Our season-by-season guide to the best in bloom continues with our favourite flowers for a summer wedding.
We know you love choosing the flowers for your wedding day. From bouquets to buttonholes and centrepieces to church pews, flowers can bring your big day to life. Therefore, we’re delighted to bring you our guide to the best in bloom: our top tips of the flowers to choose for your big day.
Whether it’s the scent, the colour or just a personal favourite, you may have a flower you truly love. However, the time of year that you’ve chosen for your wedding day can have a real impact on the blooms you choose. You need to be mindful of the season but don’t worry, here at WeddingHour we’re on hand to advise.
Last week, we gave you our suggestions for the best flowers of your spring wedding, and today we’re bringing you the best of the summer season.
The Phalaenopsis orchid is truly striking. It makes for a classic, elegant bouquet, and is strong enough to work alone: take a look at the examples above for both bridal and bridesmaids bouquets.
By saying the name ‘Lavender’ alone you can conjure up the smell. A beautiful, fragrant flower, it sits ideally alone or as an accompaniment to other blooms, as is perfectly at home for a rustic, country house wedding.
The soft peony comes in a multitude of colours, and is a true statement flower. A real summer bloom, the peony is typically only available in May and June, so an early summer wedding is when it is at its best.
Gypsophila are tiny white flowers, otherwise known as Baby’s Breath. They’re a delicate addition to any floral arrangement, or can sit alone as a simple, sophisticated bouquet. Take a look above for ideas of how to use the flower across different elements of your big day décor.
Usually available in blue, cornflowers are best in the summer season. Use alone or mix with a blend of other blooms for a truly summery bouquet that makes a bold, fun-filled statement.
Keep your eyes on the WeddingHour blog for autumn and winter: we’ll have the flower guide for your wedding coming soon!
Of course, at The Wedding Affair we have a selection of exceptional recommended florists. Take a look at our approved supplier list here to see the finest in the industry; they’d love to hear about your ideas.
Have you had your summer wedding? Let us know which flowers you chose by getting in touch with us: [email protected]. Or, if you’re one of the finest florists in the industry, we’d love you to showcase the bouquets, centrepieces, buttonholes – and more – that you’ve put together for your couples: just drop us a line!