Wedding bouquets for summer

Remember this pretty wedding bouquet?  Today Janelle from Flowers by Janie is going to break it down and tell us all about a few of the blooms that make it so unique, Blushing Bride and Echinops.  Brides planning a summer wedding, pay attention!


Blushing Bride…could there be a more perfect bridal flower (besides the peony)? The name itself is fitting for one of the most popular summertime wedding flowers around. The Blushing Bride is native to South Africa and is actually a type of protea. It has a short availability season for our brides here in Alberta, Canada from mid-July to late August. As peony season winds down in July, the Blushing Bride could be your perfect summer wedding flower if you are looking for a unique flower to include in your bridal bouquet or centerpieces. Blushing Bride has soft, feathery blooms and is available in white, cream, soft pink and a medium pink hues.

blushing bride flowers in wedding bouquets captured by Tara Whittaker Photography blushing bride flowers captured by Calgary wedding photographer, Tara Whittaker

Echinops, also commonly known as the globe thistle, is a flowering plant that I’ve seen more commonly in midsummer gardens rather than in wedding design work. The leaves of the echinops are sharp and have prickles on them as well as the globe of the flower. As the echinops matures and blooms, the prickles on it’s globe-shaped head turn into a beautiful steel blue spherical flower. If you are a bride looking for a unique, blue wedding bloom with loads of texture and an interesting shape, the globe thistle might just be the flower to incorporate into your wedding florals.

Echinops in a bridal bouquet created by Flowers by Janie, captured by Tara Whittaker Photography  Echinops in a bridal bouquet created by Flowers by Janie, captured by Tara Whittaker Photography

Flowers by Janie does beautiful work.  Remember this coral peony bouquet?

Summer wedding bouquets captured by Calgary Wedding Photographer – Tara Whittaker


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