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Selecting Flowers for a Fall Wedding

About 2 year(s) ago by Allegretto Vineyard Resort

If you are having a fall wedding and want your decor to correspond with this season of crisp, cool weather and color-changing foliage, then you will have to consider selecting the perfect fall flowers. Although it may seem challenging to choose flowers that will match the pallet of your wedding, you will find that there are actually many wonderful options. Read this list of suggestions below (which was based off an article written by theknot.com) to help guide you through your fall flower selection.

Textured Wedding Flowers

Instead of using two or three types of blooms in your centerpieces, you can incorporate a variety of flowers that coordinate with your color scheme. For example, you could start with a base of classic flowers and mix in feathery crocosmia and velvety coxcomb. Or you could add non-floral accents such as viburnum or hypericum berries, lotus pods, fiddlehead ferns, or wooly lamb's ear leaves to make the arrangements more remarkable. For a distinctly fall touch, poppies with dark centers add visual depth and a dramatic element that announces that summer is over.

Classic Flowers with Rich Hues

You can still select classic wedding flowers -- like dahlias -- in autumn hues can make a beautiful addition to your wedding. Some quintessential colors include red, burgundy, orange, and plum. You can also opt for unexpected fall colors like aubergine, copper, and forest green. Another classic choice is roses because they are available in almost any hue.

Structured Wedding Bouquet

Fall wedding calls for densely packed, dome-shaped bouquets in a color scheme such as red, brick, and plum. Also, instead of leaving stems exposed, trend-conscious florists wrap them in textured fabric, velvet sashes, or ribbons. The groomsmen boutonnieres can be similarly polished -- instead of a bare stem, choose boutonnieres wrapped in satin or grosgrain ribbon for your wedding party.

Reception Centerpieces

Succulents are a hugely popular landscaping trend right now, and stylish brides are working them into their centerpieces too. They are seasonless but come in deep, fall-appropriate hues like aubergine, cactus green, and pomegranate. Since their leaves look like petals, succulents mix easily with flowers, and they're a natural choice for weddings in the Southwest. In terms of vases, couples are now using everything from eye-catching copper pots to silver trophy cups and gold-leaf vases or going earthy with containers made of wood or covered in lichen. Mismatched antique urns or pots from the flea market are also popular. Use a collection of pots in different sizes -- as many as five per table -- that guests can take home at the end of the evening. If you decide on glass vases, you can add a distinctly fall feel by using wheat berries or millet as a base for the flowers.
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