It seems like sometimes it is much easier to choose flowers for a Summer or Spring wedding. Almost every flower is in season and Summer encompasses any flower that is bright and sunny. Flowers at a Spring wedding are the ultimate symbol of new life and a new beginning. Choosing flowers for Fall and Winter can be a little trickier. You can always use a Fall harvest theme and substitute some flowers with apples, pumpkins, sticks, leaves, wheat, etc. But every wedding needs some flowers and choosing flowers that still reflect a Fall theme takes more thought, preparation, and creativity. However, do not think that your options are limited! Your Fall wedding flowers can still be as gorgeous, trendy, and perfect as any other time of the year. The hottest Fall flower trends are picking rich, vibrant hues that reflect the rich colors of the season, having lots of texture, placing them in unique vases, displays, or containers for the flower decor, and incorporating other unconventional elements that stray from the typical.
ALL ABOUT THE TEXTURE:
Fall bridal bouquets, decorations, and centerpieces are often adorned with components of Autumn such as branches, leaves, acorns, crab apples, berries, pinecones, nuts, pumpkins, figs, etc. Other unique mix-ins include lotus pods, hypericum berries, fiddlehead ferns, wooly lamb’s ear leaves, and viburnum. Consider using these natural elements with rich brown, gold, and amber colors of the season to create a textured, unique look.
Another great way to add texture is to create arrangements with several different kinds of blooms. Instead of just one or two blooms, try a mix of flowers that go well with your color scheme. Flowers are all so unique, so putting these different colors and textures together create a really exciting and eye catching look.
Classic Wedding Flowers in Rich Autumn Hues:
Although texture is a hot trend right now, some classic flowers can stand alone and create a beautiful bouquets. The ever popular roses and lush, elegant dahlias come in the deeper shades of Fall such as red, burgundy, orange, and plum. Other beautiful flowers include calla lilies in a deep crimson color and hydrangeas in greens and purples.
Although it may look good in the summer to have a loose bouquet that looks like it was freshly gathered in the garden, Fall and Winter bouquets should have more structure. Think densely packed, dome-shaped bouquets in beautiful Fall colors. Finish the bouquet by wrapping the stems in a textured fabric, velvet, or satin ribbons.
Incorporate more Plants:
Succulents are thick and fleshy plants that are usually grown as ornamental plants because of their striking and unusual appearance. They are extremely popular in landscaping, but these unique plants make great centerpieces at your wedding or can even become accent flowers on cakes or in bouquets. They are not associated with any one season, but the petal-like leaves do come in some great Fall colors.
Say goodbye to plain glass vases:
For centerpieces, eclectic containers are all the rage. You can use everything from copper pots, wooden containers, textured vases, bowls, pumpkins, etc. Mismatched urns and pots, along with pots of various sizes, can really amp up the fun in your decor and create a very unique look.
As you can see, you don’t have to feel limited by the flowers available for a Fall wedding. The colors of Autumn are absolutely beautiful and you can do some many amazing combinations. All of these colors look gorgeous next to the white of a wedding dress as well. Your bridal bouquet should be the perfect finishing touch to your bridal attire. Make sure to choose something that you love and that fits in with the theme of your wedding. With so many beautiful color choices, bloom choices, styles, mix-ins, textures, etc, your bouquet can that perfect complement to your look on your special day!