Flowers always serve as a constant source of inspiration for us, and few things complete your bridal look more than your bouquet. The colors, textures, and blooms included all speak to your unique style. And without a doubt, you should absolutely love every detail. However, searching for inspiration can become tricky if you’re unsure of the names of your favorite flowers or if a particular variety is in season. For all of these reasons and more, we can’t recommend turning to a professional florist enough!
To celebrate spring wedding season, we’re welcoming five of our go-to florists from Philadelphia to chat about favorite bouquets they’ve designed and in season flowers they turn to again and again (garden roses, ranunculus, peonies, and anemones are mentioned frequently!). Read on for unique insight from Beautiful Blooms, Falls Flowers, Fleur De Lis, Love ‘n Fresh Flowers, and Robertson’s Flowers! As always, make sure to pin the bouquets that stand out to you onto Pinterest.
Jennie Love, Love ‘n Fresh Flowers:
I loved designing this vivid bouquet of spring blooms for our bride at Bartram’s Garden in Philadelphia. The rich jewel-tones of the peonies, bachelor buttons, anemones, baptisia, forget-me-nots, thistle and sweet pea made for a bright and bold statement, a perfect match to our bride’s vibrant personality. Tucked in low were lots of ferns and fragrant herbs, making the bouquet feel as though it had just been picked from the garden where the ceremony was held.
In spring, I love using the billowy ranunculus, double tulips, fragrant narcissus, cheerful anemones, and ruffled peonies that bloom in abundance at our farm. While many people think of pastels for springtime, I love bold hues, especially yellow, this time of year. It’s just the wake-up call we need after the dullness of winter!
Peicha Chang, Falls Flowers:
I’m loving this bouquet for spring – bright, warm, and cheerful, but still sophisticated. Local ranunculus and anemones make it extra luscious. The little narcissus are my favorite flower of the moment – sweet and springy, which makes them perfect for a wedding bouquet! A few roses and accents of astrantia and tulips round everything out.
Jennifer Lima, Robertson’s Flowers:
This bridal bouquet remains one of our favorites for the tone and textures that it captures. Our bride wanted a lush floral design that more elegantly mimicked the natural elements of her outdoor ceremony and reception without becoming too rustic. The combination of soft pink peonies, fluffy white hydrangea and large yellow roses were accented with green trick, scabiosa, poppy pods and succulents for a bold yet soft late spring bouquet.
Donna O’Brien, Beautiful Blooms:
I love this bouquet because it is romantic and elegant and I’m drawn to the flower types that we mixed together for the texture. Gorgeous kaleidoscope orchids, garden roses in two colors and spray roses created this luscious bouquet. Oh La La!
Margaux St. Ledger, Fleur De Lis:
Spring is the time of the year that there is most abundance in fabulous flowers to choose from for a bouquet. My favorite flower is the coral charm peony. The color is amazing. The size is huge and there is something so wonderfully “wild flower looking” about it.
Spring is perfect because flowers like peony and lilac become available, but you can also still get ranunculus and anemone before they taper off for the summer. And what is better after a long, grey winter than the birth of spring flowers and all the colors they grow in.