Which wedding flowers for which season? Our London experts answer
13 Nov 2018
Find the perfect florals for your wedding season with the help and guidance of these London-based florists
Ensure your choice of wedding flowers is primed and plentiful come the big day by making your selection according to the season. Here, four London florists share their top seasonal wedding flower picks.
Floral Evolution, Catford
"The favourite flower of the poet William Wordsworth, ranunculus is the florist’s choice for winter brides. This beautiful flower made up of ruffle upon ruffle of sometime translucent petals is a thing of real beauty.
"There are many different varieties of ranunculus, with my favourite being the Cloni variety. This beautiful bloom can be as large as a satsuma and can be used as a focal flower in both table centres and bridal bouquets alike. Teamed with filler flowers and other winter blooms, ranunculus will take the centre stage it deserves.
"At Floral Evolution, I always like to create flowers that have a bit of an edge and my brides can look forward to arrangements that push boundaries and make their wedding day just that little bit more special." Catherine Foxwell
The Flower Fashion, 189 Munster Road
"This flower arrangement is multi-dimensional and embodies the beginning of spring with its youthful innocence and fragrant spirit. The bouquet is compact with variations of purple and light beige shades. The inclusion of purple lilacs in this floral arrangement is not accidental; spring is a season of first blooms and, translated into human language, it embodies the emergence of love.
"Multiple layers of ranunculus create a special ‘secretive’ feel, delicate and fragile, complemented by luxurious romance with character and fragrance of David Austin roses. An addition of ‘vintage feel’ to this bouquet is accomplished through the inclusion of avalanche roses. The innocent look of lilac is accompanied by angelic airy astilbe, looking like a delicate heather and very popular in bridal bouquets.
"Want to add a luxurious touch for a special day in your life? Do it with orchids and peonies this spring. They symbolise beauty, refinement, prosperity and happy marriage." Natasha Van De Minkelis
Since its foundation in London in 2010, The Flower Fashion has successfully partnered with a wealth of prestigious venues. The Flower Fashion is prepared to surprise and seduce you and your wedding guests time and time again.
Flowers By Eve, Earlsfield
"Summer is one of the best times of year for wedding flowers and there are so many to choose, from the sweetest smelling sweet peas, stocks and English garden roses to delicate dancing astilbe, larkspur and delphiniums.
"This bouquet is bursting full of the best summer can offer: Vendela, Menthe, O’hara, Quicksand and Bombastic garden roses, scabious, astilbe, achilea, astrantia, stocks, blackberry scabious scoop styled in soft blush and nude tones with an accent of deep burgundy."
Nicola Eve is the owner of Flower by Eve specialising in creating beautiful, elegantly styled flowers for weddings in London and the surrounding counties. Flowers which capture your heart and stay in your mind long after the wedding day.
Image: Bouquet created by Nicola Eve at Flowers by Eve and finished off with beautiful silk ribbon by Cfleur Design (Nick Ray Photography)
Rachel Morgan Wedding Flowers, Greenwich
"Autumn is a great time of year for flowers and foliage and there is a lot to choose from including some that are featured in the below bridal bouquet. The bride chose a mix of dusky pink autumnal hydrangeas, blush pink astilbe, palest pink Sweet Avalanche roses and dusky pink and pale green succulents. Other flowers that are great at this time of year are dahlias, snowberries and astrantia.
"Rachel Morgan Wedding Flowers are a creative floral design company that specialise in luxurious wedding flowers. We like to think we know a bit about weddings and have been designing flowers for lots of happy couples over the last 10 years. We go above and beyond for our clients and use the best quality flowers and foliage available to produce fabulous unforgettable designs."
Image: Lovestruck Photo
For more London wedding inspiration, pick up the latest edition of London Bride magazine.