~ SUMMER ~
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WHAT’S IN SEASON?
The most traditional season in which to marry brings with it an abundance of blooms.
“The array and choice of ﬂowers for a summer wedding is huge,” agrees Ros from Stunning Flowers. “Peony is a ﬁrm favourite with brides and is seasonal in June and July.”
It’s not just the look of peonies that makes them perfect for a summer celebration, either.
Peonies have a gorgeous scent and make an impact in both wedding bouquets, table centrepieces and pedestal arrangements,” says Val from Val Hamilton Wedding Flowers. But if peonies aren’t for you, don’t worry.
“Hydrangeas, dahlias, sunﬂowers, sweetpeas and delphiniums are all great for summer weddings,” advises Laura from Cherry Blossom.
When Jen and David got married at One Devonshire Gardens in June 2018, they used ﬂowers to brighten their venue.
“Our venue had dark wood furniture and my bridesmaids were in darker colours, so ﬂowers really helped lighten the whole look and feel,” explains Jen, whose arrangements comprised white peony roses, sweet avalanche blush roses, lisianthus, white freesia, and dusty miller foliage.
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“The soft shapes and silver foliage kept things looking really fresh and contemporary.”
When Jen ﬁrst met with ﬂorist Laura from Cherry Blossom, she brought along images of her dress and bridesmaid outﬁts to help inform her choice of ﬂowers.
“I was lucky enough to get married at a time when peonies were in season so we were able to incorporate these into the bouquet,” says the bride. “Laura was even able to add a last-minute garland to the outside staircase!”