Tips & Trends for Selecting Wedding Flowers By Season
Here at The Hotel at Avalon, we’re honored to offer some of the finest wedding venues in Greater Atlanta. Hosting nuptial ceremonies (as well as receptions, send-off brunches, photo ops, and all the other potential associated events) is one of our regular functions, but it’s always something special and meaningful to take part in this biggest of days.
As we see it, our wedding services aren’t confined to the beautiful settings, elegant accommodations, and comprehensive coordinating and catering we provide: We also like to occasionally share useful matrimonial tips here at The Hotel at Avalon blog, to get the inspirational juices flowing or perhaps alleviate a little of the inevitable wedding-planning stress.
Today we’re going to relay some great advice from Lauren Kay over at The Knot on an important but often overlooked strategy for wedding décor: selecting in-season flowers.
Kay tapped the insights of floral farmer Erin Benzakein, author of Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest & Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms, for her article, which breaks down the best wedding blooms and other botanical elements for each season based on availability and price. Here we’ll summarize some of the suggestions, though we urge you to take a gander at the full writeup!
Given fall’s about to take center stage, we figured we’d begin with Kay and Benzakein’s advice on floral/botanical displays for autumn weddings. They recommend crabapple branches and raspberry branchlets with fruits as well as the hefty and exuberant flowerheads of dahlias.
To complement the icy tones of wintertime, Kay’s writeup recommends the blue of buttercups, forget-me-nots, hydrangea, and bachelor button as well as snowy sweet pea, poppy seedpods, and honeywort.
A spring wedding naturally has its choice of blooms, but Kay and Benzakein particularly suggest for the seasonally oriented (and price-oriented) couples the following showstoppers: garden rose, dahlia, lisianthus, zinnia, foxglove, stock, chocolate cosmos, and heuchera.
Summer, too, comes well-endowed with blossomy possibilities. Consider the fuzzy heads of astilbee, the immensely fragrant mock-orange, viney and gorgeous clematis, or (as in spring) that classic staple of garden rose.
Weddings at The Hotel at Avalon
Whatever season you’re planning to tie the knot in—and whatever floral firepower you’ll draw upon to mark the occasion—we invite you to get in touch with our wedding-planning team here at The Hotel at Avalon to find out how amazing a ceremony at our Autograph Collection hotel can be. Learn more about Hotel at Avalon weddings at this recent blog post, and reach out to us via our online request form or by telephone at 678.722.3600.