Seasonal Bridal Bouquets at Lancaster House

Everybody notices a beautiful, bridal bouquet. It is what draws the eye to the wedding dress and can say so much about the style of the wedding and the personality of the bride. Lauren, Wedding and Events Co-ordinator at Lancaster House, has put together a few of her favourites and given you a selection of seasonal blooms as well.

As with most wedding traditions, the bridal bouquet can be traced back hundreds of years. Originally, the bride would carry strong scented herbs and spices, believed to have powers to ward off evil spirits. Over time, these were replaced with colourful blooms with attractive scents, symbolising the bride’s beauty and purity.

Bride and Groom with a colourful bouquet at Lancaster House

Bride and Groom with a colourful bouquet at Lancaster House

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At Lancaster House with Flowers by Lune Valley Florist / Nick Dagger

At Lancaster House with Flowers by Lune Valley Florist / Nick Dagger

Why does the bride toss her bouquet over her head and into an eagerly awaiting throng? This tradition is thought to have originated in America and signifies the bride spreading her happiness out over the well-wishers. The woman who catches the bouquet is believed to be the next to find happiness in marriage.

Almost anything goes these days in terms of bouquets and the bride can really show off her creativity and flair for design and play around with colour, flower variety and shape. There are several classic shapes – trailing waterfall, round posy, cascading bouquet or bouquets that lie across the arm – but there are no strict fashion rules these days which opens up endless possibilities.

Seasonal Blooms

Choosing flowers that are in season is definitely the most cost efficient way to go. Here’s our favourites for each season:

Spring

Peony or Ranunculus
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Summer 

Poppy or Dahlia
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Autumn

Sunflower or Hydrangea

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Winter

Calla Lilly or Stock

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More WeddingFlower Inspiration

Beautiful wedding table flowers at Lancaster House

Beautiful wedding table flowers at Lancaster House

Lauren and the team at Lancaster House Weddings have created a Beautiful Bridal Bouquet Pinterest Board, with lots of wedding flower inspiration.

Once you've set the date, Lauren will be delighted to introduce you to our recommend local wedding florists who will create a beautiful bouquet and wedding flowers - whatever the season! Better still, make a date to attend our next Wedding Showcase event on 13th August, 12 pm - 4 pm.   

Lancaster House Wedding Team - Clare, Lauren and Claire

For further details please contact Lauren and the wedding team on 01524 844 822