The most readily available flowers on your wedding date.

By Real Simple
June 23, 2015
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“Some of our favorite flowers for this time of year are dahlias, chocolate cosmos, anemones (back after the heat of the Summer!), and textural elements that feel foraged (like purple queen annes lace, astrantia, fiddlhead ferns, and various types of berries).” Erica Taylor, Tinsel & Twine
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Some flowers, like the prized peony, are only readily available during very specific times of the year—others are simply more affordable when they’re in season. Here, Jess Levin, the founder of Carats & Cake, spoke to the experts to create a comprehensive guide to the flowers that’ll be in bloom the month you get married.

Kehoe Designs Flowers
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January

“Amaryllis are a must in January! They’re showy, spry, and come in a vibrant variety with crisp green stems.”
Tom Kehoe, Kehoe Designs

Pollen Floral Designs Flowers
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February

“The first of the spring flowers start to show their faces in February. Among them is the Hellebore, the ‘winter rose,’ a five-petal flower that comes in shades of white, muted rose, purple, and burgundy.”
Krissy Price, Pollen Floral Designs

Ariston Weddings & Events Flowers
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March

“March has a lot of floral options because it’s the end of the winter and the beginning of spring. Orchids, roses, calla lilies, and hydrangea are in season and are available from the purest white to deep jewel tones.”
Maria Zois, Ariston Weddings & Events

Papillon Floral Design Flowers
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April

“Ranunculus and daffodils in all varieties rule April, but dogwoods are also their most brilliant in early Spring—and don't forget about sweet peas.”
Olivia Rivas, Papillon Floral Design

Hana Floral Design Flowers
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May

“Lilac is a prominent flower in May and there is such a short season for it—and peonies are just beginning.”
Yumiko Fletcher, Hana Floral Design

Diana Gould Ltd. Floral & Event Decor Flowers
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June

“June is peony season, but lush fluffy garden roses are also abundant.”
Diana Gould, Diana Gould Ltd. Floral & Event Decor

Pixies Petals Flowers
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July

“Big, gorgeous dahlias are at their best in July.”
Leslie Armendariz, Pixies Petals

Florabella Flowers
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August

“In August we love mixing dahlias and hydrangea, especially in the limelight versions or the dusty rose blend. And, even though garden roses are not specific to August, they are still in bloom—particularly the David Austin varieties... the more cabbage-like, the better!”
Isabella Boyer Sikaffy, Florabella

Tracy Taylor Ward Design Flowers
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September

“The month of September is such a great time of year for events, because you have access to many summer flowers in addition to some beautiful fall options. We love pairing garden roses with thistle, dusty miller leaves, and seeded eucalyptus leaves, as well as fall fruits and vegetables like artichokes, figs, and pears.”
Tracy Taylor Ward, Tracy Taylor Ward Design

Lewis Miller Design Flowers
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October

“October has an abundance of fall flowers: rosehips, dahlias, snowberry, beauty berry, zinnias, sunflowers, wheat/grasses, amaranth, Asclepias (milkweed), chrysanthemum, gomphrena, herbs, the list goes on. We often incorporate seasonal fruits and vegetables in with our floral arrangements—especially pumpkins, gourds, Seckle pears, grapes, and osage-orange.”
Lewis Miller, Lewis Miller Design

Tinsel & Twine Flowers
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November

“Some of our favorite flowers for this time of year are dahlias, chocolate cosmos, anemones (back after the heat of the Summer!), and textural elements that feel foraged (like purple queen annes lace, astrantia, fiddlhead ferns, and various types of berries).”
Erica Taylor, Tinsel & Twine

Bliss Weddings & Events Flowers
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December

“We love the idea of highlighting the uber romantic qualities of winter in tones of white, pale pink, and taupe using traditional winter flowers (like amaryllis, winter berry, evergreen, white tipped pinecones, sweet pea, and brunia) with other flowers offered year round (like phalaenopsis, hydrangea, and garden roses)."
Renny Pedersen, Bliss Weddings & Events