The wedding Almanac is a weekly review of what’s in season for your wedding by Kimberly Auora Kapur, author of Bouquet Chic. The almanac is based on availabilty in Seattle area. Other regions will vary.
Sorry everyone, I missed week 18 because I was out of town.
Week 19 in bloom:
In bud: peonies
First Bloom: guelder rose viburnum, chinese wisteria, mexican orange
Full bloom: dogwood, lilacs, wood hyacinth (bluebells), forget-me-nots, violets, early clematis, lily-of-the-valley, euphorbia, double cherry blossom, magnolia, wood hyacinth (bluebells), forget-me-nots, violets, late tulips, armadaii clematis, early rhodedendron, korean viburnum, bleeding heart, english primrose, many types of azalea, calendula.
going, going, fading blooms: tulips, camelia
Wedding tips for couples getting married in week 19:
Colors are becoming bright and more summery. Think of a transitional color scheme with branches of guelder rose as the center of your designs. The globular green beauties are the perfect shade of apple green. The theme could be a very fresh color scheme of green and white. Carry a simple but fragrant bouqet of white lily-of-the-valley or white mexican orange blossom. L-o-v is sought after but hard to source, luckily for the week 19 bride, it is abundant at this time!
Wedding tip of the week – wedding vendors are getting very busy at this time of year. Make sure you square away many of your plans for your summer wedding this week. Brides getting married this week might opt for an alternative choice in flowers, such as the azalea or rhodedendron which are abundant but sourced more from friends and families gardens rather than the florist.