Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Choosing August Wedding Flowers

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
Galif548             KaCey97007
Wolfpix              Audreyjm529 

The1pony          Faeparsons
The Gifted Photographer
Barbara L. Hanson
Galif548           J Wynia    


  1. Great rendering of your August picks. Looking forward to seeing the final bouquet!

  2. Thanks! I keep going back and forth over whether I want orange lilies or deep pink Asiatic ones. I've picked out some silk flowers to supplement the fresh ones I hope to get. I'll save those pics for another post.

  3. thank you for posting this it gave me some great ideas for my wedding! Thank you!

  4. That is so nice to hear! You're welcome :)

  5. This is an interesting article. I like those pretty flowers and I enjoyed reading your post. Thanks for guiding me through this. Rarely do I find good entries that would walk me through. Great post.


  6. What a cute flower is that? I like it. Thanks for sharing this one but can you add more information about this. Just quite interested. keep posting!


  7. Those are so bright and cheery, but they kinda give off a tropical feel. Is that what you were going for?


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