Autumn colours can be deep, fiery, earthen and vibrant. Combine plump crimson and purple berries with flaming oranges, rich reds and evergreens to conjur the passion and warmth you want to bring into your married life.
There are a few ways of doing this, so no matter what your style of wedding, there is a hot autumn trend. If you find one you like, remember, it is only a guide. Let your imagination fly: an expert wedding florist will be able to work with your ideas, and these trends, to create a bouquet that is both personal, and unique to you.
Calla Lilies, with their velveteen petals and their seductive shape, symbolize beauty, perfection, eroticism, and purity and ascention, depending on their colour. Although their appearance is beguiling and exotic, they have been out in force, in many English gardens, this summer. Their dazzling array of colours, and their distinctly female sensuality, makes them a beautiful choice for your wedding bouquet.
White is the traditional choice, for a bridal bouquet, but if you want something a bit different, try combining mango-coloured Callas with deep, aubergine purple ones. Ask your florist to mix the lilies with thistles, berries, raffeta, hessian, and other natural fabrics, for an exotic take on an ancient, woodland feel.
Gerberas come in a fabulous array of hot shades. Studded throughout your bouquet, their simple, cheery forms will set off the exotic curves of the Callas beautifully. The lilies can alternatively, be teamed with roses, which also come in a variety of warm colours.
The images to the left, and right, courtesy of topdreamer.com, show what can be achieved with this design. And the similar bouquet below left, is available from Lily Blossom, East Molesey.
|Design by Lily Blossom Florists|
If you are looking for a wedding bouquet that has a more vintage style this Autumn, you could consider asking your florist to combine that soft, versatile, vintage beauty, the rose, in pale, wistful shades of baby pink, cream, pale orange, and soft yellow. The Autumn colours are there, but beautifully mellowed. Again, team with natural materials such as twigs and seasonal foliage, and perhaps a soft ribbon in a shade of creamy mocha, for a simple, striking bouquet.
|Available at Lily Blossom Florists|
If you find a bouquet design that you love, it is a good idea to use it as the inspiration for the rest of your wedding décor, if possible. Or to choose colours of your wedding décor and theme, as the main palate for your bouquet design. Your florist will be glad to help you with this. And it is sometimes useful to create a mood board: cut out images that you like, such as colours, flower combinations, even textures, and show them to your florist, who can talk through your ideas with you, and will physically show you what different flower combinations will look like when you go to see them.
The flowers, textures and tones in your bouquet, will usually inform your choice of table centrepiece, wedding party buttonholes, flowers to decorate the venue, or wedding arch, and even the style and décor for your cake. Make sure to incorporate the colour of the bridesmaid’s dresses into your bouquet where possible. Your bouquet should become the simple essence of your wedding’s central theme. And if you choose your flowers carefully, thinking about their meaning and symbolism as well, you will have a bouquet that represents the hopes and dreams you hold for your future as Mrs X.
Lily Blossom Florists, East Molesey, will be happy to talk through your ideas with you. Contact us by phone on 0208 979 5656, or email to book a free, no obligation wedding flowers consultation. Or pop in to see us in our florist studio.
Ask about our exclusive Forever Wedding flowers package, which entitles you to a free bouquet of flowers, delivered fresh to your door, every year, on your anniversary, for twelve years!!
And look out for our guide to winter wedding bouquets coming soon…