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Wedding Bouquets: 7 Romantic Ideas For Summer Florals

Inspiration – 11.06.19


Glorious sunshine pouring into the Glasshouse, garden games on the lawn and flowers blossoming their socks off just about everywhere… What’s not to love about a summer wedding at Combermere Abbey? Take another step forward with your wedding plans by choosing the blooms for your wedding bouquet…

Peony Perfection

This one’s for early summer celebrations with pretty pastel schemes. Make the most of peonies’ short season of blooms, which typically runs from May to June, for your summer wedding flowers.

These tightly ruffled flower heads look stunning in a densely packed wedding bouquet, but they also combine effortlessly in whimsical branching designs with foliage.

Roses Are Red…

And peach, and lemon, and cream. Garden roses are available in almost every colour you could wish for. They can also be deliciously scented, particularly if you choose wedding flowers that have been locally grown.

They also come in an array of sizes. Hybrid teas have elegant, slender flowers, while David Austin roses are known for their blousy English charm. And then there are spray roses, which are smaller and make dreamy fillers for your summer bridal bouquet. Zoe and Junior created a stunning look for their wedding with feature white roses.

Wildflower Wonder

When couples fall for the idea of wildflower blooms, florists have to get creative. That’s because while some wildflowers can go straight from cutting patch to wedding bouquet, others don’t have the stem length or staying power.

Take your florist’s advice for the best wildflowers to choose. Achilleas add clouds of colour, while foxgloves offer those dreamy spires of blooms.

Elegantly Exotic

What better inspiration for your summer wedding flowers than tropical blooms that instantly add the wow-factor? Succulents have shot into the limelight for summer bridal bouquet ideas and look great paired with white for a minimal look.

But for a more dramatic, colour pop style, ask your florist for proteas. Sculptural and brightly coloured, these large flowers will take your breath away.

Vision In White

Clouds of gypsophila, bundles of white garden roses, silvery white fronds of eucalyptus or lambs’ ears… There are so many ways to create a contemporary, all-white wedding bouquet.

Opt for a hand-tied design combining flowers and foliage to keep the look relaxed or choose one single bloom to make a classic statement. Discover more elegant white wedding ideas with this breath-taking styled shoot.

Blooming Bright

Whether you’re planning a wedding with a festival vibe or opting for a bright and summery fete theme, rainbow coloured wedding flowers could be perfect for you.

Think tropical fuchsia tones, opulent turquoise and rich yellows. You could go big with sunflowers and dahlias or small with rudbeckia and cornflowers. Natasha and Brett created a gorgeous colourful theme for their Combermere Abbey wedding.

Artisan Alternatives

Give your wedding flowers the ultimate alternative twist by not choosing real blooms at all! From paper to silk, elegant flowers are made from all manner of surprising materials with the beauty that they last for a lifetime.

You’ll also find eye-catching bouquets made from buttons, ribbon and even gemstones – the possibilities are endless!

Garden Glories

With a romantic Walled Garden and a one-of-a-kind fruit tree maze, Combermere Abbey’s grounds are packed with ideas for your wedding flowers. So, why not take inspiration from the plants growing here to add a truly personal touch to your bouquet?

Whether it’s a rose from the Walled Garden, foliage that emulates the trees or even incorporating fruit, this is guaranteed to give your flowers the wow-factor.

Have you been inspired by these summer bridal bouquet ideas? Discover more tips for your summer wedding with our guide to summer bridesmaids.