The Best Spring Wedding Flowers

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Spring weddings are an occasion to highlight the feminine side of floral arrangements, as many of these seasonal flowers are known for their fragrance and pastel colors. You can go contemporary or vintage with these flowers, as the range of form and texture give florists much to work with.

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    Daffodil Bouquets

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    An easy-to-grow and affordable spring bulb, daffodil blooms look at home in mixed bouquets and casual wedding flower arrangements. Flowers may be single or double and are available in shades of white, yellow, coral, and orange. If you decide to harvest daffodils from the garden for DIY arrangements, condition the flowers separately from other blooms. Flowers in the narcissus family contain a sap that leaks from the stem and can clog the stems of other flowers, causing wilt. Anchoring daffodils in some floral foam will prevent this sap leakage altogether. 

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    Forsythia flowers against a blue sky.

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    Forsythia bushes grow clusters of vivid yellow flowers along woody stems that stand erect in a vase or urn. The flowers form before the leaves, so there won’t be any greenery to distract from the sunny blooms. Forsythia stems work better in ​a large ceremony or reception arrangements rather than in bouquets.

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    Pink foxglove plant approached by hummingbird.

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    Foxgloves are odorless but stunning flowers that grow like thimbles clustered along a tall spike. The interior of most foxgloves features freckles that add to their charm. Look for foxgloves in all the peach, pink, purple, and ivory hues that characterize many springtime wedding palettes.

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    Close-up of a woman holding a bunch of freesia flowers

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    Freesia flowers sport many fragrant blooms along a single stem, in pink, white, purple, orange, red, or yellow. The arching stems and satiny blooms work well in bridal bouquets and corsages. The language of flowers tells us that these South African natives symbolize trust and innocence, a fitting expression for your wedding day.

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    Pink Hyacinth Bridal Bouquet

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    These fragrant flowering bulbs bear spikes of pink, white, yellow, purple, red, or blue flowers on stocky six-inch stems. Brides who desire blue flowers but want the real thing, not tinted blooms, should consider hyacinths. The blue variety is a clear, sky-blue, without a hint of pink or purple.

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    Lilac Bouquet

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    Lilac flowers are highly fragrant blooms that grow in sprays of tiny blossoms in shades of purple, red, and white. The flowers have a rich heritage as a Victorian favorite and are suitable for use in vintage style weddings. The flower clusters of lilacs add mass to large arrangements and texture to wedding bouquets.

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    Lily of the Valley

    Lily of the Valley Bouquet

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    Lily-of-the-valley plants have a tendency to take over in the shade garden, which is a good thing if you want to harvest many stems of this sometimes expensive flower.  Also called Our Lady’s Tears, these waxy flowers emit a powerful fragrance for their ​a size, and are highly prized in wedding arrangements. Lily-of-the-valley flowers would get lost in a large arrangement, so florists mostly use the white or pink blooms as fillers in bouquets.

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    Sarah Bernhardt Peonies

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    If there’s a reason to choose a springtime wedding date, it’s the availability of the popular peony blossom. The white, pink, garnett or red flowers have a high petal count that makes a few blooms go a long way in any wedding arrangement. The fragrant flowers represent a happy life and a happy marriage, good karma for any bride to have on her wedding day.

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    Bouquet of Purple Poppy Flowers in Vase

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    If you aren’t swept away by all of the Easter egg hues of many spring flowers, ask your florist to incorporate some poppies into your wedding arrangements. The red blossoms with black centers make a strong statement in a monochromatic bouquet.

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    Pink Scented Stock

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    Scented stock blooms aren’t the showiest wedding flowers, but they are richly fragrant. Many florists add a few stems of stock to arrangements that feature flowers with little or no fragrance, like calla lilies, ranunculus, or orchids.

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    Japanese Snowball (Viburnum plicatum) blooming profusely

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    Viburnum flowers give brides the look of hydrangeas, with even more densely packed florets. Sometimes called snowball viburnum, the price of these flowers skyrockets after April, so coordinate your wedding date and floral budget carefully.

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    Wisteria Cut Flower

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    The draping habit of wisteria flowers them a natural choice for cascading bridal bouquets. Brides lucky enough to have access to one of these vigorous vines in a garden could take a large blooming portion for an arbor or gazebo decoration. The flowers are usually purple, sometimes white, and always delicately fragrant.