Perfect Flowers for Hot Weather Weddings
Flowers play an important role in weddings. Whether you are planning a fall, summer, autumn or winter wedding, fresh bouquets always add a burst of color to any wedding arrangement. There are so many options of blooms no matter what season it is but you also have to consider the type of weather and the temperature on the wedding day since there are flower varieties that may not hold well in high temperatures. Here are the top flower picks for a wedding in hot weather.
Calla lilies are pretty sensitive to cold but they are extremely tolerant of warm temperatures. In fact, calla lilies can survive for some time without a ready water source. They are prone to bruising during shipping, however, so it is best to buy your flowers from a local source and get the flowers yourself to ensure that they are properly handled. Apart from being tolerant of warmer temperatures, calla lilies are also fairly inexpensive and tend to provide beautiful and elegant accents to any wedding.
Orchids are a top pick for hot weather weddings because of their hardy and resilient nature. Orchids can stay fresh until the afternoon whether you are using the blooms for a bouquet or as a groom’s boutonnière. Orchids can maintain their dewy appearance even without a water source. They also make great accents to any table centerpiece. Orchids also have a gentle scent which is not too overpowering, making them perfect for the bridal bouquet. The many options in colors also mean that they can work great with any wedding theme.
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Hydrangeas are also good options although you would not guess it by the name. This flower is good as a centerpiece or as a flower girl’s ball. The rich blue color of hydrangeas add a touch of cool color to any wedding theme and they can brighten up any table with their soft, vibrant petals. They are also favorite accents for the wedding cake since the petals are small and delicately-shaped. Hydrangeas work well in a concentric circle bridal bouquet, such as
Roses may seem like an all too common choice for weddings but the many options in color mean that roses are very versatile and can work with any wedding theme. Roses are hardy and can stand up to hot weather. They are also great options for the cake, the centerpieces, bridal bouquets, flower girl balls and even for the groom and his groomsmen. You are not limited to red and its variations, since white and cream are also popular options.
It is important to note that the flowers listed above fare well even in hot, humid weather. This is one factor that you should look in flowers for hot weather weddings, since there are many varieties of flowers that easily wilt and die when exposed to warm temperatures. The wrong choice of flowers can leave you with sad-looking flower arrangements and unattractive accents as your wedding day progresses. Choose your wedding flowers well and enjoy fresh flowers and gorgeous bouquets on this special day.