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Wedding Flowers

Inspirational ideas for your autumn wedding.

For most couples flowers will play a prominent role on their wedding day.You can embrace the season’s hottest trends by doing some planning and getting what you want from your florist by asking the right questions.  A good starting point is to compile a scrapbook of flower varieties and colour schemes you like and work from there. You can do this by gathering pages from wedding magazines, flower brochures or other magazines.

Wedding flowers in autumn colours

Once you have picked your dress and the dresses for your bridesmaids add a swatch of both fabrics to your scrapbook and you can refer to this when you are looking at colours for your flowers. Take your scrapbook with you when you have your appointment with your florist. She will tailor designs and incorporate colours to suit your requirements. It is worthwhile noting that certain flowers are in season all year round while other flowers are seasonal.

For instance if you are planning to tie the knot during the Autumn, there are plenty vibrant shades of orange, red, green and yellows to choose from. Autumn flowers are perfect for creating a warm dramatic look and you can incorporate stunning colours and textures into your overall wedding theme. Get your florists to create innovative and exciting floral designs using rich sumptuous shades and an array of colours, berries and foliage. The good news is there are plenty floral favourites in season to choose from once you pickyour perfect shades.

Some couples like to include certain flowers for their distinctive fragrance, hidden meanings or symbolic colours. If you plan to add to the magic of your day by saying your vows surrounded by scent –filled flowers, there are plenty varieties to choose from. Incorporate a sweet floral aroma by including flowers such as freesia, roses, carnations, boubardia, hypericum or lily. If you prefer anaromatic fragrance you can incorporate sprigs of dill or rosemary, lavender and eucalyptus. If you prefer a citrus fragrance you can incorporate waxflowers, lemon verbena or Mimosa. Your florist will be able to advise you and may even do a mock-up of your wedding bouquet for you.

If you plan to include shades of autumn in your wedding bouquet, you can choose from a selection of flowers, green flowers symbolise nature, fertility and life. Orange is fun and flamboyant and radiates warmth and energy. Yellow shines with optimism, enlightenment and happiness. Red is the colour of passion and commands attention. Whatever shades you decide on for your big day you can personalise them with a sprinkle of glitter, diamantes, pearls and many other fabulous floral finishing touches.