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Love in Bloom

Posted: Friday, Jan. 31, 2014

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Ashleigh has been living in Charlotte since 2008 with her oversized yellow lab. She is a communications professional, grad student, runner, and lover of all things wedding! After attending 13 weddings in three years, it's now Ashleigh's turn to be at the altar. Join her as she blogs about her adventures in step-by-step wedding planning and tips for other brides-to-be!

Spring is quickly approaching and is one of the prettiest times to have a wedding. Vibrant colors, warmer weather, and some of the best flowers a girl could ask for. If you’re willing to pay enough, you can get just about any flower you want at any time of the year. But if you’re budget conscious, or not set on any particular flowers, here are some good options for spring weddings:

My favorite Spring bloom is the peony. Peonies have large blooms that smell heavenly. If you’re looking for a luscious bouquet, you’ve found it. However, these beauties have a limited shelf life, from late Spring to early Summer. Perfect for a beach wedding! A nice substitute for those of you not getting married in May or June are garden roses, which bear a close resemblance.

Speaking of roses, they work year round. Classy, delicate, and of course, fragrant! You can’t go wrong with roses, but try lighter colors for Spring weddings, white, yellow, pink and save your reds for Fall and Winter.

I love the trend of wildflowers right now. Rustic farm weddings, chic backyard vows, outdoor “I do’s”… why not use flowers that will match the backdrop? Wildflowers provide a variety of colors for bouquets. If you’re wanting something a little more standard and without so much variety, try daisies. The pop of yellow will brighten things up without taking over.

Consider these your main flowers, and work with your florist to add in extra buds or garnishes for the perfect look. I love the idea of adding in fragrant herbs like mint. After perusing Pinterest and bridal magazines, ask your florist for photos of other weddings they have worked on so you can see their style and get ideas.

Flowers are not only important for your bouquet but for decorating on the big day. Remember flowers for the ceremony and reception and don’t forget the boutonnieres and corsages for parents and grandparents. Once you’ve decided on flowers for your big day, do a trial run with your bouquet just as you would your hair and make up. Gorgeous flowers can only make the happiest day of your life even brighter.

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