It’s that time of year again – time for couples to begin making final selections for all their summer wedding details! At Nanz & Kraft, we are honored to have been a part of so many Louisville area summer weddings in the past – and look forward to helping you choose the seasonal flowers and arrangements that will stand up to the heat beautifully.
Creating floral arrangements that will hold their own during your outdoor ceremony and reception is easier than you may think. There are some flowers known to the experts to withstand the heat better than many – for instance, tropical blooms feel right at home in hot and humid weather. Lilies (especially callas), sunflowers, roses and orchids are the most commonly used; however one of our favorite new trends for the season is the use of succulents as décor and centerpieces. These desert plants are extremely hardy and hold plenty of water in their thick leaves, which gives them a great advantage when being outside in direct sunlight for long periods of time. These unique beauties can liven up any table or bouquet with a trendy and interesting summer flair.
Although this year’s springtime weddings leaned towards muted hues; we are now seeing more bright and bold colors trending for summer. These colors reflect all the fun and adventure of the hottest season – when placed in an outdoor setting, arrange the floral displays in large glass containers filled with water to ensure that they will look fresh and vibrant all day long!
Expert Tip: Just as your flowers need extra water to keep from wilting, so do your guests! Provide cold, non-alcoholic drinks to your guests from the moment they enter the venue; keep them coming all day. From fountains with ice cold punch to buckets offering water bottles, your guests are sure to be refreshed and hydrated.
Everyone dreams of the perfect summer day; and your wedding day should be the most perfect of them all. Allow Nanz & Kraft Florists to provide the floral backdrop that will set the stage for your big celebration – in the summertime, and all year round, we are Louisville’s premiere wedding florist.