Nothing completes the big-day picture more perfectly than a beautiful bouquet. We pick our favourite summer blooms this year…
Whether it’s a tightly-packed and well-structured hand-held bouquet of roses, or a loosely tied, more freestyle and bohemian bouquet, your wedding-day flowers need to be on point. Choose your flowers wisely to ensure they ‘fit’ with the overall holistic look of the day; a heavy bouquet of oriental lilies won’t necessarily work with a beach-themed wedding. Our favourite summer blooms this year include bursts of colours mixed with eclectic buds and unexpected flowers…
For a more grown-up summer affair, we love these romantic summer blooms in cream, blush-pink and crimson.
Instead of a more traditional ’rounded’ bouquet, consider carrying a contemporary ‘V-shaped’ bouquet. Sprigs of lavender and hand-cut stems will strike a more whimsical note, perfect for a relaxed English Country wedding.
For a woodland feel, take your inspiration straight from nature. We love the periwinkle-blue of these blooms – and look how well they complement just the right amount of green leaves and foliage (not to mention perfectly matching a vintage-style lace gown!).
This stunning real wedding incorporated flowers to perfection. A traditional-style bouquet with mid-sized blooms in a spectrum of pinks and creams lent this look a retro vibe, as well as giving the bridal look real options; how cute is this flower girl’s headdress and mini-bouquet?!
Showing us all how it’s done (and truly wowing in the photos), this real bride opted for ashes-of-roses blooms in antique pink with the green stems on show. Mirrored in the bridesmaids’ look in a slightly smaller style, we love the overall effect of this bloomin’ marvellous look.
With over 1,600 different types, Protea flowers are having a bit of a moment this summer (see below for inspiration). Why not consider them for your bouquet? Check out some sensational styles at ftd.com.