Like most other wedding-related decisions, choosing flowers for your special day can be very overwhelming. Flowers are a fundamental element of any wedding, and the decisions you make surrounding arrangements, bouquets, colours, sizes and varieties effectively set the mood and ambience of the event. In addition to this, the availability of your selected blooms is a major factor that must be considered. To simplify the ordeal surrounding flower selection and ensure that the execution of your wedding’s floral concept goes off without a hitch, base your floral decisions on the season of your wedding date.
The varieties of wedding flowers that are available during each season differ, and it can be disheartening to learn that the blooms you want may not be available during that period. Embracing the seasons and researching what blooms are abundant for each month can help you avoid this disappointment.
It may be possible to acquire out of season blooms through importation, however it will be a more expensive option due to the logistics involved, and the quantity and consistency of quality cannot always be guaranteed.
Buying your flowers according to the season is important, as it ensures that there will be a sufficient supply for the floral concept of your wedding, the flowers are more likely be sourced locally, and the blooms will be at the peak of their freshness and beauty.
With spring ushering in beautiful warm weather and lush greenery, it’s no wonder that it is the most popular time for Australians to get married. In terms of floral availability, spring boasts the greatest range of flowers, so couples planning their wedding during this time have a plethora of choices for their bouquets and venue decorations. However, due to the popularity of spring and the increased volume of requests, you may need to start your planning a little earlier if this is your desired season.
Wedding blooms that are abundant in spring, include:
- Arum Lilies
- Blushing Brides
- Calla Lilies
- Guelder roses
- Sweet pea
- Late season Peonies
- Water Lilies
To make the most of the endless blue skies and balmy nights, summer sees a spate of outdoor weddings and receptions. Due to the hot and dry conditions of Australia’s summer, wedding flowers available during this period tend to be hardier varieties that can withstand more extreme weather. Native Australian flowers are very popular during the summer, as they add a bit of fun to arrangements with their unique colours, shapes and textures.
Flowers that are in season during summer, include:
- Billy Buttons
- Gardenia Blooms
- Queen Anne Lace
- Kangaroo Paw
- Lisianthus or Prairie Gentian
- Tuber Rose
Autumn is the second most popular season for weddings in Australia, with the weather cooling down from a scorching summer and transitioning to more temperate climates. During this season the range of wedding blooms does begin to lessen, however there is still a diverse assortment of autumnal flowers that can fulfil any colour palette or theme you have planned for your wedding.
Wedding blooms that come alive in Autumn, include
- Camellia Blooms
- David Austin Roses
- Calla Lilies
- Early Cheers
- Parrot Tulips
Winter may not be the top pick for most, but it is the perfect fit for couples looking to achieve a more cosy and intimate atmosphere for their wedding. The options for flowers may seem more scarce during this time, however there is still a plethora of winter blooms available to add whimsy to your special day.
Some flowers that are in season during winter, include:
- Blushing Brides
- Cymbidium Orchids
- Sweet peas
- Double tulips
- Phalaenopsis Orchids
Poho Flowers For Your Wedding Day
At POHO Flowers, our professional team of florists will work closely with you to help bring the vision of your floral concept to life on your special day. We endeavour to provide you with exceptional service, and the highest quality blooms and seasonal products to make your wedding day magical. We can provide gorgeous wedding arrangements for locations across Sydney and New South Wales, and are more than happy to travel further if required.
If you’d like to make an enquiry with us for your wedding flowers and arrangements at firstname.lastname@example.org