An all-time favourite for a spring wedding, this full-bodied flower has a dense petal count and is full of texture. Peonies come in a variety of pastel, bright and dark colours, which is another reason why so many brides love them. They do come with a hefty price tag though.
Lilac features clusters of small flowers which, when used together, add volume to wedding arrangements, but can also look dainty and delicate in individual wedding bouquets. The purple variety is the most renowned, and besides looking pretty, also radiates the most marvellous scent.
3. Sweet Pea
Sweet Pea is known for having one of the biggest variety of colours in the plant kingdom, making it incredibly versatile and therefore quite a popular choice. This delicate, ruffled flower is also rather fragrant, and can be used alone in a bouquet to great effect.
There are over 3,000 varieties of tulips – yes, 3,000. From French tulips and double tulips to parrot and fringed, you’re guaranteed to find your dream flower in this beautiful blossom that are the symbol of the arrival of spring.
Ranunculus flowers are sometimes mistaken for peonies due to their full-bodied nature, but their shape is noticeably different. These flowers are wider and flatter, and their unusual make-up really makes them stand out in a bouquet with other flowers and greenery.
Another flower with an infinite amount of varieties and colours that’s in season all year round, but particularly at this time of year, is the rose. It’s a classic choice for wedding bouquets, and looks beautiful paired with practically any other blossom imaginable.
7. Lily of the Valley
Many royal brides have held bunches of Lily of the Valley for their wedding day – hello Kate Middleton! The flower, with its little bell-shaped buds that only come in white, is dainty and delicate, and its white colour contrasts beautifully against the brightness of its green stem and leaves.
Perfect for a boutonniere and also as an accompaniment to other flowers in your bouquets, freesia is a fragrant spring bloom that features many small bell-shaped flowers along a single stem. It looks dainty AND smells amazing.
The exotic orchid is a delicate plant that exudes grace and beauty, although in ancient Greece it was widely associated with masculinity. Orchids come in a wide variety of colours, shapes and sizes, and are among the best flowers to use for cascading bridal bouquets due to their flowy and tumbling effect.
If you’re after a large bloom but peonies are a little beyond budget, consider hydrangeas, which make for beautiful centrepiece arrangements as well as full-bodied bouquets. Also available in a stunning variety of colours, these flowers pair wonderfully with greenery and smaller flowers.