Top tips for summer weddings
Summer is a wonderful time of year for wedding flowers and the most popular season in which to get married. There are such an abundance of colourful scented blooms available, brides-to be are spoilt for choice.
Some favourite summer wedding flowers suitable for bridal bouquets are:
Alstromeria, antirrhinums, asters, calla lilies, corn flowers, carnations, celosia, eryngiums, golriosa lilies, gentians, hydrangeas, lisianthus, nigella, orchids, peonies, roses, scabious, sweet peas, stocks, phlox and veronica.
Not forgetting the foliages:
Eucalyptus, clematis, sage, mint, rosemary, thyme and jasmine all look beautiful with vintage and romantic styled flowers, they also help add fragrance andtexture and give a just-picked-from-the-garden look.
Taller summer blooms such as aconitum, agapanthus, delphiniums, gladioli, larkspur andlupins are perfect for adding drama and impact to larger arrangements for both table flowers and large ceremony arrangements. Tall vases filled with a mass of gladioli give the ‘wow factor’and are cost effective.
One of the most requested colour combinations for early summer weddings are pastel shades of pink, soft purple, buttery cream and pale blue, by mid-summer deep, hot pinks and vibrantblue coloured flowers which tend to dominate our gardens and so are in demand for weddings, events and parties.
Top tips for summer weddings:
- To help create an intimate feeling at your wedding reception and ensure people areable to mix and talk more freely have long rows of trestle tables (refectory- style)instead of the more common circular ones.
- Get creative and make your own wedding invitations.
- Add sprigs of herbs or small flowers to each guest’s napkin and tie with organza or silk ribbon to match or compliment your chair sashes. This not only makes your guests feel special but adds another element to the table décor.
- Outdoor ceremonies and receptions can be made more stylish and glamorous by using tall storm vases filled with fresh, scented rose petals and candles to line the aisleways and pomanders of seasonal flowers or small white wicker hearts can be hang over the end of every other end of aisle chair back- these can then be easily moved onto the top table chairs for your reception.
- Table runners (to match the chair sashes/ bows) are a cost effective way of adding colour and interest to your table décor.
- Think about using 4 to 8 tall (olive, bay or other) trees to line your aisle- stunning for both outdoor or indoor wedding ceremonies.
- Small pots of lavender or rosemary make lovely favours and are great keepsakes for your guests.
- Baskets of fresh rose petals in cones make wonderful confetti and are completely biodegradable.
- Ask your florist to make some small wrist corsages for any young flower girls.
- Don’t forgot get to order a ‘throwing bouquet’ if you want to hang on to yours!
Choose a quality florists in Brighton to ensure that your summer wedding is perfect.