When planning a summer wedding in in this part of the country, finding ways to beat the heat are a top-of-mind topic. As Tucson’s premier wedding florist, Casas Adobes has provided the floral bouquets, centerpieces and arrangements for hundreds of warm-weather events. We would like to offer some suggestions for choosing décor and flowers that will make your special day as beautiful as possible.
Although looking through bridal magazines for floral inspiration may seem appropriate, choosing flowers is more a function of opting for beautiful but hardy blooms that will withstand soaring temperatures. Orchids, roses and calla lilies are popular choices for hot weather bouquets. Another insider tip? Use non-traditional greenery such as succulents, eucalyptus leaves and olive branches for longer lasting, non-wilting bouquets.
When considering temperatures that could register in the 90’s to 100’s, outdoor summer weddings often take place in the very late afternoon to the early evening. Couples should choose venues that can provide shade via porticos or covered patios; if the location does not provide shade, you may wish to provide tents, and frame the actual ceremony with floral structures that will cover and shade the bride, groom and officiate.
The flowers themselves should be kept in water until the very last minute; ceremony flowers, altar flowers and venue décor can be arranged in beautiful and unique vases and containers that provide all the needed water throughout the day. And just as flowers need water throughout the occasion to keep from wilting, so do your guests! Provide water in appropriate decorative glasses, or refreshing non-alcoholic spritzers garnished with your wedding bloom to make sure everyone stays stylishly hydrated.
As you plan your summer wedding, contact Casas Adobes Flower Shop for ideas an suggestions as to how to decorate your celebration with gorgeous flowers that defy the heat. We look forward to helping you plan the summer event of the year.