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Autumn Wedding Trends

Wedding Flowers Expert - Karen Barnes

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, our florists give you their expert insight into the colours, trends, and styles emerging this season. See our Alluring Autumn Collection >

"Autumn is a great time of year to get married, especially for the flowers! The cooler weather often means that flowers will last longer and you can be more adventurous in their styling - think oversized bouquets, large floral arches and even mossy table runners."
Autumn Glory
"The cooler autumnal weather will prompt more creative floral styling as flowers are less affected by the heat, meaning bouquets and decorations can be heartily accessorised with woodland favourites like pinecones and bare twigs to give a seasonal vibe."

Kate Ward, Louise Florist, Scarborough
In terms of flower varieties, Calla lilies make a wonderful choice for autumn weddings adding structure to designs while tone roses and leucospermum bring textural notes to bouquets and arrangements. For added interest and a nod to Halloween, ask your florist to include berries and miniature squashes.
Enchanted Forest
For fashion forward brides, autumn's classic colour palettes of orange and red are set to fall off must-have lists and will be replaced by softer pastel shades of dove greys and dusty pinks combined with rich reds and purple.

Erica Tippet, Bleujen Florist, Bude
Flower choices are luxurious - lots of roses and blousy hydrangeas, which will last longer now the temperature is cooler. The use of fresh (or faux) berries adds interest and a true seasonal feel.

As the evenings start to pull in consider adding candles to your table top flower arrangements. The overall look is opulent and enchanting.
Wonderfully White
"For brides looking for an alternative to the traditional autumnal colour palette of tawny orange and russet reds, muted colours are definite favourites of the season. White, green, and grey is a colour scheme which is coming through as key for the time of year."

Steve Betts, Urban Design Flowers, Birmingham
Flower choices are luxurious - lots of roses and blousy hydrangeas, which will last longer now the temperature is cooler. The use of fresh (or faux) berries adds interest and a true seasonal feel.

As the evenings start to pull in consider adding candles to your table top flower arrangements. The overall look is opulent and enchanting.
Ask the Experts
Interflora's lead designer and Head of Product Development Karen Barnes shares her top tips for choosing flowers for your autumn wedding.
I'm getting married at the end of October and would like to give a subtle nod to Halloween without anything looking scary! Which flowers are in season and how should I display them?
Autumn is all about colour. Warm reds, russets and yellows of changing leaves, the bright orange of pumpkins and deep browns of conkers all make for a beautiful warm wedding theme.

A subtle hint of Halloween can be created with the addition of grevillea painted black, giving a perfect Halloween feel when mixed with other autumn colours.

Mini squashes can also be used in the arrangements themselves, providing a suggestion of harvest-time and you could consider using candles to create a warm, Halloween atmosphere.

For a nod to autumn and Halloween I would suggest flowers like dahlias, rudbekia and physallis, with cordyline, miscanthus and oak leaves. Berries and fruit will also work well, and of course pumpkins, squashes and willow branches will add an extra bit of drama.
We're tying the knot in a barn in mid-September - what flowers/colours should I go for that will complement the venue and reflect the time of year?
The autumnal colour palette is so rich and vibrant, it’s a joy for a florist to work with for weddings.

The scale of the barn will allow you to go big and bold with your flower choices, so I would suggest plenty of hydrangeas in burgundy and pink, mango calla lilies, and dark red and peach dahlias.

There are also some beautiful varieties of rose that will complement an autumnal theme and would be perfect for your bouquet - I particularly love Miss Piggy and Vuvuzela with their two-tone orange and pink shades.

You can go big on foliage too, with larger leaves and willow creating height and shape perfect for a barn venue.
Can I incorporate fruit into my wedding bouquet at this time of year?
Absolutely! Berries in particular look great in autumnal bouquets.

Your florist will be able to make suggestions based on your overall colour theme and the style and shape of your bouquet.

If you’re worried about using fresh fruit, there are some fabulous faux berries and dried fruits that will really look the part and when mixed with fresh flowers and foliages will look just as good as the real thing.
I would like a floral crown for my early September wedding - What flowers should I use? I have a neutral colour scheme.
It depends on how big or small you would like your flower crown to be and how you are having your hair styled for your big day.

Your florist will help you decide on something perfect, but I particularly love a mixture of anemones, astilbe, freesias, spray roses and astrantia in whites and ivories, with green hypericum berries and eucalyptus.

So pretty and delicate.
I'd like to decorate the aisle in my church a little differently, but don't know where to start. Help!
At every other pew arrange tall willow branches into large terracotta pots and attach autumnal leaves such as oak to the branches to create a tree-like design.

Large hydrangeas in autumnal shades at the base of the branches in the pots will create maximum impact.

Add autumnal coloured rose petals down either side of the aisle and various sizes of pumpkins with LED candles inside for a grand entrance and a wonderful atmospheric feel.
Autumn Wedding Flowers
Roses
Calla Lilies
Gerberas
Hypericum Berries
Hydrangea
Sunflower
Amaryllis
Physalis
Dahlia
Leucospernum
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