Seasonal guide  Colour trends and fashions

 

Spring

Tulips, Muscari, Anemones, Cornflower, Lily of the Valley, Hyacinths, Iris, Daffodils, Ranunculus, Bluebells, Lilac, Brodea

Summer

Agapanthus, Alchemilla Mollis, Amaranthus, Antirrhinum(snap dragons), Astrantia, Astilbe, Bouvardia, Aster (end of summer), Delphiniums, Dahlia, Gentian, Gladioli, Hydrangea, Local sunflowers, Sweet peas, Stocks, Herbs, Nigella, Peonies (may-until end July), Scabious, Veronica, Viburnum

Autumn

Asclepias, Oak, Aster (beginning of Autumn), Carthamus, Crocosmia, Local sunflowers, Kniphofia (red hot poker), contorted willow and hazel, Physalis (Chinese lantern), Pussy willow, Rose hips, Snow berries

Winter

Berries, Hydrangea (more winter, rusty colours), Hippeastrum (amaryllis), Hyacinths (end of winter), Iris (end of winter),solidors,paperwhites, Malus, Berries, contorted willow and hazel, Pussy willow, rose hips

Good all year rounder

The majority of flowers can be sourced all year round now due to polly tunnels and special heating. Prices vary throughout the year and can change as much as every week. Roses, Germini, Anthuriums, Carnations, September flowers, Orchids, Eryngium Thistle, Lisianthus, Freesia, Sunflowers (not local, just Dutch), Lilies, Spray roses, Zantandesia (calla lily), Hypericum berries, Ferns, Foliage and grasses

 

Notes...

Some flowers cross over seasons and some will have a shorter season then others depending on the weather that year. This is especially important if you require local flowers for your wedding, the weather has a huge impact on the availability throughout the year.

 

Colour Trends throughout the Seasons

Spring has shown a huge rise in the use of locally grown flowers, brides are becoming increasingly aware of the costs to local flowers and flowers that have travelled. We source as much local as possible and the colours available can create the nicest of atmospheric weddings. When choosing a specific season as a theme for your wedding brides have thrown out tradition and gone for all the colours and flowers choices available at that time.

Spring is the perfect season to do this; it can be fun, creative and colourful. Spring is also a popular time for the colour blue as there are some really delicate flowers in these colours at this time.

Summer is a hugely popular time for vintage; every bride can take this theme down a different route. This could be rustic vintage; punk vintage, 20's, 30's and 60's are good eras to get plenty of inspiration from. The most popular is the country garden, Kath Kidston style with stunning blooms of roses, peonies, mixed herbs, plenty of scent and large blossoming flowers. Summer is the best time for all of those pastel shades, soft colourings and also the muted metallic vintage colours.

Autumn is the start of a complete change in our weather but also in the colourings and textures around us. Autumn weddings are becoming increasingly popular as there is no stress put upon yourselves for perfect weather on your day, but what is perfect weather?! Autumn can bring that beautiful crisp and fresh feeling, clearer air and lovely fresh air smells. This is a great season for lots of different shapes in flowers, lots of texture and shades of oranges, reds, rusty colours and fresh yellows.

Winter weddings can be a romantic time of year to get married, many couples choose to go down this route but often forget that with Christmas cropping up at this time of year flower costs can rocket. It might be romantic but can be costly. It's lovely to make the most of your foliages at this time, we have many couples that seem to limit themselves in winter and associate this time of year with red, and they stop there! Again, winter is full of textures with berries, holly, textured foliage like pine, spruce and soft ferns and rich smells like cinnamon and pinecones. We have enjoyed making more use of the smells at this time in using fruit, limes and oranges, cranberries and crab apples. Running on a more romantic theme in winter using whites, this can look absolutely stunning, fresh and delicate. A really up-lifting colour in cold months.