Late Winter/Early Spring Flowers


Late Winter and Early Spring Floral Inspiration

Below are some of my favorite bouquet photos from past shoots that took place in the late winter and early spring.

Bride Holding Bouquet with Silk Ribbon from The Lesser Bear, Florals State and Arrow, Photography Jenny Haas and Design Auburn and Ivory Creative

Audrey Hepburn Vibes

For late winter glamor, I love this shoot that took place at Juniper Rooftop here in Columbus. Auburn and Ivory Creative planned a beautiful urban styled shoot with serious Audrey Hepburn vibes.
The hint of blush in the bridal gown with the large dramatic bow tipped vertically is classic and modern at the same time. 
The florals by State and Arrow  are a perfect mix of late winter blooms, roses and green and red foliage mixed with spring flowers like tulips.
Of course one of my favorite details is the wide dark green silk ribbon that was paired with the bouquet, as I think it makes a great contrast to the blush dress and the lighter yellow and white roses and matches well with the pops of red flowers.

Engagement Photos

The photos below are from an engagement shoot photographed by Jenny Haas Planned and Designed by Auburn and Ivory Creative with Florals and Venue by Old Slate Farm.
Engagement photo of couple in a field holding a lamb and a spring bouquet with silk ribbon by The Lesser Bear Photo by Jenny Haas Florals Old Slate Farm Design and Planning Auburn and Ivory Creative
Could this shoot get any sweeter?! I am seriously still dying over the sweet little lamb in the photo. What could be better than a beautiful newly engaged couple in a sunny field with gorgeous spring flowers and a lamb?!
If you got engaged over Valentine's Day, I would definitely find your photographer asap and book a spring time slot to have your photos taken at a flower farm, especially if it has lambs!
Couple kissing in a field of flowers with a spring bouquet in a basket and silk ribbon by The Lesser Bear Photo by Jenny Haas Florals Old Slate Farm Design and Planning Auburn and Ivory Creative

How to hold your flowers

If you are going to go to the trouble of booking an engagement photo session, you are probably going to want to think about multiple locations, outfits or multiple outfits, and ways to maximize your bouquet, if you are getting one.

I love how Auburn and Ivory accessorized this spring bouquet by putting it in a lovely basket for some of the shots. It creates a new sweet look for these photos.

Spring Floral Arrangement on a Table with Table Runner by The Lesser Bear Photo by Jenny Haas Florals Old Slate Farm and Design Planning Auburn and Ivory Creative

Spring Weddings

And if you are having a spring wedding, you can't go wrong with a palette like this of soft yellows, peaches and whites, in this arrangement by Old Slate Farm. 

It looks perfect paired with an old farmhouse style table and a gauzy silk runner, by The Lesser Bear.

Spring Bouquets

Below are a few of my favorite spring bouquets from editorial shoots last fall. The overall theme tends to be big softly toned blooms with light shades of greenery and long tails of silk ribbon that pick up the colors in the bouquets.
Bride Holding Bouquet with Long Pink Silk Ribbon by The Lesser Bear. Photography Ashley D Florals Old Slate Farm and Design Auburn and Ivory Creative
I particularly love this bouquet by Old Slate Farm that is paired with super long 4 inch wide silk ribbon. If you think that these tails are too long to be practical, but you LOVE them like I do, consider asking your photographer to do a couple of shots with the long tails, prior to your ceremony, when everything is looking pristine, and then have your florist either trim the tails slightly longer or tie them up to create a fuller bow for the ceremony.
Photo by Ashley D Photography Planning and Design by Auburn and Ivory Creative
Bride Holding a Bouquet with Naturally Dyed Silk Ribbon by The Lesser Bear Photo by Ashely D Photography Florals Old Slate Farm
This is another bouquet by Old Slate Farm, also photographed by Ashley D Photography. 
This bouquet has super large blooms with very muted tones and fresh spring green greenery, paired with Cream Silk Ribbon. I love the very large blooms and this pose. If you are going to go large for your wedding bouquet, consider a pose like this, or talking to your photographer about posing you like this for one of the photos. There is no better way to show that your adored your wedding flowers than by giving them a big hug.

Where to have your wedding photos taken

Bride under cherry blossoms holding bouquet with blue silk ribbon by The Lesser Bear Photography Jenny Haas Florals Passiflora Studios Design and Planning Auburn and Ivory Creative
This beautiful bouquet is by Passiflora Studios, photographed by Jenny Haas and Designed and Planned by Auburn and Ivory.
Again, if you are having a spring wedding, be sure to take advantage of all the amazing blooms in your local area. Posing for photographs under a blooming tree, is a beautiful way to capture the season of your wedding, as is posing in a flower field, like the engagement session above.
This bouquet has a lot of soft greenery and multiple tones of blue silk ribbon to float around on the spring breeze.

If you have a lamb, always include the lamb

I mean seriously, could there be anything cuter than a new lamb and happier than the smile on your face when you hold one with your new spouse?
Bride and Groom Holding a Lamb and Bouquet with Naturally Dyed Silk Ribbon by The Lesser Bear Photo Tiernae Salley Florals Old Slate Farm
This photo was taken by Tiernae Salley with Florals and Planning by State and Arrow at Warwick Farm.

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