Away from the busy holiday season but before the chill of winter sets in, autumn has become an increasingly popular time of year to tie the knot. With an insider's perspective on all things wedding flowers, we share our expert insight into the colours, trends, and styles emerging this season.
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Taking inspiration from Pantone’s Fall Colour Report for 2017, this wedding theme is right on trend for autumn. Flame red, tawny orange and golden lime are the go to colours of the season, giving florists plenty of creative license to create un-ashamedly autumnal wedding designs. In these stunning examples the theme has been brought to life through a combination of velvety red roses, fiery leucospermum and golden Calla lilies. There’s even a subtle hint of Ballet Slipper and Marina blue – two of Pantone’s accent colours for Autumn 2017. Complete the look by introducing miniature squashes and rustic fabrics like hessian.
For fashion forward brides, autumn's traditional earthy colour palette is sure to be overlooked in favour of more opulent shades. Dove greys and dusty pinks combined with rich reds and purple create this glamourous look. Flower choices are luxurious too – think lots of sumptuous roses and blousy hydrangeas, both of which will last longer now that the temperature is cooler. Don’t neglect the little details either – a flourish of fresh (or faux) fruit like seasonal berries is a great way to create designs that are as unique as they are stylish. Another top tip for autumn brides is to use tea lights and candles in your flower arrangements. As the evenings start to pull this will create a beautiful ambience and set the tone perfectly for your celebrations.
For brides looking to keep it chic and classic, a pure white theme works really well for autumn weddings. In terms of flower choices, lilies and roses are the perfect pairing and, when teamed with grey-green foliage, create a look that manages to be timeless yet of the moment all at the same time. All year we’ve seen a fashion for larger bouquets, both loose and contrived, and autumn is no exception. Structural stems like Calla lilies work really well in cascade bouquets and an all-white version is particularly show stopping.