Let's Party with Spring!

Let's Party with Spring! - Tips on Spring Flowers from Kenneth Robert Entertainment

“Spring is Nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party’!” ~ Robin Williams~

And who doesn’t love a good party?

There’s something truly exhilarating about the changing seasons, especially spring!  As we lose our warm woollies and exchange the parka for bright coloured jackets and silky, patterned scarves, we turn our thoughts to colourful floral delights.

This week, we wanted to welcome spring in all her glory and highlight some spring blooms that are perfect for wedding bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages and décor.  We hope you enjoy!
Photo by Suzanne Peat



Daffodils (Narcissus) – Cheerful, yellow or white blooms. This symbolic, delicate flower looks great on its own or as a boutonniere.  Try adding a few to a bouquet for added sentiment, in memory of loved ones.
Daisies – One of the simplest but effective flowers, often referred to as the ‘happy flower’.  Don’t be fooled by the delicate petals, these blooms are fairly hardy and will stay fresh looking for a couple of days.  Daisies come in a variety of colours, making it easy for you to incorporate into your wedding theme in bouquets, as boutonnieres, centrepieces and on cakes.
Photo by Suzanne Peat
Gerberas – Like a Daisy, Gerberas are hearty and come in a vast variety of colours.  This bloom is popular with millennials and is the fifth most popular cut flower in the world.  They tend to be top heavy but can be used effectively in bouquets and arrangements with a little propping up.
Photo by Suzanne Peat
Hydrangeas – The classic Hydrangeas can be found in the floral creations of some of the wedding industry‘s greats; Martha Stewart, Preston Bailey and Colin Cowie, to name a few.  The most popular colour is white but can also be blue, red, pink, and shades of purple.  Hydrangea add an elegance and lend a bountiful feeling to floral arrangements.
Photo by Suzanne Peat
Lilac – Fragrant and delicate, lilacs are a beautiful addition to outdoor spring weddings.  This bloom wilts quickly though and is best within the first 24 hours of cutting.  Shades of purple, pink and white.
Photo by Suzanne Peat
Daylily – Daylilies once only available in yellow, now come in a wide array of shades and colours, with the exception of pure blue or white. With so many colour choices, how could you not use them in your wedding décor?  A word of caution though, beware of using them in bouquets or as boutonnieres and corsages as the pollen transfers quite readily!
Photo by Suzanne Peat
Lily of the Valley – Delicately fragrant, lily of the valley is a symbolic bloom that signifies the return of happiness.  This expensive flower has been featured in some of the most prestigious wedding bouquets of our time including the Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Grace of Monaco.  At the beginning of the 20th century, lily of the valley became traditionally sold in France on international Labour Day, May 1. 
Photo by Suzanne Peat
 Orchids – Symbolic!  Orchids are hearty cut flowers, lasting up to a week.  Vast genres and colourful varieties are available.  The Orchid has many symbolic references in China, Columbia and Singapore, to name a few.  Sometimes edible so can be used in food and cake décor as well as making stunning centrepieces.
Photo by Suzanne Peat
Pansies – This universal favourite has many symbolic references including; love, thought, and humility.  Widely seen in art and film references.  This delicate little flower is also known to be a delicacy in itself.  Uses include cake and food décor as well as wonderful potted centrepieces.
Photo by Suzanne Peat
Peonies – Lush, tight buds or fully opened blooms, this gem has gaining in popularity in recent years. Fabulous for dramatic bouquets!
Photo by Suzanne Peat
Roses – Forever classic! Roses are available year round and come in a variety of colours and genres.  Some are quite fragrant while others are less noticeable.  Some Roses can be artificially coloured using dyed water. 
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Tulips – Springs banner flower! This bloom is available in the widest array of colours and is symbolic for abundance.  They are best in the first 2-3 days of being cut and make extraordinary bouquets and centrepieces.
Photo by Suzanne Peat
Of course, there are other spring blooms to choose from as well; apple of cherry blossom, dogwoods, forsythia branches, mini calla lily, freesia, tuberose and sweet pea among the popular for bouquets, and dramatic floral arrangements.   


Buying in season flowers is the most cost effective and buying local supports your community and reduces your delivery charges.  Talk to your local florist for the best options in your area.  
Happy Spring!


  photos and content by Suzanne L Peat www.kennethrobert.com