Florals are a key aspect to any wedding. And what better season to show off your centerpieces and bouquets than summer! Right now, we are loving tropical floral arrangements, cute potted plant décor, succulents, and plants native to our lovely state of California.

Escape to a tropical island with bright wedding colors like red, orange and rainforest green. Flowers such as anthuriums are perfect for beach themed wedding or making bold statements in your bouquet. They pair well with pink ginger for a more modern look or traditional flowers such as roses.

Tropical greenery is definitely trending right now. Monstera leaves and banana leaves look stunning as decorative aspects or on their own. One idea we really love is writing on the leaves for welcome signs or menu lists. Palm leaves offer a cute and simplistic decoration for your ceremony isle or can be used as filler in your tropical wedding bouquet. And if you want to incorporate tropical florals into your wedding but want to stick to more traditional bouquets and table centerpieces, we suggest dressing up your cake. A cake topped with birds of paradise and protea looks elegant, while adding tropical greenery to the frosting is a true show stopper.

Little succulents are just the cutest, and one of the easiest floral decorations for a summer wedding. There are so many ways to make use of these plants. Try putting them in glass domes for a magical summer garden wedding or create an eco-friendly vibe by potting them in some upcycled wood planters. What we really love is using them in boutonnieres with some delicate wildflowers or baby’s breath.

Succulents aren’t the only florals that look dazzling in planters. Colored pots can add a splash of character to your wedding, or you can keep it simple with a chic-desert vibe by planting cacti in terra cotta pots. Copper planters look great paired with orchids and calming lavender looks rustic in planters wrapped in burlap. You could even get creative and incorporate hanging planters. These simple, yet bold trends are great for indoor ceremonies where you want to bring summer inside.

One of our favorite summer floral ideas is using flowers native to the area you are getting married. Not only is this eco-friendly, it adds a uniqueness to your wedding. For California brides we recommend making sure your floral arrangements can withstand the summer heat. Our favorites include sunflowers for a bright outdoor wedding or gerbera daisies for a more budget friendly wedding. Hydrangea’s are also native to California. These stunning beauties are excellent for decorating wedding pergolas and can be used to make a free form flower arch.

Make a call to your florist and get planning. Whether you want a tropical feel, or a more eco-friendly vibe, you can’t go wrong with these summer floral tips. Happy planning!