Think about flowers with a delicate quality to their petals and a simple design. With so many trees blooming during this season, your choices are even greater.
Tulips and Daffodils are some of the more beloved flowers that evoke the joy and delight so central to spring. Tulips come in all the colors of the rainbow and can easily be selected as the center of your bridal bouquets or as accent flowers in other arrangements. Daffodils reflect the cheerful relief of winter's passing and their sunny color blends easily with other flowers. Both these beauties can be arranged in bouquets, tied up individually for pew bows, or massed in vases.
Consider these other choices:
Roses (pale pink, peach, yellow)
Strawberry (Both leaves and fruit)
Lily of the Valley
Johnny Jump Up
Flowering trees are another place to look for spring wedding flowers. Dogwood and Crabapple deck themselves out in the spring with flowers covering their branches. Longer limbs, sprigs, or the separate flowers can add texture and style to all your arrangements. Cast an Oriental resonance with a flowered limb and lavender Orchids for the reception tables. Pussy Willows with their furry little bumps can be used to create a subtle background from which more colorful flowers can shine. Fruit trees, such as Peach, Orange, and Apple, have very dainty blossoms that bring a wonderful fragrance as well a seasonal pull to your flowers.
Pastel ribbons, organza, and chiffon can be used to tie up any type of flower and lend a spring time touch. Wicker baskets are easily spray painted verdant green (or any other color) to give Hydrangeas a grassy base from which to bloom. Straw hats are excellent choices as vases, especially when filled with Daisies or Pansies.
April showers and the gentle patter of falling rain could also be tied into your wedding flowers. Watering cans are a snap to spray paint or can be purchased in blushing colors. Fill these to the brim with yellow or blue Iris for a more casual head table decoration. Fountains filled with floating Clematis or Rose petals would bring the tranquil sound of bubbling water to your gathering. This would be a great idea as a focal point in the reception decorations. Arbors, used inside or out, are easily woven with climbing peach or yellow Roses and Honeysuckle vines. Repeating bouquets, draped across the front of an arbor and then again at head and ankle height, would add the romance with a smaller number of flowers.
Think about greens which are lighter in color like limes and emeralds which will lighten the overall tone of your arrangements. Clusters of blooming bulbs can bring charming elegance to your ceremony and you can select whatever style of pot suits you. These will need to be thought about early so that they have time to grow and bloom. For an early spring wedding, Crocus surrounded with white Carpet Flowers would give the impression of spring blooming out of the last winter snows.
Budding trees, warm gentle rains, and the certain knowledge that winter is on the way out. That is the essence of spring. So let your flowers herald the arrival of this blissful time of year and enjoy the happiness that spring wedding flowers so naturally bring.