Red blooms for your summer wedding
Your wedding is probably the most important day of your life. Chances are you’ve been imagining it for years and planning each part step by step. Of course, when planning such a major event at age 10 (ladies, you know it’s true!), they often don’t think about the practical things, like the types of flowers that will be in season at the time of your wedding. . You probably have a colour theme in mind, but maybe you haven’t thought about the season in which you would like to get married. This is one of the most important decisions you can make when it comes to your marriage. Timing really is everything and everyone, including your florist, will need to know at least what month you plan to get married. If red is your colour this summer, here are some of the best red blooms from which you can choose.
Red and white
Now, if you are planning a red and white wedding, this is simply a stunning choice. Red is associated with love and passion, while white is associated with purity. Many couples choose to have their weddings during the summer due to the good weather and less chance of rain. This isn’t just important for your wedding day, but let’s face it, who wants stormy weather on their honeymoon? That would ruin any chance of sunset cruises or beachside cocktails. Another benefit is that there are plenty of white and red blooms in season.
Types of blooms
So what kind of red blooms can you use for your summer wedding? There are so many to choose from that it can be difficult to select just a few. First off, Alstroemeria comes in red and would look lovely as part of the bridal bouquet or even on the table. Red amaranth is sure to add a different kind of texture to any bouquet, as will red and green kangaroo flowers. For a more exotic look, the Bird of Paradise flower is available in shades of red. They come in the shape of the most striking and unusual design that is sure to turn heads.
A great filler and another option when it comes to red blooms is cockscomb. It is rich in colour and texture. As the name suggests, these flowers look like a rooster’s head from the side. They can also be included in the bride’s bouquet or in the table or ceremony arrangements. Lily fans, this is your chance to select one of your favourites. The glorious lily is in season during the summer and comes in red! It has an odd shape, the upturned petals are second to none and you can simply use it to decorate your tables in a bud arrangement style. These arrangements consist of a single flower.
Rest assured, if all else fails, you can always opt for the classic options of red blooms such as roses, carnations and chrysanthemums. They all last quite well and should be good for the duration of the wedding and reception and are usually available all year round.