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How to Choose Flowers for Fall Wedding Bouquets?


There are so many options for fall wedding bouquets. As well as late summer flowers, there are plenty of flowers available all year round in fall shades. Think warm, intense colors with accents like glossy red berries or tiny pine cones tucked into bouquets. You can't really go wrong with autumn wedding flowers, the rich colors make any choice look stunning.





Single flower bouquets can look very striking. Roses work particularly well if you want to stick to one main flower type.


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There are hundreds of varieties of roses, ask your florist for their suggestions.Cherry brandy is a beautiful rose in rich fall tones, from warm red on the outer petals changing to soft orange inside the rose.


A formal hand tied bouquet tightly packed with cherry brandy roses and some hypericum berries dotted throughout would be exquisite.


Hypericum berries are available in several colors including red and brown, either would complement the roses beautifully. You could enhance the fall theme even further for this bouquet, by surrounding it in a collar of woven brown twigs.


fall wedding bouquets

If you don't want roses for your bouquets, calla lilies work equally well en masse for this type of design. Try the mango calla lily variety, it almost seems painted in gorgeous terracotta tones.


If you prefer a more natural look for fall wedding bouquets, pick an informal hand tied bouquet. This is a more relaxed type of bouquet, interspersed with foliage. Any flowers in shades of orange through to terracotta, red and browns will work. As well as using fall flowers, you can help create texture with details like seed heads, fall leaves and berries. Cinnamon sticks also complement autumn wedding flowers and will give your bouquets a delicious spicy aroma.


Mixing different fall colours will give your bouquets a really interesting and vibrant feel, throw in something scented like freesia and you will have a feast for the senses too. Think rich orange roses with burnt orange freesia, teamed with deep red dahlias and two tone orange and red gerberas. Finish with some red rosehips, cinnamon sticks and oak leaves. All set off with a background of dark green ruscus leaves.


fall wedding bouquets

If you decide on a hand tied bouquet for the bridal bouquet, it is easy to use that design for all your bouquets. Give your bridesmaids smaller versions of your bouquet, or stick to a simpler color combination to make the bridal bouquet stand out. Other types of wedding bouquets are also suited to fall flowers.


The shower or teardrop bouquet can be formal and quite compact, which gives a more contemporary feel. Or it can be more natural and loose with lots of foliage and trailing grasses. The compact teardrop bouquet looks more modern when it is kept simple, using only one or two flower types. Gerberas, roses, calla lilies and orchids work well in modern shower bouquets. Fall wedding bouquets are perfectly suited to a more natural teardrop style, with lots of foliage to create a wild, natural look. You can incorporate ivy and trails and small twigs like birch or larch as well to increase the natural rustic feel.





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The Language of Flowers

You can use the 'language of flowers' to give a special meaning to your bouquet

Here are some of the most popular wedding flowers and their meanings...

  • Allium - good fortune
  • Aster - beginnings
  • Daisy - innocence
  • Freesia - calm
  • Gardenia - grace
  • Gypsophilia - everlasting love
  • Heather - passion
  • Lily - virtue
  • Orchid - delicate beauty
  • Red rose - passionate love
  • Tulip - hopeless love
  • White rose - purity


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    Hints and tips...

    For a bit of fun for the girls at your wedding, why not tie this cute poem to your bouquet before you throw it?

    "Congratulations Missy! You pushed your way up front. You caught the bride's bouquet. Good luck with your groom hunt!"



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