Summertime is all about fun in the sun and carefree days of leisure, and this sentiment carries over to summer wedding flowers. Hues found in this warm-weather season include bright jewel tones such as yellows, mango, corals, fuchsia, bright greens and medium blues. Just some of the many flowers you have at your disposal during this season include anemone, asters, calla lilies, cymbidium orchids, dahlias, daisies, delphinium, freesia, hydrangeas, larkspur, Queen Anne's lace, roses, stock and zinnias.
When hosting a summer soiree or wedding, you can have fun with your bouquets and arrangements by infusing them with lots of color. Colorful inspiration is everywhere — think butterflies, fruits and sorbets. Popular arrangements include grouping pink and orange ranunculus, cream roses and vibrant greens. For a cool-tone bouquet, gather together blue delphinium, larkspur and white hydrangea. Tie a blue ribbon around it and you have your “something blue.” Yellow lovers will find plenty of yellow blooms available. Mix together light and dark shades of yellow roses, cymbidium orchids and gerbera daisies embellished with baby’s breath or Queen Anne’s lace.
The summer is the most popular time for weddings, with many ceremonies held outdoors. For a destination beach wedding, find inspiration in your natural surroundings. From the bridal party bouquets to the wedding arch and reception, fill your arrangements with shades of blue to capture the sky, bright pinks to imitate the pink sand and seashells and sunny yellows to represent the sun. Don’t forget to add plenty of lush, vibrant greens and filler.
Whether you are celebrating on a tropical island or just want to recreate the look and feel of one, flowers such as bird of paradise, orchids, red ginger, and anthurium help your vision become a reality. For a bohemian wedding, incorporate lots of wildflowers, including wax flowers, Monte Casino asters, larkspur, delphinium and thistle.