This year, there will be an estimated 2.5 million weddings, the highest number since 1984. The surplus is likely due to the combination of rescheduled weddings from the COVID-19 pandemic and regularly scheduled weddings each year. With North Carolina as a top destination, the wedding industry here is bustling this year, even as the temperatures — and humidity — are rising.
There are many decisions to make while planning a wedding, including the flowers. Melinda Knuth, an assistant professor in the Department of Horticultural Science and a professionally certified floral designer, offers insight on how to choose flowers for your summer wedding in North Carolina, whether keeping it simple or making a larger statement.