Planning Your Dream Summer Wedding: A Guide to Stunning Summer Wedding Flowers in Melbourne

Planning Your Dream Summer Wedding: A Guide to Stunning Summer Wedding Flowers in Melbourne

Planning a summer wedding in Melbourne? A key aspect to consider is choosing flowers that will thrive and survive on a hot summer's day. As an environmentally-conscious Melbourne wedding and event florist, we understand the importance of selecting seasonal blooms. In this guide, we will provide you with expert tips and insights through a sustainable lens as well as a list of stunning flowers available during the summer season.

Why Choose a Sustainable Florist

When planning your dream summer wedding, selecting a sustainable florist like Bituin is not just about creating beautiful arrangements, but also about making a positive impact on our environment and community. At Bituin, we provide creative and sustainably focused floral designs that celebrate the beauty of nature while achieving your vision. We prioritise quality over quantity, ensuring that your wedding flowers are fresh, vibrant, and long-lasting, which is crucial for surviving the summer heat. By choosing a sustainable wedding florist, you are supporting responsible practices, local communities, and contributing to the preservation of our planet for future generations.  

Impact of Heat on Flowers in Summer

Summer in Melbourne brings sunny days and balmy evenings, creating a picturesque setting for your wedding. However, the scorching heat can affect delicate blooms, so it's essential to choose flowers that can withstand the higher temperatures. Our expert florists at Bituin understand the challenges of working with summer flowers and carefully curate varieties known for their resilience and endurance. We will select most suitable flowers for your summer wedding that will endure the warm weather, reflect your wedding vision and stay vibrant until the last dance.

Tips for Choosing Summer Wedding Flowers

To help you navigate the world of wedding flowers and make informed decisions, we have compiled a list of essential tips for choosing the perfect blooms for your summer wedding in Melbourne: 

  • Consider Seasonal Availability: Choose flowers that are in season during the summer months not only ensures their freshness but also supports local growers. By choosing seasonal blooms, you are more likely to find a wide variety of options and may even discover unique flowers that add a special touch to your wedding.
  • Embrace Vibrant Colours and Textures: Summer weddings are known for their vibrant and lively colours and textures. Take advantage of the season by incorporating bright colours and unique textures in your floral arrangements. From bold oranges and pinks to elegant whites and purples, summer flowers offer a wide range of options to create a visually stunning wedding aesthetic.
  • Prioritise Hardy Flowers: Given the heat and potential exposure to direct sunlight during outdoor ceremonies, it's crucial to select hardy flowers that can withstand these conditions. Hardy flowers like sunflowers, zinnias, and proteas are excellent choices as they can endure the summer heat while retaining their beauty.
  • Integrate Sustainable Elements: Ask your florist about how they incorporate sustainable elements into floral designs for weddings. Whether it’s not using floral foam, or utilising reusable sustainable mechanics, there are many ways which can positively contribute to the environment.
  • Consider Flower Alternatives: In case your preferred flowers are not available or suitable for the summer season, your florist can suggest alternative blooms that work best for your vision. They will guide you in selecting flowers with similar colours, shapes, and textures to ensure your vision is realised.
  • Consult with Your Florist: Seek guidance from an experienced wedding florist who specialises in creating stunning floral arrangements for summer weddings. They will have the knowledge and expertise to recommend the best flowers that match your vision, theme, and budget.
  • Plan Ahead and Book Early: Summer is one of the busy wedding seasons – and for a good reason! To secure your preferred Melbourne wedding and event florist and guarantee the availability of your desired flowers, it's advisable to book well in advance. Popular summer flowers tend to be high in demand, so early planning is crucial to avoid disappointment.

Flowers in Season for Melbourne Summer Weddings:

Early Summer (December - January):

  • Peonies: These sought after blooms symbolize romance and prosperity, captivating with their lush petals and enchanting fragrance.
  • Delphiniums: Tall and majestic, delphiniums add a touch of whimsical and grandeur to your early summer floral arrangements.
  • Garden Roses: Available in various hues, garden roses exude love and elegance, making them an ideal choice for an early summer wedding.

Mid-Summer (February - March):

  • Dahlias: Dahlias boast intricate blooms and come in an array of captivating colours, adding a burst of vibrancy to your floral designs.
  • Hydrangeas: Known for their voluminous blooms, hydrangeas create luxurious and lavish displays for mid-summer weddings.
  • Zinnias: Playful and charming, zinnias are perfect for creating whimsical and joyful bouquets and centrepieces.

Late Summer, early autumn (April - May):

  • Lisianthus: Resembling roses with delicate petals, lisianthus blooms come in various shades, adding an elegant and timeless touch to your late summer arrangements.
  • Sunflowers: Symbolizing joy and happiness, sunflowers radiate the warmth of summer, making them a popular choice for late summer weddings.
  • Chrysanthemums: Known for their diverse shapes and colours, chrysanthemums add texture and depth to your late summer floral designs.

Please note that our commitment to sustainable practices drives us to prioritise the use of seasonal flowers in our floral designs. As a result, we do not promise specific flowers as part of our philosophy to minimise environmental impact. By embracing the beauty of each season's blooms, we ensure that our creations are not only stunning but also aligned with nature's natural rhythms. Rest assured, this approach allows us to craft unique and ethereal arrangements that capture the essence of your special day, while also ensuring that craft your vision. Our dedication to sustainability ensures that you’re wedding or event flowers in Melbourne are a true celebration of nature's beauty and a reflection of our shared commitment to our planet’s future. 

Enquire about your summer wedding flowers

As a dedicated Melbourne wedding and event florist, we are committed to bringing your floral vision to life. Our team of experienced designers will work closely with you to understand your preferences, incorporate sustainable practices, and create breathtaking floral arrangements that exceed your expectations for your summer wedding. We take pride in our ability to curate designs that reflect your unique style and enhance the beauty of your special day.

For more inspiration and expert advice on planning your summer wedding in Melbourne, visit our wedding flowers FAQ or follow us on Instagram.

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