Choosing Your Wedding Florals By Season

The gorgeous flowers and foliage found all year long at Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens are a timeless backdrop for your one-of-a-kind wedding day! However, if you want to add just a few more brilliant blooms to the mix in the form of guest table centerpieces, a bridal bouquet or ceremony arch blossoms, we recommend looking to the seasons to guide your floral finishing touches. In season flower options offer so much more than a cost break; they set the tone of your celebration at a San Diego wedding venue.

Of course, there are some flowers and plants not affected by the changing seasons, such as the Garden Rose, Aster, Daisy and a variety of Succulents. But some options may be harder to procure than others. With so many flowering options at your fingertips, it is helpful to start somewhere so you have an idea when you consult with your wedding florist. So here are some seasonally aware options to add to your dream wedding day:

Spring Wedding Flowers (March-May)

These are typically defined by bright, cheerful flowers in a vast array of pretty pinks, perfect purples, and brilliant yellows. For spring wedding flowers you can focus on fresh-cut favorites such as:

  • Apple or Cherry Blossoms
  • Daffodils
  • Dogwoods 
  • Forsythia 
  • Hyacinths
  •  Hydrangea 
  • Iris 
  • Larkspur 
  • Lilacs 
  • Lilies
  • Lisianthus
  • Pansies
  • Peony
  • Sweet Pea
  • Maidenhair Fern 
  • Tulips

Summer Wedding Flowers (June – August)

Summer weddings evoke visions of clear sunny afternoon skies for ceremonies followed by warm candlelit twilight receptions. There are a variety of wedding entertainment ideas that you can incorporate in your summer wedding, but including a beautiful arrangement of bright flowers will truly bring your celebration together. A variety of vividly hued fresh flowers strewn through lush greenery foliage such as palm, banana leaves or eucalyptus are likely to transport your guests to a little piece of paradise. The look of a vibrant tropical bloom makes for the perfect addition to any summer soiree.

The best Summer wedding blooms include:

  • Anemone
  • Asters
  • Button Chrysanthemums
  • Calla Lilies
  • Cymbidium Orchid
  • Dahlia
  • Delphinium 
  • Freesia
  • Geraniums
  • Hydrangea
  • Iris
  • Phalaenopsis Orchid
  • Queen Anne’s Lace
  •  Sunflower 
  • Protea
  • Viburnum 
  • Zinnias

Fall Wedding Flowers (September-November)

Fall weddings are so romantic and the change of season has us all smitten. Fall wedding flowers can consist of dusty roses, soft oranges and dark berry hues. Hearty autumnal textures create an earthy feel for bridal flowers that really capture the beauty of this season. If you’re also in need of some beautiful fall wedding favor ideas, there’s a variety of flowers that your guests will absolutely love. Autumn foliage in bloom includes:

  • Asiatic Lily 
  • Asters 
  • Calla Lilies 
  • Chrysanthemums 
  • Dahlia
  • Gladioli, Marigolds
  • Foraged Grasses
  • Ranunculus 
  • Lunaria

Winter Wedding Flowers (December-February)

The crisp night air, fireplaces crackling, and sparkling snowy wonderlands give us good chills during the winter months. Couples can capture the beauty of this season with dramatic pale petals, rich velvety reds, and purples or a combination of these. A winter wedding can really bring in warmth through deep rich tones. Some beautiful winter wedding flowers we recommend include:

  • Amaryllis 
  • Anemone
  • Camellias
  • Casablanca Lilies
  • Forget-me-nots
  • French Tulips
  • Gardenias
  • Holly
  • Jasmine
  • Mini Gerberas
  • Narcissus Paperwhites
  • Thistles 
  • Poinsettias

When going through your wedding vendor checklist, make sure you take the time to think about a florist and what floral selection you want. Seasonal flowers and foliage will add to the ambiance of any wedding theme and truly wow your guests. No matter what season your wedding is, there’s a perfect flower arrangement to complement your big day, so enjoy saying “I-Do” surrounded by your beautiful wedding day blossoms and don’t forget to stop and smell the roses!