A guide to autumnal florals…
With October now in full swing, many think that the arrival of autumn means the departure of all the flowers we know and love. But think again – if you’re an autumn bride-to-be there is a plethora of beautiful blooms available to you and the changing colours of autumn bring lots more inspiration from which to build the perfect bouquet. Think rich colours (draw inspiration from conkers, pumpkins, changing leaves and berries).
Autumn is all about looking to nature. It’s the perfect time of the year to interweave branches, squashes, fruit or longer bits of foliage.
The great news is that the cooler weather means that your bouquet isn’t going to wilt and will have a longer shelf life, meaning that you can be that bit more adventurous on the flowers and shape of your design.
Warm colours never fail when it comes to autumnal creations. The opposite bouquet contains white daisies, chrysanthemums, crespidia (yellow balls), lisianthus, astrinthia, silver leaf and eucalyptus foliages, spray roses, and wax flower. The mixture of textures, leaves and lengths of the bouquet makes it perfect for an autumn bouquet that’s guaranteed to wow. The use of various foliages also means that your bouquet will smell heavenly when any of your guests walk past. The white and the cream interwoven in this design mean that it will complement your dress perfectly.
To match this bouquet, for button holes we love crespidia mixed with silver leaf and eucalyptus foliages and ferns.
Late September and October also offer a plethora of berries which are stunning additions to any floristry designs. Rich berry colours can be worked into your colour scheme and are the perfect offset to cream or white. The muted orange of the whitebeam and hips and haws all look stunning and are often used in wedding bouquets, boutonnieres and Christmas pieces.
When it comes to seed heads, alliums, nigella and teasel are all stunning from September onwards and add texture and movement to any floristry creation and are used in the run up to – and including – Christmas.
As you get further into December you can’t get more seasonal than red berries (perfect paired with that gorgeous red lippy) and pine cones, as well as lots of greenery to create texture and depth. Bare twigs also add that seasonal vibe.