Last Updated: Sep 8, 2017
When you think of the springtime, beautiful blooming flowers is most likely one of the first thoughts that come to mind. With many of the most popular flowers being in season during the spring, holding your wedding in March, April and May will let you choose from endless flower options for your special day. Not only will the prices of your favorite flowers be less expensive if they’re in bloom in the spring, but you’ll also be able to source your flowers locally to support small businesses in the area of your venue.
From delicate soft pastel petals to eye-popping bright blossoms, the season’s best buds come in various colors, shapes and sizes, providing hundreds of options for brides who are looking for personalized arrangements that complement their chosen theme. To help you get inspired, we shared the most popular spring wedding flowers and our favorite flower arrangement ideas for your unique wedding day.
Top Spring Wedding Flowers
8 Spring Wedding Bouquets
If you have your wedding theme in mind, simply select the bouquet that emulates the style of your wedding the best. Still at the beginning of the wedding planning process? Not to worry—check out all seven of our beautiful summer wedding bouquets for inspiration.
A vintage-inspired wedding theme is the perfect way to recreate past styles and traditions on your wedding day. Creamy white or pastel-colored flowers create a sophisticated look, allowing room for you to add a personalized touch.
One way you can create a unique bouquet is by incorporating the classic “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” tradition. Simply tie a blue ribbon, a piece of fabric from a family member’s past wedding dress and other special additions that are close to your heart to the stem of your flower arrangement to make it uniquely yours.
- Chrysanthemum: Chrysanthemums are full flowers, which can add volume to a wedding bouquet. They are available in orange, pink, purple, red, russet, white, yellow and bi-color, which provide options for a variety of wedding themes and color schemes.
- Daphne: Daphne is a small, four-petal fragrant flower that is an ideal filler for a striking wedding bouquet. Since they usually grow in clusters, they will add an extra level of detail to a wedding flower bouquet.
- Vendella Rose: When you think of wedding flowers, the vendella rose is most likely at the top of mind. One of the more classic and sophisticated choices, the creamy white, peach or pink rose flower is a staple regardless of your theme.
- Freesia: The freesia flower grows in bell-shaped blooms, often available in white, pink and red varieties. Because the flower grows along the stem, it will add texture and variety to your wedding flower bouquet.
- Waxflower: The waxflower can come in a variety of colors, but is most commonly found in white with purple in the center. It’s popular to use the evergreen shrub as a filler for floral arrangements due to its size and sturdiness.
- Succulent: Succulents are becoming increasingly popular for weddings year-round. The sturdy and easily maintained plant will not only make for a striking accent in your wedding bouquet, but will also help you achieve the vintage style you were going for.
- Ranunculus: Ranunculus often have multiple layers of thin petals and make long-lasting cut flowers. They come in a range of colors including red, orange, purple and white.
- Viviane Spray Rose: The long stem and pure white petals of a viviane spray rose practically scream “here comes the bride.” In addition to pure white, new varieties are being introduced every year in new, striking colors.
The whimsical wedding theme has been increasingly popular over the past few years. Since it’s broad in nature, the color and design of the bride’s bouquet can reflect her own personal style. One way to create a whimsical look is by creating an eye-popping bouquet full of various textures and colors. This bride chose peach, orange, white and green colored flowers to create an alluring bouquet that is sure to grab the attention of her guests.
- Astilbe: Astilbe come in white, pink and red, and are in season in the spring and summer. The flower is usually used as a filler, but can be the perfect accent to the larger, fuller flowers that dominate the bouquet. The flower is also known to attract butterflies, making it seamlessly tie into the whimsical theme.
- Hellebore: Hellebore flowers bloom in late winter and early spring, making them a perfect addition to any springtime wedding bouquet. The delicate petals can be anything from white to deep purple, and often have ombre picotee edges.
- Garden Rose: Garden roses bloom in ruffled cups forming around the center in a loose swirl. Because garden roses come in a vast range of colors, they’re the perfect flower to take center stage in a brides bouquet.
- Stock: One of the more fragrant flowers, stock is a beautiful way to add texture to a bouquet. Because the flower’s petals grow along the stem, it will add another level of color to your wedding bouquet.
- Lisianthus: Lisianthus are long-stemmed flowers bell-shaped with succulent leaves. They come in white, pink, lavender and deep purple and complement garden roses perfectly.
A bride who’s having a modern wedding can stray away from the traditional rose-filled flower arrangements. While the bride has the option to incorporate classic spring flowers in her bouquet, it’s common for brides to add a mix of modern touches like succulents, greenery and craspedia to create a contemporary feel.
- Poppy: Poppies are stunning flowers that come in a variety of cheerful colors such as white, pink, yellow, orange, red and purple. Their delicate petals will balance the hardy, large flowers in your wedding flower arrangement.
- Circus Rose: The circus rose is bright yellow with a reddish orange coloring on the edge of its petals. The flower often takes center stage in a bouquet due to its striking appearance, but if mixed with other bold colors, the flower will blend in perfectly.
- Succulent: Succulents are available in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes, which will allow you to creatively incorporate them among mixed flowers in your wedding bouquet.
- Tulip: Among the top wedding flowers, tulips come in a range of colors and will complement your wedding bouquet no matter what your theme is.
- Billy Buttons: Billy buttons, also formally known as Craspedia, are long-lasting yellow spherical flowers that will add a textural accent to the other bold flowers in your bouquet.
When selecting flowers for your beach wedding, the key is to select ones that will enhance the stunning backdrop rather than overpower it. The scenery will make more of an impression during your ceremony than bold flowers, so soft, light colors are the perfect way to add a floral component without going overboard. You can also add a few coastal touches to your bouquet like a seashell or starfish ornament for an added theme tie-in.
- Anemone: Anemone flowers are available in scarlet, crimson, blue, purple and white. In this beach bouquet, the dark center adds versatility among the other soft tones in the wedding flower bouquet.
- Stock: Stock will add structure to your beach-themed bouquet. The long-stemmed flower can be wired individually throughout the bouquet and is available in a variety of colors.
- Hellebore: Hellebore are unique flowers that bloom in late winter, early spring. Their buttercup-shaped petals come in a variety of colors and can feature spots, gradient tones and swirls of color.
- Carnation: Carnations are available in a wide range of colors, so they are suitable in a variety of wedding bouquets regardless of your color scheme. Although known as a filler flower, they can also add a touch of color like the pink carnation in this bouquet.
A rustic wedding theme deviates from the traditional wedding in many ways, which allows the couple to take the reigns when it comes to choosing many design elements, including wedding flowers. Bright-colored blossoms and relaxed greenery will help balance your bouquet and keeping the stems long will create the natural rustic look you have always visualized.
- Peony: Blooming in early spring through late June, peonies are one of the most popular spring perennial flowers and often make an appearance in weddings. The lush flowers are available in white, cream, yellow, pink and red, and will make a statement in any bridal bouquet.
- Ranunculus: Ranunculus is another popular flower for many bridal bouquets. No matter what your color palette is, you’ll likely be able to find a ranunculus blossom to match.
- Stock: Another flower that will add fullness to an arrangement is the stock flower. The often under appreciated flower comes in shades of white, purple, peach and magenta, making it a gorgeous complement to a rustic wedding bouquet.
- Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus will add texture and volume, as well as change the overall shape of your bridal bouquet. Incorporating the plant in your bouquet will complement the rustic theme well, without distracting from the eye from the beautifully soft-colored blossoms you chose.
- Pampas Grass: The wheat-colored feathery grass will add movement and versatility to your bouquet. The inexpensive plant will bring the rustic theme you’re envisioning to life.
Simplicity is key when planning a classic wedding, but that doesn’t mean you need to limit the versatility of flowers in your bouquet. Ivory, shades of pink blossoms and a touch of green will inspire the magnificent and traditional flower arrangement you’ve always dreamed of. A mix of peonies, roses and ranunculus will create fullness, while the tulips, larkspur and lilacs will help your bouquet take shape.
- Peony: Peonies will make a seasonal statement in a classic wedding bouquet. The flower is known to symbolize a happy marriage and good fortune, making them the optimal flower for a bridal bouquet.
- Lilac: Lilacs emit a distinct fresh fragrance making them a quintessential reflection of a springtime flower. Available in both deep pinks and soft purples, lilacs can create a waterfall effect, which will accent any classic wedding bouquet.
- Garden Rose: The garden rose is the the most classic and romantic flower to add to a wedding flower bouquet. The pink rose symbolizes love, gratitude and appreciation, while the white rose signifies marriage, new starts and spirituality, making them a meaningful addition to a brides wedding bouquet.
- Tulip: Tulips are a staple of the springtime. Once the winter dies down, colorful tulips begin to fill fields all around the world, making them the perfect representation of spring. Adding tulips to your bouquet will not only add a seasonal touch, but will also blend in perfectly with your classic wedding.
- Larkspur: Adding larkspur to your wedding bouquet is the ultimate way to accent your other larger, primary blossoms. The annual flower is known for it’s steeple-shaped blossoms, which come in shades of purple, yellow, blue, pink and red.
- Ranunculus: Ranunculus are commonly used among wedding flower bouquets due to their full blooms in availability in a wide range of colors.
A bohemian-style wedding can be a perfect way to exchange vows in a non-traditional way. The free-spirited and natural look and feel of a bohemian wedding is often created around the flowers and a variety of eco-friendly elements. Flowers are often full of color and sourced locally, so spring is the perfect time to incorporate a wide range of wildflowers in your bohemian wedding flower bouquet.
- Blushing Bride Protea: Blushing bride protea are incredibly unique flowers that typically have a blush-colored center and an ombre of cream and pink delicately spanning across the petal. The flower looks great on its own or in a sea of the other multicolored flowers in your wedding bouquet.
- Israeli Ruscus: Israeli ruscus is a fresh, green decorative fuller, which will add texture to a romantic wedding bouquet. The silky leaves will add shine while also acting as a support system for the other flowers.
- Pincushion Protea: The pincushion protea’s name is derived from its pincushion appearance, but don’t let that make you hesitate on incorporating it in your wedding bouquet. The unusual flower will add an exotic element to your special day and comes in hues of yellow, orange and red.
- Anemone: Anemone flowers have a dark center and colorful petals. The blooms are available in white, purple, scarlet, crimson, and blue.
Even simple flower arrangements will wow your guests. Pick one color and two to three of your favorite flowers to create the wedding bouquet of your dreams. If you cut the stems at different lengths, you’ll create a new shape to your bouquet while keeping its simplicity.
- Rose: There is nothing more sophisticated than incorporating white roses in your wedding bouquet. The traditional wedding flower may be simple, but it’s understated look will complement your wedding dress perfectly on your big day.
- Sweet Pea: The fragrant and romantic sweet pea flower is available in a variety of shades from white to bright pink and purple, allowing you to match it to your color scheme perfectly. The ruffled petals will add texture to your bouquet, while also keeping your bouquet’s simplicity.
- Peruvian Lily: The peruvian lily will stand out amongst the other simple white flowers in your bouquet. Their spotted petals will add color and versatility providing a unique touch.
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