Late summer is a beautiful time of year for weddings, when sunshine is plentiful and outdoor wedding venues are full of lush plants and pretty blooms. One potential drawback of late summer weddings, though, is the heat. In many climate zones, this time of year offers very high temperatures, which, while more comfortable for you and your guests than chilly weather, can actually affect your floral arrangements more than you may expect. The great news is that there are a variety of beautiful flowers you can choose for your wedding bouquets that are heat hardy, romantic and perfect for your big day – even in August or September. Here are five hardy blooms you may want to consider:
Chrysanthemums are one of the hardiest flowers, so you can be sure they’ll last the day, looking just as fresh and beautiful for your reception as they did for your ceremony. Because of their bright colors and voluminous appearance, mums are one of the most popular flowers for wedding arrangements – not to mention, they symbolize joy and a long life, making them the perfect complement to your nuptials.
Another classic wedding flower, carnations are both heat hardy and fairly inexpensive, making them an excellent flower for your bouquets, whether you’re using them as focal pieces or filler. They also have a soft and romantic appearance, often found in shades of white and pink.
A classic summer flower in the South, dahlias don’t only flourish in warmer climates (most are from Mexico), but they also have a one-of-a-kind look that’s hard to get from other types of flowers. Luckily for summer brides, many varieties of the flower are available between June and September.
4. Cymbidium Orchids
Orchids flourish in tropical climates, so they’re used to high heat and humidity. Plus, their unique appearance makes them a vibrant, yet elegant choice for weddings, which is why they’re so often found in wedding arrangements. Cymbidium orchids in particular have a lush, tropical look that complements the season perfectly.
Another bloom native to tropical climates, alstroemeria flowers are also known as Peruvian lilies. They’re typically found in warmer colors, including orange, yellow, pink, red and other variations of the hues and are the perfect addition to a bridal bouquet. Alstroemeria blossoms represent friendship, which means they’re charmingly suited to celebrating the relationship between husband and wife.
Hoping to send an anniversary bouquet to your love this summer? These flowers and many more can be found in Teleflora’s many bouquets and arrangements, all of which can be hand-delivered to your door.