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Your Go-To Guide For Seasonal Wedding Flower Availability in Australia

Your Go-To Guide For Seasonal Wedding Flower Availability in Australia

Bridal bouquets compliment all styles of wedding dresses

Wondering what wedding flowers are in season? This is your go-to guide for seasonal wedding flower availability in Australia. If you have a particular flower in mind and don’t see it below, get in touch to confirm availability. Keep in mind, some flowers are only available for very short periods within a season. Our regional climate across Goulburn/Canberra/Southern Highlands can also affect flower availability.

Your wedding is the ultimate expression of you and your partner! You spend a lot of time selecting all the elements that combine to create your dream wedding. Sometimes, I have to be the bearer of bad news and tell a bride-to-be that the flowers she wants are not in season around her wedding date. There are alternatives, like substituting similar flowers, using artificial flowers or importing from overseas. But the best way to avoid disappointment (or extra costs) is to know which common wedding flowers are available.

Take this guide as a starting point and then book a free consultation so we can talk about your preferences and confirm flower availability.

I love immersing myself in designing the floral elements of a bride’s dream wedding. Let your dreams blossom into reality!

Available all year

Depending on the flower, specific varieties of the flowers listed below are available at different times throughout the year.

  • Baby’s Breath – small, delicate ball shaped blooms, usually white but can be pink or green
  • Banksia – spiky cone ‘blooms’ made up of hundreds of tiny flowers, long vase life and dry well
  • Carnation – popular for the large blooms in soft colours
  • Chrysanthemum – the range of varieties and hybrids give so much choice across colours, sizes and shapes
  • Delphinium – small clusters of flowers along a long stem, great option for adding something blue
  • Freesia – usually come as a loose, one-sided spike of narrow funnel shaped flowers, available in lots of colours
  • Gardenia – their small stems make these scented flowers a good option for button holes or floating in saucers
  • Gerbera – great for adding big pops of vibrant colour
  • Gladioli – tall stemmed flowers that add height and colour to table arrangements
  • Iris – long stemmed, fan shaped collections of symmetrical lobed flowers
  • Lily – featuring a large trumpet-shaped fragrant singular flower on a long stem
  • Lisianthus – soft, fluffy white blooms suited to classic, romantic themes
  • Orchid – sizes and shapes vary between varieties across the seasons
  • Rose – a wedding classic that will suit all themes and available in a range of colours and sizes

Tip: Many of the flowers that are available all year round offer a range of colours too. Start with your colour scheme, pick a feature flower and then look at adding on smaller flowers, sprays and foliage for variation and texture

Spring

A spring bouquet for a wedding in Goulburn featuring Anemone, Ranunculus, Succulents and Hypericum berries
  • Andromeda (Lily-of-the-valley bush) – dangling chains of small, bell shaped flowers in shades of cream and pink
  • Anemone – black centre surrounded by brightly coloured petals, great choice for adding fun colour
  • Arum Lily – slender, curled cone shaped ivory bloom with long yellow stamen
  • Billy Button – small golden globe shaped native blooms that add great colour and texture
  • Blushing Bride – petite, medium sized native blooms available in cream and pale pink
  • Boronia – small star or bell shaped native blooms, some featuring bi-coloured petals
  • Bouvardia – a small white flower with strong perfume
  • Calla Lily – large, cone shaped ivory bloom with long thick stem and yellow stamen
  • Celosia – fans of feathery textured blooms
  • Cornflower – small singular blue flower heads perfect for whimsical and cottage garden style arrangements
  • David Austin Rose – full pettaled, fragrant blooms versatile for use across bouquets, floral structures and table arrangements
  • Flannel Flower – star shaped cream coloured native bloom
  • Godetia – medium sized frilly, colourful blooms best suited to cottage garden themes
  • Hippeastrum – voluptuous trumpet shaped flowers in bright colours that come as single, double or miniature blooms
  • Hyacinth – heavy, star shaped blooms with a wide range of colours and strong fragrance
  • Jonquil – similar shape and colour to daffodils, great for table arrangements
  • Lavender – perfect for cottage garden inspired arrangements with the added bonus of their beautiful scent
  • Lilac – heavily perfumed, large clusters of purple or white star shaped blooms
  • Lily of the Valley – tiny bell blooms running along a petite stem
  • Peony – large, fragrant flowers coming in a wide range of shapes and sizes across varieties
  • Poppy – large cup-shaped flowers available in bright colours that are very impressive in big bunches and sprays
  • Queen Anne’s Lace – large sprays of delicate fine flowers, available in white or green
  • Ranunculus – large, bright coloured rosette-shaped blooms that are perfect for cottage garden themes
  • Rhododendron – clusters of many small star shaped blooms in white, pink or mauve
  • Snowball – large, ball shaped white blooms that grow in clusters
  • Stock – large clusters of cylindrical blooms on a woody stem available in pink, purple and white
  • Sweet Pea – available in a wide range of soft colours they are a great addition to unstructured or whimsical bouquets
  • Waratah – large, full, red or white native blooms on a woody stem

TIP: A single Calla Lily creates a simple but sophisticated statement bouquet 

Summer

Beautiful Bridal flowers in Mayfield Gardens, Oberon
Photograph captured by www.marganphotography.com
A garden style bouquet including King Proteas, David Austin Roses and wild flowers
  • Allium – beautiful ball shaped, singular blooms on a long thin stem, perfect for whimsical or cottage garden inspired themes
  • David Austin Rose – full pettaled, fragrant blooms versatile for use across bouquets, floral structures and table arrangements
  • Hydrangea – popular for their large flowering heads with clusters of small florets, available in shades of pink, blue and white
  • Kangaroo Paw – with its unusual claw like furry flowers this is iconic native adds texture and rustic charm
  • Liatris – fluffy purple or white flowers clustered in a long cylinder spike
  • Protea – loved for their large bloom size and unusual texture
  • Queen Anne’s Lace – large sprays of delicate fine flowers, available in white or green
  • Zinnia – related to sunflowers, they are a great way to add burst of colour and are available in a wide range of shapes and sizes

TIP: A large grouping of medium/large blooms of one type creates a classic, romantic style. Think of a bouquet of only David Austin Roses in one or two colours. Add some Baby’s Breath for an extra classical touch

Autumn

Gorgeous bridal bouquets with highlights of autumn tones featuring Dahlias, Roses, Berries and lush green foliage in The Southern Highlands
  • Bouvardia – a small white flower with strong perfume
  • Camelia – delicate flower best suited to floating arrangements, the glossy leaves make a good foliage addition to bouquets  
  • Cornflower – small singular blue flower heads perfect for whimsical and cottage garden style arrangements
  • Dahlias – the blooms have a central disc floret surrounded by many ray florets, which creates a stunning sun shape
  • Magnolia – available in bud form on branches, the leaves are also a great foliage addition
  • Silver Suede – more of a foliage than a flower, with a soft velvety texture in light blue/green shades
  • Tulip – beautiful statement blooms with their cup/bell shape and vibrant colours

TIP: A whimsical, country style bouquet should feature a few larger blooms – like dahlias, roses or carnations – mixed among masses of small flowers and sprigs of foliage

Winter

A Bridal Bouquet created for a stunning Canberra wedding featuring Cymbidium Orchids and wild flowers.
  • Anemone – black centre surrounded by brightly coloured petals, great choice for adding fun colour to a winter wedding
  • Blushing Bride – petite, medium sized native blooms available in cream and pale pink
  • Camelia – delicate flower best suited to floating arrangements, the glossy leaves make a good foliage addition to bouquets  
  • Daphne – small clusters of lilac, pink or white flowers on a woody stem
  • Hyacinth – heavy, star shaped blooms with a wide range of colours and strong fragrance
  • Lavender – perfect for cottage garden inspired arrangements with the added bonus of their beautiful scent
  • Magnolia – available in bud form on branches, the leaves are also a great foliage addition
  • Sweet Pea – available in a wide range of soft colours they are a great addition to unstructured or whimsical bouquets

TIP: Be careful using more delicate flowers – like camelia, hyacinth or magnolia – if you are planning to be outdoors for your ceremony and photos because the cold weather can damage the petals

Feeling inspired or have questions? Book in for a free consultation and I can help you decide which flowers will best compliment your wedding theme and personal style. Let your dreams blossom into reality!

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