Flowers for every Wedding Season
With the weather warming up and July finally here, it seems there is love in the air and wedding season is upon us in Ontario. For brides, a large part of wedding planning is choosing the flowers that they will carry, the flowers that will make their wedding magical. It also helps when planning to choose flowers that coordinate with the seasons. The good news is that Ontario greenhouse growers produce flowers all year round providing a nice range of varieties throughout all four seasons. Some of these varieties include; Lilies, Chrysanthemums, Orchids, Gerberas, Freesia, Alstroemeria, Lisianthus, Snapdragons, Spray Roses, Iris and more. There are still however, some flowers that are better suited to each season.
In the summer, Ontario Gladioli, Calla Lilies, Dahlia, Corn Flower, Celosia, Chinese Lanterns or Veronica are all in season and make a gorgeous addition to any dream wedding. Bright colours are the key for summer themes. To rid your outdoor wedding of unwanted insect, some suggest adding peppermint leaves, jasmine, lavender or marigolds to your floral arrangements.
Although summer tends to be prime wedding season many brides choose to brave the cold and have a winter wedding. Despite popular belief, there are several lovely fresh Ontario flowers that are available throughout the winter months. Some of your best flower options for this season includes; Amaryllis, Cymbidium Orchids, Anemone, Ornamental Cabbage, Viburnum (Snow Ball) or Tulips. All these flowers offer a bold colour contrast to the bleak white winter and brings life to the wedding celebration.
For those who don’t like either the heat of summer of the cold chill of winter, there is a wonderful in between temperature option of the fall season. To complement the changing foliage all around rich reds, fiery oranges and beautiful yellow are commonly used at this time. Chrysanthemum Daisies, Sunflowers, Sedum, Asiatic Lily, or Ornamental Kale all accentuate these vibrant fall colours.
Spring is the time when nature bursts into life and treats us to a spectacular array of colours. Some beautiful Ontario spring flowers include; Tulips, Hyacinths, Peonies, Lily of the Valley, Ranunculus, Stock, Lilac, Forsythia and Fressia. Soft colours are ideal for this time of year.
Choosing local Ontario grown flowers will ensure that you maximize the longevity of your flowers. Local flowers also tend to be more fragrant flowers than imports because their scent comes from natural chemicals that they release into the air. Some of these chemicals are lost during transportation, so the shorter the trip the longer their scent will last when you receive them.
Whichever season or theme you choose, there will always be a perfect Ontario grown flower waiting to help you make your dream wedding come true.
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