Love is in the air with the fresh spring ideas that are coming your way today! (Don’t miss this morning’s gorgeous cherry blossom wedding engagement!) Now that things are finally starting to warm up ‘round here and the cherry blossoms are in bloom, we thought it’s the perfect time to talk in-season florals with some of our favorite Washington DC wedding florists, who are here to provide inspiration to help you have a beautiful blooming day! From brightly colored ranunculus to sweet soft cherry blossoms, your Washington DC area wedding will be filled with gorgeous arrangements! Here is what they had to say about the best flowers to use for DC area weddings in the spring….
Gerry and Rebecca, owners of Petal’s Edge Floral Design:
While year round flowers like roses, hydrangea, orchids and so on are also available—and nice to mix in—there is a unique texture and feel to spring flowers that make them especially beautiful. So many of the most popular wedding flowers are available: tulips, ranunculus, sweet pea, lilac, lily of the valley, anemone, amongst others and at the very end of spring, those oh-so-sought after peonies! This is also the best time of year to use blue in your color scheme, as there are a few blue flowers, like muscari and hyacinth, that are unique to spring.
Lisa, owner of Petals and Promises, LLC:
The quintessential flowers for spring weddings are the pale shades of lavender and spring greens of the season. Lilac, freesia and hyacinth are timeless favorites with their delicacy and subtle scents that add sophistication to brides and maid’s bouquets.
Liza, owner of DBI Events:
Spring is all about fresh, wild and flirty designs. Arrangements should focus on showcasing everything that spring has to offer. Being in DC cherry blossoms are a staple. These blooming branches are perfect for an end of March/beginning of April wedding. The white or pink blossoms are an easy fit into any color palette. Pair these branches with other seasonal blooms and greenery for a wild, natural look or simply place them in a tall glass container for a clean, modern look.
Katie, owner of Elegance & Simplicity, Inc.:
The best flowers to use in the spring vary from month to month. April and May, in particular, are also awesome for aliums. Aliums are super fun to work with and create a unique statement if you want a little touch of whimsy for your wedding day. Vibernum is also in bloom which is a gorgeous bright green—perfect for spring! We love it when couples want to use these particular flowers as they all make gorgeous statement centerpieces and bouquets!
Maribel, owner of EightTreeStreet:
There’s nothing more exciting than finding beautiful flowers for your wedding bouquet to complement your wedding gown, and spring flowers make the task delightful! Some of the most romantic flowers that make each bride feel like a princess arrive in spring and come in fabulous hues of pink, purple, white, yellow, coral and lavender. I love including ranunculus, one of my favorites that can add a delicate touch to any bouquet! For a contemporary twist in designs , include daffodils and lily of the valley which look great not only on bouquets, but on boutonnieres for the groom as well.
Julie, owner of Honey Floral Design:
When it comes to flowers, you can’t go wrong with a spring wedding. Choose any color palette you want. It’s going to be stunning no matter what! Virginia and Maryland farms are brimming with ripe ranunculus, lush viburnum, bright anemones, flirty parrot tulips, flowering branches like dogwood and quince, and of course, a DC staple, cherry blossoms! My advice for spring: keep it simple, don’t distract too much with additional décor, and take advantage of this gorgeous season by focusing on flowers!
Photo and Flowers by B Floral Event Design
Shelly, owner of B Floral Event Design:
A spring wedding in DC is bound to be beautiful! The peony is certainly a favorite among most brides. They make for a beautiful bouquet and you should absolutely take advantage if they are available at the time of your wedding. Some of my other favorites that I love to see brides use are sweet peas, parrot tulips, viburnum and hyacinth. They have such great textures and colors. I also love dogwood and mock orange branches and would love to see couples use those more.
Holly, owner of Holly Heider Chapple Flowers
In the spring we love peonies of course. Tulips, muscari, lilac, and daffodils!
Photo and Flowers by Alicia Jayne Florals
Alicia, owner of Alicia Jayne Florals
If you’re looking for iconic Washington DC flowers you can’t go wrong with incorporating branches like cherry blossoms into the floral decor at your wedding. Not looking for that branchy effect? Try tulips. They will remind you of the 100 varieties planted at the National Park Service’s tulip library near the north side of the Tidal Basin. Another great spring flower is hellaborus. They’re in all the planters along Independence Avenue in Washington DC. You’ll find lovely shades of purple, mauve, green and white. Spring flowers love the slightly cooler weather. Take advantage of them while you can before the summer heat arrives and they go off crop!
Tons of spring wedding floral inspiration! And a big thank you to some of our favorite local floral designers for their input! Leave a comment and tell us what flowers you be using for your spring wedding!
For the best florists to bring your floral dreams to life, check out out local vendor guide for Washington DC area floral designers. And, if you are looking for more floral inspiration, be sure to check out our local DC wedding galleries, too!
If you aren’t getting married in the spring in the DC area, we have you covered! Check out our tips for the best flowers for fall DC area weddings and the best flowers for winter weddings in the DC area.