Summer's best bets in the flower market are colorful, hearty blooms from the lily, orchid, daisy, and dahlia families that burst onto the scene with warmth and grace. Roses can give a very traditional summer wedding feel as well as Sunflowers are perfect for the modern summer wedding. Choose summer wedding flowers that are white, full of color, airy, or solid. Choose flowers that are naturally in season in the summer. Bright clashing colours and wild flowers look great too! No matter which you choose, each of these summer flowers is bursting with decorating potential.
- Calla Lilies
These funnel-shaped, elegant flowers aren't really a flower at all. Most available from March through June, they come in a small variety of colors that range from pure white to orange to dark magenta. Currently very popular flowers for wedding bouquets, also use this dramatic flower as the focal point of centerpieces, or singly for bridesmaids to carry.
- Dendrobium Orchids
These delicate, six-petaled beauties are tropical flowers of summer that are least expensive during the months from April to August. Available in a variety of colors from simple to truly exotic, dendrobiums make exquisite additions to your hair, corsages and boutonierres. In addition, you can sprinkle over tables, down the aisle, or add to centerpieces for a heavenly floral arrangement.
Available in a variety of rich colors and easiest to get in the summer and early fall, these full-bodied blooms laden with petals are great stock flowers for centerpieces, pew decorations, and other sturdy arrangements.
Blooming from May to July, these classic wedding flowers represent hope, purity, and innocence. Whether mixed with greens in a bridal bouquet, placed in bud vases for airy centerpieces, or hand-tied in minibouquets for the bridesmaids, add the joy of daisies to your summer wedding celebration.
Daisy's spiny-bloomed cousin is also most readily available during the long, hot months of summer. This airy flower with narrow petals comes in a much wider range of color than the classic daisy, and looks beautiful in bouquets, centerpieces, and decorations.
- Baby's Breath
Each stem is bursting with tiny white blossoms on this summertime flower used as filler for bouquets, centerpieces, corsages, and boutonierres. Although most florists carry it the whole year through, if you're thinking of doing your own flowers or want to choose from a local garden, baby's breath is in full bloom in the garden from May - August.