Post # 1
I’m doing the flowers DIY, now I just have to decide on the flowers. I would love to use dark purple hydrangeas, but WOW they’re expensive! Does anyone have any suggestions for something comparable? I’m using circus (the orange tipped roses) and white alstromeria. I would like to have a bigger purple blossom to fill the arrangements up. Lilacs will be out of season by August….ughh.
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Roses and dahlias (mmmm, dahlias!) might work!
Post # 4
I’m pretty sure lisianthus will be blooming in August but I’m not sure how expensive they tend to be.
Statice would be another one to look at. It’s not a large flower but it’s cheaper and it holds up very well in bouquets.
This website lists some popular wedding flowers by season (one of the biggest ways to keep the floral bill down).
And I will add that Freesia smells amazing!
Edited to add: I’ll be using dahlias but my wedding’s not until mid-September. I’m not sure how reliably you’d be able to get them in August. They also have a rather short vase life so talk to your florist before you get your heart set on them.
Post # 5
I love these dark purple carnations:
You could probably cluster them together to make them appear like one larger bloom.
Also- check out this link for a listing of all kinds of purple flowers:
Post # 6
Wow! Thanks ladies! I love the lisianthus and the larkspur. Fiftyflowers.com is a great website! Thanks again!
Post # 7
Just adding anemones to the list. They aren’t huge like hydrangea, but maybe if you mixed with carnations, it would work. I love anemones.
Post # 8
This is purple wedding that I did past September.
Purple Stock, Lavender Hydrangeas, Purple Dahlias, Lavender Roses, Purple Dendrobium Orchids
Post # 9
Some of the ones used for my wedding were lisianthus & iris… I’m not sure if iris would be in season, but I was lucky that it was in April since it’s one of my favorites!
Post # 10
Try looking into ranunculus. They come in a Telecote Purple and are very full! I love them!