The Flower Guide – Choosing fabulous florals for your wedding day.
The Flower Guide – Choosing fabulous florals for your wedding day.
The Flower Guide – Choosing fabulous florals for your wedding day.
The Flower Guide – Choosing fabulous florals for your wedding day.

The Flower Guide – Choosing fabulous florals for your wedding day.


So, you have decided on a simple yet stunning bunch of white Dahlia’s as the key element to your Spring wedding bouquet, only to find out that Dahlia’s aren’t in season until May! Disaster!

For many brides, choosing the perfect florals to complement their wedding is often trickier than first thought. To help you navigate the garden path and pick the perfect blooms for your wedding day, we called upon Melbourne-based florist and tribe member Victoria, flower guru and owner of The Gathering Florist.

If you are wondering what flowers are in season, and when, Victoria offers her top favourite florals for each season.

“Dahlia’s, David Austin Roses and Tulips make for great Autumn/ Winter wedding styling, while Ranunculus, Sweet Pea and Lissianthus are perfect for Spring/Summer. Carnations, Roses, Chrysanthemums, and Orchids are in easily available all year round,” she says.



In terms of style, Victoria is a lover of lush, green foliage and soft pastel tones.

“I love to combine different types of foliage together such as Gum, Ivy Berry and whimsical Peppercorn.  The texture and the different tones of green are perfect for a more wild and informal wedding. For me, nothing beats a peach Juliet Rose, clustered with soft white Sweet Pea and pale pink Lissianthus.”



Organising your own wedding flowers can seem daunting, but is completely doable with a level head and simple approach.

“The key is not to be too stressed because you want to enjoy every moment leading up to your wedding. Keep it simple and classic by adding lots of foliage and limiting your variety of flowers and colour.  If you are overwhelmed with options, keep it stylish with green foliage and white flowers. This combination never disappoints!” Victoria says.

“Getting your friends or family involved in the set up will also save on time and money,” she adds.


If you have decided to enlist the help of an expert, Victoria has some advice for finding the perfect florist.

“Look for a florist who is creative and easy to talk to. Make sure you see their work and make sure your styles match!”,  she says.

The cost of florals can easily be underestimated. If you don’t want your bloom budget to break the bank, Victoria suggests taking advantage of gorgeous, green foliage and keeping it pared-back.



“Foliage is extremely popular and it doesn’t look like this trend is going anywhere fast. It’s perfect for a bride on a budget. A way of cutting back on costs and not losing the “wow” factor is to cut different lengths and varieties of foliage and lay them along the centre of rectangle tables. This will create a rustic and country style. It’s simple, easy and looks beautiful,” she explains.



Victoria also recommends sticking to flowers that are in season, as opposed to importing. This will save you money and look better too as they thrive in their own climate.

“Roses are the best option because they are affordable and available all year. Carnations are also affordable and come in lots of colours,” she says.



Are you in need of some flower power for your wedding day? Be sure to contact The Gathering Florist – and see her stunning work come to life in Bridget and Matt’s barn wedding on the Bellarine Peninsula.

Flowers and Photos by; She’s A Wildflower & Hails and Shine, Sugarbee Flowers & Stefani Driscoll, She’s A Wildflower & Hails and Shine, Botanics Melbourne & It’s Beautiful Here, The Gathering Florist & Dan Brennan, Prunella Flowers & Love Katie And Sarah, Pomp And Splendour & Fred And Hannah.

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