BRIDAL BOUQUET INSPIRATION | SAN DIEGO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Aside from your ring, the accessory that is front and center on your wedding day is the bridal bouquet.

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The flowers you choose should complement the theme, color pallate and season of your wedding day. Are you dreaming of Peonies for your December nuptials? My guess would be no. Not only will the blooms cost way more than if they were in season (Spoiler alert: they're a summer flower), but those pretty pastel Peonies (say that 3 times fast), just don't vibe with a winter wedding.

Bouquets can come in all shapes and sizes, and can even include non-traditional plant-life (I'm looking at you, succulents), or no flowers at all! You can opt for Roses which are classic and accessible all year round; whimsical and fun with some Billy Buttons or friendly white Daisies; or clean and elegant with Calla Lilies and Orchids.

Below, I've listed some of the most popular wedding flowers by season and even included colors and meaning for a quick access guide to help you find your "soul-flower." See any I missed? Leave a note in the comments so I can add it. Happy planning!

SPRING
Calla Lily (light green, white, orange, pink, red, yellow): purity, youth, and rebirth.
Hyacinth (blue, pink, purple, white): constancy, sincerity.
Lily (white, pink): purity and prosperity.
Orchid (blush, coral, cream, pink, white): love, luxury, strength.
Ranunculus (orange, pink, red, white, yellow): radiant with charm.
Tulip (orange, pink, purple, red, white, yellow): elegance, grace, "perfect love."
Daffodil (white, yellow, orange): rebirth and new beginnings.
Larkspur (white, blue, violet): lightness and levity.

SUMMER
Dahlia (orange, red, white, pink, purple, yellow): strength and creativity.
Gardenia (white): joy, "you are lovely", refinement.
Hydrangea (orange, pink, white, yellow, green): gratitude and grace.
Peony (orange, pink, red, white, yellow): honor, romance and prosperity
Daisy (white): innocence.
Sunflower (yellow, orange): warmth, happiness, longevity.
Baby's Breath (white): everlasting love, purity.
Lily (white, pink): purity and prosperity.

FALL
Dahlia (orange, red, white, pink, purple, yellow): strength and creativity.
Hydrangea (orange, pink, white, yellow, green): gratitude and grace.
Daisy (white): innocence.
Sunflower (yellow, orange): warmth, happiness, longevity.

WINTER
Calla Lily (light green, white, orange, pink, red, yellow): purity, youth, and rebirth.
Hyacinth (blue, pink, purple, white): constancy, sincerity.
Ranunculus (orange, pink, red, white, yellow): radiant with charm.
Tulip (orange, pink, purple, red, white, yellow): elegance, grace, "perfect love."

YEAR ROUND
Gerbera Daisy (various colors): strong, pretty, enduring purity.
Rose (various colors): love, friendship, enchantment.
Stephanotis (white): Happiness in marriage, desire to travel.
Peruvian Lily (yellow, pink, orange, white): friendship and devotion.
Craspedia (aka Billy Buttons, yellow): good health.