Summer is a great season for flowers – it’s when some of the most beautiful flowers bloom. It’s also the season of weddings when the array of bright blossoms is quite abundant. Some of the most colourful flowers are available for a summer wedding: gerbera daisies, dahlias, lilies, roses, carnations and many more. For a cheerful and bright summer wedding you can combine gerbera daisies in orange, fuchsia, lime, pale pink or hot pink colour. They look stunningly beautiful in round bouquets, in centerpieces and corsages. You can create beautiful wedding decorations with them. You can hang strings of gerbera daisies behind the ceremony altar or put them in pots along the aisle. Gerbera daisies are perfect for outdoor summer weddings – their appeal is undeniable and dazzling. Another popular flower for weddings which is currently on the rise is the zinnia. It may not be a traditional flower like the peony or the rose, but its rising popularity might just make it one. Zinnias are great flowers for weddings for many reasons – they are full, inexpensive and available in tons of different vivid colours and hues. Usually regarded as informal flowers, the zinnias look fantastic at country or beach weddings. If you are not planning a very fancy or expensive wedding, this could be the perfect flower for you. Zinnias come in unexpected shades such as crimson and bright purple which can adorn your wedding in an unusual and memorable way. If you’d like to create a real colour splash opt for dahlias the size of a dinner plate. They look so huge that even with a few cuts you can have a whole centerpiece. These flowers are truly stunning for weddings. They come in a big array of vivid shades, such as purple, red, orange, yellow and pink. Even a single dahlia is enough to create a beautiful decoration – add a satin ribbon and you get the idea. Bridesmaids can carry bouquets made of these big beautiful dahlias. Some of these dahlias even have more than one colour.
Another trendy flower for the hot summer weddings is the craspedia, also known as billy buttons or billy balls. It is part of the daisy family and it has small spherical flowers with long stems. This flower looks great mixed with other wildflowers and due to its exclusivity it looks really modern and hip. In centerpieces or jars, the craspedias look really pretty especially when you choose colours which contrast each other.
Summer is by far the best season for weddings and all sorts of other activities and events. Colourful flowers make any occasion much more festive and special. Mixed with flowers in classic white, pastel or neutral colours, the bright ones stand out even more. Choose an upbeat tone for your summer wedding and the happiness will simply flow into the big day.
Of course you can always go for the more traditional flowers such as daffodils, tulips, lilies, orchids, roses, carnations and many more, but a wedding is a special event, so you might as well add something different – a unique flower you have never seen or used before. Avoid the cliche that there are certain flowers which are simply more romantic than others – as long as you believe you are making the right choice, no flower can ruin your big day. And in summer, everything is much brighter and prettier, so should be the flowers for your wedding day.