With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to showcase the full beauty of what is available for a glorious summer wedding bouquet. This is the time of year when brides really are spoilt for choice when choosing their flowers.

The markets are awash with every conceivable type of bloom, from delicate meadow flowers to hardy tropicals. So, whatever your wedding style or colour scheme, you’ll find the right flowers for you.

Popular Flowers for a Summer Wedding Bouquet

Peonies

I’m often asked which flowers are the most popular for a summer wedding bouquet, and without a doubt I have to say peonies. These blowsy divas take centre stage in May, June and July. With colours ranging from purest white (which smell like lemon meringue pie), gorgeous pinks and corals to the deepest reds, there’s something for everyone.

Bride Holding Summer Wedding Bouquet with Peonies

Roses

Roses are a perennial favourite, and nothing says summer like a rose. Like peonies, ruffled, garden style roses are the perfect choice for a stunning summer wedding bouquet. Mixed with herbaceous perennials and cottage garden favourites, they are the epitome of the season.

Summer Wedding Bouquet with Roses

Hydrangea

If your preference is something more structured then hydrangeas are a wonderful choice. The bold shape of their mop heads and their incredible range of colours are perfect for brides who want a statement summer wedding bouquet. Hydrangeas are also wonderful because they are so easy to add smaller flowers to. You can thread delicate blooms through their large heads to create a more textured effect, adding interest to the design.

Summer Wedding Bouquet with Hydrangea on Chair

Add an Extra Dimension with Foliage

But it’s not all about the flowers – don’t forget the foliage! The summer months give us the most incredible array of greenery, from scented herbs to flowering shrubs, rambling climbers and delicate trailers like jasmine and clematis. Paired with your chosen flowers, foliage adds an extra dimension to your design, creating a summer wedding bouquet unique to you.

Guest post by Simon Nickell

Images from…

Peonies: Chris Barber Photography

Roses: Marianne Taylor Photography

Hydrangea: Simon Nickell