27 Feb 2014
Top five spring wedding flowers for 2014, from Todich Floral Design
Although the summer months are by far and away the most popular time of year to get married in the UK, spring provides a great variety in terms of colour schemes and flowers for brides to choose from. Here, Todich Floral Design, an award-winning events and wedding florist in London, suggests five fabulously on-trend flowers for spring weddings in 2014.
English country garden style is set to remain a key trend this year, with bridal bouquets and flowers taking on a more natural, fluid style and incorporating materials with different textures, size and form. Full, blowsy blooms and multi-petal flowers continue to be really popular and are perfect for creating a romantic, nostalgic vibe. Trailing climbers, scented flowers and flowering shrubs can also be incorporated in to bouquets and displays to add texture and scent and give a wild, garden feel.
Todich Floral Design recommends the below five flowers for spring 2014 brides:
1. Lilac: Lilac makes a wonderful spring wedding flower, not only because of its tiny, delicate clustered flower heads and wonderful scent, but because it also means ‘first emotions of love’, bringing a touch of romantic symbolism to designs. From deep purpley blues, through to soft lilacs, pinks and white, it comes in a variety of gorgeous shades that can work in many colour schemes.
2. Clematis: A spring-flowering climber, clematis is perfect for candelabra and garland designs and also looks lovely in trailing bouquets and loose, wild designs. Clematis flowers come in a variety of blues, purples and pinks and there is even a large-flowered, white cultivar called ‘Wedding Day’, which has a plain green band on each petal and striking dark pink anthers.
3. Viburnum opulus: Also knows at the Guelder rose, this flowering shrub is a hugely versatile material for floral designs. Its bright, lime green colour adds pops of brightness and interest and it works well with most other flowers for weddings. Its large size and round form also make it a particularly good filler and addition to large scale displays like pedestals, pots and urns. It looks especially lovely with pale pinks, peaches or purple, or in a fresh, simple colour scheme of green and white.
4. Ranunculus: A bit like mini peonies, this extremely delicate, round, multi-petal flower is great for romantic wedding designs and has become particularly popular in recent years. From the purist white and palest of pinks, to bright yellows, oranges, red and even deep burgundy, they come in many different colours and are at their best from January, with the main season usually ending around May/June. Ranunculus look fabulous by themselves, but work equally well with a variety of other spring flowers too.
5. Tulips: It’s always great to use seasonal blooms, as when flowers are at their best, they’re usually at their cheapest too, and tulips are in abundance at this time of year. While soft pink and nude tones are popular colours for wedding flowers, spring is a great time to mirror nature and bring some bold pops of colour to designs. Tulips are the perfect flower for this and their simple, elegant lines mean they can be used to create a variety of styles.
For more information visit www.todichfloraldesign.co.uk