Ask any florist when the best time to get married is—they'll undoubtedly say: spring! This time of the year, the flower markets are bursting with life and the beautiful, brightly colored blooms are a welcome sight for sore eyes after a long winter.
One of the most beloved spring blooms these days is the fritillaria—a delicate flower that comes in various shapes and colors, from the showy, long-stemmed fritillaria imperialis, to the wispy fritillaria meleagris, which have shy, downward-facing bell-shaped petals with the most enchanting checkerboard pattern. Fritillaria can be used in a variety of ways, from simple centerpieces to elegant one-bloom bouquets.
If you haven't heard of this flower, you're not alone; this lesser-known beauty has only recently become en vogue inside the wedding-flower world. Ask your florist if he or she is able to source these stunning blooms—they are absolutely perfect if you're planning a spring wedding.