Which wedding flowers for which season? Our Yorkshire experts answer
02 Oct 2018
Discover which flowers suit your wedding season with this expert advice from Yorkshire florists
By learning what wedding flowers suit the season in which you're getting married is key to ensuring your florals are both beautiful and blooming. Take heed in this advice from a host of Yorkshire wedding florists, who share the flowers perfect for each month of the year and offer examples of their most stunning floral arrangements.
Serendipity Floral Designs, Pudsey
"This luxury bridal bouquet contains a mix of Avalanche roses, 'snowflake' spray roses, 'quicksand' roses, viburnum berries, eryngium, mistletoe, freesia and eucalyptus parvifolia. Other flowers and foliage to be considered for wedding designs in winter are helleborus, tulips, acacia, pussy willow, daffodil, ranunculus, senecio, berried eucalyptus, skimmia, hyacinth and nerine.
"Serendipity Floral Designs is built around the talents of floral designer Sally Johnson and is a wedding floral design specialist based in Leeds, working throughout Yorkshire and the UK. Our mission is to make the experience of discovering the perfect floral designs as wonderful as your wedding itself.
"We bridge the gap between flowers and people, offering services that fit with your personal style, lifestyle, and love story. We design for a wide range of weddings, focusing on the smallest of details to bring the big picture to life."
"A classic bouquate of tulips will add an elegant tone to your wedding day and is the perfect arrangement for spring. Kflowers is small local business located in Hull. We offer a wide range of floral arangments for your special day to add the finishing touch. Call Kflowers to arrange a consultation."
Hare and Howl, York
"Hare and Howl floristry provides bespoke floral designs for weddings and events, striving to create an experience that goes above and beyond, focusing on nature, nostalgia and the beauty of flowers. We aim to bring floristry in line with modern business with a commitment to affordability, agility and sustainability.
"Classic spring flowers such as tulips, hyacinth, muscari and lilacs bring vibrancy and fun to bouquets and wedding décor. While simple elegance can be achieved using hellebores, fluffy ranunculus, lily of the valley, sweet peas and anemones.
"However, the ultimate spring wedding flower has to be the peony. This large headed luxurious bloom packs a punch with a range of colours available including white, coral, pink, and burgundy. Peonies epitomise elegance and romance, stand out with a bright bouquet as shown in our photo, featuring pink peonies as the star, yellow solidago and cream roses. Celebrate spring in all its glory."
Flowers by Jade, Halifax
"My seasonal bouquet of choice is this pastel bridal arrangement. It features sweet pea, waxflower, dahlias, limonium, lisianthus and eucalyptus. Spring is my season of choice as I love all the delicate shades and smells. This is especially the case for the sweet peas as they remind me of my grandparents' garden. Other flowers to consider at this time of the year are: tulips, daffodils, ranunculus, peonies, freesias, allium and lilac.
"I have been a florist for 17 years. I opened my own shop in 2017 and have been getting busier by the month. Hopefully by next spring I will have moved into bigger premises. The highlight of my floristry career so far has been seeing a posy I made given to Meghan Markle in all the national newspapers and magazines." Jade Reilly
Ginger Rose Florist, Whitby
"There is an abundance of flowers available during the summer months. so if you're looking for your florist to use British flowers, you couldn't pick a better season. Kate and Joe's wedding in August 2018 was held at Ormesby Hall, owned by the National Trust. In Kate's bouquet we used Juliet roses by David Austin, wild look roses and locally grown hydrangeas, café au lait dahlias, pompom dahlias, daucus carota, delphinium and amaranthus.
"The summer is full of other blooms too such as astrantia, cornflower, shasta daises, peonies, poppies, scabiosa, lupins, cosmos, larkspur, zinnia, echinacea and if you're after a strong scent, then there is lilac, sweet william and sweet pea. At Ginger Rose we try to use locally grown flowers and some from our cutting garden whenever possible to help create an organic natural style that reflects the floral landscape you might find here in North Yorkshire."
Image: Sally Thurrell Photography
Walter and Blossom, Laycock
"Nothing is more perfect for a summer wedding than the stunning peony. These gorgeous, blowsy blooms are in flower from late spring to early summer, making them ideal for a sunny day ceremony. This arrangement includes: peonies, sweet peas, tweedia, nigella and astrantia; together they make up the most beautiful summer colours with that tiny hint of ‘something blue’. For brides looking for the ethereal bouquet, white peonies will pair perfectly with white hydrangeas, white freesias and sweet peas for a classic dreamy look.
"Walter and Blossom is a wedding and bespoke florist based in West Yorkshire. I (owner, Sophie) love working with brides to create beautiful floral displays. Happy to visit venues across Yorkshire with my black Labrador, Walter, at my side, I will work with you from beginning to end to create the perfect look for your day."
Erica Berry Flowers, Ilkley
"From pure white to deepest, darkest burgundy - almost black, dahlias offer a wonderful choice of inspiring colours and forms. Whether your colour palette is soft and romantic, festival bright, or rich and opulent, there will be just the right dahlia for you.
"Not only are the colours gorgeous, they come in a wide range of shapes and sizes from compact pom-poms to huge attention seeking cactus dahlias with blooms up to a foot across. Because of the many shapes, sizes and colours available, they are a very versatile flower to include in bride’s and bridesmaids’ hand-tied bouquets as well as church and venue displays. For the eco-friendly wedding, the fact that lots of dahlias are grown here in Britain is another plus. Hydrangeas, malus (crab apples), trailing amaranthus, cotinus, sedum and berries such as rubus, snowberry and hypericum are all gorgeous accompaniments to dahlias for an autumn wedding.
"We are an award-winning, independent florist with a boutique store in the lovely town of Ilkley. We’ve created wedding and event flowers for some of Yorkshire’s finest venues including the stunning new Tithe Barn at Bolton Abbey."
The Yorkshire Flower Patch, Todmorden
"Autumn is the best time of year for rich colours. Dahlias are amazing flowers that come in many colours, sizes and shapes and so fit all colour palettes and tastes. They look stunning in bouquets, buttonholes and as venue flowers. We love their versatility and they will keep growing in our field until the first frosts.
"Autumn flowers to pair with dahlias to make gorgeous arrangements are chrysanthemums, especially some of the fancier varieties and flowers like astrantia, scabious and cosmos to name a few and lots of foliage. Autumn is a great season to introduce dried seed pods from earlier in the season to provide some additional texture.
"At The Yorkshire Flower Patch, we grow flowers and foliage on our farm in the Calder Valley. Our flowers are beautifully scented, seasonal British flowers. What flowers and foliage are available is influenced by the seasons and each wedding is therefore unique."
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