Choosing August wedding flowers was more fun than I thought it was going to be. When I was younger, I used to hate flowers. First of all, I had horrible allergies, so when I’d walk into a room and get a whiff I’d hold my breath and duck out in fear of triggering the watery eyes and wheezing from the pollen. Second, since they die, I thought that was a TERRIBLE gift for a romantic relationship. “My love for you is like this rose. It’ll last a week tops, even if you care for it properly.” I never thought I’d care so much about which were the best wedding flowers.
But here I am, caring.
With my color palette in mind, I first Googled “August wedding flowers.” I wanted to see what flowers were in season in August, because I heard you can get the best wedding flowers prices when you get them in season. Which makes sense. I started saving those pictures in a folder on my computer called “wedding.” There were several different August wedding flowers I liked, fortunately. There were purple Gladiolus and red Tuberose, neither of which I’d heard of, but they looked nice, and came in the right colors.
But for me, the best wedding flowers I saw were the lilies. Not the trendy calla lilies that are so popular this year (though they are nice too). I like the big huge blossoms that look like stars, in orange, or even deep pink. I actually saw one bridal bouquet of nothing but deep pink lilies. No other flowers, no greenery, no Queen Anne’s lace, no frills. Just a handful of star-flowers. That simple bouquet of deep pink lilies is one of my favorite images of August wedding flowers. I saved lots of others, and even some fall arrangements just in case I have a change of heart (or date!)
Once I knew which singular flowers were good for an August wedding in New England, I started looking at wholesale online florists for ideas on how bouquets are created. I thought about how these flowers would look together as a whole composition. The lilies could be orange or pinkish-red. The tuberose was a nice red color, and the Gladiolus come in purple. I think these were the best wedding flowers for me because they were all different enough shapes that they'd look good together in a bouquet, I thought. So I drew a sketch to see.
Yeah, that could work!
Photos courtesy of:
James Jordan Corey Leopold
The Gifted Photographer
Barbara L. Hanson
Galif548 J Wynia