Florists are sure to be dealing with several weddings at once no matter what date you choose, so make sure you give them plenty of time to handle your order. The good news is that flowers to celebrate this time of year really include just about everything.
Some colors to look at are those cool blues and bright yellows that mimic the sun and sky. Bold favorites like strong purples, deep reds, and brilliant oranges are really at home during this season. You won't risk freezing more tropical flowers and your chances for good weather for an outdoor wedding increase. All of these factors really increase the opportunity to use all sorts of flowers for a summer wedding.
Sunflowers, radiating in an arc out of a mahogany basket, can bring the look of the rising sun to your morning wedding. Black Eyed Susan and tendrils of Climbing Ivy would make colorful pew bows for an afternoon service. Night Blooming Jasmine adds an exotic scent to an evening event. Dramatic stalks of Holly Hock and Foxglove can be arranged in white urns for the front of the church or in glinting, cut glass vases for the reception tables. Orange, red, or yellow Roses in the bride's bouquet and hair reflect the bright days of the season. Pair all that fire with deep green ferns or white Lilly of the Valley and their vibrant color will really shine.
Give some thought to these flowers to give a summer wedding some sizzle.
- Bachelor Buttons
- Geraniums (pink, red, white, blue)
- Moss Rose
- Poppy (red, orange, yellow)
- Holly Hock
- Berries (Blueberry or Raspberry)
Summer weddings range from formal intimate affairs, to all out fiestas, and everything in between. Don't let all your summer wedding flower choices intimidate you. Dive right in and let your choices reflect the unique spirit of your wedding.