Season of bouquets: Twig & Bloom
Before planning your wedding flowers, have a talk to your local florist to check for seasonal choice and availability on your favourite blooms. We love creating bouquets at Twig and Bloom, and it’s such a privilege to be able to do this for you on your big day. Email or call us to arrange a meeting with one of our Wedding Consultants and let us help choose the perfect flowers that will work with your theme and style, tailor made to your requirements.
October to December: Gorgeous peonies bloom for only three short months of the year, so if you are wanting these delightful blooms in your bouquet you need to get married between mid-October and mid-December (although the season does sometimes extend into December). These gorgeous big headed blooms come in whites and lemons, soft blush and bright cerise pinks, rich wines and gorgeous corals. Highly sought after blooms so book them early.
December to February
Lots of lovely foliage abounds – eucalyptus, ruscus and silver dusty miller. They can look lovely with sea holly as seen in this Bohemian beach bouquet including the last of the summer peonies, hydrangea and kangaroo paw.
Roses, spray roses, hydrangeas, sweet peas, sea holly, gypsophila, dahlias, lizzianthus, carnations and sweet peas are all in abundance – as well fragrant white gardenias.
February to April
Roses are plentiful and range from exquisite David Austin beauties in soft peach to huge Columbian roses available in divine colours all year round (some of these need to be ordered months in advance though). New Zealand-grown roses are plentiful too, also with many colours to work in with your theme. Hydrangeas will start coming in now, in both large and small posy sizes. Dahlias, lisianthus and Queen Anne’s lace are plentiful and so are fragrant tuberoses.
April – June
Roses are still in plentiful supply with lots of gorgeous colours including David Austin roses. Gorgeous lisianthus in pinks, green, purple, white, peach and antique plum are still around, so make the most of these. The splash of antique plum in this bouquet works beautifully with the touch of peach in this gorgeous NZ rose, Campanella. The full petals have ruffled edges – stunning!
June to August
We love to make flower crowns and here we have lovely spring flowers including anemones, ranunculus, berries, soft spray roses and viburnum flowers. These few winter months are generally quieter times for weddings, but a winter wedding can be so gorgeous with berries and roses in your bouquet. Spring flowers too are making an appearance: tulips, freesias, daffodils, stock, and anemones. Proteas and leucodendrons are plentiful.
August to October
All the spring flowers continue, some with very vivid colours, like the orange ranunculus in this bouquet. Orchids are also around now and are worth thinking about as these can make for an exotic or dramatic bouquet. Flowers available during this time are freesias, roses, tulips, alstromeria, calla lilies, stock, cymbidium orchids and Singapore orchids.