Welcome back to another blog post of the seasonal flower series I started just last month. Time has gone by so quickly and I cannot believe we are already in June!
I hope these posts are giving you inspiration for your floral décor, based on what is in season when you will be getting married, and the different combination of textures and feel you can achieve just by changing the flower selection.
Here are my personal favourite June flowers for UK weddings:
Tall, but still delicate, Delphiniums come in a variety of colours including deep blue. They are perfect for a country house style wedding, but they can be used with incredible results for luxury weddings as well. I personally love them to give height in arrangements flanking the aisle and at the bottom of arches and floral columns. I have however used them in both refined and wildflower style bouquets and table arrangements as well. One of the coolest projects of last year was a peacock arrangement for a 50th birthday party and the head and tail feathers were delphinium flowers.
Large umbrellas of tiny white lace-like flowers, which are perfect to give a delicate touch to any arrangement. The flowers have movement and bounce, and are often used as fillers in floristry. For a wildflower signature look, think about runners of Ammi flowers on your tables, interspersed with other seasonal June flowers as for example Cornflowers and Nigella, for a pop of colour. Another interesting use of Ammi is to create cloud-like arrangements only featuring this elegant flower. Imagine how striking it would look in a large urn.
Another dainty looking flowers, that makes up for the smaller size with punchy colours. You can in fact find them in pure white, pink, intense pink and true blue. Did you know the most valuable sapphire gems are called Cornflower Blue gems? I love them as accents in bouquets and to create buttonholes with, where they work really well due to their smaller size, while creating a large arrangements with them would take quite a few stems and would not have the same impact. Nevertheless, they are perfect for bud vases to create pops of colour on your table!
June is the month of incredible accent flowers, as you might have gathered. Astrantia is another one of these beautifully perfect gifts of nature, with a pillow-y shape (it’s also called Hattie’s pincushion!) and great range of colours from creamy white to shades of pink to burgundy. I particularly love it coupled with roses, spray roses, waxflower, Astilbe to create a very textured feel, with a touch of vintage.
Clusters of star-like small flowers which are perfect to add airiness to bouquets, posies and table arrangements. Great as well for buttonholes and corsages, this flower has been a recent discovery of mine. I had never used before and I just started ordering it to add on to mixed seasonal bunches of British Flowers. It’s often bicolour and can be used to add accents of particular shades as purple, lilac and blue, without being overpowering.
POPPY SEED HEADS
I’m a lover of poppies, their range of colours and sheer magical beauty. And I’m as much as a fan of them as seed heads. Fresh seed heads are available in June while dried ones a little further in the year, both have tons of personality and add interest to any arrangement, bouquets, buttonholes, corsages. They look fantastic by themselves in minimal bud vases and as well when mixed in with any other flower.
An elegant, exquisite and intricate flower in muted tones, find paired with roses and large blooms to create textured arrangements and add lightness to them. It looks absolutely stunning also by itself, I love using it in bridal bouquets together with other flowers, and couple this with smaller bridesmaids posies of only Astilbe. It creates a beautiful look and focuses the attention on the bridal bouquet.
What’s your favourite June seasonal flowers? Let me know in the comments, or connect on my Facebook or Instagram page.
Getting married in May instead? Check out my favourite May wedding flowers here.