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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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