Summer weddings… we’re thinking love, happiness and plenty of sunshine (fingers crossed!). But what about the bouquet? It’s the showstopper of the aisle (aside from the bride herself, of course). If you want to bring all the glory of a hot summer’s day to your wedding – whatever the weather – look no further than the sunflower.
Whether you’re going for rustic vibes or a twist on traditional wedding flowers, brighten up your big day with a sunflower wedding bouquet.
PLANNING A SUNFLOWER WEDDING BOUQUET
Although they may not be the first nuptial flower to spring to mind, sunflowers and summer weddings are a match made in heaven.
Sunflowers are in season between May and October as they typically bloom from the middle of summer up to the beginning of autumn. This makes them perfect for dreamy June, July and August weddings, and fit right in with colourful summer wedding themes.
A sunflower wedding bouquet can be customised in various ways to achieve a certain look or theme. If you’re thinking of going for a flower combo, consider those in season at the time of your wedding.
ARE SUNFLOWERS EXPENSIVE?
Sunflowers are generally considered an affordable option for wedding flowers. Of course, this can depend on how many you want and what time of year your wedding will be.
It’s always a good idea to research which flowers will be in season for your wedding. When you buy sunflowers in season, you are more likely to get them at the best quality and most reasonable price.
Whatever your wedding aesthetic, you can make sunflowers fit your budget. Create an affordable sunflower wedding bouquet by teaming them with other seasonal flowers, such as stocks or carnations – or take it to the next level with more opulent roses and peonies.
SUMMER WEDDING BOUQUET
Sunflowers never go out of style. They exude summer vibes and a bright, cheerful aesthetic – making them ideal for summer weddings. Their iconic petals can be a statement on their own, or a subtle nod to your colourful personality.
Sunflowers are annual plants, which means you have to nurture them each year to reap the rewards. They also represent loyalty, friendship and admiration. All sound familiar? Sunflowers can make a stunning alternative to symbolise love and commitment, all while adding an extra glow to your special day.
Sunflowers flying solo
MEMORIES TO LAST A LIFETIME - DRYING YOUR WEDDING FLOWERS
Unlike other wedding flowers, sunflowers are easy to preserve from your wedding bouquet. Drying out sunflowers is a simple process that lets you admire them for years to come. Cherish them in a photo frame, a shadow box or in a scrapbook and squeeze every drop of joy from one of the most important days of your life.
If you have a bit of a green thumb, why not use the seeds from your sunflower wedding bouquet to grow your own garden of sunflowers? When those sunflowers begin to fade, save their seeds to continue the legacy next season. It could spark a beautiful newlywed tradition.
Sunflower wedding bouquets are a refreshing take on flower arrangements that can bring vibes of love and commitment. From bright and varied colours to subtle accents, there are so many ways they can be personalised to your taste. Bring sunshine to your special day with the perfect sunflower bouquet.