When The Knot released its top trends for 2014 they named this “the year of the flower” and we couldn’t agree more! A beautiful flower arrangement  adds elegance, color and fragrance to any venue.  For brides planning their summer 2014 wedding, we’ve compiled our own list of the top 10 most popular flowers for summer weddings:

1. Alstroemeria (“Peruvian Lily”)

  • Often have freckled petals
  • Best used as a backdrop in a bouquet
  • Comes in white, yellow, orange, pink, red, lavender, purple and flecked
  • $

2. Bouvardia

  • Perfect for a classic bouquet
  • Very delicate
  • Comes in white, peach, pink and rede
  • $$

3. Cornflower

  • Perfect for a casual wedding
  • Charming boutonniere flower for gentlemen
  • Comes in white, pink and blue
  • $-$$

4. Gladiolus

  • Adds height to arrangements
  • Individually can be made a boutonniere
  • Comes in white, yellow, green, apricot, orange, pale pink, dark red, red, lavender and purple
  • $

5. Hydrangea

  • Fills out arrangements and bouquets
  • Comes in white, green, burgundy, purple and blue
  • $$

6. Lisianthus

  • Beautiful secondary flower in bouquets and arrangements
  • Comes in white, cream, pale green, peach, pink, dark pink, red and burgundy
  • $$

7. Orchid

  • Thousands of species perfect for any style wedding
  • Beautiful for bouquet or boutonniere
  • Comes in white, yellow, green, apricot, orange, pale pink, dark pink, red and burgundy
  • $$-$$$

8. Phlox

  • Very popular for weddings due to its meaning of “unification of the souls”
  • Beautiful, lush backdrop for bouquets and arrangements
  • $-$$

9. Zinnia

  • Known for its unforgettable color and garden style
  • Perfect for bridesmaid’s bouquets and centerpieces because of its meaning of “thoughts of friends”
  • Comes in yellow, green, orange, pink and red
  • $

10. Sunflower

  • This bold and flashy flower represents “loyalty”
  • Perfect for an informal summer wedding
  • Comes in pale lemon, deep gold, orange, russet and brown
  • $$

April showers bring May flowers and we are sure glad they do! The perfect bouquet or flower arrangement is the “icing on the cake” at any wedding so be sure to not skimp on this colorful and fragrant detail!


Happy Planning!


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Luxury Wedding Design and Planning
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Phone: (843) 757-7762
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