The Best Summer Flowers for Wedding Bouquets and Décor

With summertime approaching, one of our favorite things will be blooming and readily available: summer flowers. If you’re planning a summer wedding, you’ll have a plethora of choices when it comes to the brightest and prettiest blooms. In fact, you’re almost spoiled for choice: in the summer, it can be difficult to decide what blooms to carry in a bridal bouquet, and which flowers would make the best table and décor pieces. The following are some bright ideas for summer wedding flowers.

Look for seasonal flowers. In the summer, you’ll find everything from dahlias and zinnias to protea and clematis flowers. In addition, peonies, poppies, gerbera daisies, dahlias, sweet peas and anthurium can round out a colorful bouquet, and unique seasonal additions like chamomile flowers could send your bouquet to the next level.

Mix with year-round staples. Despite the season, you may wish to include some year-round flowers, including roses, lilies, freesia and accent flowers such as eucalyptus. These types of flowers often add a glorious scent to bouquets and centerpieces.

Pay attention to the weather. If you’ve booked an outdoor venue for late June through August, you may find you’re holding your big day in the middle of a heat wave. Consult with your florist and ensure you’re not choosing any blooms that wilt easily in the heat. (Some brides even choose succulents to round out their bouquets when the temperatures rise!) It’s possibly even more important to choose heat-resistant centerpiece flowers, as these will likely be exposed to the heat longer than your bouquet.

Consider including foliage. If you’re planning on a cascading bouquet, you may wish to include some greenery that will work well with a summer theme, including hypericum berries, clematis vines and jasmine vine, as well as eucalyptus. Herbs such as lavender can add a terrific accent as well as imparting a lovely scent.

Look for flowers with symbolism. The “language of flowers” has always been a popular theme for wedding bouquets and floral arrangements. Instead of making your choices based on style and color alone, let each flower’s significance add meaning to your bouquet. While roses are a well-known flower of love, other flowers also have meaning for a wedding. Anemone comes from the Greek word for “windflower” and symbolizes anticipation, Calla lilies mean “regal,” and chrysanthemums symbolize joy.

Choose a Venue That Will Work with Your Floral Design Ideas

Whether it’s a wedding, a private party, formal banquet, a business celebration or corporate conference, The Society Room of Hartford will provide a unique, dramatic, and unforgettable experience for your special occasion, and will accommodate your chosen floral design. The perfect backdrop for an upscale city wedding, The Society Room of Hartford is located in the heart of one of New England’s oldest and most iconic cities. From weddings and private parties to corporate events, holiday parties, anniversary celebrations, christenings, bar and bat mitzvahs, black tie events, and more, the Society Room of Hartford is Connecticut’s most luxurious venue. Call 860-524-0796 or visit our website for more information.

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