There are so many options out there when deciding on your florals for your wedding day.  From colors to style, timeless or trendy, what are you going to do?!  Will your bouquet cascade?  Are you thinking of a hand-tied stem?  An oblong Pageant bouquet?  A smaller, Nosegay bouquet?  Your florist should be able to direct you towards what will work best considering the flowers you prefer or the shape you prefer.  There's also a few other things to consider when it comes to the weather, especially the warmer months ahead here in NJ, so we asked Narcisuss Florals to help shed some light on this subject below!

Summer at the New Jersey Shore brings many weddings and special events.  Here at Narcisuss Florals, we are often asked, what are the best blooms for a summer wedding, or even more importantly, are there any blooms we should avoid?

While there are some varietals that are simply unattainable after July 15th through the fall, such as Peony, most flowers processed and delivered should hold up throughout the wedding day.  Hydrangea for instance gets a bit of a bad rap in the summer months, despite the fact that it is the quintessential summer bloom right here in the northeast and blooms naturally throughout, you guessed it, the summer!  The reason it gets a bit of a poor reputation is because hydrangea as a cut flower is a very thirsty varietal and must have a water source.  At Narcissus, hand-tied bouquets that contain hydrangea are always created with a water tube.  The water source is simply hidden by the stem wrap of choice.

Using this method, most of the more thirsty or fragile summer blooms will maintain their vibrancy throughout the day.  Of course, one should always be mindful of extremes.  The extreme heat of summer can affect the flowers just as much as it affects the Bride and Groom!  So, use your best judgement and care for the flowers as you do the participants and guests.  

jacnjules photographs asbury wedding with bouquets by narcissus florals in toms river nj

Aside from the classics, we also encourage breaking the mold a bit and going out of the comfort zone of domestically popular blooms.  Highlighted above in these stunning photos, are Queen Protea, ranunculus and several eucalyptus varieties.  

Together they create an artistic approach to summer weddings that are outside of the traditional call lily, rose and hydrangea standard bearers.  Protea, the national flower of South Africa, is built to last and can handle most weather extremes.  The textures that accompany this statement bloom are all the rage.  Flowing eucalyptus will prove a sturdy foliage on the hottest of summer days and coldest winter has to offer.

For more information on wedding and event flowers or to book your consultation, contact the talented design team at Narcissus Florals today!  732.281.0333

Check out a few more bouquets below for some inspiration.  What are you hoping for on your wedding day or what did you choose for your wedding and were you happy with your decision?  Let us know in the comments!

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