Summer weddings have a magic all their own; and each year brings fresh new wedding trends that are exciting and new. This summer, experts predict ceremonies resplendent with vivid colors and organic, fresh cut wildflowers. In Florida, a summer wedding requires some creative thinking to overcome weather challenges – heat, humidity and afternoon rainstorms, to name a few. But the sheer beauty of Miami and surrounding areas also gives you ample opportunity to plan an outdoor wedding in a magnificent setting. For those looking to get married in South Florida over the summer months, here are a few tips and ideas from the wedding planning experts.
Hardy Greens: Succulents hold up beautifully to summer heat. By carrying water in their broad leaves, they will stay fresh and healthy looking all day long. Olive branches and eucalyptus leaves are also known to stay beautiful no matter the sun’s rays; scatter in resilient blooms for a gorgeous, long lasting arrangement.
From the Tropics: Tropical flowers and exotic blooms originate in hot steamy places, so our Miami summers are no problem for them. Orchids, calla lilies and birds of paradise can also provide the bright colors you are looking for.
Traditional but Resilient: Roses, orchids and calla lilies are all known as the most classic of wedding bouquet flowers; you may not know that these blooms are also your best choices for arrangements that will hold up in the hot weather. Orchids especially are known to thrive in hot, steamy conditions.
Water, Water Everywhere: The more water your flowers have access to, the better. Store bouquets in vases of water, choose arrangements and centerpieces that are situated in water (think underwater gardens and bubble bowls with floating petals). If you are having a wedding on the beach, shepherd’s hooks beautifully suspend water filled containers with fresh cut flowers along your aisles. Speaking of water, make sure that your guest have access to plenty of water as well!
We love living in Florida during every season – if your wedding ceremony is a summer event, we have the expertise and ideas to make sure it is an amazing experience. Call Trias Flowers today – summer will be here before you know it!