Late Summer Dahlias
As late summer approaches, dahlia season starts. From blooms as large as your face to small flowers with closely laid petals, dahlias are a hearty flower that add drama and romance to bouquets and centerpieces. Finish off your dahlia-inspired wedding by gifting guests with dahlia bulbs and having your bridesmaids wear floral dresses.
Two types of dahlias are seen in this pretty, summer bridal bouquet. Image: Southern Weddings
A simple DIY favor project that gifts your guests a dahlia bulb inside of a dahlia-inspired wrap. Inexpensive tissue paper and scissors are all it takes to create the fun effect. Image: Martha Stewart Weddings
Large Dahlia Centerpiece
Dinner plate dahlias are the main flower in this dramatic centerpiece. Image: Snippet & Ink
Floral Bridesmaids Dress
A chiffon bridesmaid's dress with an oversized floral print is a perfect choice for a dahlia inspired wedding. This Amsale dress features a sweetheart neckline and criss-cross bodice.
Lace Wedding Dress
A short lace wedding dress by Xscape, with frilly details like the petals on a dahlia, will look awesome at your late summer wedding.
Oversized, illustrated dahlias are the main motif on these square invitations from Wedding Paper Divas. Don't forget, square invites need extra postage.
$1.84 each for 100
Mercury Glass Centerpiece
A simple mercury glass vase is made romantic by adding a few café au lait dahlias and sprigs of greens. Image: Style Me Pretty
Kraft Paper Escort Cards
Kraft paper escort cards, handwritten in white marker, are tied to a simple iron gate. Decorate the gate with a few, bold dahlias to complete the look. Image: Style Me Pretty
Dahlias, hearty and bold, are one of the most perfect flowers to use by itself as a boutonniere. Simply pin on with corsage pins. Image: Martha Stewart Weddings
Late summer, when it's still warm yet not quite chilly, is the optimal weather for an italian cotton suit in khaki. This one from J. Crew, is perfectly slim cut.
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