After all the snow we’ve had recently it’s hard to believe that today is officially the start of Spring. I always get really excited at this time of year because it’s not only the start of wedding season, but its the time when nature seems to suddenly come alive again. If we’ve met already you’ll probably know that I love being outdoors and also shoot an awful lot of flowers and gardens for one of Britain’s main horticultural charities. Funny really, because when I started out as a photographer I wouldn’t have been able to tell hellebore from a hibiscus and would have had very little interest in doing so. That’s all changed now though and I always marvel at the vision and skill of good floristry at weddings.
Anyway, I thought I’d use today as an opportunity to share some gorgeous florals which might inspire your own Spring wedding. There are so many beautiful plants flowering between now until Summer, from the ever popular sweet peas and peonies to flamboyant anenomes and irises. If you’re getting married between March and May you’ve got a lot of options for your flowers, here are some of my favourite Spring florals to get you inspired:
For me, Spring always conjures up images of wild flowers and foliage bursting into life. I’m a huge fan of wildflower and woodland-themed weddings and this style always looks amazing in more rustic, barn-style venues.
If you’re getting married just before the weather warms up, a more rustic style can make things feel nice and cosy. I love seeing these kinds of flowers set against the dark, ageing wood of a good barn venue or in a more shabby-chic setting too.
Pops of Colour
Some bold pops of colour can give your wedding a really bright, cheery look. Perfect to bring us all out of the drab winter season!
Classic Creams & Pinks
Let’s face it, you can’t really go wrong with classic creams, greens and pinks. In Spring this style looks really light and fresh and goes with pretty much any venue. Easy!
Pastels, Purple and Blue
Again, this style is really fun and cheerful and always seems to suit Easter weddings (probably because it reminds me of sweets and chocolates!). Purple is really on-trend this year as one shade was names Pantone’s Colour of the Year, ultra-violet.