Ideas & Advice

Wedding Flowers Ideas for Every Season

Take a cue from the seasons with our favorite wedding flowers ideas for every season.

Winter Wedding Flowers and Decor

Winter-theme weddings can be uber chic and ethereal. Use these ideas to create your wonderland…

  • Color palette: New-fallen snow – Use whites and creams accented with silver or gold; winter sparkle – ice blue or navy accented with silver; black tie – black is especially suited for a winter wedding when paired with white, silver, or gold. 
  • Go glam – Deck your halls with crystal detailing for a sparkling winter effect, adorning linens and chair covers or sprinkled over table tops. The result is deliciously glam and oh so fab.
  • Liberal use of candle light – The glow will add warmth and elegance.
  • Holiday theme – Decorate with potted evergreens, pine branches, wreathes, poinsettias, ornaments, bells, or twinkling white lights.
  • Added interest and texture – Incorporate holiday greenery or tiny crystals into your arrangements.
  • Creative bouquets – Instead of flowers, carry tea lights, votive candles, or cascading bells.
  • Tossing alternative – Have your flower girl throw silver glitter or sprinkle fake snow.

Winter Flowers In Season

  • White stephanotis, poinsettia, holly, amaryllis, camellias, roses. View our complete list of seasonal winter wedding flowers

Spring Wedding Flowers and Decor

The tulips are blooming, the temperatures are rising – what a perfect time for a wedding!  Get inspired with these ideas for spring flowers…

  • Color palette: Green and white – an elegant accompaniment to a garden setting; yellow and green – another fresh, natural color pairing; preppy – combine hot pink with green or mango (think polka dots and gingham); chocolate brown – this trendy hue works well for spring, paired with pale blue or pink.
  • Go wild with patterns – Create a playful effect; think gingham, polka dots, eyelet lace, swiss dots, and stripes.
  • Add some greens – Grasses and greenery are a natural for outdoor garden settings. Drape over arbors and incorporate in arrangements.
  • Creative containers – Put your arrangements in simple, homespun containers like wicker baskets, watering cans, teapots, or urns.
  • Potted plants – Potted arrangements create a natural, organic look. Best of all, you can plant them for a timeless reminder of your wedding.

Spring Flowers in Season

  • Classics include tulips, daffodils, lilies (especially calla lilies and easter lilies), magnolias, gardenias, hydrangeas, gerbera daisies, apple or cherry blossoms.  View our complete list of spring wedding flowers

Summer Wedding Flowers and Decor

Set the stage for a sunny summer wedding with vibrant colors and inspirations from the great outdoors…

  • Color palette: Bright and bold – hot pink and deep red or mango and fuschia; nautical – navy and white is a clean summer classic, accent with touches of yellow, red or gold; seaside – combine aqua with beige, peach or white.
  • Go casual – Summer weddings lend themselves to a casual décor scheme, fitting of a backyard barbecue. Think checked table clothes, benches, and picnic tables.
  • Go natural – Incorporate natural décor elements like fruits, vegetables, even insects (like ladybugs or dragonflies, not necessarily roaches!).
  • Get lit – Light up an outdoor evening reception with lanterns or torches.
  • Fruits – Fruits like lemons and limes look whimsical and chic when filled in tall clear vases.
  • For a beach look – Incorporate shells, sand, and sea glass in your arrangements.

Summer Flowers In Season

  • Abundant flowers are always in style at a summer wedding. Use bright and cheerful blooms like sunflowers, peonies, hydrangea, mums, daisies, dahlias, zinnias, and roses. Or create a breezy, airy look with white on white – using roses, stephanotis, calla lilies, snowball mums and daisies – and incorporate a touch of blue – like blue hydrangea. Consult our complete list of summer wedding flowers

Fall Wedding Flowers and Decor

Get autumn-spiration with these flowers and decor ideas with a fall twist…

  • Color palette: Colors of the season – adhere to mother nature’s fall color palette with reds, oranges, browns, rusts, and yellows; jewel tones – make a rich, interesting twist to the traditional autumn color scheme; mix with metallics – gold, copper, bronze for added pizzazz.
  • Back to nature – Use simple décor to subtly enhance the season’s natural bounty. Use the autumn harvest for inspiration; think gourds, pumpkins, squash, gold-dipped fall leaves, bales of hay, jugs of cider…you get the idea.
  • Go fall glam – You’re not confined to rustic and casual in the fall. Create a posh autumn ambiance, and drape lush velvet (a traditional fall/winter fabric) in a rich chocolate brown or gold throughout your reception space.  Accent the scene with antique broaches, crystal candelabras, and stemware.
  • Autumn harvest – Add pears, apples, and/or cranberries to your arrangements.
  • Natural texture – Incorporate leaves, acorns, and/or sprays of wheat.
  • Creative containers – Hollow out pumpkins or realistic fake ones, or use stained wooden boxes, terra cotta pots, or rustic lanterns.
  • Tossing alternative – Have your flower girl toss leaves or acorns instead of flower petals.

Fall Flowers in Season

  • Popular fall flowers include montbretia, hypericum, mums, sunflowers, roses, and daisies. Consult our complete list of fall wedding flowers