Summer Blooms

Published Thursday, June 18, 2015

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The days are getting warmer and sunnier, and for summer brides, this means it’s time to give some serious thought to your wedding bouquet. Summer has so many incredible blooms to choose from that it can be overwhelming, particularly for a soon-to-be bride who has completely HAD IT with making a million decisions while trying to stay within the budget. Let’s narrow the field a little bit, and focus on gorgeous options that will create a stunning bouquet, but won’t break the bank.
Summer can be particularly hard on delicate blooms. The combination of heat, humidity and being jostled around can leave summer wedding flowers looking a little haggard, but these hardier choices will help your bouquet look its best from the first photo to the last:

  • Protea and tropicals: These are showstoppers. At first glance, they may seem expensive, but you only need one or two to create a stunning bouquet, and they thrive in the heat. Protea is actually South African, and tropicals…well, they’re from the tropics. ‘Nuff said.
  • Waxflowers: We know what you’re thinking, and no, these are actual flowers. Combine them with Asters, and you have a charming, pretty bouquet that will come in under budget, and won’t give up the ghost halfway through your vows.
  • Gerberas: These hardy stars are really inexpensive, and will last and last. Even better, they come in strong, gorgeous hues that will make your wedding flowers really pop.
  • Baby’s Breath: Baby’s Breath has a rep for being dated and corny but trust us, it’s making a comeback (although truth be told, it never left). In addition to being very inexpensive, it’s beautiful and lacey and will withstand even the hottest days. Consider it.
  • Mixed greens with one hardy flower: No, not lettuce – interesting leaves and branches, in combination with one amazing bloom, are striking and modern as well as resilient.

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Finally, a few tips on storing your wedding bouquet to keep it looking as fresh as possible before your big moment:

  • Storing overnight or travelling: Submerge the entire bouquet stem, wrap and all, in water until you’re ready for it. One day maximum as blooms will continue to open.  Ensure to inform Florist so they can choose hardier blooms. 
  • Best option: Leave the bouquet in your florist’s cooler until you can pick them up on your wedding day!

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