Summer time is just around the corner! Flowers are in bloom and the choices seem endless. As a bride, where do you start when it comes to bouquets and decor? Here are some of our favorite picks this season:
Hydrangea – originating in the Americas and Asia – are a great summer flower. They are big and voluminous, and can provide large bouquets on a smaller budget. Color options are endless with these flowers: though white is the most common color, hydrangeas can be found in pinks, blues, purples, and reds. Hydrangea is also a great “filler” flower. Add oomph to your bouquet or centerpiece with hydrangea, and mix in an assortment of other flowers to add variety.
#2 Calla Lilies
Calla Lilies are a sleek flower – a great fit for a modern affair. These flowers bloom most frequently in Southern Africa, and come in whites and warm tones, including reds, oranges, yellows, and pinks. Calla Lilies work beautifully as a bouquet, and can also be stylized into tall and elegant centerpieces.
Chrysanthemums, also known as “mums” or “chrysanths,” come from Asia and North Eastern Europe, while the name comes from Greece: the Greek words, chrysos (gold) and anthemon (flower). There are over 30 varieties of Chrysanthemums, making your color options endless. These florals are great for bright color schemes – as they often are available in bright yellows, oranges, and hot pinks.
Orchids are luxurious, known for their gorgeous colors and unique shapes. Though they are on the pricier side, different types of orchids cater to different price ranges – with dendrobium and mokaras orchids as the least expensive options and phalaenopsis and cymbidium orchids as the most expensive options. These flowers come in a variety of colors as well, allowing you to find the perfect match for your wedding’s theme and color scheme. We especially love the bright green and pink varieties below:
Do you have a favorite summer bloom? Leave a comment below to share it with us!