Summer Wedding Flowers: A Guide

Summer is a magical season for weddings. The sun is shining, the days are long, and the gardens are bursting with colorful blooms. As a wedding venue that has hosted countless joyous celebrations, we know how crucial the right flowers are to creating that perfect atmosphere. So, let’s dive into some of our favourite summer wedding flower ideas that will make your special day absolutely unforgettable!

Classic Roses for Timeless Elegance

You can never go wrong with roses. These timeless beauties come in a stunning range of colours, from soft pastels to vibrant reds and yellows. For a classic summer wedding, opt for a mix of white and blush roses. They symbolise love and purity, setting a romantic tone for your ceremony and reception. We always find that white florals make for a stunning juxtaposition against our industrial venue.

A bride in a white gown laughing with her 4 bridesmaids who are all wearing champagne dresses. They are all holding bouquets including white roses and eucalyptus.

Sunny Sunflowers for a Cheerful Vibe

If you’re aiming for a fun and laid-back wedding, sunflowers are your go-to. Their bright yellow petals are like little rays of sunshine, perfect for an outdoor ceremony in our gardens. Pair them with blue delphiniums or daisies for a stunning contrast that screams summer joy!

Peonies for a Touch of Luxury

Peonies are the epitome of luxury when it comes to wedding flowers. Their lush, full blooms and sweet scent can elevate any summer wedding. Stick with soft pinks and whites for a romantic feel or go bold with vibrant corals and reds. Either way, peonies will add a dash of opulence to your big day.

Wildflowers for a Boho Feel

For those of you with a free-spirited heart, wildflowers are the perfect summer wedding flowers. Mix and match different types of wildflowers to create bouquets and arrangements that look effortlessly beautiful. Think daisies, cornflowers, and poppies for a look that’s both whimsical and enchanting. The beauty of wildflowers is finding perfection in their imperfections.

Dahlias for Dramatic Flair

Dahlias are another gorgeous summer flower that brings drama and sophistication to your wedding. Their intricate petals and wide range of colours make them incredibly versatile. Use them in your bouquets, centrepieces, or as standalone stems in tiny vases dotted around the venue.

Five bridesmaids sitting in chairs at e wedding ceremony in pink dresses holding colourful dahlia bouquets.
A bouquet of dahlias and other summer flowers on a wedding breakfast table.

Sweet Peas for Delicate Beauty

Sweet peas are the epitome of delicate beauty. Their soft, pastel colors and sweet fragrance make them perfect for adding a touch of elegance to your summer wedding. Use them in bouquets and arrangements for a light, airy feel that’s just right for a warm summer day.

Greenery for Natural Elegance

Last but not least, don’t forget the greenery! Eucalyptus, ferns, and ivy can complement any summer bloom, adding depth and texture to your arrangements. Greenery is also fantastic for creating lush, organic-looking installations, from archways to table runners.

Green and pink florals surrounding a green and gold sign with the bride and grooms names and wedding date.
A bride holding a bouquet of summer flowers including lots of greenery and eucalyptus.

When it comes to choosing your summer wedding flowers, it’s all about embracing the beauty and bounty of the season. Whether you prefer classic roses or whimsical wildflowers, there’s a perfect bloom out there for you. Remember, your wedding flowers should reflect your personality and the vibe you want for your big day.

Here at The West Mill, we’re always excited to see how our couples bring their floral visions to life. So, get inspired, get creative, and most importantly, enjoy the process of choosing your wedding flowers. Happy planning, and here’s to a blooming beautiful summer wedding!

If you’re ready to find your dream florist for your big day, check out our recommended supplier list here.

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