How to Have the Perfect August Wedding

Yes, it really is August already!

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Ahh, August. The month of cool summer breeze, perfect ocean temperatures and everlasting weekends. It also happens to be a great month to have a summer wedding! Below are some ideas to make your August wedding bash beyond beautiful.


Ocean Breeze

Utilize August’s summer breeze and have your ceremony take place overlooking the ocean. At Wayfarers Chapel, the grounds overlook a cliffside ocean view so an ocean breeze is guaranteed. Guests won’t have to suffer from the heat and can focus on enjoying the celebration.


Seasonal Flowers

Take advantage of flowers that are in season in August. Some blooms that would make for stunning bouquets and arrangements are Ranunculus, Camellias, Dahlias, Oriental Lilies and Hellebores. These bountiful florals are bound to make a statement as decor or in the hands of the bridal party.


Transitional Colors

Color palette trends for August are shades that transition into autumn but still have a summer feel. Popular choices are light grey, orange and cream or taupe, ivory and burgundy. The summer colors will pop against the fall neutrals and make for the perfect wedding color scheme.


Easy Breezy Centerpieces

Create an elegant yet simple centerpiece using a vase, water and Baby’s Breath. It’s basically summer in a vase! It looks beautiful when the sunlight hits it, and will save you money on extravagant decor.


Create a Summer Wedding Soundtrack

Let the sounds of summer inspire you! Burn CDs with songs handpicked by the bride and groom for a personal parting gift. Include artists that remind you of the sunny season such as The Lumineers, Hozier, The Head and The Heart and Vance Joy. Not only will your guests have new music to jam out to, but it’s a fun keepsake to commemorate the night.


Donut You Want Dessert?

Instead of the traditional cake, lay out an assortment of donuts for guests to enjoy. It’s a fun twist on what people are expecting, plus it looks so pretty on plates!



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