Spring is a popular time of year for flowers and produces some of the most beloved blooms used for bridal bouquets and centerpieces. Spring is a season of rebirth and renewal as evidenced by the flowering trees and gardens filled with blooming buds. If you have chosen a spring wedding date, lucky you! You have a wide selection of flowers at your disposal. In addition to alstroemeria, roses, gerbera daisies and other year-round flowers, some of the flowers in season during this time are daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, hydrangeas, irises, larkspur, lilacs, lilies, lily of the valley, lisianthus and more. With so many spring flowers available, you can create endless arrangements. With so many options, DIYers may welcome some direction. The following are some of our favorite classic and whimsical displays.
When we think of springtime wedding flowers we can’t help but think of pastels — pinks, cream, lavender, blues and yellow. In addition to their visual beauty, many spring florals — especially hyacinth, freesia, stock and lilacs — are beautifully scented. For the quintessential classic spring bouquet, group lush peonies, garden roses, seeded eucalyptus and lemon papoose side by side. A simple wide ribbon is all you need to complete the pretty look to walk down the aisle. For a vertical bouquet that has a casual feel, carry larkspur, snapdragons and lavender. It is perfect for an outdoor wedding.
There is something so charming and whimsical about springtime flowers. When you want your bouquet to emulate a flower garden filled with different bloom sizes and hues assemble a mix of peach lisianthus, lavender larkspur, light pink and cream spray roses, solidago and green hydrangea. To capture the lightheartedness of this time of year, create a centerpiece of daffodils, tulips, pink cockscomb and billy balls. Sprinkle in some Monte Casino asters and you set the scene for an effortlessly chic table.
To ensure your blooms are ready for the big day, it’s important to give them some TLC and to carefully follow the care instructions you receive with your shipment. While care tips vary depending on the flower, we recommend rehydrating all flowers immediately. Do this by holding the stems underwater and cutting about 1-inch from the bottom using a sharp knife or garden scissors. Be sure to cut on a 45-degree angle, so that you increase the surface area allowing each bloom to absorb more water. Additionally, cut off any excess leaves that fall below the water line. Leaves that sit in water are likely to rot and introduce damaging bacteria. Other helpful tips include:
Keep flowers in a cool environment — between 65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
Keep flowers away from direct sunlight, heating or cooling vents and drafts.
Be sure to change the water every two to three days and add nourishing floral food.
Keep your fresh blooms away from fruit, as certain fruits release ethylene gas, which is known to prematurely age flowers and cause them to wilt sooner.