Choosing Summer Wedding Flowers
The days are getting longer, the sun has been shining and there is a definite hint of summer in the air, which can only mean one thing - wedding season is on the horizon!
Do you have a fabulous summer wedding to plan? Now is a good time to harvest some inspiration… forget bikini ready for a minute, are you bouquet ready?
Your blooms will show up on your wedding photos forever more. Which wedding flowers to choose? How to choose the right flowers for you?
Here are some tips from florist-extraordinaire Charlotte Jenkins, from Rock 'n Rosie for choosing the perfect blooms for your special day;
Keep it simple and enjoyable. Try not to get hung up on specific themes, choose natural, seasonal flowers that complement your personality and style.
The summer months offer an abundance of seasonal beauties to suit every look, make the most of them and above all… have fun!
Delicious Peonies; whilst always a firm wedding favourite, are available for just a short time in early summer. But don’t be disheartened, a similar look can easily be created … consider Dahlia’s and garden roses with a bit of imagination & beautiful foliage thrown in you can achieve something stunning.
Embrace the unique, capture your personality in a bunch of wild & organically styled bright florals for a sharper alternative look.
Think about your own style, do you brave bright and bold or are you more of a muted pastel princess?
Whilst complementing your bridesmaids is a great place to start.
Remember; not everything has to match perfectly. Lush tones and quirky combinations speak volumes.
Think pretty delicate blooms, feminine and understated. Pastels frame your look softly and gently adding a little romance…
BE INSPIRED BY YOUR LOCATION
Do think about your venue; whilst beach weddings lend themselves to a more whimsical, bohemian bouquet.
A chic city venue can offer the chance to experiment with bold, rich colours….glam finishing’s and defined shapes.
Think more autumnal colours, soft earthy tones and the chance to make the most of the Dahlia season. The larger blooms are a warm farewell to a glorious summer….
FINDING YOUR WEDDING FLORIST
Take the time to seek a florist whose style suits yours, check out their work. Discuss your ideas with them and bring along visual inspiration so they can start to piece together your wedding vision.
And who needs an excuse to create a Pinterest board right? With colour palettes to die for and brimming with style ideas visit Charlotte's Pinterest board.
Charlotte Jenkins aka Rock ‘n’ Rosie, Floral stylist and self-confessed colour magpie with a passion for flowers.
"I stumbled across floristry nearly 10 years ago and have been surrounded by flowers ever since". Rock ‘n’ Rosie, now based on the south island of New Zealand, came about whilst living on the beautiful Cornish coast. "My love of art, music and travel allows me to be ever evolving and I am continuously inspired by my surroundings and experiences.
"I strive to use locally sourced flowers where possible, creating unique, romantic and natural florals that aren’t just for weddings."
Charlotte has designed all the flower arrangements in this blog post.
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