When you’re thinking about your wedding flowers, it’s always good to know what’s in season. In April, you’ll have a great selection of blooms including Anemones, Forget-Me-Nots, Fritillaria, Gelder Rose, Hyacinths, Iris, Lilac, Muscari, Narcissi and Tulips. Wedding favourites Lily of the Valley and Ranunculus are also available not to mention catkins and blossoms too.
Ranunculus work well for romantic bouquets and buttonholes. Pastel coloured Anemones with their black centres have a fab alternative look that’s perfect for 50s or 60s inspired weddings. Alternatively, Anemones in dark aubergine and plum tones can be very dramatic. Narcissi, Hyacinths and Tulips make beautiful seasonal table centres but there’s nothing to stop you mixing and matching your wedding flowers to create an individual look.
Using seasonal wedding flowers
Wedding florist Rebecca Marsala just loves working with seasonal wedding flowers so we spoke to her to find out more:
“Seasonal flowers are wonderful. At this time of year, the colours and scent of spring flowers are incredible. Using seasonal flowers generally means getting the most from your budget but the cost can depend on the variety of flower and its availability.
If your wedding is very close to the end of the season and the weather has been warm, everything will have bloomed early. This means that some flowers will be ending their season sooner than you might expect.
I adore using Forget-Me-Nots and Gelder Rose. Their delicate, tiny flowers never fail to amaze me. The perfect powder blue of Forget-Me-Nots and the pom poms of green tiny green petals of Gelder Rose provide an amazing texture and luxurious feel for weddings.”
Floral advice for your April wedding
To help you get the very best from your April wedding flowers, Rebecca has plenty of excellent advice:
1. “Beware of Lilies around Easter time. Any white Lilies can rocket in price at this point in the season, especially Calla and Arum Lilies.”
2. “If your wedding is near the end of the season, you might need to consider some options in case your first choice of flower has finished early.”
3. “Hyacinths, Narcissi and Lily of the Valley are all very strongly scented. The perfume is beautiful but if you’re sensitive to heady scents, steer clear. You don’t want a headache on your wedding day.”
4. “Don’t worry about matching exact colours. If your bridesmaids are wearing blue, let your florist use varying shades of blues with other hues such as peach or cream. This will create a brilliant, relaxed look.”
5. “Create continuity by using the same flowers through your wedding. You can incorporate less expensive blooms for larger displays and table centres, just make sure that your florist includes a bit of everything in your bouquet. This will connect the designs together and make your April wedding naturally beautiful.”
Need more spring wedding inspiration? Then have we got just the thing for you! These 50 Spring Wedding Ideas will help you through the perfect seasonal celebration.