Spring wedding flowers have our hearts! Let’s talk about the 10 must-have spring wedding flowers for 2023 and 2024 wedding couples. We not only LOVE these flowers but practically use them in every spring wedding. Much like the #bouquetbreakdowns, we will give you the flowers’ names, some quick facts, their availability, and their price range on a scale of $ to $$$$$. Plus as a bonus, we will include a photo of each flower for your reference next to its description.
The peony is certainly one of the most requested and highly sought-after wedding flowers. While you can get them *nearly* year-round, spring is their time to shine! Peonies come in a variety of colors from white, pink, yellow, coral, and even a deep red/burgundy. Along with the huge variety of colors, peonies also offer a huge variety of bloom styles. However, we find single-petal and semi-double peonies are just as gorgeous. With all the different colors and petal styles, you might be thinking wow that’s a lot to go through. Lucky for you knowing the perfect peony for your special day is our job! Peony prices can vary greatly depending on the size, color, and variety. Most peonies typically run $$$-$$$$$ out of $$$$$ on the expense scale.
Ranunculus flowers are some of the most sought-after wedding flowers. While yes, you can get these flowers year-round. We find that spring brings the best local options for both size and color. Ranunculus are available in a huge spectrum of colors. The most popular being white, blush, pink, coral, peachy apricot, yellow, and burgundy. Japanese growers have a designer series of ranunculus that are to die for! While they are twice the price of the classic ranunculus, the heads are much larger and full, and come in some stunning colors and patterns. We give classic ranunculus a $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expense scale.
Anemones are a very unique flower that blooms in the spring and are probably the most eye-catching flower on our list. Anemones are very sensitive to light and heat. They will fully close up in the night and then fully reopen again in the morning when the sun comes back out. Their dark black centers appear to be almost navy in the light. For this reason, we find couples like to use them as a pop of navy in a bouquet to match the groom’s suit. Anemones come in white, pink, purple, burgundy/wine, blue, and a few more “enhanced” colors. We give anemones a $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expense scale.
Stock is often used as a filler flower but we think it may deserve a little more of a title than that. Stock has a beautiful clove scent and is considered a line flower. This means the bloom grows in a linear fashion instead of a ball. Stock comes in a large variety of colors from white, blush, salmon, peach, lavender, deep purple, magenta, and light yellow. While stock is available year-round, we love to use it in spring weddings because of its soft pastel colors. We give stock a $$ out of $$$$$ on the expense scale.
Garden Roses are another flower that are available year-round but really shine in the spring when mixed with other soft and romantic seasonal blooms. Some of our favorite varieties to use in the spring are David Austin Juliet Roses, Tsumugi Warbara Roses, Princess Maya Roses, and Golden Mustard Roses. Garden roses are often distinguished from regular roses due to their beautiful scent and bloom structure. They have more petals than a traditional rose and are often have a larger bloom aperture. Garden Roses can vary in price depending on the specific variety, their demand, and the farm where they come from. For that reason, we give garden roses a $$$-$$$$$ out of $$$$$ on the expense scale.
Tulips might be the most notable of the spring flowers on this list. They are often one of the first things to bloom in the spring. Tulips come in virtually every color and even a few different petal styles. The traditional single-color tulip is by far the most widely available and often used. However, growers are starting to offer more unique double tulips, peony tulips, parrot tulips, and fringed tulips. Vermont offers some of the best tulip farms in the united states and for that reason, we always prefer local blooms. Tulips can vary in price depending on their variety. Single tulips are the most cost-effective and we would rate them $ out of $$$$$ on the expense scale. The double, peony, parrot, and fringed-edged tulips can run anywhere from $$-$$$ out of $$$$$ on the expense scale.
Butterfly ranunculus are related to the other ranunculus above but have a little different growth habit and bloom structures. These beautiful blooms often have multiple heads per stem and are visually a much lighter flower on the eye. We often use them as flowy flowers or dancing flowers in a bouquet. They give wonderful movement to any and all arrangements. We can totally see why though. Much like the other ranunculus, they are available in a wide variety of colors. We give butterfly ranunculus $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expense scale.
Sweet Peas are some of our favorite locally grown spring wedding flowers. Their delicate and soft nature is great for adding a touch of femininity to a bouquet or adding some movement. They are available in nearly every color, even those hard-to-find blue tones! Ardelia Farms in Barton, Vermont grows and sells over 70 different varieties of sweet peas. Told you there were a lot of different color options. Another thing to note is that sweet peas smell like heaven. If you are looking to add some soft fragrance to your bouquet, I would certainly think about sweet peas. We give sweet peas a $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Hellebores are often the first sign of spring as they tend to bloom when there is still snow on the ground. These extremely cold-tolerant flowers are the perfect addition to your spring wedding bouquet. They often have larger downward-facing blooms with the most beautiful patterns. Hellebores are best picked when the small seed heads start to form from the yellow center. It is important to keep in mind that hellebores are toxic to humans and pets so they should be kept away from anyone that might try to snack on them. Due to their delicate nature and conditioning process, hellebore can be on the more expensive side of wedding flowers. However, we think they are so worth it! We give hellebores a $$$-$$$$$ on the expensive scale.
Astilbe is another flower that we LOVE to use in spring wedding work. While technically they would be considered more of a summer-blooming wedding flower, we think their softness pairs best with the springtime flowers. Just like stock, astilbe is considered a line flower due to its vertical bloom. Astilbe unlike most flowers requires mostly shade to grow and thrive in moist soil. Astilbe is available in white, blush, pink, and red/burgundy. We give astilbe $$$ out of $$$$$ on the expense scale.
I know what you’re thinking, but what about daffodils?! Well, to be honest, daffodils do not play nice with others. When a daffodil is cut the stem secretes a milky substance that can poison other flowers and actually kill them. For that reason, we skipped them in our 10 must-have spring flowers for your wedding. However, if you are dead set on having daffodils in your bouquet we can always make it work and incorporate them!
Which flower above is your favorite? Are you planning to use any of them in your spring wedding? Let us a comment below! Not sure if these spring flowers will work for your wedding? Let’s chat!