So, are you recently engaged and you’ve set your date for a spring 2016 event? If so, congratulations!!!! You are about to embark on a wonderful journey filled with love, difficult challenges, heartbreaking disappointments, immense joy, and satisfaction, and we’re just referring to the planning process. Although this sounds like a lifetime journey, you’ll experience all these emotions and more while planning your wedding. The best advice I can give is to start now, including choosing your flowers.
You’ll be way ahead of the game if you have a good grasp of the flowers and varieties that will be available next spring. We are going to share with you three groups of flowers in three different colors be mixed and matched. Even if you haven’t selected a theme or design style, having a portfolio of the flowers you like will be an invaluable asset when the time comes to develop the actual décor. We’re also going to introduce you to some varieties you may not be familiar with. Having said that, it’s always good to have a list of substitute flowers when selecting some of the most unusual varieties.
1. One of my favorite spring flowers is the lilac, available in lavender, deep purple and white. It’s has a beautiful if not strong fragrance. While on the subject of fragrance, when referring to flowers please do not use the word smell. “Garbage smells, flowers have fragrance.” There, I feel better! Lastly, lilac will add wonderful texture to you designs. Lilac is abundantly available in early spring.
2. Hellebores are a flower gaining, in popularity with wedding designers everywhere. It has a beautiful, clean appearance and fits perfectly in the ever popular garden-themed wedding. This bloom has no fragrance and is available from late winter to early spring. It’s available in a range of colors from white, green apricot to a full spectrum of purples. Be prepared to spend a little more for hellebores however as it is not a bargain bloom.
3. A rose is a rose is a rose! However, we are introducing this antique lavender variety. We just love the soft, true lavender shade it gives us. One of the main things we love about the rose besides its irresistible beauty is that they are ubiquitous and therefore always available.
4. Ok, show of hands. How many have heard of Fritillaria Meleagris? Maybe you know the Fritillaria meleagris by one of its common names. It’s also known as snake’s head, chess flower, checkered daffodil, and drooping tulip. The colors this unique blossom offers us are purple, and the spotted white variety pictured above and like the hellebores it’s available in late winter and early spring.
Hopefully, you’re totally excited to begin planning your spring 2016 wedding. That’s all for this week! We will be discussing two other beautiful groups in subsequent posts! Thanks for reading!