Last Updated: Sep 8, 2017
If you’re planning to have a variety of flowers at your wedding, summer is the perfect time to tie the knot. Summertime is full of fragrant and stunning blooms, which are available in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Not only are there hundreds of types of flowers available during the warmer months, but they will also come at a fraction of a price due to their locality.
When planning your wedding in June, July or August, consider your location, theme and color scheme while selecting your flower arrangements. If you’re unsure of what types of flowers to choose, check out the the top summer wedding flowers and our favorite summer wedding bouquets for inspiration.
Once you have your arrangements picked out, it’s time to focus on the details like personalizing champagne flutes, finalizing the guest list and securing a photographer.
Top Summer Wedding Flowers
8 Summer Wedding Bouquets
If you have your wedding theme in mind, simply select the bouquet that emulates the style of your wedding the best. Still at the beginning of the wedding planning process? Not to worry—check out all seven of our beautiful summer wedding bouquets for inspiration.
If you’re planning a summer wedding, there is nothing more fitting than saying “I do” with sand between your toes. Because beach weddings are weather pertinent, summertime is your best bet for clear skies on your special day. With such a beautiful backdrop already wowing your guests, pastel-colored flowers will add a simple touch to your ceremony without being too overpowering.
- Peony: Peonies are glorious blooming flowers that will take center stage in your summer wedding bouquet. The flowers are widely available in different shades of pink and peach, which gives you the reigns to coordinate them with the other flowers in your bouquet perfectly.
- Ranunculus: Ranunculus will provide the look of big-headed flowers for a fraction of the cost. The budget friendly flower is versatile and comes in a variety of colors like yellow, white, pink, red, orange and more.
- Rose: The rose is a traditional staple in any bridal bouquet. The pink or white rose will fit best in your beach wedding bouquet, but they are also available in red, yellow, orange, purple and more.
- Silver Brunia: Silver brunia resembles grey spheres that will add unique texture to your wedding bouquet without overwhelming the other pastel blooms. Native to South Africa, the flower is also commercially grown around the U.S.
- Bougainvillea: Bougainvillea are available in a variety of shades of pink and purple. Its ruffled petals will create the perfect contrast to the more prominent flowers in your wedding bouquet.
- Blue Thistle: Blue thistle is another flower that will add texture to your bouquet. The snowflake-shaped flower is available in greyish blue and will add a unique hint of hardiness against your chosen soft flowers.
- Lavender: Lavender flowers are spike-shaped with small purple blooms. They’re known for their soothing fragrance and simple beauty.
Bohemian-themed weddings are typically full of natural, locally sourced flowers. If you’re getting married in the summer, you’ll have the most luck finding your favorite colorful blooms and wildflowers. The flowers you choose for your boho-inspired bouquet are equally as important as the lush greenery that accompany it. Pair your favorite colors with pampass grass and eucalyptus to create a wedding bouquet as unique as you.
- Clematis: Clematis are among the longest lasting flowers on the market. Their thick, strong stems are accompanied by petals that come in a variety of colors like pink, white, blue, purple and many more.
- Ranunculus: Ranunculus are common among spring and summer bouquets. The many layers of delicate petals create a soft, boho feel without overtaking the other flowers in your bouquet.
- Rose: Widely available in most florists around the U.S., roses come in diverse colors and sizes allowing you to easily add them to the mix in your wedding bouquet.
- Pampas Grass: Pampas grass will add diversity to your bouquet and seamlessly coordinate with your chosen wedding colors.
- Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus is a budget-friendly plant that will add a lush green element to your bouquet. Cut it short to tightly wrap around your flowers or let it hang loosely for a relaxed look.
A white wedding bouquet will never go out of style. If you’re planning a traditional wedding, using simple white flowers in your bridal bouquet will make for a timeless look. Whether you decide to incorporate peonies, roses, stephanotis or tulips, pure white varieties will flawlessly match your classic theme.
- Peony: Peonies are widely known for being large, pink flowers, but their white varieties look exquisite in an all-white bouquet.
- Rose: If you’re looking to add some texture to your wedding bouquet, white roses will coordinate with your peonies perfectly while sticking to a traditional look.
- Eucalyptus: If you’re looking to add a touch of color to your classic bouquet, greenery will keep the bouquets structure without overpowering the white blooms.
- Ruscus: Ruscus is a leafy dark green plant that fits in a bouquet perfectly when contrasted against beautiful blooms.
There are endless options for couples who want to create a colorful modern wedding bouquet in the summertime. With hundreds of types of flowers in bloom during the summer, the most difficult part of pulling together your wedding bouquet is narrowing down all of the vibrant options on the market. In this bouquet, the array of flowers were chosen for their different colors, shapes and sizes in order to create an eye-catching flower arrangement.
- Dahlia: Dahlias are elegant flowers that mesh well in bouquets. Their distinct round petals with points on the ends will add a pop of texture to your assortment of flowers.
- Seeded Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus is a delightfully scented lush plant that will not only add dark and light green hints throughout your arrangement, but will also fill in the gaps between your other flowers.
- Garden Rose: Garden roses are easily among the top bridal flowers to include in a wedding flower bouquet. Garden roses differ from the standard roses you often see in grocery stores. Instead, their ruffled petals tightly revolve around the center creating a silkier and softer look.
- Blue Thistle: The blue thistle plant will make for a dynamic addition to your modern bouquet. Its striking appearance will contrast your soft blooms while also nicely tying the entire bouquet together.
- Ranunculus: Ranunculus have tissue-soft petals tightly swirled around the center and since they come in a variety of colors. They are the perfect flower to incorporate in your wedding flower bouquet no matter what your theme is.
- Hypericum Berries: Hypericum berries will add simple red accents to your contemporary wedding bouquet. The understated cluster of berries are also available in white, pink, plum and green, so they will nicely accompany the flowers in your bouquet regardless of your color scheme.
If you’re creating a bridal bouquet for your rustic-themed wedding, focus on combining a blend of textures, greenery and pastel colors. Your bridal bouquet will look effortless if you loosely tie it together and keep the stems long.
- Hydrangea: The scent of fragrant hydrangea plants are reflective of warm summer months. The thriving flower is available in white, blue, purple and pink and adds fluffiness amongst the other long-stemmed flowers.
- Rose: Since roses are available in a wide range of varieties, they will make a great addition in your bouquet no matter what your color scheme is.
- Olive Leaves: This distinct green mediterranean plant looks brilliant when contrasted against lighter colored flowers in your wedding bouquet.
- Seeded Eucalyptus: Seeded eucalyptus have smooth green leaves and clusters of seeds running along the stems. They make the perfect filler in a bouquet due to their versatility and texture.
- Silver Dollar Eucalyptus: Silver dollar eucalyptus is a green plant that will make the flowers in your bouquet pop without overpowering the arrangement.
Simple wedding flowers are the perfect way to incorporate natural and seasonal elements in a wedding without paying a hefty price. Variety isn’t a necessity in your bridal bouquet—simple white flowers with lush greenery will create a clean bridal bouquet that your guests will love.
- Rose: Roses won’t overpower your central flower, but will help fill out a simple wedding bouquet no matter what color you need to match.
- Olive Leaves: Olives leaves will add color and structure to the simple blooms you choose for your wedding bouquet.
- Baby Eucalyptus: Baby eucalyptus comes in a lighter-green color, which will nicely contrast the other greenery featured in your bouquet.
- Ranunculus: Ranunculus is common among wedding flower bouquets, but it’s not to be overlooked. It’s full petals are available in a variety of colors, making it a perfect fit for whatever your theme may be.
- Waxflower: The waxflower will give your bouquet a wildflower feel, without occupying too much space. The tiny bloom is available in a variety of color palettes, which will add a delicate touch to any style of wedding bouquet.
A vintage-inspired wedding is a way for you to tie traditions from the past into your wedding day. Although vintage themed weddings replicate eras in history, you can also add your own modern twist to the decor, flowers and dress to reflect the taste of you and your significant other. In this bouquet, the bright colors and greenery pop against the brides stunning vintage dress. Believe it or not, this wedding bouquet is made out of paper, allowing the bride to cherish her beautiful wedding bouquet for years to come.
- Hydrangea: Hydrangeas are a staple for summer brides, as they add texture and versatility to a wedding bouquet.
- Peony: Peonies are also popular in the summertime. The flower’s tightly bound petals create a sweet statement in a wedding bouquet.
- Tree Peony: Tree peonies are similar to garden peonies, but their petals are loosely wrapped around the center, exposing the intricate pistil.
- Baby Eucalyptus: Baby eucalyptus lengthens a wedding bouquet, while also acting as a backdrop to your chosen silky blooms.
- Hypericum Berries: Adding hypericum berries peach flower to your bouquet will add shiny summer filler to your bouquet and will coordinate with your colors perfectly.
Whimsical weddings should be a representation of a couple’s dream day—whether that’s recreating a favorite childhood storybook or replicating a colorful carnival, the decor choices can truly be reflective of your style. When picking whimsical wedding flowers, fraying away from the traditional route is encouraged. While you can still use flowers that you would see in a classic bouquet, how they’re arranged is what makes them so unique. Keep the stems long and tie a ribbon around them for that unique, whimsical look you’ve always imagined.
- Garden Rose: Garden roses have long stems making them the perfect structural component of a flower arrangement, not to mention the beauty of the bloom itself.
- Peony: Peonies are common among bridal bouquets, but the size and color can make all the difference. Use peonies with a few buds that haven’t bloomed yet to add another layer of texture to your whimsical wedding bouquet.
- Rose: Using different varieties of roses in your wedding bouquet will capture the whimsical look you were going for. Three to four roses are just enough to add other shapes to your bouquet.
- Cocculus green filler: The cocculus green filler flower will provide texture and shape to your wedding bouquet.
- Ruscus: Ruscus will add another dimension of foliage to your wedding bouquet without taking away from the beautiful flowers.
Bohemian Chic via Taralynn Lawton | Charming Beach via Melanie Gabrielle Photography | Classic White via Kristen Weaver | Colorful Modern via Lindsay Collette | Delightfully Whimsical via Maree Louw Photography | DIY Vintage via Kerri Lynne Photography | Sweet and Simple Rustic via Lang Thomas Photography | Wonderfully Simplistic via Charis Rowland Photography