In-season Flowers for Summer Weddings

Summer Bouquet

Summer is arguably the best season for flowers, so you’re in luck if you’re a summer bride.

Ordering flowers that are currently in season is not only the most affordable choice, it’s also the most environmentally friendly option. Flowers that are not in bloom right now (i.e. tulips) must be grown in a greenhouse or shipped from a foreign locale, which leaves quite a carbon footprint.

There are plenty of beautiful, popular flowers in season right now that are ideal for weddings, such as lilies, gardenia, alstroemeria and carnations.

Here is a list of some of the flowers in season right now (the months of June, July and August here in the northern hemisphere) courtesy of The Flower Expert:

Alchemilla – A nice filler alternative to baby’s breath

Alchemilla

Allium - This little pouf of a flower is having a surge in popularity on wedding blogs.

Allium

Alstromeria – Affordable and hardy enough for bouquets. These are actually a variety of lily.

Alstroemeria

Amaranthus

Amaranthus

Baby’s Breath - Always a classic.

Baby's Breath

Bird of Paradise - Also known as Crane Flowers, these scream summer. Great for a beach wedding.

Bird of Paradise

Calla Lily

Calla Lily

Campanula

Campanula

Carnation - Happy, hardy and economical.

Carnation

Chrysanthemum - Also known as pompons. Great wedding flowers.

Chrysanthemum

Cockscomb

Cockscomb

Cosmos

Cosmos

Dahlia - Striking and gorgeous for both bouquets and centerpieces.

Dahlia

Delphinium

Delphinium

Dianthus

Dianthus

Didiscus

Didiscus

Euphorbia

Euphorbia

Foxglove - Though they may be a bit awkward in a bouquet, these would be lovely in a tall vase as a centerpiece

Foxglove

Freesia - Another colorful classic.

Freesia

Gardenia - A fragrant showstopper.

Gardenia

Genista

Genista

Ginger

Ginger Flower

Gladiolus

Gladiolus

Heliconia - Could make a striking and unusual centerpiece.

Heliconia

Heather

Heather

Hydrangea - These lovely, voluminous blooms can make up a whole bouquet with just a few sprigs.

Hydrangea

Hypericum

Hypericum

Iris - These delicate beauties are best left to centerpieces.

Iris

Kangaroo paw - An interesting accent alongside more feminine blooms.

Kangaroo Paw

Liatrus - Sturdy and bright, these make an excellent contrast to big, wide flowers.

Liatrus

Lilac - One of the best fragrances around.

Lilac

Casablanca Lily - A perpetual bridal favorite.

Casablanca Lily

Gloriosa Lily

Gloriosa Lily

Star Gazer Lily - Very popular, very fragrant, very pretty.

Star Gazer Lily

Lisianthus – A common ingredient in all-white bouquets.

Lisianthus

Brides and grooms-to-be, what’s your favorite summer flower?

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    Are you kidding me? Many of the flowers you show here are not Locally available in modtnof the U.S. Almost all Alstromeria purchased in the U.S. comes from South America. There are only a handful of carnation growers left in the U.S. lilacs bloom in early spring. Iris, foxglove, and campanula are finished blooming in late May or early June. Hypericum are grown for their berries, not their flowers. Gardenia, ginger and Heliconia are tropical flowers and not locally availablev in most of u.S. cities. Brides will not save money or help the environment buying most of the flowers you’ve suggested here. For a better idea of what is in season locally brides should visit a local flower farm. For a national list of flower farmers visit the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers website. http://Www.ascfg.org.

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    kate1
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    بسیار زیبا بودند . خیلی متشکرم.

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    a.yoosefiyan