You’ve secured the venue, the date, the time and sent those RSVP’s – now what? Well, now come the vendors and one of those is your florist. When it comes to florists, they may ask “what are you thinking” or “do you have a color scheme you’re working with?” Unless you have a Pinterest board fully dedicated to flowers, you may not know where to start but don’t panic! Read on to find out what flowers are in season to help you when it comes to creating your dream floral arrangements!
Above: Elizabeth Friske Photography
Not only is it the perfect time for an outside wedding but Virginia Beach is blooming – literally! The grounds are lush and green, so why not add some Mountain Laurel pinks and White Blossoms for contrast? Some Coneflowers and a bouquet of creamy-white or pink Magnolia Blossoms for your wedding party can make a statement! Ask your florist about these other in-season flowers: Daffodils, Lily of the Valley, Delphinium, Anemones, Hyacinths, Irises, Hydrangea, Bluebells, Peonies, Tulips, Calla Lilies, and Roses.
Right: Jared Beasley Photography
Virginia Beach summers can sometimes feel like a heat wave which means you need to have flowers that can hold up well in the warm weather! You could go with Sunflowers, Spiderwort’s Three-Petaled Blooms of purple, white or pink. If those don’t tickle your fancy, try looking at Gerbera Daisies, Peonies, Delphinium, Irises, Orchids and Asiatic Lilies!
Left: Sweet Adeline Photo
Add in all of the warm, fuzzy colors of fall with maroon, mustard, orange, red, and deep green florals. The autumn season has so many options from Hydrangea to Carnations and Marigolds to Viburnum and Narcissus! You can also think out of the box and add ribbons, pumpkins or even few autumn leaves in your bouquets or centerpieces. Not only will they look beautiful but they may even add a nice fragrance to the mix!
Outdoor wedding move indoors as the colder weather months come in but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little bit of the outside while you’re inside! Every good florist knows that winter weddings call for some greenery and lighter colored flowers, so try Hydrangeas, Tulips, Camellias, Roses, Amaryllis, and Ivy to spice up your winter wedding!
Below: Chelsie Darling Photography
No matter what season you decide to have your wedding, it’s bound to be beautiful! There are numerous options for in-season flowers each month, so be sure to talk with your florist and save a little bit while still having the floral arrangements of your dreams!