Fall is easily one of the most popular seasons to plan a wedding. Nature changes her wardrobe, switching it up with warm and friendly hues of orange, yellow, red, purple and brown. The weather turns mellow, mild yet not too cold for an outside wedding if so desired. The earth awakes with the soft beauty of autumnal spell, just perfect for a wedding.
Planning a fall wedding often involves flowers as they add elegance and festivity to your auspicious day. Make use of the warm earth tones and the vibrancy of fall colors to accentuate your wedding flowers. Transform your wedding venue into an autumnal landscape of warm, inviting colors. Make use of fall flowers – the orange of chrysanthemums, the dreamy red of Celosia, the velvety purple of dahlias, the burned amber of calla lilies, to name but a few. Use them in your bridal bouquets, centerpieces, for reception or to deck the aisle. Since these flowers are in season, they tend to be cheaper as well.
However, fall wedding flowers are not just confined to flowers, fruits and seasonal greenery can add interest and texture to your wedding flowers as well. Or ornamental vegetables for that reason. Talk to your florist about using persimmons, figs, cranberries, pumpkins, dried corn or ornamental cabbage for that seasonal touch.
Since fall colors can be vibrant and vivacious, you may want to tone them down with natural fall foliage. Add surprise elements to the mix. Invite the softness of Queen Anne’s lace, the silvery charm of Dusty miller, the muted elegance of seeded Eucalyptus or the freshness of hypericum berries to accent your wedding flowers. Make use of herbs such as rosemary, thyme and lavender or opt for bay laurel or passion fruit vine for that special touch.
With the cool weather, votives and candles can make the wedding purposely sublime. Work them into the centerpieces, place them strategically around the centerpieces or hang them up in trees, on the wedding arbor or light the entrance with the wonder of lights. Nothing more magical or romantic than the clever use of lights with flowers – they complement each other and add charm and character.
If you’re thinking of fall wedding flowers, contact Hansen’s Flower Shop and Greenhouse. We don’t just do flowers, we weave magic and elegance into them to make sure your wedding is superbly awesome.