Picking flower arrangements is an exciting step in the wedding planning process, but it can be tricky to know what to pick, especially when you’re not a professional florist.

By now, you have probably selected (or at least imagined) your colors and various decor items you want at your wedding barn. With those in mind, as well as the features of the barn, you can start to figure out what flowers will pop at the location in each season using our handy guide to each season.

Know Your Barn’s Style

Most barns, like our historic one, have a lot of natural wood features and earth tones, such as gray and brown. These play well with most flowers, but there are ways to make both the centerpieces and venue pop.

Table cloths, banners and even the groomsmen’s suits can make other flowers pop more than they normally would, which will help accentuate the seasonal aura of your big day.

Flowers for Every Season

From bouquets to centerpieces, and all the way down to the petals the flower girls toss, your day will be full of flowers.

We’ve highlighted some of our favorite flowers for each season at our barn. Keep in mind your florist (if you have one) will have their own ideas to help you, and blogs and idea boards can help you with selecting your bouquet types and arrangements.

spring flowers


With spring, you will want to highlight the dark grass and muted colors starting to come to fruition. Pastels and purples work excellent this time of year, as well as the classic yellows and reds, which come in many types of flowers.

Here are some of our top spring flowers to give a fresh appeal to your barn wedding:

  • Roses
  • Tulips
  • Peonies
  • Lilies of the Valley
  • Lilac
  • Snapdragons

Oftentimes, people associate greenery with spring, so having filler like ferns and dusty miller can ensure the season is highlighted. Plus, green looks excellent with barn wood beams and walls.

summer flowers


Summer is a time filled with sunshine and color. Natural light and warm colors are a natural choice for decor, so don’t miss out on using whites and bright tones to play with the theme.

Accent the vibrancy of summer with some of our favorite flower choices for the season:

  • Sunflowers
  • Gerbera Daisies
  • Yarrow
  • Hydrangeas
  • Gardenias
  • Black-eyed susans
  • Orchids

Having these bright choices for your barn wedding flowers will be gorgeous and evoke a country summer feeling for all of your guests.

fall flowers


Everyone associates fall with the classic colors of autumn red, orange, yellow and brown. There’s no denying the beauty of the season, and picking flowers that evoke a sense of falling leaves and crisp air is a great way to elevate your day.

Enhance the sweater weather vibes with some of the best flowers for a fall wedding:

  • Pansies
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Amaranthuses
  • Dahlias
  • Asters

You may even consider limiting your flower selections in the fall and choosing some more grassy and leafy-type arrangements using things like pressed maple leaves, dried thistles and purple fountain grass. Be creative–unique bouquets never go unnoticed and leave a lasting impact!

winter flowers


Most would assume that the floral options in winter are limited, but that is certainly not the case. In fact, decorating a barn in the winter is one of the most exciting experiences you can have!

While everyone is cooped up with cabin fever, you can build your winter wonderland inside and outside of your venue, and embrace the season, rather than try to hide it.

Try using these flowers to showcase a homey, wintery style:

  • Anemones
  • Forget-Me-Nots
  • Amaryllises
  • Camellias
  • Ranunculuses

Winterberry, juniper and succulents can also add some color while filling out the rest of the bouquet or centerpiece with a dark contrast to the brighter flowers of the arrangements.

Make Your Dream Wedding Bloom with The Canton Barn

No matter what time of year it is, seasonal flowers can help add flair to your wedding and create a memorable ambiance for your big day.

We have implemented many different looks into our venue, and we have no shortage of ideas for decorating for a barn wedding. If you want to start planning your dream wedding, check our calendar and book your date today!