Summer Floral Arrangements
We have teamed up with Andy’s Floral Events this month to talk about all of the latest trends in floral arrangements and what you can find during these busy summer months.
Our event hall here at Apricus Venue is always filled with flower arrangements, and we love to keep up with all of the modern trends to keep our guests happy in our event venue. We have not yet discovered a single flower that does not go with our Tuscan-styled venue.
Every year, the colors that are the hottest colors to have for weddings change with the ever-changing trends, but some classics remain throughout the years.
White and greenery are classics, and no one can deny their simple beauty. According to floral expert and flower shop owner Andy, ivory tones and greenery such as eucalyptus are still very popular options for floral arrangements.
The number one predicted trend for summer flowers this year is bright colors. Many brides are getting bold in their color choices with bouquets that are sure to stand out. Some of these colors include bright pink, orange, red, and purple.
Another common theme seen by Andy is the use of earth tones and neutrals such as peach, mauve, amber, and other colors. These bohemian neutrals are making a statement in their appearance for many flower arrangements.
According to Andy, sunflowers have also made quite a statement this summer in their bold color and ability to easily fill a bouquet with the large size of their flowers.
A huge trend during the 1980s was the use of Gypsophila, also known as baby’s breath. It was a very popular flower used to fill arrangements and bouquets or even be used all on its own as a bouquet.
Many trends come back at some point, and these soft little filler flowers are making a comeback this year for wedding and event flowers.
This delicate flower can be a bit difficult to use because it easily tangles and the flowers can quickly fall off if not handled with great care.
If you’re adding baby’s breath to your bouquet, be sure to talk to your florist about how comfortable they are using it.
Deciding which colors to use can also depend on what flowers are in season and both easy to find and affordable to buy in bulk.
Easy to Find Flowers in Summer
During the month of June and until about the first week of July, peonies are the raging flower of choice because of their beauty and light pink color.
Once this time is over, they can be a bit harder to find and more expensive. Two common alternatives for peonies are ranunculus and garden roses. They are great doppelgangers for the beloved peony, and oftentimes most people cannot tell a difference between them.
Andy states some of the most common florals found all year round and during the hot summer are roses, some white and blue hardy hydrangeas, and different types of greenery such as dusty rose.
During the summer months in Texas, the heat is unbearably hot, and this can take a toll on your flower arrangements.
Andy recommends using the Colombian hydrangeas that are typically in an ivory color because they hold up better than the pink, purple, and colored hydrangeas that come out of Ecuador.
While many brides are swoon over the look of eucalyptus leaves, they can be a bit harder to find during the summer months because of how the heat affects their growth. The most difficult to find and most popular is seeded eucalyptus.
At Andy’s Floral Events, this eucalyptus plant is taken out of stock around mid March and comes back around July because of the inability to find it.
However, there are alternatives for this popular greenery. One of the options Andy recommends is silver dollar eucalyptus as it is more widely available than seeded eucalyptus.
For a more common greenery that holds up well, try using Italian ruscus for a deeper shade of green that will stand out in your bouquet.
At the end of the day, it is best to discuss what your vision is with your florist and come up with a list of available flowers for the date you are planning.
How to Preserve Your Bouquet
You dream up a floral design, pay for the perfect flowers, and delicately carry it down the aisle to say “I do.” Once it is over, then what do you do with those flowers?
The old way of keeping flowers was to tie them up, spray them with hairspray, and hang them upside down in a dark closet somewhere. Unfortunately, the problem with this is how much the flowers will die and wilt leaving them looking less than desirable.
The newer option is to choose someone who can preserve your flowers including their bright and beautiful colors.
Andy’s Flowers creates gorgeous arrangements, but preservation is not one of their services. Instead, they recommend when looking for this service in the DFW area choose Fleurs Pressed in Lewisville, TX.
The flowers can then be preserved and placed into resin or another type of medium to mother beauty forever.
One important tip when going this route, be sure to book this service in advance. When choosing this last minute, there may not be availability.
To keep your bouquet in shape, Andy recommends placing it in a small glass of water in the refrigerator and covering it with some sort of light “blanket” whether that be a paper towel blanket or a light pillowcase.
This will protect the flowers from the cold to prevent freezing while also avoiding any damage from dying off.
Choosing the Right Event Venue
Whether you are looking for somewhere to host your wedding, reception, birthday, or corporate event,
Apricus Venue is conveniently located off of Interstate 35 in Corinth, TX, and holds up to 300 guests.
We would love to host your next celebration or event here at Apricus Venue.
Give us a call today to discuss our available dates. (940) 400-3590