Five Ideas for Fabulous Fall Wedding Flowers
Posted by: admin October 19th, 2015
Fall is a wonderful season for weddings. It encapsulates some of our favorite scents, textures, and flavors, from cozy wool scarves to piping hot pumpkin spice drinks – not to mention the bold colors. Reds, oranges, and simple earth tones reign supreme during this season. And, to cap off the month of October, Halloween provides its own unique opportunity to celebrate.
The Houston area presents a particularly optimal location because of its temperate local weather. Unlike some colder, harsher areas, our own state of Texas will allow you to enjoy a beautiful ceremony, either indoors or outdoors.
Whether you decide to tie the knot with a classic ceremony or a spooky Halloween celebration, there’s a beautiful floral arrangement to put the finishing touch on your special day.
In Bloom This Season: The Meanings of Our Favorite Fall Flowers
The traditional wedding bouquet isn’t quite in season anymore, but the alternatives are both beautiful and bountiful. Many seasonal fall flowers capture the rustic earth tones of fall foliage, offering layers of warmth and texture alongside a splash of color. Here are the meanings behind a few of our favorite flowers.
- Baby’s Breath.
Available year-round, baby’s breath carries the meaning of innocence and is best suited for corsages and as filler for bouquets.
These symbolize anticipation and expectation. Anemones come in multiple shades and are in season during the fall.
- Chrysanthemum. A classic fall flower, mums convey wealth and abundance, providing good energy for a long-lasting relationship. Choose from a nearly infinite color palette for a mum to feature in your bouquet.
These small but striking gold blooms, also called Billy Buttons, add texture and personality to a bouquet. They symbolize good health.
- Rose. The most popular of all wedding flowers, the rose symbolizes love above all else – but did you know that roses also convey meanings of balance and joy? Roses are versatile and available year-round. They can be featured in bouquets or used as corsages.
- Camellia. These gorgeous flowers also come in a variety of colors and are especially popular in the South. Camellias symbolize desire, passion, and refinement.
- Dark-Centered Poppies. Red poppies are a symbol of remembrance in the United Kingdom, but they carry many more meanings here in the U.S. There’s a certain kind of magic in this flower, which may have something to do with its symbolism of beauty and eternal life.
Floral Trends for Your Fall Wedding
When it comes to planning your fall wedding, you shouldn’t feel like you have to stick to any one theme. Earth tones provide wonderful complementary colors, but they don’t have to be the end-all-be-all of your wedding’s palette. In fact, you don’t even have to stick to neutrals.
If you have a soft pastel color scheme in mind, pair it with a mocha brown or charcoal gray. On the flipside, if you want to work with the classic fall color scheme, try some fun, surprising highlights. Consider pairing rich purples with a simple off-white, or apply tasteful gold accents wherever appropriate.
Here's a roundup of our favorite fall wedding trends to encompass a multitude of styles:
- Texture. As evidenced by our list of flowers above, fall is a highly sensory season, and texture provides one of its most beautiful and interesting components. Whereas a light combination of two or three types of flowers may be the best option for a springtime wedding, The Knot recommends incorporating multiple layers of flowers. You could start with a richly hued chrysanthemum base, and accent it with classic baby’s breath and striking craspedia. Non-floral layers, such as fiddlehead ferns and lamb’s ear leaves, can also help an arrangement to pop.
- Dark Colors. Planning to get married on Halloween? You can make a Halloween wedding as fun (think costume party) or as sophisticated (think masquerade ball) as you’d like. For a classy, dramatic bouquet, use dark, richly colored flowers like deep red calla lilies and black roses, with branching accents.
- Pumpkins.Contrary to popular belief, you’re not required to incorporate pumpkins into your fall wedding – but it’s possible to do so without looking cheesy. Work with your designers to come up with an attractive arrangement. For example, use a hollowed-out pumpkin or gourd as a centerpiece to hold floral arrangements in lieu of glass vases. Alternately, if you’re into the classic Halloween aesthetic, line the aisles with lit jack-o-lanterns to make a unique statement.
- Lanterns. Another option to consider instead of traditional flower vases is the lantern. According to style bloggers at Brit + Co, a black wrought-iron lantern can look positively creepy when filled with flowers and can double both as a bouquet and as a centerpiece. If you’re going to go this route, you may want to tone down the texture to make sure that your colors really pop. Alternately, hang small earth-toned lanterns adorned with succulents for a unique, imaginative touch.
- Autumnal Flower Crowns. The summer blooms may have faded, but you can still make a statement with a gorgeous fall-inspired flower crown. Layer warm, simple gerbera daisies, or go all out with a bold, colorful headpiece, adorned tastefully with berries and fall leaves.
These are just a few ideas to help you brainstorm. You don’t have to come up with a brilliant arrangement on your own; by working with an expert, you’ll be able to figure out the best combination of materials, textures, and colors for your wedding.
Floral Arrangements from Scent and Violet
Whatever your flavor – rustic, classic, or something else entirely – there’s a floral arrangement for your wedding from Scent and Violet. We have a number of tasteful fall flower selections for you to peruse, from small arrangements to large bouquets. If you’re going the “offbeat” route and planning a spooky Halloween-themed wedding, we have a number of other options available to suit your style.
Finally, don’t feel like you need to limit your options. We’re always happy to talk to you about your needs, and figure out what works best to make your occasion perfect. Contact us at any point via phone or email to start a conversation about flowers for your Houston-area fall wedding.