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Spring Flowers: Classic Wedding Style Ideas

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Although it has been a slow start to the season this year, I can finally smell spring on the horizon. Heavenly scents of spring flowers including lilac, lily of the valley, garden roses and ranunculus, it is a season worth waiting for. I had the first hint in the early hours of the morning at my local flower markets, where I spied a single little vase of the sweetest lily of the valley. A little treat indeed, and a taste of what’s to come.

Our winter has been cold and long but now we can finally get excited about spring wedding flowers. At the moment, I’m in love with classic spring wedding style. Using flowers and finishes that are so simple and so sweet. Like the most divine local lilac, grouped en mass and tied with a thick satin bow, it’s enough to make me weak at the knees!

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Lilac Bouquet | Event Design Sinclair And Moore Events | Photography by Matthew Land Studios

Spring Colour

With the sun shining and spring flowers blooming, everything naturally gets brighter. While classic style does lend itself to soft pastel hues, let’s not discount how beautiful brighter shades can be.

In this bouquet by Blooming Brides, I love the pop of colour in the poppies. It’s a very pretty combination which also includes ranunculus, roses, jasmine vine and even pink hyacinths, creating a beautifully textured spring posy.

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Spring Colour | Floral Design by Blooming Brides | Image by Love, Katie & Sarah.

This bouquet by Floretta really says spring to me. The design has a dense base of fern and statice with only a few blooms, pink and purple asters, orange roses and blue delphinium, scattered through to give the ‘just pick from the garden’ look. This would look very sweet and cute carried down the aisle by a spring bride.

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Spring Garden Posy | Floral Design by Floretta | Image by Joseph Koprek.

Classic Bouquets

Nothing says elegance and grace more than a pretty round posy of peonies, David Austin roses, and lily of the valley. An absolute classic and a timeless choice for the classiest bride.

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Simple Spring Bouquet | Floral Design by Kathleen Deery Design | Image by Jose Villa Photography

As we have seen everywhere, loose, informal, garden-inspired bouquets are very popular now. But a design that I am absolutely loving at the moment is a little twist on the classic round posy. The overall shape is more oval and wide, and as a nod to garden bouquets, a few textured elements are scattered through. A beautiful example of this bouquet style is by Plenty of Petals where they have mixed together classic choices, such as tulips, roses, peonies, and freesia.

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Classic Bridal Bouquet | Floral Design by Plenty Of Petals | Image by Carmen Santorelli Photography

If the above style is too large, you can scale it back to simple sweet mixed spring bouquets. There is that lovely cross over of seasons right now, where stocks are still available together with new season blooms. This little posy by Flower Allie would be perfect for the bridesmaids or a little flower girl.

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Sweet and Simple Posy | Floral Design by Flower Allie | Photography by Luna de Mare Photography

Simple Buttonholes

Classic spring style buttonholes showcase lovely flowers presented beautifully and effortlessly. Kathleen Deery Design created this elegant buttonhole of lily of the valley, finished with classic black satin ribbon.

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Classic Buttonhole | Floral Design Kathleen Deery Design | Image by Jose Villa Photography

Roses in shades of white, ivory, or pale tones are the obvious choice for classic buttonholes. I also quite like using white freesias for buttonholes in this style. They are a little more delicate than roses, but they are a lovely alternative and they have a gorgeous fragrance.

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Beautiful Buttonholes | Floral Design by Natalie Bowen Designs | Image by Jesse Leake

Elegant Tables Centrepieces

Using our classic spring bridal party inspiration and turning our attention now to table centrepieces. There are many great options depending on your budget of course. One of the high end examples includes floral spheres of hydrangea, roses, peonies, dusty miller and ivy by Kathy Wright & Co. It’s the shape of the design that makes it so classic and formal, almost like topiary trees in a manicured garden. The silver candelabras add to the romance of the look.

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Classic Floral Spheres | Floral Design by Kathy Wright & Co | Image by Jose Villa Photography

Green and white is the defining colour palette for classic wedding style. On white tablecloths with white chairs, walls, and curtains it can create an overall crisp and fresh look. I love the way Kathleen Deery Design has added the tiffany blue colour here to add just a hint of colour on the tables.

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Classic Spring Table | Floral Design Kathleen Deery Design | Image by Jose Villa Photography

Thinking of spring classic style, adding in pretty shades of pink or apricot can create interest and help the blooms stand out against each other. Hydrangea and roses are paired perfectly here with blue gum to create a stunning elegant floral table runner in a formal space.

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Classic Floral Garland | Floral Design by Le Coeur Sauvage Wedding Florist | Image by Greg Finck Photography

Sweet Cakes

With classic cake styling it is best to, again, keep it simple. The design is all in the details and the quality. A pretty look is created here by Southern Blooms by Pat’s Floral Designs where just a few blooms of pale pink dahlia are used to give a pretty touch to a pretty cake.

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Classic Spring Cake | Floral Design by Southern Blooms by Pat’s Floral Designs | Image by Jose Villa Photography

White David Austin roses and peonies grouped together to form extra layers make this cake stand out as a beautiful feature at the wedding.  Be careful cutting it though!

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Classic Cake Flowers | Floral Design by Kathy Wright & Co | Image by Jose Villa Photography

Classic Spring Wedding Style, where all the floral elements and design are simple and sweet, is a style that will never go out of fashion.  You will always look back on your wedding photos and think how pretty it was rather than oh my, why did I choose…….  Is classic your favourite wedding style?

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Kyla Helgeson is one Australia's top wedding florists operating as The White Orchid Floral Design. Based in Adelaide, South Australia, Kyla has studied in New York and is a former finalist in Tesselaars floristry competition. In 2015 Kyla joined the Tesselaars marketing team as our floral content advisor and has since authored over 50 popular floral style blogs.

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