Wednesday, August 26, 2009

top 5 favorite bouquets: Andrea from Peppertree

What most people think of when they think of the change in seasons, is weather. This impacts not only the clothes you wear (especially if you live in the Midwest or Northeast) but also what flowers are available on a month to month basis. In my “Top 5” I’ll review my favorite bouquets for every season as well as my all time favorite, for any season.

Many people think winter is a very difficult season for flowers, but that isn't entirely true. Many flowers are available and most beautiful in the winter. Here are some of them: Anemone, Daffodil, Heather, Ranunculus, Sweet Pea, Tulip, & Viburnum.

{Megelaine Photography}

This bridal included white anemonies, white freesia and white lisianthus accented with loops of beargrass. The bride also wanted me to include a special pin for her grandmother.

Spring, as summed, is the season of plenty. Everything seems to be in bloom and its no mystery why it's the favored time of the year for weddings. Some of the flowers available in the spring are: Anemone, Daffodil, Hyacinth, Iris, Larkspur, Lilac, Lilly of the Valley, Narcissis, Peony, Ranunculus, & Tulips.

{Kevin Swan Photography}

This bridal includes of my favorite flowers for Spring, the peony. There is just something special about a peony and I can hardly resist including it in my May and June weddings. As well as the peony, roses in champagne and off white also compliment the simple but timeless color scheme.

Summer brings about bright colors and hearty varieties. One thing to be sensitive about in this season, please ask your florist what varieties will be least susceptible to the hot weather, especially if you are having an outdoor wedding. Some flowers I would suggest for this season include: Bachelor's Buttons, Cosmos, Dahlia, Daisies, Delphinium, Gladiolus, Hydrangea (although they can be difficult in direct sunlight), Larkspur, Ranunculus, Scabiosa, Stock, Sunflower, Tuberose, & Zinnia.

All of the colors of Summer, these bridemaids bouquets include purple lisianthus, green roses, orange mini calla lillies, orange and red dahlias and green cymbidium orchids. I love being able to work with bright colors in the summer.


Although Fall is one of the more difficult season to find a variety of flowers locally, it’s my favorite. I love the rich colors that seem to be everywhere. Although I like stepping out of the box with color and shape, I can’t help myself to not use browns, oranges and reds in a fall bouquet. Fall flowers include: Amaranthus, Chrysanthemums, Cockscomb, Cosmos, Dahlias, Delphinium, Hydrangeas, Scabiosa, & Zinnia.

Gerbera Daisies, scabiosa, hypericum berry and dahlias created the bulk of this bouquet with a few chocolate cosmos thrown in for drama. The tone on tone color scheme never gets old.


You might be surprised and the amount of wedding flowers that are available all year round. Here is a list: Alstomeria, Aster, Bouvardia, Calla Lily, Carnations, Chrysanthemum, Delphinium, Freesia, Gardenia, Gerbera Daisy, Gladiolus, Gloriosa Lily, Iris, Larkspur, Lily, Lisianthus, Orchid, Rose, Stephanotis, Stock, & Veronica.

I know it’s no fun, but my favorite flower is still a rose. There are applications I don’t like them in, particularly corsages, but they just make a beautiful bouquet. There is something so utterly classic about an all rose bouquet, nothing beats it. The best part is that you can have one any day of the year.

Peppertree Floral
Downtown Bloomington on the corner of 6th and College.

1 comment:

  1. Truly all these bouquets are just adorable. My parent’s anniversary is coming and I would like to Send Flowers to congratulate them. I wonder if you know about any reliable online New York City florist shop that can send flowers on same day.