Flowers for Every Season

When it comes to wedding florals, timing isn’t everything. Expert florist Dorothy Pfeiffer tells us what you should consider when planning your blooms.


So often brides and grooms love certain types of flowers, but they forget to consider timing. Expert florist Dorothy Pfeiffer, whose shop in New York is quite aptly named Cornucopia Flowers, says not to sweat it over the season. “Flower seasons are stretching and we can get many spring favorites in winter when the southern hemisphere is experiencing spring,” she says. But if you’re unwilling to fly in your preferred wedding florals, Pfeiffer suggests substituting with in-season blooms in similar shapes or hues, adding that, “a lot of any one flower in a great shaped vase never fails!”

Pfeiffer’s Seasonal Go-Tos

Flowering branches like Cherry, Dogwood, and Crabapple

Dahlias, Zinnias, and Fiddlehead Ferns

Oak leaves, Mango Calla Lilies, and Brown Sunflowers

Orchids, Parrot Tulips, and Amaryllis