Summer Wedding Flower Ideas

Steve Betts | 13-May-19
Category : Weddings

Read our list of the best summer wedding flowers for your big day.

Summer is a popular time for weddings thanks to its warmer weather (although never a guarantee in the UK). With summer comes a great selection of colourful flowers that can be incorporated into your wedding theme. From vibrant strelitzia, ginger and heliconia to pastel peonies, there are summer wedding flowers to suit all tastes and styles. We have outlined some of the most popular in-season summer wedding flowers in this article.

What flowers are available during the summer?

Here are some of the most popular in-season summer flowers available for weddings:

  • Agapanthus

  • Peonies

  • Hydrangeas

  • Freesia

  • Sunflowers

  • Daisies

  • Stocks

  • Dahlias

  • Poppy

  • Yellow Gerbera

  • Peony

  • Veronica

  • Roses

  • Sweet Peas

  • Nigella

  • Orchids


What says summer and sunshine more than the traditional sunflower? A vibrant splash of yellow incorporated into your wedding can make a real impact in your wedding photos. These flowers can be used in hand-held bouquets or throughout the venue making them a great option for a summer wedding.



Peonies are another great wedding flower option due to their lushous and romantic colour. Perfect when paired with other cream or pastel coloured flowers, peonies bloom in pink, white and red, but in some cases can be found is other colours such as coral. These flowers make for a great bouquet for any bride.


Hydrangeas tend to blossom into large heart-shaped formations meaning you can use a couple of these to make up an excellent bridal bouquet. Their beautiful blue colour can fit into wedding themes with lighter colours, and they look amazing against beautiful white wedding dresses.


Even a flower novice can recognise a daisy, and what’s better is that these flowers are in bloom all year round. However, their range of colours make them an excellent choice for summer weddings as they can usually fit into most wedding themes. From traditional white daisies to more flamboyant orange daisies, you can usually find a daisy that will match your dress, venue or overall wedding theme.


Orchids are said to represent love, luxury, beauty and strength; they really stand out from other flowers thanks to their exotic look and scent. These flowers are popular for both wedding flower arrangements as well as bridal bouquets. If you’re considering a wedding somewhere tropical or by the beach, then these are the flowers for you.


The most common colour of Dahlia is purple,  and they represent royalty, dignity and grace. Found in a wide range of bright and subtle colours, these flowers bring a touch of class to your occasion. Try matching with some loose greenery in your wedding bouquet.

Sweet Peas

Derived from the Greek word “lathyros” which means pulse or pea, the sweet pea is very popular amongst brides. Its stunning appearance enables it to stand out on its own or combined with lilies to make a stand out bouquet. This flower comes in  a range of colours including white, pink and purple and although they bloom in the Spring, they can usually still be found in early summer.

For expert advice and service for your own wedding flowers contact our team online or visit us in our Birmingham store. While you’re here, why not check out our flowers for all occasions and browse our many bouquets and arrangements.