A quintessentially British Summer wedding can be a glorious time to get married – think Pimms, lawn games and lush green landscapes.
You are certainly not short of choice when it comes to summer flowers either. Jay Archer, from Jay Archer Floral Design, sheds light on her top tips when it comes to choosing the all-important flowers for your Summer wedding.
There’s such a range of flowers available from all over the world but, in my opinion, few are better than what Britain, this green and pleasant land, has to offer.
For me, it does not get much better than locally grown scabious and hydrangea Annabel. British grown flowers are healthier and more scented than their international counterparts having travelled less miles. As well as this, they were probably cut in the last 24-48 hours, unlike some of the tropical flowers we see which could have been cut weeks ago!
Sourcing British not only means you’ll enjoy fresher quality on your wedding day, but you’ll be able to get a long vase life from them after the wedding too.
A Splash of Colour
Colour wise, anything goes in summer. White and blush remain popular choices with brides, mixed with gold and rose-gold/copper tones. My favourite colour choice has to be jewel tones and mixing bright purples, blue, coral and pink. It is summer after all, so colourful arrangements should be embraced.
Few flowers are naturally blue, but you could try cornflower, delphinium and nigella. Seasonal purple flowers include scented stocks, clematis, veronica and sweet peas, and you can get just about any flower you can imagine in pink!
As late Summer gets more temperate, you could try introducing a Moroccan theme into your country-side wedding. Pink cosmos, scented leaf pelargoniums and snapdragons all work well in country-style, barn schemes with lots of scented foliage, including herbs such as rosemary and flowering mint.
Your imagination should know no boundaries in Summer, so have fun, be daring and make the most of all Mother Nature has to offer.
For more Summer Wedding inspiration, head over to Pinterest.