Summer is just magical, isn’t it? It’s the height of wedding season for good reason. Longer, brighter nights perfect for partying. Warmer temperatures and (hopefully) less rain. But probably most notably in the world of florists and stylists, the landscape just bursts to life as the choice of blooms for summer wedding flowers explodes. From the early release of big pillowy peonies, to the abundance of white sprays of delicate tiny blossoms, summer is the perfect time to play with scale, colour and texture. And with such an array of blooms to choose from, the only problem is… Where to start?
We hope you can find some inspiration in the beautiful images laced throughout this post. And if you’re in the process of turning inspiration into reality, consult The List for our handpicked choice of florists up and down the country to help you design the floral focus of your big day.
Summer Wedding Flowers Ideas
Lilac, Sweet Peas, Astilbe, Peonies, Lisianthus, Roses (many varieties available), Jasmine, Stocks, Nigella, Tanacetum, Ammi, Agapanthus, Dahlias, Hydrangeas, Freesia, Poppy, Aster, Zinnia, Gyspophila, Queen Anne’s Lace, Waxflower, Geranium, Lavender, Iris, Larkspur, Cosmos, Chrysanthemum etc.
Nigella, Thalespi, Olive Leaf, Leather Leaf, Aralia Leaf, Fern, Rosemary Etc.
Thoughts on Summer Wedding Flowers From Our Florists
“With the current trend for hanging installations comes whimsical, floating foliage designs. Achieving this very natural and organic styling relies on the materials chosen – very dark foliage can be gloomy and heavy whilst light, seasonal foliage can give these designs a fresh, summery and ethereal feel. For example, bright and fresh beech leaves, dog rose, wild clematis and jasmine can achieve this unstructured feel. However these tender stems usually need to be installed on the morning of your wedding particularly in summer heat…. So you’ll need a willing florist with access to these hedgerow type materials and possibly extra budget to allow for the additional on-the-day work.” Miranda Hackett Flowers
“Peonies. Almost everyones favourite flower and especially for those June brides, they are often the stars of the floral show. With love and luck, these beauties help me create gorgeousness for early Summer couples.” Clara from Wilde Thyme
“Garden roses continue to be very popular in this seasons wedding bouquets. Choose coffee and nude tones to achieve that soft, heritage feel e.g. Cafe Latte, Margaret Merril and Evelyn garden roses, paired with a variety of fresh herbs including Apple Mint, Sage and Oregano. Less is often more – fewer choice blooms with additional soft touches such as sweet peas, scabious, nigella and trailing tendrils give a delicate and stylish design rather than a heavy handed bouquet.” Miranda Hackett Flowers
Maybe you have a solid idea of how you want your summer wedding flowers to look? Or maybe you have absolutely no idea where to start? If the latter is the case, then please don’t feel you need to know everything in order to hire a florist. As professional designers, your florist can help guide you through colours, types of flowers, what’s in season and how to have gorgeous wedding flowers while maintaining your budget. We’ve chosen the best in the country who not only excel on style but also on service. So reach out and find the best florist for you.