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Seasonal flowers for a sustainable wedding in June

What a wonderful June we have had, with weather like this it's understandable that June is one of the most popular months in the UK for saying 'I do!'. At the start of the month the weather usually starts to warm and by the end of the month we enjoy the longest days of the year. One of the most important aspects of any wedding is the flowers. Choosing June as your wedding month means that you can have beautiful seasonal blooms, grown locally and arranged in eco-friendly ways. There are plenty of beautiful seasonal options to choose from in June. In this article, we'll look at the options for seasonal, sustainable, wedding flowers in June. I'll introduce you to some of the most popular flowers that are in bloom in the UK during this time of year, and offer some ideas for how you can incorporate them into your wedding day.

1. Peonies

Peonies are a popular choice for weddings throughout the year, but they are particularly abundant and seasonal in June. These large, fluffy blooms come in a range of colours, from pure white to deep pink, and have a sweet, delicate fragrance. They're perfect for creating romantic, whimsical bouquets and centrepieces, and can be paired with other flowers like roses, hydrangeas, or delphiniums for a truly stunning effect.

2. Roses

Roses are a classic choice for weddings, and they're available in a wide range of colours and varieties, from traditional red and pink to more unusual shades like apricot and peach. In June, you can benefit from garden roses in bloom, which have a more natural, textured appearance than traditional roses. Roses often appear in my bridal bouquets as a focal flower, in June the scent of the garden roses I grow in my cut flower garden is exhilarating.

3. Delphiniums

Delphiniums are tall, elegant flowers that come in shades of blue, purple, and white. They make a striking addition to any bouquet or centrepiece, and can be used to create a sense of height and drama. I often pair them with other flowers like roses or peonies for a romantic, garden-inspired look.

4. Sweet Peas

Sweet peas are delicate, fragrant flowers that come in shades of pink, purple, and white. They have a light, airy appearance that makes them perfect for creating loose, unstructured bouquets and arrangements. Combine them with other soft, romantic flowers like ranunculus or lisianthus for a dreamy, ethereal look. Sweet peas are one of my absolute favourites during June because of the memories I have from childhood. I'd spend time with my grandparents cutting sweet peas for vases in their garden of adventures. It's my first memory of cutting flowers from the garden.

5. Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are large, showy flowers that come in shades of white, pink, blue, and purple. They're perfect for creating lush, full arrangements, and can be used to create a sense of scale and volume. I often use Hydrangeas to create an en masse effect for bouquets, using one type of flower can create a stunning focal point of beauty.

6. Lisianthus

Lisianthus, are delicate, bell-shaped flowers that come in shades of white, pink, and lavender. They have a romantic, vintage-inspired look that makes them perfect for weddings. I combine them with other soft, romantic flowers like roses or peonies for a timeless, elegant look.

7. Cornflowers

Cornflowers are small, dainty flowers that come in shades of blue, pink, and white. They have a simple, rustic appearance that makes them perfect for outdoor or country-themed weddings. They're good paired with other wildflowers like daisies or Queen Anne's lace for a natural, whimsical look.

8. Snapdragons

Antirrhinum are one of my favourites for the month of June. Their spires of perfect flowers that open when the bumblebees land on their bottom lip are stunning. I love the colour of the apple blossom variety, it's a mix between pink and apricot and lends itself to creating beautifully vibrant pastel bouquets. They excellent for provide height and texture too.

Incorporating Seasonal Flowers into Your Wedding

It's hard to choose a favourite seasonal flower in June, but creating wedding flowers in June is definitely up there with the most beautiful times of the year in my flowering year. The seasonal flowers in June all provide a feeling, the feeling of luxury, abundant, dreamy silk petals and unparalleled fresh scents. Choosing to let a florist play with the selection of seasonal blooms will undoubtedly have you enjoying the best mother nature can provide in June. You'll be blown away by the flowers added to your bouquet that you've never seen before.

The best way to include seasonal flowers is to concentrate on designing a beautiful space to celebrate the two of you, include a statement piece for the ceremony, it'll be used naturally in photos as a stunning backdrop. Remember the all important bouquets, then concentrate on the tables, with bud vases of flower clouds to tie in with all of your tablescape elements.

bouquet of roses, snapdragons, cosmos against a marbled backdrop
Late June, seasonal, locally grown bouquet

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