So if you are having a spring or summer wedding, choosing your flowers is a piece of cake, but what about a fall wedding? Choosing flowers that are appropriate for the fall but yet chic and express your wedding theme can be challenging. This is where you need to be a bit more creative.
The hottest trend in fall arrangements is incorporating texture and fall colors into the designs. Rich reds, burnt oranges, deep peaches, and sunny yellows are available year-round but look particularly gorgeous at autumn weddings.
Look to using more fall related items as your centerpiece holders including baskets, antique urns, mason jars, old wreaths, or pieces of distressed wood. If you want to keep a traditional glass vase, then utilize other fall inspired items such as pumpkins, berries, gold items, acorns, rustic vine or wood decorations or distressed wood picture frames.
“This fall brides and social parties are looking for texture and style. We are pairing flowers that previously may not have been paired with natural items such as pods, moss, berries and branches. Whenever possible we source local flowers and product to incorporate into the designs,” Sarah Campbell, Foral and Event Designer of Intrique Design and Decor, an Annapolis, MD decor company explained.
You can get any flowers year round, however, there is the possibility of them not being fresh, along with the added expense of shipping costs, however there is a great selection of flowers that are in season during the fall months that will go with any color scheme.
Hydrangea: blue, green, white
Rose: white, red, pink, yellow
Dahlia: yellow, orange, red, brown
Sunflower: yellow and brown
Black-eyed Susan: yellow and brown
Amaranthus: orange, brown, gold
Chrysanthemum: gold, orange, white, red
Aster: white, purple
Fall leaves: Poplar, Sycamore, Oak, Elm, Maple
Wax flower: white, pink, purple
Orchid (in Hawaii): yellow, white, green
Anthurium (in Hawaii): white, red, green, orange
The only thing that you need to be aware of with fall wedding flowers is the pollen count. Having red swollen eyes and a runny nose does not make for the best wedding photos. When your wedding date is approaching check the National Allergy Bureau (AAAAI.org) for updates on the pollen count. Just to be on the safe side, keep a non-drowsy, over-the-counter antihistamine, tissues, and eye drops on hand.
As with any season, some thought and preparation need to be put in for a fall wedding, but come your wedding day, the photos will be stunning.