Guide to Seasonal flowers for a spring wedding

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Pick the best seasonal (& budget friendly) flowers for your 2013 wedding...

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In part two of our look at the best seasonal flowers for your wedding, we're showing you the best blooms for Spring weddings.

Kate Thompson, wedding expert and resident agony aunt at confetti.co.uk, has the pick of the blossoms that will make your Spring wedding extra special.

Seasonal spring flowers

Agapanthus - large, striking flowers, also known as African Lily.
Anemone - delicate flowers available in various colours.
Anthurium - waxy looking, exotic flowers.
Aster - daisy-like flowers on upright stems.
Bouvardia - clusters of small, tubular flowers.
Calla Lily - Striking lilies. Available in white and other colours. Not all colours are available throughout the year.
Carnation - long lasting and wonderful for using on their own in pomanders.
Cherry Blossom - delicate blossom – perfect for weddings.
Cornflower - usually available in blue, but other colours can be found.
Chrysanthemum - large, showy flowers.
Cymbidium orchid - striking orchids, up to 12 flowers on each stem.
Delphinium - tall flower spikes
Forget-me-not - tiny blue flowers on short stems.
Freesia - highly scented flowers in various colours.
Genista - masses of tiny flowers on straight stems.
Gerbera - contemporary, daisy-like flower in various colours.
Gloriosa - bright yellow and cerise, dramatic flower.
Heliconia - tropical flower.
Hyacinth - beautifully scented and various colours.
Hydrangea - enormous flowerheads in various colours.
Iris - popular, but relatively short-lived.
Lily - lilies are available throughout the year, but not in all colours.
Lily of the valley - tiny bell-shaped flowers. Can be very expensive.
Lisianthus - popular and available in various colours.
Muscari (grape hyacinth)
Narcissus - spring-like. Also known as daffodil.
Nigella - also known as 'love in the mist'. Delicate, papery flowers.
Oncidium Orchid - small yellow flowers along the stems.
Phalaenopsis orchid - large flower, perfect for a wedding bouquet.
Phlox - popular country garden flower.
Ranunculus - delicate, papery flowers. Wonderful for romantic weddings.
Rose - needs no explanation! Available in almost every colour.
Stephanotis - individual white, waxy flowers. Make wonderful buttonholes and bouquets.
Sunflower - striking flower usually in yellow.
Sweet pea - short lived. Wonderful colours and scents.
Sweet William - country garden flowers
Tulip - a very popular cut flower with many different varieties.

See our guide to winter wedding flowers here. Summer and autumn coming soon!

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