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A wildflower style bride's bouquet rests on a windowsill with the summer flowers catching the light as the bride sits nearby. Yewbarrow Farm Flowers.

Wonderful weddings with British flowers

Flowers from the Farm members create amazing garden-gathered wedding flowers which bring sustainable style and scent to this most memorable of days.

Naturally lovely British grown flowers flex with the seasons and bring grace and charm to your big day. Whatever your style from classic country house weddings to informal wildflower-style celebrations (or anywhere in between), you’ll find a grower florist who can help you realise your wedding dreams.

If British flowers are at the heart of your flowery fantasies then it’s important to focus on which flowers are likely to be growing at the time of your wedding – every flower has a natural season when it is at the peak of its beauty and abundance.

Peonies are romantic wedding choices much loved by couples and enjoy a short but glorious season any time between May and June in the UK. English garden roses, another wedding classic, reach a peak in June and continue through the summer months (though less abundantly) until September.  If you are getting married outside the summer months, why not consider a frilly ranunculus as a British grown alternative to imported roses?  Staying seasonal involves flexibility and creativity but can achieve truly stunning results.

Rather than thinking about specific varieties of flower you’d like, why not think in terms of the effects you want to achieve? If you love the airy lightness of baby’s breath (gypsophila) but are getting married outside its summer season, for spring weddings why not consider using early fruit blossom or for late summer alternatives try Ammi visnaga for an frothy white touch.  When you work with a flower growing florist they’ll be able to suggest what will work for the look you want for your wedding, using flowers that are in their prime season.

Fabulously scented flowers for your wedding day

Our flower farmers work with the seasons and create perfumed wedding flowers that linger long in the memory.

A summer wedding bouquet with cosmos dahlias and pops of coral and orange, tied with a silk ribbon. The Native Florist.

Cosmos daisies add fresh charm to this late summer bouquet by the Native Florist, Bristol.

A beautiful natural style wild wedding bouquet of summer pastels with pops of orange, tied with silk ribbon, held by its creator, Ixia Botanicals, standing against a wooden doorway

Hannah-Victoria of Ixia Botanicals, Cumbria, holds one of her flowing bridal bouquets.

Justine of Farhill Flowers sets up a festival wedding table for an outdoor wedding with pastel dahlias and candles. Michelle Huggleston Photography.

Justine of Farhill Flowers sets up a wedding table with pastel dahlias. Photo: Michelle Huggleston.

A beautiful cascading bouquet of lilac flowers captured as a bride holds it in a lavender field.

A gorgeous cascading bouquet by The Flower Farm, Lancashire.

A glorious late summer bouquet with silk ribbon by Wildbunch Flowers, Shropshire.

A glorious late summer bouquet in the flower field at Wild Bunch Flowers, Shropshire.

A wildflower style bride's bouquet rests on a windowsill with the summer flowers catching the light as the bride sits nearby. Yewbarrow Farm Flowers.

Wistful summer bouquet by Yewbarrow Flower Farm, Cumbria

Beautiful meadow style flower crates filled with summer flowers welcome wedding guests to the church. My Flower Patch

Flowery crates by My Flower Patch welcome wedding guests to the church.

A seaside bride holds a bouquet of summer flowers standing next to rock pools on a Cornish beach. Wild West Flowers.

A seaside bride holds a summer bouquet by Wild West Flowers, Cornwall.

A cloud of pink blossom suspended in a wedding tipi by Camomile and Cornflowers, Worcestershire

A beautiful spring blossom cloud for a tipi wedding by Camomile and Cornflowers, Worcestershire.

Our guide to seasonal wedding flowers

Where to start with wedding flowers?  Why not begin by exploring what the best of the season has to offer when you’re planning your big day? Here’s a quick guide to British flowers for wonderful weddings.

What's flowering when?

We know that not everyone is as obsessed with flowers as we are. See what’s likely to be flowering at the time you’re planning to marry in our guide to UK seasonality.

How do I choose a florist?

Weddings often have a long lead in time so find someone you click with! Look at different websites and social media feeds to find florists whose work echoes the ‘feel’ that you’re looking for.

Get inspired

Our wedding gallery features florals arranged by our flower farmers. See the delightful difference which British flowers can make to your big day.

Hannah Victoria Taylor of Ixia Botanicals explains how she works with the seasons on her Lancashire flower farm to create wonderfully wild wedding flowers.