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August Wedding Flowers: Bouquets and Decoration Ideas

August wedding flowers are some of the boldest, brightest and most beautiful. Here are our favourites, with ideas for beautiful bridal bouquets, venue decorations and table centrepieces.

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There’s a lot to be said for choosing flowers that are in season at the time of your wedding. If you’re having a late summer wedding then you can ensure the best looking blooms, and cut costs when you match your wedding flowers to your season. These top ten August wedding flowers will add colour, texture, shape and form to your bouquets and venue decor:


Best August Wedding Flowers

  1. Bouvardia – star-like clusters
  2. Calla Lily – a striking style statement
  3. Carnation – sweet-scented and affordable
  4. Cornflower – your ‘something blue’
  5. Chrysanthemum – available in several varieties
  6. Dahlia – unusual and intricate
  7. Hydrangea – big and bold
  8. Rose – the classic bridal flower
  9. Sunflower – bright and sunny
  10. ‘Babys Breath’ – a perfect addition to your wedding flowers

1. Bouvardia

Delicate clusters of star-like flowers on thin stems that branch out like tiny bouquets, they are available in white and soft shades of pink, yellow, peach and red. Bouvardia is a gorgeous flower to mix with other blooms of differing shapes and sizes and adds a pretty, feminine style to your wedding flowers.

August wedding flowers Bouvardia |

2. Calla Lily

The calla lily is a dramatic flower with an immediately distinctive head and stem. For a striking alternative to the bridal bouquet, you could carry a single calla lily stem across your arm, and decorate your reception tables with vases of elegantly leaning calla lilies in gorgeous Art Deco style. Ideal for a vintage 1920s Great Gatsby-inspired wedding.

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Calla Lily

3. Carnation

The carnation has a pretty, ruffled petal appearance and is known for its gorgeous sweet, spicy clove-like scent. Canations are available in the following colours: white, pale pink, deep pink, red, burgundy, yellow and peach, plus two-tone colours and with flecked petals.

August wedding flowers Carnation |

4. Chrysanthemum

Glorious globe-shaped flowers that can also be daisy- or even button-shaped in appearance, depending on the type. On their own or with other blooms, chrysanthemums look stunning built into high centrepieces like these shown below. Simply add to a tall vase and decorate with a hanging crystal garland or pearls, or surround the base with tealight candles in decorative votives candle holders.

August wedding flowers Chrysanthemum |

5. Cornflower

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” The cornflower is perhaps the most famous blue flower of all and a beautiful bloom for an understated bridal bouquet. Mix with white roses for a clean and classic look, pale pink and lilac for a more feminine style, or bright yellow sunflowers for a bolder, brighter effect.

August wedding flowers Cornflower |

5. Dahlia

These unusual and delicate rounded flowers appear to have tubular petals and can vary from large blooms the size of a dinner plate to very small pompoms. Dahlias are a great choice to add texture to your bouquet or table centrepiece and come in a variety of colours, including some rich, deep shades of red, burgundy, and even black.

August wedding flowers Dahlia |

7. Hydrangea

Large, distinctive flowers that come in several shades of pink, white or blue, with delicate heads of flowers that make a real style statement. For gorgeous vintage wedding style, fill these pretty lace parasols with hydrangeas and hang from the ceiling or above your reception tables for a truly show-stopping look.

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Lace parasol filled with hydrangeas

8. Rose

Romantic, delicately scented, and instantly recognisable, the rose is the classic bridal bloom. Either on its own or mixed with other flowers, the rose is the perfect choice for your bouquet, table centrepieces and venue decor. Roses come in a variety of colours, from the purest white to the deepest, darkest red. They are also available in two-tone shades and various shapes and sizes.

August wedding flowers rose |

9. Sunflower

Sunny yellow, bold and beautiful, sunflower wedding bouquets are perhaps the ultimate summer wedding flower. Sunflowers look stunning against blues and purples, the complementary colours to yellow or can be toned down against delicate white blooms. The ideal flower for a rustic wedding theme.

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10. ‘Baby’s Breath’

Gypsophila, more commonly known as ‘Baby’s Breath’, is one of the most popular additions to wedding bouquets in this country. Understated and pretty, it’s a striking flower with many small white petals that seem to branch out, with narrow, grey-green leaves. Delicate beauty in purest white.

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‘Baby’s Breath’

The Flower Ceremony

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Symbolic flower ceremony

The Flower Ceremony is an alternative unity ceremony idea and a beautiful, symbolic way to include your favourite flowers in the taking of your vows. If you’re planning an outdoor wedding in August, or even indoors, this is a beautiful way to incorporate your wedding flowers into your ceremony. The Rose Ceremony set comprises: three glass vases, one engraved wooden stand, a promise card, two vase medallions with ribbons and sample wording. The idea is versatile and can also be adapted for broader family situations.

More August Wedding Flower Ideas

Find further floral inspiration in wedding buttonholes and DIY sparkling wedding bouquets, and expert advice on August wedding flowers from your local professional florist.

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