Spring is undoubtedly one of the most popular seasons for weddings – it’s not too hot, not too cold and it is peak season for some of Australia’s best flowers. Not only will you have access to a huge array of beautiful in-season blooms, they will most likely be much more affordable than if you were to select them for an autumn or winter wedding. At Merrimu Receptions, we are proud to be recognised as one of Melbourne’s best wedding venues and we are lucky to be the venue of choice for many spring weddings year after year. No spring wedding is complete without an array of pretty blossoms so if you are looking for inspiration for your spring wedding bouquet, read on.
Choosing Your Bouquet
Your bouquet will be one of the most photographed wedding details, so it should express your personal style and blend in effortlessly with your wedding reception venue, décor and theme, whether it’s traditional, modern, romantic, boho, or rustic.
Delicate and Dreamy for a Romantic Wedding
Romantic bouquets incorporate soft pastel flowers, petals with a silky texture and hues of white, pale pink, peach, yellow and mauve. Often this look lends itself to only one or two flowers types within the bridal bouquet and a great example is roses and peonies. Garden roses give off an air of classic romance and peonies lend a lush, whimsical elegance creating a beautifully dreamy floral arrangement.
Chic and Sophisticated for a Modern Look
Depending on which stems you choose, a white bouquet may be the epitome of understated, modern elegance. Consider a bouquet that consists of only one flower type such as Calla lilies, which have a chic modern edge. A bouquet of bold and sculptural tulips would be stunning and simplistic, and for the ultimate in minimalist elegance, Phalaenopsis orchids would be a beautiful choice. A show stopper that needs no additions, pure white variations look beautiful, chic and classic.
Wild and Rustic for Country Vibe
Rustic bouquets tend to feature more greenery with pops of colour, often from Australian natives which have become increasingly popular in recent times. Natives are vibrant, loosely sculptural and perfect for a rustic, Australian wedding. Foliage such as the zig zag leaves of the Dryandra and eucalyptus leaves can be contrasted against larger statement blooms such as proteas, red waratahs or Banksia formosa.
Bright and Colourful for a Boho Theme
A free-spirited bohemian styled bouquet features lots of small flowers and sprigs with some larger sized, soft buds in pretty colours such as pink, blue, white and red. Bold Proteas, nestled in a bed of lush greenery, wildflowers, berries, and thistles or baby’s breath, ranunculus, Queen Anne’s Lace and the blue nigella flower – combinations of wild and whimsical stems would make a beautiful and unique arrangement.
From peonies to roses, ranunculus to hydrangeas, if you are tying the knot in spring, there’s endless floral options you can choose to create the perfect bridal bouquet for your wedding. At Merrimu, we are renowned as one of Melbourne’s best wedding venues and we are home to stunning manicured English-style gardens that are in full bloom in spring time. If you are planning a spring wedding and want a venue that can give you a beautiful floral backdrop for your nuptials and complement your bridal bouquet, contact us today to speak with our experienced wedding event coordinators.