Summer Wedding Flowers

Summer weddings are a popular choice amongst brides; perhaps because of their versatility.  Summer weddings can be dressed up or dressed down to fit any couple’s special day.

Determining your wedding style and look,whether it’s formal, semi-formal or somewhere in between, will also help determine your type of wedding flowers.  Specific wedding flower choices will help you achieve your desired wedding look.

Claire from koyalwholesale.com blog recently gave a run down on “The Top Summer Wedding Flowers” and also gave a great plug for using silk wedding flowers.  Her top 10 summer wedding flower picks were:  Calla Lilies, Daisies, Hydrangeas, Iris, Poppies, Ranunculus, Roses, Sunflowers, Tulips and Water Lilies.

After running down her top picks Claire shares, “Depending on your setting, you’ll want to choose flowers that are either formal or semi-formal.”  Once you have your wedding flowers narrowed down, “Consider using bulk silk flowers that can be reused as home décor and wedding favors. These flowers look just like the real thing and last for much longer than your wedding day. Mix and match different flowers with silk flowers to create a multidimensional flower arrangement that will save you time and money.”

Any of Claire’s picks are beautiful summer wedding flower choices.  But where do you start?  Narrow down your wedding flower choices by starting with the type of wedding you are looking for, as we talked about before.  A more formal affair could be looking at the traditional, romantic rose, a modern, chic orchid or lily.  Casual arrangements of wildflowers like sunflowers or hand-tied bouquets of hydrangeas or daisies will lend themselves to less formal weddings.  As you start narrowing down your choices search those types of silk flowers to see different arrangement options and ideas to see what you like best and what will work to bring your special day to life.

photo credits: wildflowers iloveswmag.com; yellow/white wildflower bouquet oh-lovely-day.com; white/pink bouquet weddingchicks.com; calla lily bouquet wedding-possible.com; calla lily arrangement afloral.com

Gail’s Multicolored Wedding Bouquet Inspiration Board

Gail’s Wedding Details:
Black dresses(6 attendants) each trimmed in a diff. color, yellow,pink,green,blue,purple,orange not pastels but bold vibrant colors.  Thinking of mixture of flowers in all the colors for bridesmaids.  Love bling!
Centerpiece suggestions??  Using Black and whites also. Thanks for your help!

Gail,  I love your bold choice of colors.  The inspiration photo from photographer Heather Parker can be adapted to any flowers you want and it shows how all of your colors can look beautiful together.  It includes:  Bright Fuchsia Peonies, Rustic Sunflowers, Purple Iris, Vibrant Orange Roses, and finally Lime Green Hydrangeas.  You can add black and bling elements by wrapping your bouquet with our black Satin Ribbon and adding some Bouquet Crystals/Jewels.  Our Premade Bouquet in similar colors, would look lovely in a cylinder vase with glass Vase Filler on our Diamond Table Runner (shown below) for your centerpiece. Happy Planning, Mindy

Sparkle & Shine: Diamond Table Runner with Votive Cups & Acrylic Ice


Blue, Green, and Pink Wedding Inspiration Board

“Hi LeAnne,
My wedding is in May 2011. I originally had light pink and moss/fern green chosen as my colors, but I’ve decided to change that for two reasons. First is that my dress has some very nice silver and crystal beading. Second is that I decided that I am way more of a “blue” person than a “pink” person, and although I love pink in moderation I wouldn’t feel right unless my MOH was wearing blue. So I really want to go with a blue and silver theme but I don’t want it to come off as “winter-y”, so I thought I would also incorporate pale pink and the moss/fern green as well. But I can’t find the “right” inspiration from internet searches so I’m turning to you. Can you help??”

I created this inspiration board with flowers in pinks, greens, and blues. I think the bouquets would be beautiful and still “spring” if you made them using pink roses, blue delphinium and iris, and green hydrangeas. Wrap a silver ribbon around the bouquet stems to bring in the silver color and perhaps accent that with pink or blue pins! I hope this helps give you some ideas for your flowers!

Items used to create the Blue, Green, and Pink Wedding Inspiration Board from Afloral.com (clockwise starting at top left):

Avocado Green Ranunculus, Blue Iris, Silver Satin Edge Ribbon, Assorted Pink Pins, Pink Open Rose, Blue Delphinium, Green Hydrangea, Pink Gerbera Daisy, Blue Hydrangea.

Stormie’s White, Blue, and Plum Purple Wedding Inspiration Board

Stormie writes:
“Hi, My name is Stormie. I am having my wedding June 30 2011 in TX. My colors are purple and blue, and white is the accent color. Also I am wondering about what flowers would look good for my table centerpieces. I am going to be using blue and purple table runners with a white table cloth. My overall all feel of the wedding is casual elegance its an outside wedding, but under a white tin pavilion looks almost inside from pictures. I love Iris’s! I am going to be using silk flowers for all the table arrangements and am going to make them myself. So if you could help me with that I would be so happy.
Sincerely, Stormie”

Stormie, I created your inspiration board with flowers in white, blue, and purple. I think the bouquets would look beautiful made up of purple roses, white peonies, blue iris, and blue hydrangea accents. Wrap a blue ribbon around the bouquet stems and accent that with white pins to complete the bouquets. For the centerpieces, why not use clear vases filled with purple gems. Place a white wisteria in the vase and accent with approx. 3 blue iris. The wisteria, iris, and gems will look romantic! I hope this helps give you some ideas!

Dresses from David’s Bridal and Alfred Angelo. Items used to create Stormie’s White, Blue, and Plum Purple Wedding Inspiration Board from Afloral.com (clockwise starting at top left):

Snow White Peony, Eggplant Purple Ranunculus, Blue Iris, White Triple Pearl Pins, White Wisteria Bush, Turquoise Garbo Ribbon, Plum Purple Open Rose, Blue Hydrangea.