Beat the Heat- Texas Summer Weddings

summer weddingsWhen planning a summer wedding in Texas, keeping your guests cool is likely a top priority. As one of Fort Worth’s most popular wedding florists, Gordon Boswell has designed the bridal bouquets, centerpieces and floral arrangements for countless warm weather ceremonies.

summer weddingsWhile choosing your favorite flower might be your first inclination for your bouquets and venue d├ęcor, you may wish to consider that certain flowers hold up far better in the summer heat. Orchids, roses and calla lilies are known to florists as the best options for summer bouquets; the lesser known, vivid celosias and lisianthus blooms are also very hardy, and add exceptional color to your arrangements. Another creative touch that adds heat-resistant beauty to your arrangements are non-traditional greens, such as olive branches, eucalyptus leaves and succulents.


The bouquets should be kept in water until the very last minute; venue flowers, ceremony and altar flowers and personal arrangements can be presented in stunning vases which will keep them hydrated throughout the day. For outdoor centerpieces, bubble bowls filled with water and submerged blooms provide beauty without fear of wilting.

summer weddingsExpert Tip: When expecting temperatures as high as the mid- 90’s, you may wish to plan the festivities for early morning or late evening. When doing so, you’ll want to also keep in mind the sun’ s position, so that your guests are not seated staring into the rising or setting sun.


For the most beautiful flowers that will outlast the heat and humidity of Fort Worth summers, contact Gordon Boswell’s for suggestions and inspiration. Adorn your celebration with striking floral bouquets as fresh as the outdoor air. We look forward to helping you plan the wedding ceremony of the summer!