Summertime is wedding season! If you're a bride planning your big day, you'll want to know what flowers are in season during your chosen months. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about wedding flowers for spring and summer weddings. We'll discuss the meanings behind popular flowers, as well as which blooms work well together in bouquets and table arrangements. So read on, future brides, for all the floral inspiration you need!
Why choose flowers in season?
For starters, it can be a more sustainable option as flowers don't need to be imported from other countries. This also saves money for brides on a budget. In addition, seasonal blooms are typically fresher and more vibrant than those that have been shipped long distances. When it comes to creating beautiful wedding bouquets and flower arrangements, local florists will have a better selection to choose from.
Roses are a popular choice for wedding flowers, and it's no wonder why. These classic blooms symbolize love, appreciation, and gratitude. Roses come in a wide range of colours, from classic red to softer hues like peach and pink. For a romantic touch, consider adding roses to your bouquet or table centrepieces. You could also consider adding filler flowers to your rose bouquets, which can cost less, whilst giving you a fuller-looking bouquet. Daisies can look stunning within a rose floral arrangement; they often take us back to our childhood remembering times we made daisy chains. There are no wonder daisies resemble innocence and purity, perfect to add to any wedding arrangement.
Hydrangeas are another popular choice for wedding flowers. These beautiful blooms symbolize heartfelt emotions and beauty. Hydrangeas come in a variety of colours, from blue to pink to purple. For a unique twist on the classic hydrangea bouquet, consider adding other flowers like roses or lilies, this is also a great way to coordinate your bouquet with your bridesmaid bouquets. Adding hydrangeas as a subtle flower to fill your bouquet, whilst making it the focal point of your bridesmaid's bouquets ensures that the flowers are well-coordinated throughout your bridal party. You could also use hydrangeas as filler flowers in your bouquets or as part of your table centrepieces.
Sunflowers are a great choice for summertime weddings. These vibrant blooms symbolize happiness, adoration, and loyalty. Which are also the foundation to a long and happy marriage. Sunflowers come in various shades of yellow, from pale lemon to rich gold, with so many shades they're sure to find a place within your wedding flowers. For a fun and festive touch, consider adding sunflowers to your bouquet or table centrepieces. When thinking of what flowers to pair with your sunflowers, your best option is to look for flowers with red and orange shades to ensure your sunflowers look vivid in your bouquet. If you’re looking to keep the fun in your wedding flowers, baby breath (also known as gypsophila) is a great option for a vibrant bouquet.
Lilies can be a vibrant choice for springtime weddings. These fragrant blooms symbolize purity and elegance. Lilies come in a variety of colours, such as white and pink. If you're looking for more traditional bridal flowers, white coloured lilies are the way to go they add a classic and elegant look to any floral arrangement. However, if you're looking for something more vibrant lilies can come in a range of colours to add a splash of colour to your day. They are also a popular option to have as sugar flowers on your wedding cake. With so many different species of lily flower, your options are endless so we would suggest researching the variety of lily flowers available to you and which style you like before you decide to include them in your big day!
Orchids are a beautiful and exotic choice for wedding flowers. However, they can still be found throughout traditional weddings. These delicate blooms symbolize love, beauty, and strength. Orchids come in a wide range of colours, from white to pink to purple. Their tropical touch is perfect for any destination wedding, ensuring that your flowers coordinate with your wedding theme. When thinking of what flowers to pair with your orchids, consider other exotic blooms like Bird of Paradise or Heliconia. Alternatively, you could pair them with more traditional wedding flowers like roses or lilies which may be a better choice if you're not looking to add an exotic touch with your flowers.
Dahlias are a stunning choice for wedding flowers. These full blooms symbolize elegance and dignity. Dahlias come in a wide range of colours, from white to pink to purple. Their fullness is sure to fill your bouquet with little need for filler flowers, saving you money. They are also popularly used for wedding centrepieces due to their fullness; it won't take many of these blooms to achieve the look you’re after. When thinking of what flowers to pair with your dahlias, consider a more subtle flower as this will avoid your bridal arrangements from looking too busy. There are still endless possibilities to pair dahlias with, you could pair them with more delicate blooms like baby's breath or lilies of the valley which will help balance the look of your wedding flower arrangements.
Gardenias are an elegant and delicate choice for wedding flowers. These delicate white blooms symbolize gentleness and purity. Gardenias come in a variety of colours, so their symbolism may vary depending on their colour, with symbols such as joy or the love between two people. Their delicate look makes them perfect for a bridal arrangement. They are a more subtle flower though, so this may not be your first choice if you are looking for an eye-catching bouquet, but they still fit beautifully as filler flowers or within bridesmaid bouquets. When looking at what will fit well with this flower in a bouquet, foliage is most commonly used such as Hosta or Fern.
Now that you’ve seen some of the most popular flowers for a spring or summer wedding, it’s time to make a decision! Which blooms will you choose for your bridal bouquet? Remember to preserve your wedding flowers with us so they can last forever as beautiful memories of your big day. Visit our Wedding Flower Preservation page to find out more and get started with. Thanks for reading, and we hope this blog post helped give you some inspiration for your big day!