WEDDING FLOWERS: SUMMER
With Summer quickly approaching, we thought we'd round up our favourite and most popular Summertime flowers for your wedding.
There is no other flower that gives you that true blue colour like the cornflower, and could be a perfect "Something Blue"! Unlike more fragile choices, the cornflower is known to bear up well making it a popular for weddings. One long told myth states that if a man in love wore a cornflower boutonnière, the length of time it took to fade indicated the strength of love returned.
Lavender not only boasts a beautiful purple tone, but also a distinctive fragrance. Lavender flowers can be used in place of rose petals for your flower girl's basket, which would add a heavenly scent to the wedding ceremony. Lavender is considered symbolic and thought to bring happiness, harmony, and prosperity to the happy couple.
The ruffled blossoms, soft texture and glowing colours makes sweet peas one of the most irresistible flowers. They come in a wide variety of colours from red, pink, soft blue, navy blue, white and lavender. Their scent is an exquisite perfume of orange blossoms and honey.
Freesias are fragrant, delicate and romantic flowers. The bell-shaped blooms come in white, yellow, orange, red, pink, mauve, lavender, purple and bicolour.
Irises are ruffled, dainty, and delicate, coming in some very pretty colours including blue-purple, deep purple, lavender, white and yellow.
Gardenias are a classic wedding flower. Their perfect white petals make them quite porcelain-like, and they produce a strong and sweet scent.
The garden rose is very fragrant and consists of dense layers of ruffled petals. These rounded blooms make them a perfect flower for a soft romantic look at your wedding. White and pink garden roses are the most popular, but they also come in red, peach, green and yellow varieties.
Hydrangea is another classic wedding choice made up of a mass of small flat petaled flowers on one stem. Hydrangea come in a range of colours, mostly pastel. Common shades are blue, purple, white, pink and green.
The peony is a large flower that starts out as a tight little ball, which then opens up into beautiful frilly layers. Peonies are so large and dynamic that four or five stems will make a complete bouquet. Peonies come in all shades of pink, cream and white, and can also be a dark burgundy and occasionally bright red.