Summer flowers are everywhere now and most summer weddings will take advantage of the floral inspiration these blooms provide. It’s a fantastic opportunity to play with colors ranging from bright reds down to pale greens. By now most flowers have been chosen, but just in case decisions are still being made for this year or future summer weddings, here are some floral suggestions to compliment your wedding day.
Floral Choices To Be Made
Choose flowers that will remain fresh and lively throughout the entire day. Picking flowers yourself can make your wedding so much more personal, not to mention the unmistakable beauty of wildflowers. Buying flowers from a florist is another option for your wedding. If you are not sure get advice from your local florist on summer bouquets.
Variations of flowers can offer so much opportunity to play with colors at your wedding. Try out dark reds and purples for formal weddings, and try green, yellow and whites for outdoor weddings. Sunflowers are a great option for bright, informal weddings.
There are so many flowers that are available during the summer, and below are some varieties you will come across:
- Snow on the mountain
- Chamomile daisies
- Poppy pods
- Pink veronica
- Wax flower
- Helios garden rose
- Blushing bride
Four Types Of Flowers To Consider
There is so much floral inspiration around this time of the year and below are a few highlights of the flowers to choose from and consider.
If not for its name alone, blushing bride is such a wonderful choice for a wedding. Native to South Africa, the flower is encased in white with a pink center and surrounded by red anther which creates a fantastic gradient of color.
Garden roses, both those that last all year and Helios roses, are a beautiful, popular choice for weddings. As a hybrid rose, they are grown due to their pleasing colors, size, and patterns. Garden roses survive well in temperate climates, so take care in a strong summer light.
Violets, lavenders, and indigos are wonderful color choices for weddings as they sync so well with white and silver. A flower that achieves different shades of purple effortlessly is the statice. There are so many different variations of this flower, one of its most endearing features is the shades it adopts. A statice can sometimes fade into white and create a wonderful gradient between both colors. It is a simple but eye-catching flower.
Queen Anne’s Lace
Naturalized in North America, the Queen Anne’s lace is a simple and beautiful flower .The flower resembles a snowflake due to its crisp white color and the delicacy of its petals. The flower is so special that it has been named after both Queen Anne of Great Britain and her grandmother; Anne of Denmark. The flower also resembles lace, which is what it is known for. It is said that the red flower that sits in the center is thought to be Queen Anne’s blood where she pricked herself when making the lace with a needle. This flower will compliment any table setting or wedding dress as a bouquet due to its fragile, unique aesthetic.
Flowers that are available all year round include:
- Air plant
- Garden rose
- Leatherleaf fern
- Lotus pod
- Queen Anne’s lace
- Dusty miller
Not Forgetting The Centerpieces
Centerpieces and arrangements are a fantastic opportunity to get creative and combine colors as well. A formal wedding would call for tall vases filled with darker flowers and decorated with gems. If your wedding has a modern touch then try orange, yellows and greens in transparent vases. Outdoor weddings would suit wooden vases filled with wildflowers. Mason jars are used for all types of weddings despite their theme and can be filled with candles, drinks, and flowers.
One last tip, if you really want to keep the flower fun going, then try infusing flowers into the food and drinks that will be served at the wedding. Infusing flowers into your food and drinks is sure to make your wedding a memorable and flowery occasion.