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Summer Weddings, Beat the Heat

summer weddingOutdoor weddings are especially beautiful, and in the summertime the open air beckons. In San Mateo, balmy temperatures are easy to rely on in the summer months; a successful al fresco wedding during these months can be planned for with a few simple safeguards.

Summer palettes always brighten up a bit, and this year is no exception. Rustic bouquets of bright blooms that are reminiscent of a wildflower meadow are as popular as ever. Although we do not have wiltingly hot days in this part of the country, it is prudent to make a few simply preparations to make sure your flowers look their best all day long.

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  • If your entire day will be held outside, from photos to reception, consider two bouquets – one for photos and one for the ceremony, just in case flowers begin to wilt.
  • Some cut flowers do better in heat. Using hardy flowers – including roses, orchids, calla lilies and the colorful celosia and lisianthus – will yield bouquets and centerpieces that withstand the sunshine.
  • Arrange with Ah Sam to schedule two deliveries – one for photo bouquets prior to the ceremony, one for reception arrangements a bit later – in order to limit the time flowers will be outside.
  • Look for ways to keep your flowers in water as much as possible.

summer weddingAs you plan your summer wedding, contact Ah Sam’s expert florists for ideas as to how to create stunning bridal bouquets and centerpieces that will hold up to any weather you may encounter. You have one shot at your wedding day, so let the floral designers at Ah Sam of San Mateo help you to ensure that your flowers stay as fresh as possible, from beginning to end.