Having your wedding in the heart of the summer? In addition to glorious sunshine, chirping birds and lush greenery, this season is chock full of beautiful flowers. As you plan for your wedding, avoid spending an arm and a leg on out-of-season flowers. Summer wedding flowers should be colorful, beautiful and delightfully in-season.
Don’t know where to start? We’ve compiled our seven favorite summer wedding flowers. They go with nearly any type of wedding, from vintage to classic.
Daisies are the epitome of summer. They’re bright and hearty, withstanding direct sun and heat. If you’re having an outdoor wedding, you can be sure that these flowers will last throughout the event. Plus, they go well with so many other flowers and the white petals match a wide variety of wedding color schemes.
If you want large, commanding blooms in a wide variety of colors, then go with dahlias for your summer wedding flowers. Whether in a bouquet or placed in a cool etched glass vase, these flowers will create some seriously cool photo-ops.
Nothing says “summer” like a bouquet of sunflowers. Just like daisies, these are hearty and easy-to-find. Dot the sunflowers all over your wedding: along the aisle, in the bridal bouquet and on every reception table.
Coneflowers are like a whimsical cross between daisies and sunflowers. They work well with just about any summer flower, so they’re a great addition if you’re looking for variety. They’re the deep pink flowers in the picture below. Put them in your bouquet or stone and copper vase.
Irises come in a wide variety of colors. If you want a flower that matches your wedding color scheme, you can do that with irises. The large flowers work well for bouquets and the blooms mean they’re the star of the show.
Hydrangeas works well by themselves or as a perfect duo with peonies, like in the bouquet below. Like irises, they come in a variety of colors. However, their shades tend to be softer and more subdued, giving your summer wedding flowers a romantic feel.
7. Tea Roses
Want something classic and traditional? Roses are your best bet. Tea roses work well in small spaces, like in hanging vases or dotted within a bouquet featuring a variety of other summer favorites. Pick roses that can go for hours without water and that provide a sweet, lovely scent.