuff as you can get. For Pinterest-worthy spring flowers for weddings for 2019, there are a few rules you can choose to either follow or break. The choice is yours because it’s your day. It’s the first day of the rest of your lives together.
First rule of spring flowers for weddings is there is no reason to go out of season. If you are having a spring wedding, go ahead and breathe a sigh of relief because spring is when many of the traditional, most beloved wedding flowers are in season.
If you are looking for a luscious, statement-making flower that looks gorgeous on its own or paired with smaller blooms and greenery, look no further than the peony.
Keep in mind that traditions exist for a reason. Just because something is classic and traditional doesn’t mean it is old or boring. Tradition often means something is tried and true, and that is certainly the case with peonies.
Peonies are large, gorgeous flowers that are available in a variety of colors including white, light pink, purple, deep red and almost any color other than blue. This spring, pure white, pale pink and deep magenta are the go-to colors for peonies and some brides are even choosing to go with monochromatic florals.
Peonies have a long history that have been entwined with humanity since 1000 B.C. Peonies were originally thought to have medicinal properties, but later, these stunning flowers became symbolic of a happy marriage, wealth and romance.
One ancient superstition stated that you must not be seen by a woodpecker while picking the peony plant's fruit, or the bird might peck out your eyes. It is unlikely that you will have to harvest your own peonies and subsequently evade the woodpecker, just in case there is any truth to the old superstition. If you ever find yourself running from a woodpecker, remember that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Unless the bird is angry because birds can be kind of scary when they are angry.
Birds and superstitions aside, these beautiful, versatile blooms last between a week to ten days during the spring. Take advantage of it. In other seasons, you run the risk of the blooms turning brown. Peonies look amazing on their own or with greenery in bouquets and centerpiece arrangements. If you are trying to keep cost at a minimum, consider using the peonies in just the bridal bouquet and choose a less expensive, complimentary flower for the rest of your spring wedding flowers.
Another beautiful bud that is in season during the spring is the ranunculus. This deep, textural flower is a bit of a chameleon in that it can appear magnificent, romantic and rustic. However, unlike chameleons, that are solitary animals when susceptible to stress, ranunculus flowers are ready to party and compliment many other flowers. They are resilient, and you don’t need many of them to make a statement. Like the peonies, ranunculus come in an assortment of colors, and though they can typically be sourced other times of the year, ranunculus flowers are at their most affordable and available in the spring.
Another traditional flower that will always be in style is the rose. Although many types of roses can bloom at different times throughout the year, spring is the most spectacular time. In fact, some types of roses only bloom in spring. With their deep, sweet fragrance and soft, sensual petals, roses are a traditional symbol of love and romance.
Like the other flowers on our list, roses come in a variety of colors, but right now, peach roses are trending on Pinterest. Coral is the Pantone Color of the Year after all. Coral is an even bolder color selection than peach making it ideal for a statement wedding accent.
If you are looking for a cute flower with major longevity, the anemone is perfect for a spring wedding flower and will thrive during your reception and for about ten days afterward. There are 200 different species, so you are sure to find one to suit your taste and color pallet.
Taking the nudes and peaches into a deeper more vibrant shade, toned-down orange shades capture attention in the form of unexpected bursts of color this spring. Orchids, dahlias and playful sunflowers are all possibilities for your tan, rust, brick and bronze-inspired spring bouquets.
When it comes to style, spring weddings will see a lot of neutral color pallets with interesting details like greenery with dried elements. Ornamental grass, ferns and dried flowers are being added to arrangements and bouquets with lavender, baby’s breath and daisies. They are often selected to add that subtle touch of natural beauty.
Sustainability is the backbone of beauty these days with an emphasis on seasonal flowers, small scale bouquets and the practicality of a few statement blooms used throughout the entire celebration. Some small bouquets are asymmetrical with touches of greenery for a more pared-down, natural look.
There is a new trend toward long-stemmed floral aisles that look almost wild and unkempt. Nature is currently on display and something to celebrate, which really coincides with marriage, if you think about how natural an idea it is. If you want to take natural a step further, consider a nude or soft pastel pallet for your spring wedding flowers.
Remember, your wedding is an extension of you. It is a celebration of the special bond you share with the one who completes you. The family, friends and memories made on this day will be the most important part of your wedding.
No matter which flowers you choose for your bouquets or arrangements, our florists at Designs by Guzzardos Chicago in Melrose Park, IL, would love to be a part of your special day. No matter which bouquets or arrangements you choose, the flowers will be there, watching over your shoulder. They are there to lend their beauty to create the scene of your dreams as you utter those magical words, “I do.”