Fall isn’t often thought of as flower season. But how mistaken that view is! Just look at these glorious examples of florals designed for autumn wedding ceremonies and receptions by some of the most talented florists. Color choices are virtually unlimited and the range of blooms in season offer amazing texture. So get ready for some incredible fall floral inspiration!
Gorgeous Ways with Flowers at an Autumn Ceremony
The standard advice is to use flowers that are in season. So which are the most plentiful and popular ones come autumn? Think roses, ranunculus, dahlias, calla lilies, alstroemeria, marigolds, zinnias, pansies, petunias, carnations, and gerbera daisies. But as these lovely examples show, there are so many other choices, too!
See how gorgeously they are styled to grace a fall wedding ceremony—from bridal bouquets to aisle and arch decor.
1 – Aisle markers – See what charming aisle accents these simple mason jar arrangements make, filled with bright orange roses and white hydrangeas.
2 – Ceremony arch – At an outdoor ceremony, channel a boho vibe with an arch of bare branches adorned with bunches of wild grasses, white and pink mums, burgundy zinnias or dahlias, and trailing amaranthus.
3 – Bouquet in autumn hues – Give a nod to the season with rich fall hues, using peach roses, orange calla lilies, and exotic celosia to complete your bridal ensemble.
4 – Marsala bouquet – Provide a perfect complement for a wine-colored wedding palette with an arrangement of deep red roses, creamy dahlias, a cabbage flower, and lush greenery including eucalyptus.
5 – “Pretty in pink” bouquet – For a sweet celebration of pink, peach, ivory and raspberry tones, take inspiration from this lush mix of Darcey roses, “Miss Piggy,” Vuvuzela, “Sweet Avalanche” and “Raspberry Ripple” rose buds, lily of the valley, sweet peas and hydrangeas.
Creative Floral Designs for a Fall Reception
So many ways to incorporate lovely floral colors and textures at your wedding reception this autumn. See what we found!
1 – Wreath wedding sign – A wreath is a decor favorite for fall. So create a welcome sign framed with leaves and crowned with a bunch of cafe au lait, coral and blush dahlias and roses.
2 – Rustic-style centerpiece – For a moody woodsy-style tablescape, arrange a centerpiece of giant pink and peach dahlias and creamy English garden roses amidst muted, dusty-hued foliage.
3 – Centerpiece in berry tones – For a bright and cheery table setting in shades of burgundy, pink, and white with touches of pale gold, craft lush centerpieces using peonies, dahlias, ripe red roses, garden roses, and ranunculus.
4 – Accent arrangement for welcome table or guest book display – Create a stunning floral focal point in marsala, burgundy, and red combining red piano garden roses, red intuition roses, anemones, chocolate Queen Anne’s lace, blackberries, ranunculus, sweet william, leptospermum, gilded agonis, plumosa, maidenhair, and pieris.
5 – Stem vase arrangements – To add a floral touch here and there around the venue, how sweet and simple are stem vases holding assorted bunches of pink and white roses, succulents, and eucalyptus.
6 – Centerpiece in pastel shades – Unexpected for fall, go for a dainty look in a burst of pink, peach, cream, and coral thanks to a variety of roses, Queen Anne’s lace, asters, and sweet pea.
7 – “Runner style” centerpiece in planter boxes – In keeping with the season, fill rustic wooden boxes with wildflower-style bunches of ivory, cream and peach roses, carnations, and hydrangea. Then, add mini pumpkins and candle lanterns as accents.
Credits: 1 – Nessa K Photography, via Holly Chapple Flowers / 2 – Krista Jon Florals & Samuel Lippke Photography, via Bliss and Bone / 3 – Adorations Botanical Artistry / 4 – Sophisticated Floral / 5 – Rachel Howerton Photography, via Floral Mountains / 6 – WenFloral Design Studio / 7 – Botanica Florist