July is most definitely high summer and when it comes to your wedding flowers at this time of year, there’s a huge amount of choice out there. From romantic and elegant to bold, wild and whimsical, you’ve got so many fabulous floral options for your summer wedding flowers.
We spoke to wedding florist Rebecca Marsala to find out more so you can be sure that your wedding will be blooming gorgeous:
Beautiful July wedding flowers
If you just look outside during July, you’ll see that nature is definitely in love with summer too! Flowers are at their peak right now and, as Rebecca explains, there’s a huge seasonal choice:
“There’s a huge range of flowers available in July – many will still be grown in Holland and shipped over to the UK but there are lots of English flowers available too if you prefer home grown blooms. The warmer, summer months will see plenty of bridal favourites in stock for florists to buy including Lisianthus, Sweet Williams, Stocks, Sweet Peas, Cornflowers, Alliums, Alchemilla, Altrosmeria and Freesias to name but a few.”
Using seasonal wedding flowers
If you’d like to use seasonal wedding flowers for your summery celebration, then Rebecca has some wise words for you:
“It’s always lovely to use seasonal flowers but, if you want to use purely British flowers, you’ll need to be open minded and perhaps allow your florist to have some free rein on what they use. So, they can work to your preferred colour palette and style but then leave it to them to provide you with some very individual and one-off designs to use what’s available when they order. This can really help with your budget! Creating a Pinterest board is a great way to show your florist the styles that you like.”
“Do keep in mind that July is peak wedding season and, quite often, white flowers rise in price during July, purely due to demand. Blush is a very popular alternative and this year, I’m seeing a rise in demand for peachy hues and corals.”
“Always be mindful that although flowers are in season, this doesn’t necessarily mean that they’ll be a lower cost. Sweet peas, for example, are a very delicate flower and good quality ones come at a price, even when they’re in season.”
The best ideas for summer wedding flowers
Beautiful bouquets, stunning arrangements and fabulous floral decorations can really transform your venue at any time of year. But, in summer, your wedding flowers really bring the beauty that’s outside into your venue.
Lots of summer wedding flowers are scented and it’s always amazing to walk into a venue and find that it’s deliciously scented. However, if you’re going to use scented flowers, or even herbs, try to avoid including these in the tablecentres where the scent might overpower your wedding breakfast. Instead, keep the scent to your bouquet, buttonholes and large arrangements that won’t be too close to any food.
Rebecca also has some ideas that are perfect for July weddings:
“For a typically English style bouquet, the flowers need to look very natural and relaxed. Incorporating foliages can really help create a garden style look too. Double Lisianthus have beautiful layered petals and if you mix these with Sweet Peas for heavenly scent, you’re well on your way to a gorgeous bouquet.”
“David Austin roses are another quintessential English summer wedding flower and these look wonderful incorporated in tablecentres and other large arrangements. You can also buy planting varieties of many David Austin varieties and these make fabulous gifts for parents so they’re always reminded of your big day.”
As Rebecca mentioned, peach wedding flowers are very popular right now and we’ve got the best peachy floral ideas right here.