Wedding Flowers for Summer
Summer represents a time when life is in full swing. It is a time of energy, passion, and romance. You want to accentuate this at your summertime wedding with beautiful and lively flowers that will fit in with the season and will not wilt from the harsh rays of the sun. Here is a list of the best in-season flowers for that magical day.
Calla lilies symbolize “magnificent beauty,” which is exactly what you will achieve with these tropical flowers throughout your wedding. This popular choice is perfect for hot summer weddings. They are strong enough to withstand heat. Their ability to hold up without a direct water source makes them perfect for the bouquets and boutonnieres. Calla lilies bloom throughout late spring to early summer, although you can usually find them year round. They’re preferable for the summer or spring time due to their sensitivity of cold temperatures. These lightly fragrant flowers come in a variety of colors such as peach, purple, yellow, white, and even some darker colors such as burgundy.
Orchids symbolize love, luxury, beauty, and strength. The waxy substance coating the exterior and their tropical background keeps orchids fresh on a humid and hot wedding day. Their resistance to moisture loss makes them great for any arrangements that need to be outside of water. This exotic flower has become popular as an accent to wedding cakes and also can be used as a floating decoration. Orchids are available year round, depending on the type that you are ordering. The exotic beauties come in a huge variety of colors, making it almost impossible not to find orchids in your color scheme.
To symbolize purity in your wedding, lilies are a great choice. Although lilies look delicate and fragile, their petals and leaves retain moisture helping them to survive a hot and humid wedding day. White lilies are commonly associated with the month of May, but if you are not having your wedding during that month, they are also in season all summer and often imported during other seasons. These fragrant flowers are most traditionally white but come in many other bright and vibrant colors. Keep in mind that lilies can still represent purity when not white. A bouquet of white lilies looks great alone for a contemporary arrangement but there are also many ways to modernize your bouquet by paring different flowers and adding pops of color.
For a romantic look, roses are the traditional and reliable choice. They are the most popular of all wedding flowers. Roses are not known to be extremely tough nor very delicate. It all depends on the type of rose you chose. Some types of these flowers hold up better on hot days than others. This is something to ask your florist about. As far as colors go, white roses are more prone to discolor than the vibrant pinks, reds, and oranges. There is no problem getting roses during any season.
To radiate warmth and happiness at your wedding, go for the loyal sunflower. Their sturdiness will withstand the heat of a summer wedding. Sunflowers are available from April to November but are most in season during the summer months. They come in many shades of oranges and yellows. Sunflowers can not only be your flowers could also be used as your entire theme.
A casual yet elegant choice is freesia. It is important to keep these small stem flowers in water when you can, but they are very capable of surviving heat on a mid summer day. These symbols for innocence and friendship are tough and last a long time after being cut. They are commonly used as a filler or accent flower in arrangements. Freesia are in full bloom during the summer. Keep in mind these flowers have a very strong sweet and fruity scent. Freesia comes in white, pinks, and purples.
Whether you’re going for a contemporary bouquet or colorful table arrangements, don’t let the heat keep you from having beautiful flowers the big day. There’s an abundance of flowers to choose from!