Looking for August wedding flowers? We’ve put together a handy list of what tends to be in season during this time. However, availability is dependent on a lot of factors, including the weather, so we can’t make any guarantees.
SO, WHAT’S IN SEASON DURING AUGUST?
Our top pick for August wedding flowers is hellebores. While sometimes known as the Christmas Rose, hellebores are not actually related to the rose family. Available in colours ranging from deep purple, to wine, to antique green, and sometimes even speckled or variegated options. These delicate blooms with their paper-like petals lend themselves perfectly to soft, romantic colour palettes.Hellebores pair beautifully with other winter blooms such as roses, ranunculus, anemones, and snowberries. However, hellebores are poisonous when consumed, so best not to use them on cakes.
Our next pick for August is Strelitzia. Also known as Bird of Paradise, strelitzia is the national flower of South Africa. It gets its name from the shape of its flowers, which look like brightly coloured birds perched amongst its leaves. Strelitzia is a great way to add a bit of tropical warmth to a winter wedding. They look especially fantastic paired with other brightly coloured blooms, such as cymbidium orchids, heliconia, and anthuriums.
Our final pick for August is pussy willow. While not technically a flower, these fuzzy little balls are a great way to add texture and variety to a bouquet. A few sprigs on their own can be used as a simple table runner, or to decorate plates. Canadian florist Flowers by Janie has done a great write-up on how to use pussy willow in your wedding flowers.