Though “wedding season” traditionally runs from late spring to midsummer, many brides opt for the crisp weather and warm colors of fall for their backdrop. Though it can be challenging to find local seasonal flowers this time of year, several species that bloom late in the year evoke the autumn palette beautifully. To help inspire your wedding flower design, read on about the late bloomers many florists incorporate in fall wedding arrangements.
Fall Wedding Flower Bouquets
Hydrangeas are a common feature in fall wedding floral arrangements. Although they are primarily spring and summer plants, some varieties bloom during autumn months, too. Since they don’t have fragrances that would overpower food, they’re ideal for decorating reception tables. To make the flowers pop, florists often use deep-colored hydrangea foliage as filler elements in bouquets and centerpieces.
Dahlias start blooming in late July and continue to blossom through fall, making them an ideal seasonal flower for weddings from September to early November. Their wide variety of colors evoke the warm hues of autumn foliage. However, if you prefer a pastel palette, dahlias also come in softer shades like white, pink and lavender.
Asters bloom in late summer and fall and are a surprising departure from typical wedding flowers. For an all-white seasonal arrangement, combine white asters with freesia, anemones, and snowberries.
The bright yellow color of a sunflower perfectly offsets the yellow and orange tones of fall leaves. Typically yellow, sunflowers come in many colors and is a always focal in any floral arrangement. Add fresh flowers like kale and hydrangeas, with a fountains of amaranthus or grasses for a dramatic autumn bouquet.
The right wedding flowers add beauty and color to your special day. Make your nuptials even more memorable by choosing customized arrangements from Roaring Oaks Florist. Based in Lakeville, CT, these botanical experts create stunning sprays for all types of occasions throughout Canaan, East Canaan, Norfolk, Cornwall, Cornwall Bridge, Falls Village, Kent, Lakeville, Salisbury, Sharon, West Cornwall, and Warren. Call (860) 364-5380 to book an appointment and view their website for samples of past work.