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Ever wonder which flowers are in season in spring? Fall? Whatever season you’re getting married in, it’s helpful to know exactly which blooms are available at that time. We’ve seen time and time again when a couple has their hearts set on peonies, but their wedding date is in the fall when these special stems aren’t available. That’s why we’ve rounded up our favorite seasonal flowers and polled some of our favorite local wedding florists on what other flowers and colors would best complement these seasonal blooms. Read on!

seasonal blooms, which wedding flowers for which season

SPRINGTIME SPLENDOR: Foxglove

Wildly Cultivated

What other flowers do foxgloves pair well with?

Foxgloves pair well with other spring blooms like sweet peas, garden roses, clematis and ranunculus and are an especially beautiful addition to garden-inspired arrangements.

What do you love about this bloom?

They are a favorite flower of mine because they always remind me of the European countryside and traditional cottage gardens. I also love to use them to bring height and movement to arrangements as the stems have a natural habit of dipping and bending. 

What month is this bloom easily accessible?

Foxgloves are at their peak from March to June.

What colors does this bloom come in?

Ivory, peach, light pink, lavender and magenta.

Photo: Elle Reaux Photography // Also pictured: Scavenged Vintage Rentals, The Barn at Swallows Eve

 

seasonal blooms, which wedding flowers for which season

SPRINGTIME SPLENDOR: Peony

Bouquets of Austin

What other flowers do peonies pair well with?

Considered a mass flower in design due to their round, full petals, peonies pair well with other blooms similar in shape such as roses, garden roses, hydrangea, dahlias and ranunculus.

What do you love about this bloom?

This is hands down one of our favorite blooms to incorporate into weddings due to its size, color range and fragrance. The peony is a showy bloom with multilayers of petals and can stand as a show-stopping element on its own. A bouquet designed using only one type of peony creates an understated elegance, while a room full of them will literally take your breath away with their beauty and fragrance.

What month is this bloom easily accessible?

Peonies are predominantly available in May and June but they do have a later fall season in November and December.

What colors does this bloom come in?

Peony color schemes consist of whites, blushes and shades of pinks which are truly a fan favorite amongst our classic, timeless brides. With that said, peonies can also feature a wide range of fun and unique colors like corals, burgundies and reds which make it a must have for our trendsetting brides!

Photo: Kelli Durham // Also pictured: Pearl Events Austin

 

seasonal blooms, which wedding flowers for which season

SPRINGTIME SPLENDOR: Ranunculus

Malleret Designs

What other flowers do ranunculus pair well with?

This beautiful centerpiece with light pink ranunculus can be paired with peonies, spray roses, sweet peas, Queen Anne’s lace, eucalyptus and Italian ruscus.

What do you love about this bloom?

This is a beautiful delicate and elegant flower that adds a great texture and interest in any design. Super romantic for wedding bouquets and one of my favorites for groom boutonnieres.

What month is this bloom easily accessible?

March is prime time!

What colors does this bloom come in?

There are so many colors and varieties, butterfly ranunculus, Clooney ranunculus. All colors from blush to bolds.

Photo: Honey Gem Creative // Also pictured: Hotel Ella, LoLa Beauty, Second Summer Bride

 

seasonal blooms, which wedding flowers for which season

SUMMER SENSATIONS: Scabiosa

Lavender & Lily

What other flowers does scabiosa well with?

I love to pair the flower with anemones, dahlias, roses or lisianthus for a romantic garden look. Other times, I’ll use the pods to bring in a fun textural element to my designs, like in this boho-inspired shoot.

What do you love about this bloom?

It’s so versatile! You can use the flower and the pod in wedding designs and get completely different looks. It’s also pretty hardy and long-lasting which allows them to hold up well in items like boutonnieres and flower crowns.

What month is this bloom easily accessible?

It’s available year-round, but it usually looks the best in late spring and early summer. Scabiosa can be grown in central Texas, and I love getting it from local farms around this time.

What colors does this bloom come in?

White, pink, lavender, blue, maroon and dark purple, as well as light brown for the pods.

Photo: Nicole Ryan Photography // Also pictured: Party at the Moontower Rentals, Camino Real Ranch

 

seasonal blooms, which wedding flowers for which season

SUMMER SENSATIONS: Lisianthus

Flora Fetish

What other flowers does lisianthus well with?

They pair well with just about anything but definitely other soft fluffy textures like roses, spray roses and ranunculus, but as you can see from this bouquet, it goes with edgier, pointier textures like dahlias and proteas too. 

What do you love about this bloom?

We love that they come in so many textures, sizes and colors and so they are very versatile to work with. They come in single and double blooms and their ruffled edges are such a beautiful addition to almost any arrangement!

What month is this bloom easily accessible?

Lisianthus are available year-round but early summer they are grown locally and they are GORGEOUS! 

What colors does this bloom come in?

They come in pretty much every color but blue!

Photo: April Mae Creative // Also pictured: Tracy Collins Events

 

seasonal blooms, which wedding flowers for which season

SUMMER SENSATIONS: Dahlia

Whim Hospitality

What other flowers do dahlias pair well with?

Just as in the culinary world, dahlias pair with other flowers they love to grow next to! This includes Japanese Anemones, cosmos and zinnias to name a few.

What do you love about this bloom?

We love how full the blooms are, and how hearty their stems can be. It makes for a wide range of uses — everything from bridal bouquets to large installations. Like fingerprints, no two dahlias will ever look alike when they fully bloom.

What month is this bloom easily accessible?

August is the month for dahlias. This is a florist favorite for its many shades and it is a flower variety that can be used in almost any style. Our favorite dahlia to use during August is named “Rock Run Ashley.”  It is the perfect blend of peach, pink and coral tones.

What colors does this bloom come in?

Being such a summertime bloom, dahlias come in all the colors you would expect from these warm months. Reds, pinks, oranges, yellows and different shades of purple is what you will find when you work with dahlias.

Photo: Jen Dillender // Also pictured: Camp Lucy

 

seasonal blooms, which wedding flowers for which season

FALL FAVES: Amaranthus

The Bloom Bar

What other flowers does amaranthus pair well with?

I love contrasting ruffled blooms like roses with the funky amaranthus to make it different. It also has a boho vibe that I think pairs well with palms and pampas. 

What do you love about this bloom?

Amaranthus is such a beautiful finishing touch on a bouquet that cascades beautifully and adds a cool texture. 

What month is this bloom easily accessible?

It is at its best in summer to fall, but most wholesalers carry it year-round. 

What colors does this bloom come in?

Rust (my personal favorite!), wine and green.

Photo: Shannon Vandivier // Also pictured: Hotel Ella, Ashley Nicole Affair

 

seasonal blooms, which wedding flowers for which season

FALL FAVES: Zinnia

Reiley + Rose

What other flowers do zinnias pair well with?

The bold face and numerous petals of a zinnia help it pair well with so many florals. We have used it in more elegant settings such as weddings paired with beautiful garden roses and peonies, as well as for fun birthday events paired with fun colors and textured florals like crespidia, cockcomb and celosia! 

Why do you love this bloom?

SO many reasons – I love the fact that it is a great Texas-cut flower. Even right now in the heat of summer, zinnias are blooming so beautifully. They can withstand heat well, which in Texas is always so important. I love and find myself always attracted to florals with high petal counts. Adding in the button center brings a more fun and whimsical look to the flower. I also love all the many colors and shades it comes it! 

What month is this bloom easily accessible?

Here in Texas, we typically can find them from April to late October/early November.

What colors does this bloom come in?

Red, yellow, orange, coral, peach, multiple shades of pink from blush to hot pink and fuchsia.

Photo: Lauren Parr Photography // Also pictured: Beauty Concepts, Moonlight and Moss, Kosciusko Hall, Joyous 442

 

seasonal blooms, which wedding flowers for which season

WINTER WONDERS: Garden Rose

Melony Rodwell

What other flowers do garden roses pair well with?

Garden roses add a classic and romantic feel that pairs beautifully with many other flowers and foliages. From traditional stems such as tulips, ranunculus and peonies to more trendy blooms such as protea or even succulents, you really can’t go wrong with adding garden roses to the mix. 

What do you love about this bloom?

We are continuously swept off our feet by the beauty and character of garden roses. Their large cup-shaped blooms have a high petal count offering a fluffy texture, a lush and romantic feel, and they smell amazing! 

What month is this bloom easily accessible?

Luckily these beauties are available year-round, making them a great alternative to peonies during their off season.

What colors does this bloom come in?

Another big advantage of choosing garden roses is the abundance of color varieties available: pinks, whites, reds, wine tones, coral, peach, oranges and yellows to name a few.

Photo: Diana M. Lott Photography // Also pictured: Denise Vasquez Makeup, Schoenstatt Movement of Austin, The Whitt Experience

 

seasonal blooms, which wedding flowers for which season

WINTER WONDERS: Sweet Pea

Bella by Sara

What other flowers does sweet pea pair well with?

I love adding sweet peas into bouquets with delphinium, lisianthus and astilbe for a soft, delicate natural-look style centerpiece. It definitely adds texture and an organic feel to the overall design. They look spectacular together.

What do you love about this bloom?

Sweet peas are beautiful ruffled flowers. I am definitely in love with their delicate flowers, scents, pastel shades, fragrance and overall cottage garden style and romanticism. Plus, they flower profusely, making it easy to create a gorgeous floral bouquet design.

What month is this bloom easily accessible?

Sweet peas can be found late spring and throughout the fall months. This annual prefers cool weather, making it ideal for the fall, winter and early spring in warm climates.

What colors does this bloom come in?

They are available in several colors, including white, blue, purple, red and pink. Some sweet peas even feature beautiful bi-colored flowers. While some varieties only give off a subtle scent, most boast a full-bodied, sweet and sensuous perfume that is difficult to duplicate.

Photo: Joslyn Holtfort Photography


Now that you’re more in-the-know on what blooms are right for your wedding season, take a look at our full list of Austin wedding florists to find the right fit for your celebration!