When choosing flowers for your wedding bouquet and venue decorations, it makes sense to look a year ahead as to what’s in season. Here are some tips for a summer bouquet:
Summer Bouquet Flowers
The dahlia is available from July right through until October. They come in a myriad of colours and head shapes. The dahlia is a great flower that provides real impact. The various colours are great for those brides who want to colour-match with their bridesmaid’s dresses.
Roses (available all year round) are particularly abundant in the summer months. This is when new varieties often appear at the market. The Vevuvuzula rose has the layered rosette-like appearance of the David Austin rose, but is often half the price. They are available in peach and pink. It pays to take advantage of the new varieties on offer as they often become much more expensive when popularity increases.
Scabious (raspberry, pink, lilac and purple – yes, purple!), igella, aquilegia, clematis, astilbe, agapanthus and cornflowers are among others that you might choose for your summer wedding bouquet.
Don’t forget the herbs! The fragrance of rosemary, sage, and mint can make a summer wedding bouquet that reminds you of an english country garden. In fact, you can focus on the foliage and just include some cosmos for a really romantic look (see below).
Because we hand select our wedding flowers at the market, we often see new varieties that others don’t. Give us a call so that we can share our suggestions for your summer wedding bouquet. Check out what we do here.
Photo credit Jon and Michaela Photography.