Summer Wedding Bouquets That Embrace the Season
Summertime's sunshine brings about some of the prettiest flowers around. So, it should come as no surprise that some of our favorite wedding bouquets were carried by summer brides. This season is also associated with bright, happy colors—another big win in the bridal clutch category. To see what we mean, check out the following slides, which showcase an array of amazing summer wedding bouquet ideas.
Ahead, you'll find arrangements featuring popular wedding flowers (plus a few unique ones) that are available in the summer. In-season varieties include everything from dahlias and zinnias to protea and clematis flowers. There are also tons of year-round staples—from roses to eucalyptus—featured here. When choosing your assortment, it's important to consider the weather this time of year. That's why we've spotlighted sturdy plants like succulents, too—they'll withstand the heat of the dog days.
You'll also find a whole bunch of definitively-summery colors, from sunshiny yellows and oranges to bright pinks and even blues. Get inspired by the diverse array of shades and how they're combined for bridal bouquets. We didn't limit our picks to "classic" summer hues, though. We've spotlighted how to pull of more creative choices, as well.
This poppy clutch with citrus accents exemplifies exactly what we're looking for in the perfect summer wedding bouquet. The Alicia K Designs arrangement had both seasonal flowers and seasonal colors. For more ideas as stunning and seasonally-appropriate as this one, click through the rest of our gallery. One thing's for sure: Each of these beautiful bouquets truly represents this unique time of year.
Unique Wedding Bouquet
Chamomile Wedding Bouquet
Yonder House made this summer clutch entirely of chamomile flowers, which meant it smelled just as good as it looked.
Yellow Wedding Bouquet
Big Wedding Bouquet
Red Wedding Bouquet
Soft Wedding Bouquet
Pops of purple clematis stood out in this summer Chestnut & Vine bouquet of foliage and flowers.
Cascading Wedding Bouquet
White Wedding Bouquet
Smilf star Frankie Shaw chose a traditional color for her wedding bouquet but worked with a mix of summer and year-round blooms including dahlias, blushing bride protea, veronica, supernova thistle, and hypericum berries. Melody Raye Flowers designed the arrangement.
Impressive Wedding Bouquet
Romantic Wedding Bouquet
Freeform Wedding Bouquet
This one-of-a-kind clutch was crafted by Don Chase of Jasper House Farm. "When we met to talk about bouquets, I brought a few simple requests: include eucalyptus, keep the colors light and summery, and have a cascading look," the bride shared, and the florist certainly delivered.
Sprawling Wedding Bouquet
Can we say "wow?" This incredible early-September bouquet by La Petite Fleur could barely contain its array of colorful blooms and greenery.
Delphinium Wedding Bouquet
Rustic Wedding Bouquet
This rustic assortment by Greenwood Events was filled with dahlias, zinnias, delphinium, clematis, and more. Essentially, it embodied summer.
Amazing Wedding Bouquet
We're not surprised that this Lake Tahoe bride's cascading clutch weighed 13 pounds! The massive Natasha Kolenko assortment spotlighted eucalyptus, protea, banksia, and passionflower.
Wild Wedding Bouquet
Purple lupines made a creative addition to this Maine bride's bouquet by Pamela Mountain.
Pretty Wedding Bouquet
We love the fresh yellow, blue, and purple shades in this bouquet designed by Martha Stewart Weddings style director Naomi deMañana. Many of the blooms were plucked straight from the wedding's location—Shelter Island—and the rest were ordered from FiftyFlowers.
Fun Wedding Bouquet
We encourage summer brides to have fun with their selections. This lively Sullivan Owen mix had "nine bark, firework eucalyptus, cosmos, clematis, garden roses, chamomile, amaranthus, dianthus, and heirloom hydrangea," shared the florist.
Rose Wedding Bouquet
Sunflower Wedding Bouquet
Zinnia Wedding Bouquet
This collection of orange, pink, red, and yellow zinnias looked as if it was picked right from the ground. Kay Genovese, the bride's aunt, created it.
Lush Wedding Bouquet
Cosmo Wedding Bouquet
Saipua created this summer bouquet—held here by the groom—using roses, dahlias, chocolate cosmos, astrantia, passion vines, and variegated hydrangea.
Paper Wedding Bouquet
Asymmetrical Wedding Bouquet
This organic arrangement, created by Carolyn's Flowers, was designed to pair formality with the feeling of wildflowers being picked from a nearby meadow. The bouquet was comprised of ranunculus, clematis, scabiosa, yarrow, lysimachia, seeded eucalyptus, and sword fern.
Rose Wedding Bouquet
This bride clutched a mix of roses, ranunculus, hellebores, and andromeda by Twigg Botanicals for her Palm Springs wedding.
Ombré Wedding Bouquet
Fresh Wedding Bouquet
This bouquet of garden roses, lily of the valley, and crab apples picked up on the blush tones of the bride's gown at her destination wedding in Ireland. Many of the flowers were locally foraged or sourced from area purveyors by Kate Holt of Flower Wild.
Bright Wedding Bouquet
For her Colorado wedding, this bride carried a composition of garden roses, craspedia, eucalyptus, celosia, lavender, and snapdragon by Lindsey Grannis of One Fine Day Productions.