SEASONAL FLOWERS IN JUNE IN UK

wedding ceremony aisle made with delphinium flowers

 

Beautiful British Seasonal Flowers for Your June Wedding

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:

DELPHINIUM

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.

delphinium decorated wedding car
Flowers Isibeal Studio, captured by Danielle Harris

 

bride photographed in front of a delphinium backdrop
Flowers Isibeal Studio, captured by Danielle Harris

 

AMMI

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.

 

beautiful bouquet featuring ammi
Flowers Honey + Poppies, Photography Woodnote Photography

 

large white ammi bouquet
Photo from Johnny Seeds

 

CORNFLOWERS

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!

 

natural style bouquet with cornflowers

Flowers The Garden Flowers Company

 

rustic cornflowers buttonholes
Flowers Cloudberry Flowers

 

cornflowers arrangement in white ceramic jug
Photo from Wood and Wool Stool

 

ASTRANTIA

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.

 

mauve and dusty pink bouquet featuring astrantia and roses
Flowers Laura Erbest, Photography Emma Lawson Photography

 

loose organic bouquet with astrantia flowers and foliage

Flowers Bellwether Designs, Photography Matthew Moore Photography

 

BRODIAEA

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.

 

 

bridal flower accessory for hair with brodiaea

Hair Accessory The Natural Flower Company, Photography Taylor and Porter Photographs

 

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.

 

colourful bouquet with poppy heads

Flowers Natural Beauties, Photography Kina Wicks Photography

 

table arrangement with sweet peas and poppy seed heads

Flowers Flirty Fleurs

 

ASTILBE

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.

 

table arrangement with pink dahlias and astilbe

Flowers Wildflowers by Design, Photography Brooke Courtney Photography

 

astrantia installation suspended above a table

Flowers Flo Design, Photography Irene Fucci

 

bridesmaids bouquets of pink astilbe

Flowers Siren Floral Co, Photography Studio Castillero

 

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.

 

Love,

Anna Fern

 

 

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