We love fall, and not only because brides don’t have to worry about sweat-proof makeup and cakes melting in the summer heat! Fall weddings mean rich hues for bridesmaid dresses, décor, and yes — the florals! We spoke to floral experts who shared some of their fabulous fall bouquets for your fall wedding. Happy viewing! (And be sure to save your favorites!)
RICH HUES REIGN
There are gorgeous florals in rich tones like burgundy, as seen in this bouquet from 651 Studio Floral. As Candace Holmstadt tells us, “the ever-popular hanging Amaranthus is used quite a bit in the fall bouquets. Definitely a statement piece in your bouquet.”
Pairing burgundy with blush is a romantic option that gives a nice contrast between a rich bold color and a softer hue. Richfield Flowers and Events provided this beautiful bouquet of burgundy, cream, and white dahlias, white ranunculus, sedum, silver dollar eucalyptus.
BOUQUETS FOR YOUR FALL WEDDING IN WARM TONES
Bright hues give way to warmer tones when the air turns crisper, and we couldn’t be happier. Think rust orange, mustard yellow, and mix them with blush or café au lait tones. These colors make for beautiful bouquets, and mixing them with pastels creates a romantic vibe. And these tones can be incorporated into the boutonnieres for your wedding, too!
Holmstadt also sees a trend in rust tones, “By far rust tones are the most popular fall color choice and we have the perfect rose called toffee! Toffee is so popular right now they are hard to get sometimes so if your florist can deliver toffee roses in your bouquet she definitely went through a few flower sources to get them!”
Dried flowers are popular in wedding décor all year round, but we see a lot of dried blooms in Fall weddings. Here are some tips from Holmstadt, “Pampas is available in the fall as a fresh floral. When we get it fresh the stems are still soft. The fresh pampas are the fluffiest stuff you can get, so stock up in the Fall if you are planning a year in advance. All pampas purchased in winter and spring is dried pampas and are usually not as fluffy!”
An alternative that is widely available in Minnesota is Eulalia grass, which is not as tall and spiky as pampas, but more short and fluffy.