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A Brief Guide to Seasonal Blooms (Featuring Work by Lale Florals)

We are crazy for wedding florals. If there was not work to be done, we could ogle over arrangements and bouquets all day long! We are blown away that florists can take a color palette, and a knowledge of what is in season, and create a stunning work of art. We have come to learn a few tips and tricks about wedding blooms, and one of those tips is to select flowers that are in season. Picking your florals by what is in season is a great way to be budget-aware, as out-of-season flowers cost more than flowers that are seasonally in bloom. For example, if your favorite flower is hydrangea (which blooms July through November), but your wedding is in February, you will probably have some trouble coming across hydrangeas without dropping some extra cash. We have compiled a brief guide to seasonal blooms, so you can start dreaming of the flowers you want in your upcoming wedding!

The photos we chose showcase work by one of our favorite floral vendors, Lalé Florals. Their designs are eye-catching, elegant, and the very best of floral artistry. The owner, Stephanie Clark, moved to Turkey post-graduation where she was inspired by the deep romance of ancient Ottoman alleyways. She brought that inspiration with her, which gives her floral designs a unique, fine-art aesthetic.

SPRING

(March – May)

A fresh, white bouquet is perfect for spring!
A fresh, white bouquet is perfect for spring! We love the white roses. Venue: Blanc Photo: Our Love is Loud

Our favorite spring flowers for bouquets and table arrangements are eucalyptus, peony, rose, and lilies. Full, green foliage in bouquets is trending, and we love the aesthetic of bright blooms popping out from leafy greens. The wedding pictured above is a shot from one of our favorite Lalé Florals weddings. They atmosphere they created for this wedding was a fairy tale dream.

Agapanthus, Amaryllis, Anemone, Apple blossom, Brodea, Calla lily, Cherry Blossom, Corn flower, Cosmose, Dahlia, Delphinium, Forsythia, Freesia, Gardenia, Heather, Hollyhock, Hyacinth, Larkspur, Casa Blanca Lily, Gloriosa Lily, Stargazer, Liatrus, Lilac, Narcissus, Orchid, Peach blossom, Peony, Phlox, Poppy, Protea, Pussy willow, Ranunculus, Rose, Seeded Eucalyptus, Solidago, Statice, Stephanotis, Stock, Sweet Pea, Tulip, Viburnum, Wax flower, Zinnia

SUMMER

(June – August)

Vibrant blooms! Our favorite aspect of summer weddings!
Vibrant blooms! Our favorite aspect of summer weddings! Venue: Blanc Photo: Daylene Wilson

During the summer, florals can steal the show from all the other decorations. And it’s not a bad thing! Dahlias are by far our favorite summer bloom. They come in the most vibrant shades of yellow, orange, pink, red, and purple, and are an incredible eye-catching piece in arrangements! Non-flower accent pieces such as citrus and bright fruits are another excellent addition to summer arrangements.

Alchemilla, Allium, Alstromeria, Amaranthus, Baby’s Breath , Bird of Paradise, Calla lily, Campanula, Carnation, Chrysanthemum, Cockscomb, Cosmos, Dahlia, Delphinium, Dianthus, Didiscus, Euphorbia, Foxglove, Freesia, Gardenia, Genista, Ginger, Gladiolus, Hallaconia, Heather, Hydrangea, Hypericum, Iris, Kangaroo paw, Liatrus, Lilac, Casa Blanca Lily, Gloriosa Lily, Star Gazer, Lisianthus.

FALL

(September – November)

The autumn leaves peeking through this arrangement are darling!
The autumn leaves peeking through this arrangement are darling! Photo: T & S Hughes Photography Venue: The Langham, Chicago

Autumn florals are amazing, because there is so much variety! For an autumn wedding, you can choose dark and moody colors, bright and warm colors, or light neutral colors for your floral palette. Fall is the season of flora changing and preparing for winter, but it is also a time of harvest, making it an excellent time for fun and creative arrangements. We love when florists use berries, pomegranates, and leaves in fall pieces.

Acashia, Allium, Alstromeria, Amaranthus, Anemone, Baby’s Breath, Bittersweet, Carnation, China berry, Chrysanthemum, Cockscomb, Cosmos, Echinops, Freesia, Gerbera Daisy, Gladiolus, Hypericum, Iris, Juniper, Kangaroo paw, Kalancheo, Liatrus, Lily, Asiatic, Lily, Gloriosa, Misty Blue, Orchid, Pepper berry, Protea, Queen Ann’s Lace, Quince, Rover, Roses, Rowen berry, Salvia, Solidago, Statice, Star of Bethlehem, Sunflower, Yarrow, Zinnia

WINTER

(December – February)

Lalé Florals is the master of huge, elaborate arrangements. Venue: Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch Photo: Rachel Havel

Don’t believe for one second that a winter wedding has to mean minimal florals! Two very vibrant florals, ranunculus and amaryllis, are winter-bloomers and come in almost every color. Winter is a great season to add some texture to your arrangements! Berries, dried leaves, and evergreen are excellent texture-adders in bouquets and venue decor.

Acashia, Alstromeria, Amaryllis, Carnation, Chrysanthemums, Cyclamen, Evergreens, Gerbera Daisy, Ginger, Helleborus, Holly berry, Lily, Asiatic Lily, Casa Blanca Lily, Narcissus, Orchid, Pansy, Pepperberry, Phlox, Protea, Queen Ann’s Lace, Roses, Star of Bethlehem, Statice