We turned to Brisbane florist-extraordinaire, Kate Dawes, for her low-down on the flowers that should be top of your list when looking to create stunning spring wedding bouquets.
Related article: Your guide to winter wedding flowers
Your in-season guide to spring wedding flowers
- Agapanthus (late) comes in White and Blue: Lovely used in a Tall Arrangement or Fun Texture in a Bouquet
- Banksia: We have them in fun colours or they are just the perfect addition to a dried natural bouquet.
- Blossom: Always a favorite, but timing is crucial for the buds to open at that perfect moment
- Boronia: Just love the citrus scent and the hot pink is to die for, along with the moody brown! The tiny cup-shaped flowers look beautiful clustered together on the one stem.
- Canterbury bells: A must, and they come in white and mauve. They are named after their ‘bell’ appearance and while they can be a country look, used in a crafty way, just perfect!
- Cornflower: A dramatic royal Blue to add a pop of colour.
- Delphinium: We get Pacific which is tall and dramatic and the Butterfly which is light and airy
- Lilac: Has to be a favourite in white and soft coloured mauve.
- Lily: We get double petal ones now…Cannot wait to bring the Lily back!! Image Credit: Easytogrowbulbs
- Lily of the valley (oct) So petite, delicate, and whimsical. Sometimes the stems are a tad short for larger bouquets.
- Lisianthus: I call this the soft Rose because of the soft delicate petals
- Orchid: My favorite is the Cymbidium especially the Brown
- Phalaenopsis orchid: If you like the idea of adding some lux vibes put a tick on these.
- Pussy willow: Touch of twig is always a thing!
- Protea: We get some amazing ones now…Pink Ice, Grandi colour and more
- Ranunculus; The soft folded petals are just divine, and the range of colours makes them so special.
- Rhododendron: These are great to Bulk up and arrangement as the flowering heads burst open in a spectacular colour bomb Petals can be damaged easily so treat with care.
- Rose: Where do you start; Our Australian Farmers have some beautiful varieties and are worth seeking out. In saying that our customers just love a reflexed Columbian Rose.
- Snapdragon: Country like with a range of awesome colors
- Statice: Whimsical and great used in mass or to add a wild touch. Can be dried or fresh.
- Stephanotis (late) Bring out your wallet…. But makes a divine trail with its little white flowers
- Stock: Beautiful scent with the apricot or custard yellow being a favourite. The elongated shape pops above other flowers in a bouquet to give great shape.
- Sunflower (late): Happy flower!!
- Sweat pea (early) Oh just perfect for that wandering random look
- Tulip (early): Fringed, Doubles and singles. Beautiful blown open or closed, not to mention so many colours.
- Waratah: Simply stunning focal flower for texture and colour (Red and white)
These flowers listed below are featured in our Winter wedding edit and are also a good choice for spring wedding flowers.
*Alstromeria: Choose masses of one colour for maximum effect and peel off all the busy foliage
*Anthurium: You love them or hate them. Amazing colors to add just a pop of fine line to bouquet or arrangements
*Arum lily: A streamlined classic look
*Calla lily: Great colors to add a touch of drama. Similar to arum
*Daffodil: Cheery Field flower look
*Gerbera: Just love the Double petal ones but hard to get
*Gladioli: Fun to try but have their limits
*Heliconia: Just add a pop for shape and colour
*Hyacinth: If you are not into a heavy perfume turn the other way. The flowerets are perfect for wired work
*Jonquil: Country field style
*Magnolia: Just the Foliage
*Poppy: Watching them POP open is the best part