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The process of selecting the perfect flowers for your special day can be overwhelming. Flowers are one of the most important elements in creating the style and ambiance for your wedding. It can be difficult to decide on the colours and styles you’d like, particularly with so many tools available, to give you inspiration ( like Pinterest). It’s so easy to get distracted by many different options. The availability of particular flowers is a factor that also must be considered. To simplify the process of flower selection, availability and budgeting, base your floral choices on the season of your wedding date.

SEASONALITY

The varieties of flowers that are available during each season obviously change and it can be disappointing to find out that the flowers you would like to have may not be available. To avoid disappointment, it’s a matter of either setting your date to suit seasonal availability or embracing the season and plan your flower styling to suit the time of year.

It is possible to source some flowers out of season, through importing networks, but the cost will be significantly higher than using local, seasonal flowers. Flowers that are not in season, can often be disappointing, because of poor quality.

Choosing flowers according to the season will ensure that the supply and quality is reliable and less expensive. See the guide below to give you some ideas. Although this list is not exhaustive, it is a good starting point for your planning.

SPRING

Spring is the most popular time for weddings in Australia. In terms of floral availability, spring enjoys the greatest range of flowers, so planning your wedding for this time of year allows for a wide range of options for bouquets and other arrangements. 

Spring flowers include:
  • Arum Lilies
  • Poppies
  • Blushing Brides
  • Anemones
  • Calla Lilies
  • Lilacs
  • Garden roses
  • Daffodils
  • Ranunculus
  • Freesias
  • Stocks
  • Lisianthus
  • Hyacinths
  • Lavender
  • Rice flower
  • Flannel flowers
  • Grevillea
  • Sweet pea
  • Snapdragons
  • Peonies (Late October- November)
  • Tulips ( early Spring)
  • Waratah ( October)
  • Wax flower
  • King Proteas
  • Water Lilies

SUMMER

The hotter conditions of Australia’s summer, means seasonal flowers are not as prolific as in Spring. However, there is still a beautiful selection of blooms for a summertime wedding. Native Australian flowers are very popular during the summer, but they aren’t all available during this season. Proteas particularly can be difficult to source at this time of year.

Summer flowers include:
  • Hydrangeas
  • Billy Buttons
  • Paper Daisies
  • Celosias
  • Peonies ( early
  • December)
  • Dahlias
  • Delphinium
  • David Austin roses
  • Gardenia Blooms
  • Queen Anne Lace
  • Kangaroo Paw
  • Amaranthus
  • Gloriosa
  • Lisianthus
  • Roses
  • Tuber Rose
  • Stephanotis

AUTUMN

Autumn is the second most popular season for weddings in Australia, with beautiful temperate weather. During this season there is still a fabulous assortment of autumn flowers that can fulfil any style or theme you would like. Autumn is a fantastic time for many native flowers.

Autumn flowers include:
  • Bouvardia
  • Dahlias
  • Camellia
  • Stocks
  • Daphne
  • Hyacinths
  • Delphinium
  • Disbuds
  • David Austin Roses
  • Calla Lilies
  • Scabiosas
  • Proteas
  • Banksia
  • Leucadendron

WINTER

Winter is the quietest time of year for weddings, but you still have many flowers option to choose from. Native flowers, roses, bulb flowers and many foliage varieties are abundant during Winter. 

Winter flowers include:
  • Blushing Brides
  • Proteas
  • Cymbidium Orchids
  • Daffodils
  • Sweet peas
  • Double tulips
  • Disbuds
  • Helleborus
  • Ranunculus ( late Winter)
  • Poppies
  • Pieris
  • Phalaenopsis Orchids
  • Stocks
  • Hyacinths
  • Roses
  • Carnation
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