The Best Flowers to Use at Your Wedding

August 8, 2022

White Roses for your wedding day

As a florist, I love working with the most fresh and gorgeous blooms. I am several hours away from the nearest flower market, but I make it a point to go there a handful of times every year to lay eyes on the product. There are SO MANY possibilities out there, always more to soak in and learn, and I am always pleasantly surprised that I find several varieties of flowers I have never seen or worked with before. 

That being said, here are the two most important things to me on your wedding day when it comes to flower varieties:

1) that the flowers are coordinated with the vibe/color/feel you are going for and 

2) that they are FRESH. 

Did you notice that I didn’t mention any specific blooms in those important things? That would be because I never promise exact varieties, only color schemes. I have spent a lot of time (we’re talking years) working with reps and finding the best and most trusted sources. Now, I most definitely honor special requests if the products meet my quality standards, but for the most part, I don’t ever tell you I will be using X,Y and Z. Doing that would be super limiting in a market FULL of wonderful choices! And, the X, Y or Z may look like garbage – and if I’m contracted to use it, then you would be contracted to get the garbage, so we just don’t go there at all. 

That being said, I’ll list some of my go-to flowers by season that I tend to use most. Rose varieties are available all year, so I’ll leave those off the list. There are absolutely gorgeous rose varieties easily accessible to us. Do a quick Google search for Quicksand Rose, Distant Drum Rose, Combo Rose, Toffee Rose, or Playa Blanca Rose – those are some of my favorites. Even the “I don’t like roses” brides tend to love some of the ones I use most and they are all super hardy and hold up wonderfully on wedding day 🙂 


WINTER: Ranunculus, Butterfly Ranunculus, Peony, Anemone, Hellebores, Hydrangea, Jasmine


SPRING: Ranunculus, Butterfly Ranunculus, Campanula, Tulip, Hyacinth, Stock, Larkspur, Scabiosa, Astrantia


SUMMER: Dahlia, Rice Flower, Freesia, Veronica, Lisianthus, Cosmos, Waxflower, Calendula, Zinnia, Black Eyed Susan, Celosia


FALL: Dahlia, Astrantia, Freesia, Lisianthus, Football Mum, Blushing Bride Protea, Strawflower, Cushion Mum, Gomphrena

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