Want to know what flowers will be in season come springtime? We ask Scottish wedding florists for their seasonal faves…
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Nature’s awakening brings forth a fresh crop of cheerful blooms
WHAT’S IN SEASON?
Nothing says springtime quite like the appearance of beautiful ﬂowers after a long winter.
This burst of newness gives you plenty of choice.
“Classic brightly coloured spring ﬂowers, such as iris, narcissi, tulips and grape hyacinths are all lovely for table centre pieces and around your venue,” says Vicky from Vicky’s Flowers.
Snowdrops, crocuses, bright gerbera daisies and delicate cherry blossom are also popular choices for spring wedding ﬂowers.
“Paper white narcissi (white daffodils) with their distinctive smell are a good choice for a mixed wedding bouquet at this time of year too,” adds ﬂorist Val from Val Hamilton Wedding Flowers.
When Amanda, who wanted a fairytale wedding, and James, a classic rock music fan, got married in April 2018 at the Loch Ness Country House Hotel, Inverness, they worked closely with Something Special Flowers to make their ﬂowers personal.
“We had a traditional wedding with a good bit of rock and roll thrown in!” laughs Amanda.
“We had seasonal ﬂowers, keeping a traditional Scottish theme with thistle and heather buttonholes,and James had a guitar pick from one of our favourite bands in his.”
Cherry blossoms and pastel hydrangea featured in the centrepieces and the couple were married under a ﬂoral arch, which they added vinyl records to later in the day to show the seating plan.
Amanda’s bouquet ﬂowers contained a hidden meaning, too. “I was very close to my grandad and he lost a battle with dementia a couple of years prior.
Jillian from Something Special Flowers surprised me by adding forget-me-nots in my bouquet, which is the Alzheimer’s ﬂower, along with a picture of me and him, which was really touching.”
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TOP TIP: “I love cherry blossom at this time of year, however catching it at just the right time is a challenge.
Using an artificial version mixed through fresh foliage instead can be super effective.” Vicky’s Flowers
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