Summer Wedding Flowers

The flowers of the summer are among the most fragrant and visually appealing of the year. Summer weddings offer the opportunity to engage the greatest varieties of flowers in striking that perfect balance between aesthetics and symbolism. From the most delicate flowers for the bride's bouquet to those token blooms reminding us of the loved ones not present, the choice of summer flowers should be an individual affair tailored to the most sincere wishes of the bridal party.

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Common Name

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Alstromeria

Alstromeria

Also called Lily of the Incas, Alstromeria signifies long-term devotion to friends. The leaves are unique, twisting to present the under-side to the sun.


Bells of Ireland

Bells of Ireland

Dried or fresh, the tiny, white flowers of this beauty pale next to the profuse green calyxes, which are said to bring good luck.


Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

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This much adored flower is the centerpiece of the Japanese "Festival of Happiness," where it remains a symbol of nobility and well-placed trust.


English Lavender

English Lavender

Offering a magnificent fragrance, lavender has long been a ward against those of ill intent. It provides protection for ceremonies of trust and devotion.


Forget-me-not

Forget-me-not

Legend has it that Christ wished the world to see his mother's eyes as he did and created the forget-me-not, a symbol of enduring love.


Freesia

Freesia

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With a series of extremely fragrant blooms, Freesia makes a statement of innocence and trust in a way that will not be overlooked in any arrangement.


Gerbera Daisy

Gerbera Daisy

This daisy has been hybridized extensively and is available as one of the plant kingdom's premier symbols of good cheer in many colors and bloom sizes.


Hydrangea

Hydrangea

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A wise choice for wedding celebrations, hydrangea has a long history in the oriental tradition of Feng Shui for bring good fortune and success.


Iris

Iris

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"The Purple Butterfly" and dancing spirit of the summer to the Chinese, the three-petaled Iris represents faith, valor and wisdom in European traditions.


Larkspur

Larkspur

Sending the message of an open heart, the white on purple of Larkspur's petals make this birth flower of July an elegant choice for summer arrangements.


Liatris

Liatris

The profuse, magenta blooms of the long-lived Liatris speak of happiness redefined in the ecstasy and magic of falling in love.


Lily, asiatic

Lily, asiatic

The stately blooms of these flowers take center stage in any arrangement. A traditional flower for weddings, lilies symbolize feminine fertility. Lilies come in a variety of colors making them great for arrangements. Dreaming of the lily is said to portend the coming of great joy.


Lisianthus

Lisianthus

A cultivated variety of the wild Texas Bluebell, Lisianthus makes a statement of sincere admiration and respect to those lucky enough to receive it.


Matsumoto Asters

Matsumoto Asters

An intermediary bloom for summer arrangements, the aster is named from the Greek word for star and symbolizes peace and a harmonious household.


Monte Casino Asters

Monte Casino Asters

Asters present a lovely aroma and the widest range of exotic coloration. Greek myths relate the story of the goddess Asterea creating the Aster as a love charm.


Queen Anne’s Lace

Queen Anne’s Lace

Simply one of the most elegant of flowers, Queen Anne's Lace carries the meanings of sanctuary and protection, a natural choice for wedding ceremonies.


Snapdragons

Snapdragons

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As a symbol of graciousness and whimsy, these flowers are great in bouquets and said to impart charisma to those hiding the flower in their clothes.


Solidaster

Solidaster

This cultivar of the common goldenrod is a special favorite of butterflies, and as such it represents renewal and spiritedness.


Statice

Statice

The ethereal stature of Statice conjures images of the sea and has long been used to signify the dearly departed, whom we wish to share joy with.


Stephanotis

Stephanotis

Also known as Bridal Veil, Stephanotis is a traditional flower of the bride's bouquet from Victorian times, with a prim appearance and fruity fragrance.


Stock

Stock

With its sweet aroma, the Gillyflower makes a sophisticated choice that speaks of the future and a contented life with family.


Sunflower

Sunflower

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No summer celebration is complete without the Sunflower, the quintessential flower of the season. Feelings of warmth and loyalty come easily under its petals.


Tuberose

Tuberose

The large, thick petals of the Tuberose emit a seductive fragrance, and it is often given as a single token of romantic desire.


Yarrow

Yarrow

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The tiny, bunched flowers of Yarrow have long been a sign of Venus, goddess of love, and have traditionally been used to ward off negativity.


Zinnia

Zinnia

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Memories of absent friends and promises of lasting love trail the vibrant hues of the Zinnia, commonly found in magenta, scarlet, white and chartreuse.