Spring is a time of growth, a transition period, with green sprouts emerging from the muddy brown earth and buds appearing on barren trees, despite the drifts of snow still lingering from past snowstorms. It’s not officially spring until March 20th, and most spring flowers in the Chicago area don’t start showing their blooms until April, however spring has been in full bloom in flower shops since January!
Having a spring wedding and wondering what flowers are available? Most people are familiar with many of the ‘bulb’ flowers such as tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. Perhaps less known and just perfect for their beautiful delicate blooms include muscari, anemones, and ranunculus. Blooming branches are available at this time of year and include quince, forsythia, and cherry. These are great for adding height to arrangements.
FlowersFlowers has created several options to inspire you! Cristina G Photography was behind the camera lens capturing the beauty, and Pensiero Ristorante generously provided their restaurant space for our photoshoot.
The simple and striking arrangement of the coral quince branches surrounded by the lush pink hydrangea, along with rose colored mercury glass votives, provides a gorgeous centerpiece arrangement which can be used at nearly any venue, from a restaurant to a loft. We floated the votive candles to add a bit of an edgy flair to the classic votive candle.
I always love whites and greens, and this floral design uses a grass green ceramic pot as the container, and the hydrangea, anemones, stock, orchids, and green trick, create a fresh spring, low and lush arrangement, perfect for any wedding, from 20 guests to 200 guests. We again added mercury glass votives to the table, adding warmth to the décor.
For a simple, yet dramatic look, a single bloom such as a tulip, will create a beautiful wedding table centerpiece. Add the floating votive candles, and you have a beautiful spring look.
The men get to show a bit of their spring flower fashion with boutonnieres, bold yellow ranunculus or the gorgeous and fragrant hyacinth boutonniere are some of the many options.
This muted pastel bouquet is a posey of lilac, anemones, scabiosa and garden roses, sure to be loved by brides who like a vintage or garden look.