8 Warm Choices for Summer Wedding Flowers July 23, 2019 07:49

Los Angeles WeddingsNearly 71% of all weddings happen on a Saturday. And nearly 80% of all weddings occur between May and October.  The summer months are popular for good reason. The warm weather, long days, and good vibes all around. If you're having a summer wedding, you should maintain the seasonal theme with your flowers. 

Not sure about which flowers to choose? Keep reading for 8 ideas summer flower arrangements. 

History of Flowers at Weddings

Traditionally, people who had weddings in ancient Rome and Greece would wear garlands around their necks. The flowers represented hope and new life for the marriage. 

During the Middle Ages, women had bouquets made of spices and herbs. They were meant to ward away evil spirits. Flowers were included in the wedding bouquet during the Victorian period.

The tradition of a bouquet made of flowers became popular by Queen Victoria who married Prince Albert. She held a bouquet of moss and orange blossom. 

Flowers also held a special meaning. Each flower represented a different message and people would send different flowers as a form of expressing love. 

Today, flowers now reflect the bride's style and aesthetic. A bouquet of flowers is a gorgeous accessory that should complement the theme of the wedding both in color and the type of flower chosen.

For example, if you're having a vintage-themed wedding, you may want to express that with white anemones. If you're going for the classic romantic look, you'd go for roses. 

Top Summer Flower Arrangements

Want to reflect the fun, summer feeling at your wedding? Here are 8 summer flower arrangements to choose from. 

1. Sunflowers

What better way to celebrate the sun than with bright yellow sunflowers at your wedding? These cheery flowers are said to be good luck

You can use sunflowers for a pop of color in a floral arrangement. For a rustic or vintage feel, you can add a single sunflower to your bouquet of garden flowers.

You can also go all out and have a bouquet of sunflowers or decorate your wedding with sunflowers to go with a casual summer wedding theme. For a romantic look, you can combine sunflowers, roses, and gerbera daisies. 

2. Hydrangeas

These flowers are in season from July to November. Hydrangeas have a unique, voluminous look. They can fill up a centerpiece or bouquet and create volume. 

You can use hydrangeas to add an elegant touch to your wedding. You include them in your bouquet, centerpiece, or even on your cake. 

3. Garden Roses

With the rise of Pinterest and do it yourself weddings, many people are looking for unique flower choices instead of the classic rose. However, garden roses are a versatile flower choice that can match any wedding theme. 

They exude romance and elegance. They also come in a variety of soft colors such as white, pink, orange and red. 

You can go classic and combine a bouquet of roses and calla lilies. You can also go with a rustic look and combine roses with greenery. 

4. Chamomile Daisies

It's not just for your tea. For a whimsical-style wedding, you can incorporate chamomile daisies into your decor. These small flowers look cute and button-like. 

You can use these flowers as a filler, or you can even use them as the primary wedding flower. Create a bouquet of chamomile daisies to give your wedding an all-natural garden feel. 

You can create a runner of chamomile daisies. These flowers give off a happy, cheery vibe.

5. Protea

If you want a unique flower arrangement for your wedding in the summer, you can go with protea flowers. These flowers are native to South Africa and hold up well in the hot Georgia climate.

Protea flower plants are bold, beautiful, and definitely untraditional. If you want your flower arrangements to turn heads because of their beauty, these are the flowers to choose. 

6. Dahlias

Dahlias have a rich, vibrant look that makes them the perfect summer flower. If you want a romantic summer wedding, but you're sick of roses, this is the flower for you. 

These flowers come in a variety of colors ranging from deep purple to red to white. 

7. Baby's Breath

Sometimes, simplicity can be beautiful. You don't need the biggest, brightest flowers to make a statement. You can create a romantic, dreamy atmosphere with baby's breath. 

These flowers are a great choice if you're budget-conscious. They can be used as a filler to add volume and elegance to other flowers. Or, they can be used as the main attraction for your wedding. 

You can put together a bouquet of baby's breath for a soft, beautiful look. You can use baby's breath , centerpieces, and all throughout your wedding.

8. Peonies

Peonies are a good choice if you're holding a late spring/early summer wedding. These fluffy flowers come in shades of pink, red, yellow, and white. 

For a budget-friendly idea, use peonies as the accent flower in your bouquet or wedding decor. You can pair them with wildflowers for a boho-chic summer wedding. You can also go for the romantic look of white and peach peonies. 

Choosing Your Summer Flower Arrangements

Choosing your wedding flowers should be a fun part of your wedding planning. Flowers are a great way to add your own flair and style to your big day. 

Looking for more summer flower arrangement ideas? Stressing about which ones to choose?

We have in-house wedding floral consultants that can help you choose the perfect flowers. Contact us to learn more.