Try These Seasonal Flowers & Trends for Your Summer Wedding
Summertime is filled with beautiful, abundant blooms that add the perfect pop of color to any wedding celebration. To help you pick the freshest seasonal flowers for your summer wedding, we interviewed two of the top floral and event designers in the business, Wedded Events and Dalsimer Spitz and Peck. So, get ready to be inspired by their advice on the best seasonal flowers and trends you can incorporate into your summer wedding.
1. What are the most popular seasonal flowers for summer weddings? Also, which is your favorite to work with?
“I love working with roses, peonies, ranunculus, and different types of sprays and greenery to create some volume and dimension.” – Nada Khairullah, Wedded Events
“Summer is a great time of year for wedding flowers. Beautiful weather and beautiful blooms are abundant. We have a variety of summer flowers that are around, with some of my favorites being hydrangea, dahlias, delphinium, anemones, lisianthus, roses, and Queen Anne’s lace, to name a few.” – John Kiesecker, Dalsimer Spitz and Peck
2. How can couples incorporate summer flowers into their wedding theme and decor?
“We can incorporate summer flowers into everything a bride and groom would need for the big day, from the ceremony to the bouquets and boutonnieres to the centerpieces.” – John Kiesecker, Dalsimer Spitz and Peck
“We’ve been trying to push brides more and more to use color and not be so afraid. We describe it by using the words “pop color” or “just a pop.” We understand color can be intimidating, but it’s extremely lively, especially in the summertime. So, a little pop goes a long way!” – Nada Khairullah, Wedded Events
3. Are there any trends or new ideas you’ve seen in the wedding industry that incorporate summer flowers in an interesting way?
“Yes, we’ve been doing a lot of installations that depict summer or spring growth. Sometimes we’re able to do an installation on a fireplace or up a staircase to make it look like the flowers are actually growing into those areas at the venue, when in fact, they’re done by our skilled design team to give an organic and airy look.” – Nada Khairullah, Wedded Events
“I love lots of color in the summer with pinks and greens and oranges and yellows and love the unique patch of the garden design with groupings of various colors and flowers designed into different sections of each arrangement. You can design this with any color scheme as well to fit each couple’s unique tastes.” – John Kiesecker, Dalsimer Spitz and Peck
4. How do seasonal flowers differ from non-seasonal flowers regarding availability, quality, and price?
“When using seasonal flowers, they are always more abundant, fresher, and cost-effective. Some varieties of flowers are only available in the summer. You can still get various flowers not readily available in the summer but usually in limited quantities and at a costlier price.” – John Kiesecker, Dalsimer Spitz and Peck
“That’s an old myth and no longer exists; we can get any flower any time. It may cost you a little more to fly them out from Holland for your specific affair, but it’s not impossible anymore. Ecuador also has an amazing climate, and we can get almost any color for flowers we want. Additionally, clients are not so afraid of the term silk floral anymore. If a flower is unavailable or too expensive, we can mix silk and fresh together to give a bulky and more luscious look. The most luxurious weddings use silk and fresh together. For example, Lionel Richie’s daughter was just married, and a good amount of silk was mixed with her fresh florals. No one can tell as long as it looks gorgeous and luscious.” – Nada Khairullah, Wedded Events
5. How far in advance should couples order flowers for their summer wedding?
“We have been ordering flowers for a wedding that has been booked for a year and 2 months out. It used to be nine days, but we have PTSD from COVID and don’t want to risk shortages or bad quality due to the high volume of florals being ordered into the United States during the wedding season.” – Nada Khairullah, Wedded Events
“You would want to put your florist/designer in place 9-12 months in advance to ensure you have the people you want to work with. You should do finals and samples 1-2 months before your event when you are in season with everything. We then place the orders with our growers 2-3 weeks before so we can have everything delivered the week of the wedding fresh and ready to go.
No matter what season you get married, different flowers are available to make your day beautiful and special. Enjoy all the planning that goes into it because it is just as big of a part of the fun as the special day itself.” – John Kiesecker, Dalsimer Spitz and Peck
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Create a truly magical setting for your summer wedding at Crystal Plaza in Livingston, NJ. From our elegant spaces to world-class cuisine and experienced event planners, we have everything you need to make your wedding day perfect. Contact us today!