41 Spring Flower Wedding Ideas to Gather for Your Celebration

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Bold Banana Leaf Spring Flower Bouquet
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Jacqueline Mann
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Updated Feb 12, 2024

Spring is a time of renewal and beauty as an abundance of flowers begins to bloom. If you're planning a spring wedding you have your pick of many in-season options. Peonies, hydrangeas, daffodils and tulips are just a few spring flowers for your wedding. Learn which flowers are readily available and dream up your perfect flower combos with our comprehensive guide of springtime wedding flowers. When you're ready, find a florist on The Knot Vendor Marketplace to bring your spring flower vision to life.

In this article:

Tips for Sourcing In-Season Spring Wedding Flowers

From choosing your color palette to finding the ideal spring scent, follow these tips for your spring flower arrangements.

Begin With a Moodboard

Before you get too into the weeds with floral design plans, make sure you've gathered inspiration to help you nail down your dream aesthetic. Alyssa Abshier and Victoria Nadler, co-founders of Amber Sol Collective encourage to-be-weds to "begin by moodboarding and doing research on specific flower styles, flower types and what color palette you're envisioning. The more specific you are, the better your florist can emulate your vision! And having an inspiration board will help you and your planner really narrow down your unique design for your big day."

Consult With Your Floral Designer

Once you have a sense of what you like and a general idea of looks you gravitate toward, connect with your floral designer to formulate a plan for your wedding flower needs. The floral designer you hire for your wedding will "have the most knowledge on the species you're looking for. They can tell you whether it's in-season, which color varieties are available, or close alternatives if the flower won't be in-season for your wedding day," explains Eddie Zaratsian, owner of Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle & Design.

Communicate Potential Fragrance Concerns

Many spring wedding flowers are especially fragrant. If you and your partner have sensitive noses, it's wise to avoid overly scented blooms in your wedding floral designs. Bron Hansboro, owner of The Flower Guy Bron advises that "if you know that you or your partner (or anyone in your wedding party!) is sensitive to fragrance, please communicate this with your florist. Of course, some blooms will be more fragrant than others, and you certainly don't want to give yourself a headache during your wedding. You'll also want to be mindful of any allergies–pollen and other grasses can be quite a nuisance if you're prone to watery eyes and sneezing."

In-Season Spring Wedding Flowers

Fill your spring floral designs with these seasonal, readily available blooms.

Anemone

Known for their iconic black center, anemone flowers bring a fun and whimsical element to all floral designs. Anemone season runs from October through May so winter couples and spring couples alike can make use of this dramatic flower.

Daffodil

Daffodils are the quintessential spring flower. The trumpet-like blooms, which are available from February through May, would look beautiful in assorted bud vases on your reception tablescapes.

Forsythia

Forsythia is a yellow flowering branch that can add drama and texture to spring flower arrangements. The vibrant botanical has a relatively short growing season and blooms from late March through mid-April.

Hyacinth

Hyacinth, which is generally available in early- to mid-spring, is a great addition to spring wedding bouquets. The plant, which comes in a variety of colorways from pink and purple to white, grows in USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8, which means it's readily available across the US.

Hydrangea

The volume hydrangea brings makes it a great flower for wedding arrangements. If you've always dreamed of an all-white bouquet but don't want it to be a strictly rose bouquet, ask your floral designer to layer in other white flowers, like hydrangea, into the design. Another reason to-be-weds love hydrangeas? They're available starting in the spring, but continue to bloom through the summer and into early fall.

Lilac

What's not to love about the soft pastel purple hued lilacs? Lilacs are most readily available in northern states from mid- to late-spring. For couples on the hunt for more purple wedding flowers, clematis is an option that's mainly available during the summer months, but may be able to be procured for a late-spring wedding.

Lily of the Valley

A favorite of the British royal family, lily of the valley is a great option for formal, luxury weddings. While orchids and calla lily blooms are great go-tos for luxe weddings during the colder months, lily of the valley is the best bet for spring couples who want a formal, classic flower.

Muscari

Muscari is a great option for to-be-weds who want to use seasonal flowers in the wedding boutonnieres. Muscari blooms in mid-spring, around the same time tulips flower.

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Peony

Peonies, which flower from April through June, come in a variety of colors so there's sure to be one that fits your aesthetic. White peonies would look at-home in a bridesmaid or bridal bouquet at a romantic estate wedding while vibrant coral charm peonies would complement a whimsical barn wedding beautifully.

Poppy

Poppies are a stunning bloom, but the flower is fragile so it works best when used sparingly alongside more hardy flowers. Poppies bloom in USDA Hardiness Zones 3-8 and are generally available from late spring to early summer.

Ranunculus

red ranunculus boutonniere on black suit lapel
Photo: Alicia Wiley Photography
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Floral Design: Loblolly Organic Farm

One of the most popular wedding flowers, ranunculus, with its tight petal structure, works well in wedding bouquets alongside roses.

Snapdragon

Similar in appearance to stock or foxgloves, snapdragons bloom on a long stem and work well in dramatic aisle decorations and centerpieces. The botanical, which blooms in early spring, comes in a variety of colors from red and orange to white and pink.

Stock

If you prefer arrangements that minimize the use of greenery like eucalyptus, but still abound with texture and shape, a strong-stemmed flower, like stock, is a great option. Stock starts blooming in spring, but is also a readily available flower for summer weddings as well.

Sweet Pea

bouquet with purple sweet pea flowers
Photo: Elizabeth Wells Photography
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Floral Design: Salt Road

Sweet pea is a dainty bloom that needs to be used strategically, but the fragrant flower is a stunning addition to any wedding flower design. The iconic flower is also available in both spring and summer, making it a reliable option for many to-be-weds.

Tulip

Much like daffodils, tulips are an iconic bloom known for their distinct shape and vibrant spring colors. Fringe tulips are a trendy variety that continues to gain popularity among florists and nearly-newlyweds alike.

Viburnum

Similar in appearance to hydrangea, viburnum is a rounded green bloom that adds brightness to springtime floral arrangements. It is generally available in late spring and early summer.

Wisteria

This purple flower is best used in cascading bouquets or as part of wedding arches where the flower can fall freely downward. The soft purple flower blooms in early May.

Year-Round Flowers to Consider for a Spring Wedding

These plants are available any time of the year, but look especially exceptional in spring floral arrangements.

Baby's Breath

Baby's breath is a great filler bloom no matter when you're tying the knot. The bloom works just as well in floral arrangements for winter weddings as it does for springtime celebrations.

Carnation

Carnations are a budget-friendly wedding flower which makes them a strong option for large-scale installations, like wedding ceremony arches.

Chrysanthemum

If you've always dreamed of having dahlias, which are generally only available for summer weddings, in your wedding bouquet, consider chrysanthemums as an alternative. Like dahlias, the flower is comprised of lots of eye-catching petals.

Delphinium (Larkspur)

Delphinium, like stock, is a springtime bloom that adds beautiful texture to arrangements. The botanical is also an incredibly versatile option as it comes in a variety of colorways, from blue to white and pink.

Rose

Both spray roses and garden roses are mainstays in wedding bouquets, boutonnieres and centerpieces. These readily available blooms are definitely worth including in your springtime floral arrangements.

Spring Wedding Flower Arrangement Ideas

Whether it's your centerpieces, aisle decorations or dessert table décor, incorporate these unique wedding flower ideas in your big day.

1. Pink Ranunculus and Tulip Spring Centerpieces

Pink Ranunculus and Tulip Spring Centerpieces
Photo: Josh & Dana Fernandez
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Floral Design: Jennifer Laura Design

A small, low centerpiece accentuates the daintiness of spring wedding flowers. Pair pink tulips and ranunculus with pink votive holders for a cohesive design.

2. Low Centerpiece with Spring Flowers and Candles

A low centerpiece featuring small vases of white flowers is a modern spring flower wedding idea. Pair with blush candles and a chic wood platform.

3. Bright Spring Centerpiece with Ranunculus and Roses

The wonderful thing about spring wedding flowers is they're often available in a wide range of colors. In this spring wedding centerpiece ranunculus pairs with garden roses in vibrant hues of red, orange and pink.

4. Spring Centerpiece with Black and White Table Décor

Mid-toned spring flowers in your wedding balance black and white décor for an elegant, yet minimal, tablescape.

5. Hydrangea and Rose Altar Décor

Hydrangea and Rose Altar Décor
Photo: Therese Beth Photography,Floral Design: My Flower Box

Say your vows surrounded by the blooms of spring with garden-inspired altar décor. This arrangement features ivory hydrangeas, pink roses and ivy nestled inside bright white vessels.

6. Wedding Cake with Colorful Spring Flowers

Spring flowers also look lovely on a simple white wedding cake. Adorn your confection in vibrant shades that stand out, including orange, pink, yellow and orange.

7. Cascading Spring Centerpiece with Tulips and Lilies

Cascading Spring Centerpiece with Tulips and Lilies
Photo: Danny Weiss Studio,
Floral Design: Bastille Flowers & Events

A cascading tall centerpiece instantly adds drama to your reception tables. This striking arrangement features tulips and calla lilies in purple and white.

8. Bright Pink Rose, Ranunculus and Sweet Pea Centerpiece in White Vase

Choose a centerpiece of all pink for romantic spring flowers at your wedding. A classic white vase helps bright blooms pop even more.

9. White Tulip Boutonniere

White Tulip Boutonniere
Photo: 1895 Photography,Floral Design: Laurel's On Whyte

Don't forget to include spring flowers in boutonnieres and other small arrangements. A simple white tulip and succulent are a unique combo.

10. Spring Flower Arrangement with Anemone and Roses

Adorn reception tables with rustic spring wedding flowers. Consider a combination of roses and anemone in muted tones tucked in a wood bowl or vase.

11. Eclectic Spring Flowers Dessert Table

Eclectic Spring Flowers Dessert Table
Photo: Si! Quiero by Sira Antequera

Draw guests to your dessert tables with towering spring wedding flowers in bold hues. Big blooms in shades of purple, bright pink and orange command attention.

12. Mini Tulip and Protea Spring Flower Arrangements

Nestle small vases of spring flowers in rustic or decorative trays for a creative arrangement idea. Place near your lounge area, on your bar or even as a minimal centerpiece.

13. Hydrangea and Delphinium Spring Ceremony Décor

Create a photo-worthy moment with a large spring flower wedding arrangement on your ceremony mantle. Hydrangea and delphinium in hues of blue, purple and green complement each other in this wedding décor.

14. Sweet Pea, Rose and Peony Centerpiece in Gold Vase

Elevate spring flowers at your wedding by arranging them in a gold vase. Glass-enclosed taper candles bring an extra touch of elegance to your reception tables.

15. Tulip and Garden Rose Tall Centerpiece

Nestle pink and blush tulips and roses in a glass vase for a romantic centerpiece inspired by an English garden.

16. Chuppah with Cherry Blossoms and Other Spring Flowers

Decorate your chuppah, mandap or other ceremony structure with an abundance of spring wedding flowers. Arrange clusters of vibrant spring blooms or adorn the structure itself.

17. Minimal Spring Flower Wedding Centerpiece

For a casual or minimal wedding, top your reception tables with small vases of spring blooms. Tulips and roses in hues of pink, peach and red make a statement with a small footprint.

18. Low Spring Centerpiece with Blush Roses

Complement a pastel place setting with spring wedding flowers in hues of blush, purple and peach.

19. Hanging Centerpiece with Hydrangea and Peony

This unique centerpiece includes pastel peonies, hydrangeas, roses, lilacs and cascading Amaranthus for an elegant design that stands out on its own. Pair with minimal décor items that don't take away from this grand arrangement.

20. Centerpiece With Foxglove, Ranunculus and Garden Roses

Grace your wedding reception tables with a spring flower centerpiece boasting blush blooms. Deep-toned foxglove and muted greenery help the pastel flowers stand out.

21. Bronze-Hued Sweet Pea, Nerine and Rose Centerpiece

Instead of pastel or bright blooms, muted tones create a rustic spring wedding flower arrangement. Rose, sweet pea and nerine are a unique and eye-catching combination.

22. Purple-and-White Centerpiece of Iris, Rose and Sweet Pea

Encapsulate the feeling of spring with a collection of irises, roses and sweet pea in shades of dusty purple, lilac and white.

23. Ranunculus Flower Arrangement Under Glass Cloche

Decorate your escort card table with bright pops of spring wedding flowers. An elegant glass cloche adds instant fairytale vibes to your celebration.

Spring Wedding Bouquets

Spring wedding bouquet ideas might include bright pink peonies, blush ranunculus, soft blue hydrangea and more. Take a look at some of our favorite spring wedding bouquet ideas.

24. Whimsical Spring Bouquet with Anemone and Ranunculus

Whimsical Spring Bouquet with Anemone and Ranunculus
Photo: Marcela Plosker Photography
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Floral Design: Buds By Krg

Purple anemone and bright pink ranunculus are a whimsical combination for a spring wedding bouquet. White blooms and a variety of greenery complement the bright colors and shapes in the arrangement.

25. Peony and Rose Spring Flower Wedding Bouquet

May wedding flowers of blush and coral peonies and roses create a striking combination in this spring bouquet that's accentuated with green ferns.

26. Bright Yellow, Orange and Pink Tropical Spring Bouquet

Bright Yellow, Orange and Pink Tropical Spring Bouquet
Photo: Bethany Jeffery Photography

The bright shades of spring flowers look stunning in a tropical-inspired bouquet. Pair together blooms in bright yellow, pink and orange with deep-toned greenery.

27. Spring Bouquet with Orchid and Ranunculus

Blush and ivory orchids, roses and ranunculus are a classic combination for a spring wedding bouquet. Add baby's breath and tie with a pink ribbon for a dreamy effect.

28. Orange Peony and Ranunculus Bouquet With Eucalyptus

A happy spring wedding bouquet with orange and yellow blooms is sure to bring a smile to your face. White flowers and eucalyptus provide a neural backdrop to bolder shades.

29. Peach Sweet Pea and Ranunculus Bouquet

Complement a romantic theme with soft pastel spring flowers in your wedding. Peach sweet peas and ranunculus provide different textures and visual interest in a bouquet.

30. Dahlia and Rose Spring Wedding Bouquet

Blush pink and ivory roses and dahlia come together with touches of greenery for a soft and romantic spring wedding bouquet.

31. Coral, Yellow and Orange Wildflower Bouquet

Whimsical wildflowers in bright shades create a stunning and memorable spring bouquet. Coral, yellow and orange hues also give off a chic retro vibe.

32. Beige Bouquet of Hyacinth, Rose and Sweet Pea

Roses, hyacinths and sweet peas in white, ivory and blush create a soft transition of colors for an idyllic spring flowers wedding combination.

33. Cheerful Yellow and White Spring Wedding Bouquet

Sunny yellow and bright white come together for a happy combo perfect for any spring wedding. Create visual interest with blooms of different sizes, textures and shapes.

34. Bright Pink Peony and Rose Bouquet

Bright pink peonies command attention among white blooms and greenery. These pops of color also look stunning while held near bright white wedding attire.

35. Colorful Spring Bouquet in Pink, Orange and Blue

Include a rainbow of colors in your spring wedding bouquet that captures the feel of the season. Bright orange and pink pair beautifully with peach and soft blue.

36. Rose and Hydrangea Bridesmaid Bouquets With Silver Dollar Eucalyptus

Whether in an all-white bouquet or in complementary pastel shades, hydrangeas look stunning paired with roses in a spring wedding bouquet.

37. Bouquet With White Roses and Fringe Tulips

Fringe tulips are a gorgeous variety that add unique texture in a spring wedding arrangement. These April wedding flowers grow in a myriad of colors and the fringed portion of the petals sometimes bear a darker or lighter hue.

38. Rose and Sweet Pea Bouquet for Spring

Rose and Sweet Pea Bouquet for Spring
Photo: Henry Photography
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Floral Design: Posy

Garden roses and sweet peas create a subtle ombre effect with hues of white, blush, soft peach and pink.

39. Lilac and Ranunculus Wedding Bouquet

White and soft yellow flowers look gorgeous paired with pops of purple lilac and vibrant greenery for a bouquet that brings all the spring vibes to your wedding.

40. Coral Charm Peony and Delphinium Bouquet

colorful pink-and-blue wedding bouquet
Photo: Ioana Porav Photography
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Floral Design: Las Floristas

Coral peonies and blue delphinium are complemented by pops of sunny yellow in this bright and happy spring wedding bouquet full of in-season blooms.

41. White-and-Purple Rose, Ranunculus, Astilbe and Sweet Pea Bouquet

White and cream blooms help subtle pops of color stand out in a spring wedding arrangement. Hints of purple, yellow and green give this bouquet unique contrast.

Hannah Nowack contributed to the reporting of this article.

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