There are many reasons for choosing a fall wedding like personal schedule convenience and cooler temps, but the flowers of the season are magnificent for color, texture and style, and that alone can influence the decision for an autumn ceremony and reception. Everything about fall nests nicely into vintage, shabby chic, rustic and country wedding themes which never go out of style. Connections to our past are indelibly intertwined with our futures, so embrace your wedding day in style with fall flowers that make a dramatic statement of enduring love and commitment.
Choices for the bridal bouquet include large blooms, little ones, medium blossoms, greenery and a mix of uniquely fall features. Flowers that come in many shades of charming crimson and country brick, terra cotta, morning sunshine, copper and marmalade include:
- Roses, always roses
- Spray roses
- Calla lilies
- Gerber daisies
Nothing heralds fall like mums, which can be sweet and small like pompons or large and luscious in spike varieties. Dahlias have an elegance all their own. Roses evoke love and romance in warm lemon yellows and coral and peachy orange varieties. Carnations serve comfortably for boutonnières in every setting and the matching mini-carnations are the perfect complement in bouquets and vases. Spray roses round out any arrangement, and alstroemeria is a faithful standby in luscious colors and symmetry in every blossom. Multi-color marigolds and calla lilies in deep burgundy seem to have been created just with fall in mind. Hydrangea, even dried in a fall bouquet, is lovely, and nothing rivals the Gerber daisy for beauty, except perhaps the bride.
- Ornamental grasses
- Lotus pods
- Hypericum berries
- Lamb’s ears
The fluffy tops of many ornamental grasses add a whimsical touch and unusual texture to a bridal bouquet. The gold and orange tones of bittersweet work as well in a bouquet as the vine does down the center of a table or wrapped loosely around the cupcake stand. Asters pop in purple, and lotus pods add a real sparkle of interest. Hypericum berries come in different colors, and their woody stems are a perfect fall accent. Tucking in lamb’s ears adds more texture and fullness.
Fall vases on tables can be as simple and rustic as tin cans or clay pots. Mason jars and copper cups come in a variety of sizes, while an eclectic mix of different sizes of pottery vases will come in handy throughout your home for years to come. Succulents are colorful and trendy this season. Satin ribbons can dress up any vase or bouquet, while grosgrain and plaid ribbons enhance a country theme in your own color scheme. Everything about fall is glorious, from the crispy mornings to the crunch of leaves underfoot. Your fall wedding flowers will be stunning and dramatic for the availability of so many beautiful blooms and accents to make them uniquely yours, not like anything in any other wedding, ever.
By Joanne M. Anderson
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