Fall is that cozy time of year where the flowers transition from the bright colors of summer into the rich, warm colors of autumn including orange, dark red, deep yellows, purple and burgundy. When celebrating a wedding during the months of late September to November, DIY brides can create breathtaking bouquets for the ceremony to the reception with our selection of fall wedding flowers. Popular fall flowers for weddings include Asiatic lilies, asters, calla lilies, chrysanthemums, dahlias, gerbera daisies, marigolds, sunflowers, zinnias and more.
There are numerous ways autumn florals can be used to create your unique bouquet. For a rustic barn wedding, assemble deep red garden roses, scabiosas, yellow and red hypericum berries, ranunculus, and dahlias accented with ferns and other green filler. For a black-tie wedding, create a formal display with orange calla lilies, red garden roses, purple statice, hypericum berries and plenty of deep green foliage.
If you are a bride who prefers an arrangement that is more unique and less traditional, fall is the ideal time to create displays that are outside the box. Mix a blend of green succulents with pops of purple fillers and flowers such as statice and limonium. For a centerpiece that is whimsical and unusual, create a compact arrangement of succulents, billy balls and a few stems of solidago.
The secret to transforming almost any arrangement into one that is autumn-ready is to add in colorful leaves, berries, pine cones and twigs. Fillers such as thistle, curly willow tips, cattail and chico chokes add a natural, “earthy” look and feel. When hosting autumn parties and events, DIYers can easily create expert centerpieces with the help of these accent pieces. Some of our favorites include a blend of orange roses, orange dendrobiums orchids, thistle, red yarrow and eucalyptus accented with cattail. For a cheerful autumn centerpiece, gather Asiatic lilies, sunflowers, yellow cushion poms, burgundy daisies, solidago, and rich green salal in a basket. Add a few pine cones here and there and you have a professional, quality floral masterpiece