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August Wedding Flowers for Bouquets and Decor Ideas

August is such an amazing month for flowers - giving you bright, bold and beautiful blooms. Matching your wedding to seasonal blooms will be something that you’ll never forget, as every time we return to your wedding month, you’ll remember the flowers, the colour and the fragrance. Here’s my favourites for the month, with a few ideas thrown in too!

Bright pink and pale pink dahlias with eucalyptus bouquet
Bright pink, pale pink dahlias and eucalyptus bouquet

Best August Wedding Flowers:

1. Dahlia - bold, unusual and detailed

2. Rose - a fragrant classic

3. Sunflower - bright and happy

4. Bouvardia - star-like clusters

5. Carnation - sweet scented ruffles

6. Cornflower - intricate pops of your ‘something blue’

7. Chrysanthemum - lots of varieties to add to your bouquet and decor

8. Gypsophila - a perfect, light and airy addition

A cream and white bouquet with Dahlias, Roses, delphiniums, malope and scabious
Bridal bouquet containing dahlias, rosesand convent garden gypsophila. Photography by Olivia J Morgan

1. Dahlia

If you follow Fleurs&Ink on Instagram you will know that I am a sucker for Dahlias and I’m hoping you can see why. There are so many varieties; from small pom-poms to large show-stopping dinner plate sized dahlias. They are great at adding colour and texture to bouquets and decor. Lots of colours are available, including rich shades of pink and red and fairer shades of creams and whites.

2. Rose

A romantic classic for any bridal flowers, either on its own or mixed with other blooms, they will create the most beautiful arrangements and fill your day with the most amazing fragrance - especially if you chose garden roses. Roses come in lots of shapes, sizes and colours so there will be one that suits any couple.

Bride sat in vintage camper holding bridal bouquet filled with pink roses and peonies and eucalyptus
Cat with her bridal bouquet bursting with peonies, garden roses, eucalyptus and gypsophila. Photography by Samantha Broadley Photography

a field of sunflowers
Stock image from Wix

3. Sunflower

Nothing screams August like a sunny yellow, bright and bold sunflower. Sunflowers are really complimented by purple and blue tones so would be perfectly paired with cornflowers, nigella or lavender. Or the yellow can be toned down with delicate white blooms. Sunflowers are ideal for any rustic wedding theme.

4. Bouvardia

Beautiful star-like flowers in clusters on thin stems - almost like a pretty and feminine mini bouquet themselves. They are available in white and gentle shades of yellow, pink, peach and red. Bouvardia creates interest and texture in your wedding flowers when mixed with different shape and sized blooms.

Purple, pink and white bridal bouquet
Bridal bouquet - with white roses, pink and purple carnations, chrysanthemums and scabiosa

5. Carnation

Carnations have an amazing sweet, but clove-like scent and pretty ruffled petal appearance, which would add softness and texture to any arrangement. Carnations come in a huge variety of colours and are one of the more affordable blooms - ideal for larger arrangements.

6. Cornflower

Cornflowers, the most famous blue flower of all, can definitely be your ‘something blue’. Complimenting most colours and can be used in most wedding themes for an understated touch of colour or paired with, like we’ve said, sunflowers to create a bright and bold effect.

A close up of purple chrysanthemums and camomile bouquet
Purple chrysanthemums and camomile bouquet

7. Chrysanthemum

Another flower with lots of variety - they can be large and globe-shaped, little buttons or even daisy-like And in lots of different colours. Chrysanthemums are a firm favourite for me as they have a very good vase life.

Black and white table set up with floral centrepiece and candle sticks. A three tier cake stands in the background.
Styled shoot tablescape and cake. Cake by Amy Baker’s Cakes. Photography by Olivia J Morgan

8. Gypsophila

Commonly known as ‘Baby’s Breath’, gypsophila enowned for being a pretty, delicate touch for wedding flowers. Gypsophila is a lovely spray of tiny flowers that will help break up larger blooms in bouquets and centrepiece. It adds a lightness to any design. Gypsophila doesn’t need help from larger florals to make a statement - when they are arranged in large groups they can make a simple yet stunning bouquet.

I hope this has given you some ideas of what flowers could be included in your August wedding! Mentioning to your florist your colour scheme, theme and any particular flowers you would like. Your florist can advise you on what flowers can be included and that are in season and use their creativity to create the most perfect floral designs for your special day.

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