So what wedding flowers are in season in April, exactly? April is the peak growth month for a lot of wedding flowers, giving you mostly-full access to dozens, if not hundreds, of blooming beauties.
In-season April flowers include anemones, freesias, tulips, fritillarias, ranunculus, delphiniums, and many others!
To help you select the best flowers for your April wedding, we’ve listed some of the best blooms you can get your hands on at this time of the year. We’ve also included details about what each of the flowers symbolize.
Ready to select your wedding flowers? Let’s dive right in!
Forget-Me-Nots symbolize two of the most important aspects of marriage: true love and respect. They’re also used as a symbol of eternal fidelity, faithfulness, and devotion.
In Victorian times, Forget-Me-Nots are inserted in between letters and postcards to let the receiver know they wouldn’t be forgotten.
Today, they’re added to bridal bouquets and centerpieces to honor those that aren’t present; to say that, even if they’re not around, they’re still remembered.
Forget-Me-Nots perfectly complement other spring flowers. They’re mostly used as backdrops for taller, bigger blooms, such as tulips, daffodils, or wallflowers.
Freesias are among our favorite April blooms, not only because they’re lovely but also because they smell wonderful! Their sweet, fruity scent is comparable to fresh strawberries, which makes them the perfect blooms for garden-themed and spring-themed weddings.
Freesias are often used as accents to place settings or escort cards, but they can also be used in bouquets and boutonnières. They’re available in many colors, including cream, white, orange, mauve, purple, pink, and lavender.
These scented flowers represent the beautiful aspects of marriage: trust, friendship, and thoughtfulness! In the Victorian language of flowers, they’re dubbed as the “ultimate flower of trust.”
Tulips are among the most popular wedding flowers, up there with roses, calla lilies, peonies, and anemones. Although they’re available year-round, they’re at their best from early spring through May.
These cup-shaped flowers represent perfect love. And since they’re one of the flowers to bloom in spring, they also mean new beginnings and rebirth.
Tulips come in over 3,000 varieties, so it’s no surprise that they’re available in almost every color you can think of. The most popular colors include red. yellow, cream, orange, and white.
Tulips effortlessly add layers upon layers of texture to an arrangement, so they work well with other soft-bloom flowers like garden roses and ranunculus.
Fritillaries add a lot of texture to a bridal bouquet, making them one of the best complementary additions to a flower arrangement.
They don’t work well on their own, but they’ll come alive when paired with hellebores, heathers, viburnum, and tulips.
These ornamental spring flowers represent humbleness, readiness, and pride. They come in colors purple, red, orange, and white.
If you’re looking for an eye-catching bouquet, anemones won’t let you down. The natural contrast between the light-colored petals and the dark center creates a striking visual aesthetic, regardless of how they’re used.
Anemones symbolize the arrival of the first spring winds, making them a favorite in spring weddings. They also symbolize anticipation, deep love, and protection from evil.
With over 120 species to choose from, anemones fit almost every wedding theme imaginable, from modern to bohemian.
White anemones are a favorite at weddings, but they’re also available in varieties of purple, pink, red, and elusive blue.
With bright, bold colors of blue and blueish-purple, delphiniums are the ideal choice for a spring wedding that needs a pop of color. They’re classic and charming, with showy spikes of vibrant flowers that work well on their own.
Delphiniums represent cheerfulness, goodwill, courage, and good fortune. They also symbolize new opportunities and willingness to open up to another person.
Blooming between late winter and early spring, ranunculuses are among the most versatile wedding flowers in the world. They come in multiple colors and varieties, some with small blooms and some bigger than your palm.
Ranunculuses best fit romantic, boho, and classic-themed weddings. They look great by themselves, but they pair well with almost any flower or greenery thanks to their unique texture. Some great options include garden roses, tulips, anemones, dahlias, and peonies, as well as soft drapey greens to complete the look.
Hyacinths are as charming as they are beautiful, known for their showy spikes of blooms in pretty shades of blue, purple, and white. They bloom in early to mid-spring, just in time for April weddings.
Hyacinths represent the joys of marriage: happiness, love, commitment, and beauty. Blue hyacinths, in particular, symbolize sincerity, while varieties of white symbolize loveliness.
These flowers look gorgeous by themselves, but your other spring flowers, like daffodils, calla lilies, and tulips, make good companions.
Sweet peas: delicate, lovely, and fragrant. These flowers come in hundreds of hues, including whites, pinks, lavenders, and navy blues—and that’s just scratching the surface. They have the widest color ranges in the plant kingdom and are found in solid, dual, streaked, or flaked options.
Sweet peas are a florist’s favorite, mostly because they come in many types and colors. Its enchanting scent makes it a bigger pleasure to work with. They smell a bit like orange blossoms and hyacinths, with just a hint of rose.
These flowers go well with other April blooms, particularly hyacinths, fritillarias, delphinium, and hellebores.
If you’re doing a fairytale-themed wedding, snapdragons should be at the top of your list—mostly because they elevate the theme’s whimsical vibe. And since they come in upwards of 100 colors, they can fit any decor and flower arrangement imaginable.
Snapdragons represent strength, which shouldn’t be much of a surprise considering their name. They also symbolize grace, love, and positive energy.
Snapdragons come in several eye-catching colors, such as pink, bronze, burgundy, orange, red, and yellow. They likewise come in multi-colored variations, befitting a boho or rustic-themed wedding.
These flowers fit right in with violas, pansies, and tulips for a spring vibe. Roses or lisianthus work well, too, especially if you’re going for a more formal wedding.
This list would not be complete without gardenias, AKA cape jasmines.
They bloom just in time for April weddings—which is good news for brides looking for non-traditional pure-white bouquets!
With their intoxicating fragrance and soft, creamy-white petals, these flowers fit almost every wedding theme you can think of. They work especially well in classic or romantic weddings, but they fit the modern theme wonderfully too.
Available in only two colors, white and ivory, gardenias symbolize purity, sincerity, and gentleness. They work well as an all-white bouquet with simple greenery.
Opting for in-season spring flowers opens up a ton of possibilities for your wedding bouquets, accessories, and centerpieces. Most of the flowers listed above bloom abundantly in the earliest days of spring, making them a favorite in April weddings.
Some work well on their own, like ranunculus, hyacinths, and gardenias, but others shine when paired with other spring blossoms. You can actually mix and match with the flowers on this list; it’ll work 9 out of 10 times!
Regardless of the flower you choose, one thing’s for sure: they fit with almost every wedding theme imaginable, so you can’t go wrong with any of them.
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