If you've ever driven through France in summer, you'll have passed vast swathes of fields swaying with sunflowers. Choose these sunshine yellow blooms and you'll create a quirky, laid-back look for your summer wedding flowers.
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David Austin roses take the tiara for the most popular wedding roses and it's easy to see why. Ruffled petals in an array of shades from pastels to punchy peaches and reds, these blooms are ultra-romantic and the scent is simply delicious.
Roses lend a timeless aesthetic to any arrangement, but they're also easily modernised. Simply add bohemian thistles, soft astrantia and olive branches to instantly update the look.
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Whether you imagine jewel-toned dahlias as large as a dinner plate or the frothy flowers of panicle hydrangeas, summer is the season of statement flowers.
Choose a few larger sized blooms to be features in your arrangements. Your florist will help you to incorporate complementary filler flowers.
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Clouds of cosmos, vibrant zinnias, delicate nigella, otherwise known as love-in-a-mist... There are quite literally hundreds of annual flowers to pick for your summer wedding flowers.
These are the perfect wedding flowers for summer to choose to add strong pops of colour. You'll find blooms from canary yellow to lush greens, intense pinks to inky blues.
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If you're planning to incorporate peonies in your summer wedding ideas, best set the date for June. This is the month these blooms are in flower in England, avoiding the cost of importing blooms out of season to both your pocket and the planet.
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Did you know that wedding bouquets were traditionally carried for their perfume? Masking any less pleasant odours, summer wedding flowers were chosen for function as well as beauty.
While you'll doubtless have a hand-picked perfume for your wedding day, it still pays to consider fragrance for your wedding flowers for summer.
It could be as simple as including sweet peas or a few sprigs of your favourite herbs. Bonus points if you team rosemary and lavender together for a silvery purple scent sensation. For spires of sweetly scented blooms, stocks should be your go-to, available in a dreamy palette of pastel hues.
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Taking international inspiration for your summer wedding ideas will instantly make them more unique. Perhaps you could personalise your summer wedding flowers to your travels together?
Proteas from South Africa make a stunning statement flower. You could also choose bougainvillea backdrops, succulent table settings or even quirky cacti favours.
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