One of the most glorious aspects of summer are the beautiful blooms that reflect the very essence of the season. Varieties tend to be fragrant, bright and silk textured making them high in demand for Boston party planners busy scheduling New England weddings and soirees. Centerpieces for these events often set the theme so it is of the utmost importance that the right texture, color and scent be utilized correctly. Height and width of these pieces are also detrimental in pulling off the perfect summer look and consist in a wide array including low and dense designs to high and wispy. Depending on the client, designers can materialize millions of different creations using the plants customary to the northeast region during this steamy fragment of the year. From the Cape to the Vineyard, tourists and natives will be impressed by the efforts of some of Bean Town’s most stylish florists. Here are some of my summer favorites that have graced the tables of fancy and not so fancy New England partygoers!
Sunflowers should be your number one consideration if you’re looking to put together something for August whether it is a casual gathering for barbecue or tea or formal cocktail party or matrimonial affair. For one thing, they come in a variety of shades including brilliant yellow and sexy red. You can even find some that have tones of greens where you can mix and match the different types to make a stunning yet natural allure. Glass bubble bowls are just right to set off the cheery heads that wont distract with complicated shades and styles. Hosts will also love the added bonus of affordability. Remember, summer is about being easy going and fuss free so let your wallets take a vacation too!
Grandma’s Garden Roses
There is a short amount of time that we can enjoy New England’s native growth so take advantage of what we have to offer during the months of July and August. My grandmother took extreme pride in her rose gardens, which only got more and more breath taking as the years rolled on. Ask your florist for tea roses that not only reflect a sweet and dainty appeal, they also have an aroma that is sure to be a people pleaser. There is no shortage of color selection either where you can pick deep shades of pink and red or soft tints of cream and baby yellow. Another bonus of garden roses is that you don’t have to intermix them with several varieties of different flowers. They are great on their own cut either low or high in large bunches.
Lavender grows like weeds around the Boston area during the summertime and we are lucky because it is a fabulous plant to use either cut or in planters. If you are having a luncheon for example, take a few sprigs and stick them inside the napkins for a nice added touch. Boutonnières are another great way to show off this flowering herb and look lovely when paired with ivy geranium or nasturtiums (which by the way is another summer stunner). Lavender can also be put in a vase by itself if they are arranged in large clumps with varying species. Explore the English, French and ivy varieties that are available to you!