The perfect flowers for a summer wedding

Couple getting married Credit: www.pippacarvellphotography.comWhat flowers and colours will be available for our summer wedding?

"The most important thing to keep in mind when choosing flowers is to always go with the seasons. With sustainability being so important, try and choose locally-grown flowers wherever possible. There are some fantastic local growers out there, head over to Flowers from the Farm to see options in your area.

"If you’re getting married in the summer, then you have a huge choice! Early summer flowers, by which I mean June and early July, include peonies, roses, astilbe, lupins, nigella, cornflowers, ammi, delphiniums, honesty seed heads, foxgloves, phlox, sweet peas, snapdragons, jasmine, achillea, alchemilla and orlaya, to name just a few.

"Flowers from July to early September include hydrangeas, sweet peas, snapdragons, roses, asters, achillea, gladioli, dahlias, chrysanthemums, cosmos, amni, gauras, zinnias, cosmos, rudbeckia, echinacea, scabious, sunflowers, strawflowers, verbena, nerines and many more!

"As far as colours go, it really is down to the style of wedding you’re having. Relaxed nuptial calls for lovely mixtures of colours and textures. These can be soft summery pastels or hot and fiery late summer oranges, pinks and reds. For a more formal wedding, you may choose a more streamlined range.

"I would say that sometimes a very sharp yellow can look too harsh on a hot summer’s day. In my opinion, yellow work best in spring. I always advise my clients to not get too hung up on having a specific flower, but to trust your supplier to create something beautiful within your chosen colour palette. Sometimes specific flowers are not available due to the weather not behaving as it should. When choosing your flowers, you should always go with your heart and trust your florist to create bespoke arrangements for your special day."

Rhian Rees

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