British Wedding flowers in Spring
With the promise of Spring so close, my thoughts turn to the promise that the upcoming seasons holds for florists and flower lovers and those who have recently got engaged. If you are considering a Spring wedding next year perhaps, what might there be in the way of flowers grown on our fair shores?
Spring promises delicate pastel colours, glorious scent and deep jewel tones alongside intricate details that are a joy to behold after what feels like a very long winter (the truth is there are lots of Winter flowers – but that’s another story for another time).
In many traditional floristry shops you won’t notice a huge change in flowers as they’re imported all year round, but by using locally grown flowers you’ll see a real change every week or so and you’ll get to see what’s bursting into life and taking its moment in the limelight.
You’ll be supporting local growers who are an incredibly talented, exceedingly hard working and immensely knowledgeable bunch who manage to grow the most extraordinarily beautiful flowers and foliages. They often grow flowers that you’d never find at market or in any shops… so they’re really, very special. If you’re keen to find flower growers close to home a great place to start is on the Flowers From the Farm website.
So what does this mean for Spring brides dreaming of seasonal blooms?
Any of these beauties take your fancy?
The range of fragrant flowers and scented and beautiful foliages is fabulous in March and beyond include…
Alstromeria, Anemones, Camellia, Campanula, Catkins, Cherry blossom,
Dianthus, Eustoma, Freesia, Forget me not, Forsythia,
Guelder Rose, Heather, Hebe, Hellebore, Hyacinth, Ivy, Lisianthus, Muscari, Myrtle, Narcissi, Pear Blossom, Pieris, Pussy Willow, Rhododendron, Ribes, Snakeshead Fritillary, Spring snowflake, Tulips, Twisted Willow and potentially more if your local grower has anything unusual… There are also dried seed heads and grasses, which can add even more texture to designs in March.
These are few examples of how your March wedding flowers could look… Shot by the fabulous Emma of emmapilkingtonweddings.co.uk.