Peonies are a wedding classic, but they aren’t the only variety set to dominate this year. “Cloni Ranunculus are the new peony for spring,” predicts Dawkins, the florist behind Pippa Middleton’s wedding “They are from the same family as a Buttercup and are extremely delicate and romantic.”
In the summer, Peonies will no doubt continue to make their way into bridal bouquets everywhere, but Dawkins recommends experimenting with different types of the romantic flower. “We especially love the Mothers Choice Peony as it’s such an elegant and classic flower that works perfectly on its own in a bouquet,” she says.
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And from September onwards? Look to Dahlias. “They’re amazing for autumn this year; we’d choose them over Hydrangeas,” she adds. “And rather than using berries, why not try using an alternative fruit or vegetable such as big savoy cabbages which look so theatrical and beautiful when dusted with a frosting powder.”
During the winter months, it’s all about the classic rose. “Brides getting married in winter often want to incorporate a sense of warmth and festivity,” Dawkins says. “We love Faith Roses, Sweet Avalanche Roses and Quick Sand Roses, which can create the perfect vintage picture and can look beautiful with the addition of pinecones and berries.”