More flowers are in bloom during summer than any other season, so if you’re tying the knot this summer, make the most of the summer solstice by choosing a bouquet that features some of the season’s most beautiful and colorful blooms. Here are a few flowers that bloom in June, July, and August that will make a stunning bouquet for you, your flower girl(s), or bridesmaid(s).
No matter which colors you’re using to decorate your wedding and reception space, you can likely find a daisy hue that will provide the perfect floral accent to your special day. Daisies are flowers that bring a sense of cheer to any occasion and you can pair them with bright yellow flowers to bring more attention to the flower’s golden center. The round shape of the daisy also makes them a beautiful floral accent to use as reception centerpieces or to decorate the ends of pews or rows of chairs.
Lavender flowers are known for their signature scent and the aroma promotes a sense of peace and comfort, which is great for a wedding. Lavender is perfect for an outdoor wedding — just make sure you know whether the guests have allergies before including the flower in your ceremony or reception. In addition to including lavender in your bouquet, you can let your flower girls line the aisle with this fragrant bloom or dry the flowers and place them in a satchel so the guests can take the satchels home as keepsake.
These eye-catching trumpet-shaped flowers are a symbol of purity which makes them perfect to include in your wedding ceremony to show the beauty of the love you share with your spouse. Oriental lilies bloom near the end of summer and have a distinct fragrance and larger blooms compared to Asiatic lilies which are smaller and more delicate. You can add lilies to your wedding bouquet or carry an assortment of lilies for a bold and dramatic effect.
Agapanthus, also known as African Lily, means “love flower” and Greek and are a beautiful way to commemorate this milestone in your love life. The flowers are usually available in a striking shade of blue and you can find them in white as well. The flowers also add a pleasant pop of color to your reception table centerpieces.
Delphiniums can grow up to four feet long and are available in various shades of blue so you’ll have “something blue” to maintain the classic wedding tradition. You can choose from lighter shades like powder blue or darker shades such as navy and cobalt, and you can also add white and pink delphinium for a visually appealing color contrast with your dress as you walk down the aisle.
Using a combination of these flowers can make your wedding bouquet unique and add even more fond memories to your special day. If you’re looking for accent flowers beside baby’s breath, you can also include yarrow and hydrangea in shades of white, pink, blue, or red to coordinate with your wedding colors and add a delightful finishing touch to all your wedding flower arrangements.