Flower Ideas for a Summer Garden Wedding

Winter may not quite be over yet, but I love thinking ahead to warmer temps — and gorgeous summertime weddings! Between longer days and colorful sunsets, there’s a lot to love about a wedding during that time of year.

If you can’t stop dreaming of a garden wedding in the peak of summer, this blog post is for you. Read through the list below to see which flowers are in season between June and August, and start to collect some inspirational ideas for your big day!

Flowers in Season During Summer

Poppy – The poppy flower is a beautiful, small bloom that is a great option as secondary blooms in a bouquet. Some of the most popular colors for weddings are yellow/orange, red and white.

Craspedia – I love the texture craspedia can bring to any floral arrangement! Also known as a sun ball or drumstick flower, these yellow round blooms offer a nice “pop” of color and can tolerate the summer heat pretty well.

Alstroemeria – If you’re really going for a garden wedding style with a tropical spin, the alstroemeria flower may be a lovely option to incorporate into your floral decor!

Chrysanthemum – For a stunning focal bloom in bouquets with several layers of petals, consider the chrysanthemum. These flowers also come in a wide range of colors and styles, just perfect for a summer garden wedding!

Dahlia – Another large bloom that is bound to make a statement that strays from the traditional wedding bouquet is the dahlia. It’s romantic, dreamy and bold!

Hydrangea – For summer weddings with a blue, soft purple or pink color palette, the hydrangea is a beautiful choice.

Sunflower – Starting in late summer, the ever-popular sunflowers begin to bloom and are always a practical in-season flower to consider!

Cosmos – One of my favorite flowers to use in bouquets and other floral arrangements is definitely the cosmos! And if you are a big fan of darker colors (and the aroma of chocolate!) you will love chocolate cosmos — a velvety appearance with a heavenly scent.

Wildflowers – And for a look that stays more on the organic side — think: natural hillside gardens away from the city limits — talk with your wedding florist about foraging for wildflowers for your big day!

Reach Out to a Premier Florist in Kentucky

Getting married in Louisville or Lexington? Reach out to Roots Floral Design!

Florals and greenery can make your special day stand out in a unique way that you’ll remember for years to come. Whether you already have floral ideas in mind for your wedding or you are hoping to achieve a specific look and feel, reach out to Roots Floral Design for elegant bouquets, ceremony backdrops and more for a truly romantic wedding!

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