When it comes to weddings, I am all about the decor. The centerpieces, signage, and of course, the flowers. It’s no surprise if you’ve been a reader for a while that I LOVE flowers. They’re beautiful, fragrant, and make people feel great. That is part of the reason you see them so often at weddings. That isn’t the full history, though. Keep reading to learn some history about this fresh wedding decor + the best flowers for spring weddings.
The History of Wedding Flowers
Before we dive into the best flowers for a spring wedding, let’s dive into why flowers are even present at weddings. Like most wedding traditions, this one has been around for a long time – think Ancient Greece/Rome. When mythology was used to describe the most basic phenomena, brides and grooms wore garlands of herbs and spices to keep evil spirits from carrying them away on their wedding day. The bride often carried a bouquet of them as well. Fresh florals were often made into crowns for the bride to wear as a gift from nature. I, for one, am glad the flower crown trend is back.
Different modern cultures pull inspiration + tradition from ancient societies as part of their floral wedding traditions. Think lais in Hawaiian tradition. Here are some of the better known floral traditions from modern + ancient ceremonies.
The Best Flowers For Spring Weddings
Flowers are gorgeous. They’re also one of the more pricey wedding accessories aside from you dress, venue, and food. One plus for your wallet if you’re having a spring wedding, is that most flowers are in season. The options on flowers in all colors, especially pastels is much more readily available. Whether you’re DIY-ing your floral arrangements from Costco or using a vendor like Holiday Flowers + Events (who are INCREDIBLE), these are some of the best flowers for spring weddings money can buy.
While traditional brides choose one type of floral bouquet, the new trend is to mix a variety of flowers to carry down the aisle + decorate your space with. I love an arrangement with eucalyptus. Not only does it look good, but it smells amazing. It will give off a great scent for your entire ceremony + reception.
Whether you need to find the best flowers for a spring wedding or just a spring-themed event, something on this list is sure to fit the bill to brighten up your decor.