Gorgeous Flowers for Summer Weddings

Summer weddings were made for flowers

When it comes to flower selection, summer brides have it made. Gardens are bursting with blooms in every color imaginable. With such an abundance to choose from, bridal bouquets can be absolute works of art that you won’t want to toss at the end of the evening!

Seasonal blooms
While you can get almost any flower you want in the summer, you’ll find certain favorites are readily available and, sometimes, less expensive. Favorite seasonal flowers for summer weddings include:

  • Gerbera daisies
  • Gladiolas
  • Peonies
  • Snapdragons
  • Phlox
  • Dahlias
  • Daisies
  • Star Gazer lilies
  • Asters
  • Mums
  • Roses
  • Zinnias

Another popular choice for summer weddings are stunning dendrobium orchids. Some brides just can’t do without these elegant blooms and are happy to pay extra to have them. Summer brides who marry when dendrobium orchids are in season can save money on these highly desirable flowers.

It’s easy being green
With so many color selections available in the summer, many brides overlook the luxurious appeal of greenery. Create a tropical oasis by decorating tables with monstera (split leaf philodendron) leaves or tying the leaves into chair cover sashes.

Other options for greenery in your summer wedding include Bells of Ireland, Green Goddess calla lilies, eucalyptus and ferns. These green blooms and leaves look especially sharp when paired with deep, dark pinks.

Think outside the vase
For classic elegance, floral arrangements in vases are ideal, but with such a wide variety of flowers to choose from, why not look at alternate containers? A flower-covered arch makes a perfect backdrop for vows said on the beach. Tiki torches wrapped in greenery are a pretty way to light a patio. Having an outdoor reception? Hang flowering baskets from tents’ support poles to waft fragrance over your party.

Make it a family affair
A great way to save money on floral arrangements is to ask family members to contribute from their gardens. If there’s a specific flower that you loved from your parents’ garden, ask them to grow as many as they can for your wedding. Be sure you know which months the flowers bloom best. Ask someone with a green thumb if your selection will flower in the first year from planting or if it won’t bloom in time for your big day.

If you’re opting for homegrown flowers, plan for many, many more than you think you need so you can choose those with the best blooms. Check with your florist to see if your flowers from home can be incorporated with other flowers from the store and if there are any additional charges to do so. You might not have enough flowers to make all the arrangements, corsages, boutonnieres, bouquets and centerpieces, but adding a few blossoms to your own bouquet will make it all the more special.

Flowers are the ultimate accent for any wedding’s decor. Blooms that highlight your main color selection or floral arrangements in different shades of the same color will add beauty and style to your special day.

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