Fall Wedding Flower Trends
Fall’s rich color palette lends itself well to bright bold bouquets. If you swoon for the season of hay rides, crisp nights, colorful leaves, and pumpkin spice, this is the perfect time for your wedding. Invite autumn’s seasonal spirit into your special day with these flower trends.
A Rich Splash of Color
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Dress your wedding for the season with flowers in harvest hues like scarlet, sunset orange, and rich gold. Give classic flowers a seasonal twist with the right color choice, such as calla lilies or chrysanthemums in crimson, or gerbera daisies in a deep plum. Complement the deeper shades in your bouquet with a light touch of sherbet orange, easily found in roses and dahlias. Assemble a bouquet that mimics the richness of the falling leaves outside for a flower arrangement that’s perfect for the season.
Bold Foliage on Tables
With the rustic theme of an autumn wedding, you can ditch the blooms entirely on your tables and opt for foliage instead. Wild grasses and Boston ferns will keep things green while still blending seamlessly with the autumn air of your wedding. A vase of branches, alone or with a few flower adornments, looks simple and romantic, heralding the crisp winters ahead. You can contrast a stark choice like this with a promise of blooms to come with wedding accents like a matchbook featuring seed paper sticks that you can plant for fresh spring blooms.
Added Texture for Depth
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While spring lends itself well to whimsical pastels with a lighter touch, fall is better suited to a flower selection with more depth. Pair your flowers with fillers that add more interest, such as lush ferns, fiery crocosmia, or china berries. Try a fragrant herb for the season of plenty, such as parsley or mint to add some green to the flowers. Consider a few non-floral elements as well, such as acorns. Complement the flowers on reception tables with pumpkins, gourds, plump grapes, or rustic baskets. Rich velvet sashes or grosgrain ribbon complete the look.
Glass vases are certainly a classic pick, but you can opt for something seasonal with a bit more interest in autumn. Hit the flea markets and antique sales and score a collection of mismatched pots and urns for a fun and festive air. The containers will add ample color and intrigue to the bouquets, even if your fall flowers consist of a few simple blooms. If you prefer a more elegant look, try gold-leaf vases. Keep things simple but carefully matched with copper cups or china pitchers. Set your containers atop colored doilies for a fresh departure from cream and white that suits the season.
Fall weddings give you the perfect opportunity to try something different. While the seasonal blooms in spring and summer practically require lush handfuls of blossoms, autumn gives you the opportunity to implement different elements, from crisp colorful leaves to a sprig of berries. Channel the harvest abundance of the season and build bouquets that are as rich as the season for wedding flowers you and your guests are sure to love.