Incorporating seasonal favorites into your wedding or event is a great way to capture the beauty that nature has to offer each month
I get absolutely giddy when we get inquiries for April because the flower market is bursting with beautiful blooms during this month. Locally we're just starting to see the first signs of spring pop out of the ground too. It's perfect inspiration for April events!
The best blooms of April come in soft shades and dainty whimsical shapes. We're sharing a few of our favorite stems to inspire your April nuptials and help you select some of the amazing offerings nature brings this time of year. Selecting in-season flowers will help to give your event a cohesive look and maximize your wedding flower budget.
Here are a few of our favorites:
Pieris japonica is named for Piera, which was the land of the muses in Greek mythology. No wonder she's so inspiring! The dainty pearl-like clusters come in white and pink and are perfect for romantic bouquets, even flower crowns and corsages. These flowers truly scream spring, but act quickly because the tiny budded variety is only available for a short time in April.
Ranunculus are an all-time bridal favorite for their luscious layers and layers of petals as well as the rainbow of candy-colored options ranging from white, pink, orange, red, yellow, purple, and cream. In addition to traditional varieties, growers have bred some amazing new versions including Butterfly (boasting singular flowers with airy bounce), Romance (huge flower heads), Cloni (huge range of designer colors) and Marshmallow (fluffier petals). Ranunculus are incredible long-lasting making them perfect for bouquets, boutonnieres and foamless installations.
Daffodils are having a serious comeback! Forget the plain old yellow variety your used to seeing in the grocery store every Easter. Daffodils aka narcissus come in shades of cream, gold, coral, and pink and can have ruffles, bowl-shaped cups and range from those with large heads to tiny little sprays. The jewel of the Netherlands, daffodils were named for Narcissus and when cut secrete a substance that will damage other flowers. But don't be deterred! With proper care and handling these blooms add a touch of spring to any arrangement and I'm certain we're going to see the trending over the next few years in wedding florals
I grew up in the nineties and Sheer Freesia was my FAV Bath and Body Works fragrance. I'm not sure I even knew what a freesia was until sometime in the 2000s but it's got a truly timeless fragrance. These pretty little bell-shaped open linearly down the stem and come in both soft and vibrant shades of pink, purple, yellow, white, and red. Because these blooms are smaller, it's best to use them in a simpler, low variety arrangements where they can really shine.
Leptospermum is the scientific name for the tea tree, the same tree that makes the delicious smelling oil used in hair care products. The delicate flowers of the leptospermum, or lepto add a modern, edginess to spring arrangements. Their woody stems and short piney needles create beautiful airy lines in bouquets and tall centerpieces. Blossoms come in shades of white, pink and red and are native to Australia and New Zealand.
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