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15 Most Popular Flowers for Weddings That Ooze Romance

We're all for breaking the mould, but there's a reason there's a bunch of flowers most popular for weddings - they're timeless, chic, and ooze romance!

In this article, you can inspire your own choices. Plus, visit our weddings page to see what they might look like in situ:

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We'll dive into each popular wedding bloom, sharing with you when they're in season and what colours they are available so you can begin to better understand what you want for your special occasion.

A Round-Up of The Most Popular Wedding Flowers

1. Rose

Roses are often associated with love and romance.

So, it's no surprise that they're one of the most popular flowers for weddings.

Hybrid tea, spray, and garden are the main types of roses featured in wedding bouquets and floral landscapes.

And they're exquisitely beautiful.

We personally love David Austin Roses too!
The main season for roses is spring, but they also bloom during the summer and autumn.

So, they're the perfect choice for weddings throughout most of the year.

White is a timeless colour choice for elegant weddings, but a large array of other shades are also available, such as pink, yellow, purple, and orange.

This makes roses the ideal fit for a myriad of wedding colour themes and styles.

2. Ranunculus

Ranunculus are bright and beautiful blooms that are often used as accent flowers in wedding bouquets.

They have closely formed petals and striking colours that make them an excellent choice as flowers for weddings.

And the variety of colours available makes these blooms popular with grooms as a boutonniere option.
The normal season for ranunculus is January to the end of May.

And the kaleidoscope of colours available means they're a good match for the themes and stylings of most weddings.

3. Peony

Peonies are bright and luxurious flowers for weddings.

They're simply magical.

The fluffy and soft appearance of these blooms with ruffled petals exudes romance.

And they make a real statement in a bridal bouquet or in a centrepiece on the top table.
The season for peonies is from April to June, and they're a much sought-after flower for weddings.

Their popularity is enhanced by their ethereal shape, sweet scent, and the variety of available colours, including pink, red, orange, yellow, and white,

4. Hydrangea

These cloud-like blooms are often included in wedding bouquets with roses and fresh foliage for a classic look.

They can also be combined with orchids for a more contemporary vibe.

Aside from bouquets, hydrangeas are an excellent choice as flowers for weddings overall.

Their voluminous shape makes them perfect for table landscapes and large arrangements.
The season for hydrangeas is May to the end of September.

So, they're great for summer and early autumn celebrations.

Choose them for your wedding, and you get access to a range of stunning colours, including white, cream, blue, cerise pink, and lilac.

5. Sweet Pea

Sweet peas are delicate and exquisitely scented.

Their dainty appearance makes them perfect for creating a simple bridal bouquet hand-tied with ribbon.

This is a great look for a boho or humanist celebration.

You can also choose to add sweet peas as an accent to a classic bouquet.
Sweet peas are in season from March to the end of June, so they're a feature of many spring and early summer weddings.

Whether on their own or part of a mixed bouquet of blooms, they shine in a variety of colours such as white, pink, coral, red, violet, and blue.

6. Gardenia

Gardenias are elegant blooms with a sweet fragrance.

They don't have a stem, so these popular flowers for weddings are most often used as table decor.

They're also a familiar site at boho weddings, where they look amazing as a single-flower corsage or hair accessory.

And they're stunning in a flower crown.

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Gardenias normally bloom at the right time for late spring and summer weddings.

These exquisite blooms are available in several different colours, including red, pink, pale yellow, and white.

7. Anemone

Anemone flowers are often black and white.

So they're regularly used as flowers for weddings where there's a contemporary vibe.

Their delicate petals and bold dark centres give them a striking appearance.
If you're not planning a summer wedding, anemones could be an amazing inclusion in your flower choices.

They're in season during spring, autumn, and winter.

Although black and white is the most often seen colour combination for anemones, they're also available in colours such as pink, red, violet, and blue, and there are more than 120 varieties altogether.

8. Dahlia

Dahlias are one of the most regularly seen flowers for weddings.

This isn't surprising, given the impact they make.

They have a real presence with their bold and colourful blooms.

And the flowers of some varieties pack a punch with their large size too.

Commonly known as dinner-plate dahlias, they're at least eight inches across.
The season for dahlias runs from May to around mid-October, so they're popular flowers for weddings in the summer months.

The range of available shades just adds to their popularity.

Choose from colours including pink, purple, red, scarlet, orange, yellow, and white.

You'll also often see striped blooms or flowers tipped with a different colour.

9. Tulip

The tulip is a symbol of consuming love, so it's not surprising that it features on our list of most popular flowers for weddings.

This popularity is due to the versatility of tulips, which means they can be included across a wedding floral landscape in bouquets, boutonnieres, and table centrepieces.

There are also many colours and varieties of tulips you can choose from.

At Blooming Haus, Michal has a passion for the unique presence of the parrot tulip, which looks amazing as a wedding flower.
Tulips are an excellent choice of flower for early summer weddings as their season runs from April through to June.

As far as colour choices go, there's a myriad of them, including white, cream, yellow, red, pink, purple, violet, orange, maroon, bronze, and apricot.

10. Orchid

Orchids have recently seen a resurgence in their popularity as flowers for weddings.

The emphasis is on optimising their classic beauty in a way that exudes elegance and creativity.

We love using these blooms in interesting contemporary bouquets.
These exquisite flowers have a season that runs between April and September, with their peak flowering time happening in May.

Favourite varieties of orchids like Phalaenopsis, Dendrobium, and Cymbidiumare are available in hues of pink, red, blue, white, purple, orange, green, and yellow.

11. Calla Lily

The Calla Lily has a distinctive trumpet shape that makes it the star of many table centrepieces at weddings.

It's a breathtaking flower that will catch the attention of guests on your big day.

Their sleek blooms and stems make Calla Lillies the perfect choice as flowers for weddings with a contemporary vibe.
You'll find these stylish flowers available for weddings during their normal season, which runs from February to the end of August.

The most popular colour choice is pristine white, but you can also choose Calla Lillies in shades of cream, yellow, pink, and purple.

12. Lilac

With their loose organic shape, Lilacs make a standout centrepiece at wedding celebrations.

A large bunch of lilacs is also a superb bouquet choice for a bride who wants to stand out from the crowd.
The season for lilacs is predominantly spring although the reblooming variety does flower again into summer.

Lilacs are most commonly known for being the colour of the same name, but if you choose them for your wedding, you'll find that purple, pink, and white varieties are also available.

You should also be aware of the sweet fragrance of these flowers to ensure that it's a good fit for your celebrations.

13. Lily of the Valley

Lily of the valley is one of the most delicate flowers for weddings.

Its bell-shaped blooms have featured in the bouquets of some famous brides such as Grace Kelly and Princess Diana.

We love the classic look of combining several stems of lily of the valley together with green foliage.

It's a bouquet option that endures across the years and always looks fresh.
The season for lily of the valley is relatively short.

It lasts from April into the early part of May.

These white and sometimes pink flowers grace many bridal bouquets during this period.

14. Jasmine

These pristine blooms have an innate beauty and sweet scent all of their own.

These attributes and their versatility make them an easy choice for our list of popular flowers for weddings.

If you're choosing wedding flowers, these blooms can be used as a hair addition, in a bouquet, as part of a table landscape, and even as part of your wedding favours.
The season for jasmine runs from June to early autumn, so they're a great option if you're looking at flowers for weddings in summer.

The colour most associated with jasmine is white, but a winter jasmine variety also has yellow flowers.

15. Hellebore

Looking for flowers for weddings in winter?

We'd like to give a shout-out to the hellebore.

These elegant blooms bring colour to the world as popular wedding flowers from January onwards.
As we've already touched on, the season for hellebores as wedding flowers runs from winter into early spring.

Available in colours including purple, mauve, pink, yellow, and white, they help to brighten what can be a muted time of year.

This is excellent news when you're looking for inspiration for winter wedding flowers.

16. Which Wedding Flowers Should You Choose?

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Whether you have a vision for your wedding or an open mind at this stage our creators, led by swiss-trained Master Florist Michal, are here to provide expert direction.

How does your venue affect your wedding flowers?

The venue for your wedding has a big impact on the decisions you make about wedding flowers.

You need to consider aspects such as space and decor.

For example, these large floral arrangements we created are well-suited to a grand venue as they aren't overwhelmed by the scale and grandeur of the space.
Flowers by Blooming Haus
In contrast to this, a smaller, more contemporary venue will benefit from more intimate structures.

Do your wedding flowers fit with your wedding theme?

We work with couples to ensure they make the right flower decisions for their chosen theme.

As an example, this installation featuring pristine white orchids would be at home in a contemporary celebration.
Flowers by Blooming Haus
On the other hand, David Austin roses, peonies, and gypsophila are perfect for more vintage and traditional weddings.

Do your wedding flowers fit with your colour palette?

Colour is another essential consideration when you're choosing wedding flowers.

It's not necessary to exactly match your colour palette with your flower choices; you can play with different tones and shades of colour instead.

But, there are times when choosing a single palette looks breathtaking, such as this all-white landscape embellished with our florals.
Flowers by Blooming Haus
Colour blocking with striking choices such as reds, oranges, and purples often work well.

It looks spectacular when it's done well and creates a powerful statement.

Concerned about how well the flowers you want to use will work with your colour palette?

We'll work with you to help you make the right decisions and provide you with alternatives where there's a potential clash.

Do your wedding flowers complement your dress silhouette?

Your bridal bouquet should never overpower your dress.

So, you need to think carefully about how the flowers you choose will look when you hold them in front of you on your big day.

The stunning white and green bouquet we created for this bride complements her dress without distracting the eye away from it.
Flowers by Blooming Haus
Colour-wise, for brides wearing ivory dresses, we'd recommend bouquet flowers in shades of peach, pink, and orange.

For other dress colours, it's a good idea to play with flowers in shades of the same colour or with complementary colours.

This journal post has more advice about the best bouquet to complement your dress.

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What flowers are in season for your wedding?

Choosing wedding flowers that are in season makes sense for several reasons:

- They provide the best results
- They're good quality
- The overall look is consistent with the time of year
- They keep the carbon footprint of your wedding lower because they can be sourced locally

We use seasonal blooms wherever possible to create exquisite floral landscapes for weddings.
Flowers by Blooming Haus
You can see it makes sense to choose flowers that are in season for your wedding.

And, it's not as complicated as it might sound.

If you start planning your wedding twelve months before your big day, spend some time looking at flowers locally and see what's in season.

The same flowers will be back in season on your wedding date.

So, you can start making choices and have some fun at the same time.

Plus, you may come across blooms that you didn't know existed.

We're also happy to advise you about flowers that will be in season for your celebrations.

And, we'll provide you with alternative suggestions if you're favourites aren't available.

17. Ready to Plan the Flowers for Your Wedding?

Love the blooms that we've included in our list and want to get started planning your wedding flowers?

We're excited to help you bring your wedding to life!

And, if you want to make more unusual flower choices, we're good with that too.

Whether you opt for popular wedding flowers or not, the most important thing is that your florals design is unique and personal to you.

We believe that every couple, and every wedding, is an opportunity to tell a love story.

So, our service is personalised to you.

Our designs are bespoke and we're there on your wedding day to make sure everything is perfect for you.

Call us on 020 3389 9609 to start planning the design of your wedding flowers.

Or, send an email to contact@bloominghaus

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