February is a month of celebration and love, making it one of the most popular wedding months of the year.
However, the fact that it falls right at the turn of spring raises the question of what wedding flowers are in season in February. Besides, are February flowers as bountiful as summer flowers?
February brides-to-be would be glad to know that our answer is: “Yes!” February is the season of flowers—especially since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Aside from Roses, February wedding flowers include Magnolias, Snowdrops, Tulips, Daffodils, and much more!
To help you choose the right bloom for your special day, we’ve listed the best wedding flowers you’ll find in full bloom during the Month of Love. Let’s dive right in!
Alstroemerias, also known as Princess Lilies or Peruvian Lilies, symbolizes strength, love, friendship, and devotion. They also represent mutual support and unconditional love, regardless of the trials and tribulations of life. Such strong meanings make them a wonderful choice for important occasions such as weddings!
Alstroemerias typically bloom during summer, but some varieties bloom in mid-winter and early spring under certain growing conditions.
Alstroemerias look stunning just by themselves, but their beauty truly shines when paired with flowers like Lilacs, Roses, and Peonies.
If you’re going for a monochromatic look, combine Alstroemerias with subtle hues of purples and violets. If you want to go bold, combine them with soft pinks, yellows, and salmons.
As they’re strongly associated with true love, Tulips are extremely popular in February, the month of love! They’re an all-around classic that is loved by many, regardless of age, gender, nationality, or religion.
From traditional to modern, the natural elegance Tulips exude works well with almost any wedding style under the sun. They’re nearly as popular as Roses and just as well-known.
Tulips are among the few flowers that work well on their own, but you can pair them with other flowers if you want to add a bit of texture to your arrangements.
They look gorgeous with forget-me-nots, Hyacinths, Daffodils, and Crocuses like Jeanne d’ Arc White Flowering Crocus, Pickwick Purple Striped Spring Crocus, and Pink Snow Crocus.
The smooth shape of tulips helps balance out the busier elements of a bouquet, so you can go all-out and mix it with your favorite February blooms!
Roses shine especially bright in February when over 250 million rose bouquets are sold. This comes as no surprise; after all, they’re the universal symbol of romance, beauty, courage, and love. This makes them the quintessential wedding blooms; they quite literally never go out of style.
Roses work well in both casual and formal arrangements thanks to their gorgeous petal shape. They’re available in almost every color imaginable with the help of dye, including orange, pink, gold, black, and blue.
Dubbed the Messenger of Spring, Snowdrops bloom between February and March.
Thanks to their immaculate white color and dainty bulbs, they make an eye-catching bridal bouquet. They also add tons of style to your reception. whether as table centerpieces or suspended from long ribbons.
Like most white flowers, Snowdrops symbolize innocence and purity. They also represent hope, fertility, and new life.
Hydrangeas bloom between February to June, depending on the type, cultivar, and planting zone.
Their eye-catching blossoms come in a range of striking colors, from bright pink to baby blue, making them the perfect option for almost any wedding style, regardless of the theme.
They can be used in whimsical weddings, modern weddings, and even rustic!
Hydrangeas are popular at weddings for a reason: they represent grace, beauty, and gratitude, and their multitude of colors symbolizes love, peace, and harmony. Plus, they’re lush and gorgeous with their full, well-rounded petals!
Magnolias are springtime flowers that bloom between February and June, depending on the variety.
Although soft and subtle in color, Magnolias are strong in appearance. They symbolize perseverance, nobility, and love. And since it’s believed to have existed from the beginning of time, they also represent longevity and endurance.
For your wedding, you can pair them with roses, ranunculus, anemones, and other February blooms. You can also use a single large magnolia to create a cascading wedding bouquet.
With over 80 different species to choose from, from the lovely Crocus Vernus to the sophisticated Crocus hadriaticus, you’ll surely find a Crocus bloom that fit your wedding theme.
Crocuses grow in vibrant colors, from bright hues of yellow and orange to dramatic shades of blue and dark indigo. They’re best used as centerpieces, but they work well as a bouquet, too.
As they bloom in early spring, Crocuses have a rich symbolism of rebirth and new beginnings. They’re also representative of joy and romantic devotion.
If flowers could speak, Ranunculus would utter the words, “I’m attracted to you.”
True to their charming nature, Ranunculus flowers radiate happiness and charm.
In the Victorian era, where love before marriage was sometimes treated as taboo, men would give their secret lover Ranunculus flowers to let her know he finds her charming and attractive indeed!
Ranunculus flowers are extremely versatile. You can use them to crown your flower girls, mix them with white gardenias for an all-white look, or create a bouquet with lots of textures.
Freesias bloom from late winter to early spring, just in time for a February wedding!
Often used on special occasions, Freesias represent the bride’s purity and innocence. They also symbolize the strong connection between two people, as well as joy and renewal.
An all-white bouquet of Ballerina freesias is a great choice if you’re going for a classic wedding. For bohemian and fairytale-themed weddings, pair them with voluminous peonies, bright-colored dahlias, and bold gladiolus with greenery accents.
Although not as elegant as Roses, Daffodils are one of the best ornament flowers you’ll find in February. They bear lovely spring blooms in shades of yellow, gold, cream, pink, salmon, and white!
In China, Daffodils symbolize good fortune and wealth. In fact, they’re the official symbol of the Chinese New Year. In the US (and most parts of the world), they represent friendship and new beginnings—perfect for weddings!
Winter Honeysuckles bloom from mid-December through March, so you’ll find plenty of them for your February wedding!
Known for their cream and pink fragrant flowers (that smell much like cloves), Honeysuckles can be used to create headpieces, bouquets, boutonnieres, and accessories unique to your wedding theme.
These unique flowers symbolize some of the most important aspects of a wedding: pure happiness, sweetness, affection, and the never-dying flames of love.
Blooming from late December till the end of June, Amaryllis are bold, beautiful, and perhaps the extra bit of color your bouquet needs!
Although mostly available in red and white, you’ll also find them in bold colors like salmon, pink, rose, apricot, and deep burgundy. Some varieties are picotee (i.e., petals with colored edges) and bicolor, such as purple and orange.
Amaryllis derives from the Ancient Greek verb amarýsso̱, which means “to sparkle” or “to shine.” This is oddly fitting, especially since Amaryllis bouquets make a bride shine as she walks down the wedding aisle!
These flowers represent strength, determination, love, and beauty. It can also represent hope and new beginnings.
February is the month of love, and if you choose to get married towards the end of February, you’re entering a season of new beginnings—literally and figuratively. In addition, it’s just the right weather—not too warm nor too cold!
Since February represents the turn of the season, you’ll find many flowers in full bloom. This includes Amaryllis, Snowdrops, Magnolias, Hydrangeas, Freesies, and many others!
All of the flowers listed above represent special meanings tied to weddings, so you can’t go wrong with any of them.
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