Fall Florals

Photo by Liz Banfield

Designing flowers for our fall weddings means incorporating different color palettes, and using different seasonal materials. Above, traditional airy whites and creams find contrast with seasonal greenery. “Greenery” being a loose term, in that it doesn’t all have to be green. Rusty reddish foliage offers a delicate balance, for example.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

It’s also nice to get creative and come up with something a little unexpected. Lately, that means softer colors or bringing in a metallic like rose gold or copper. For this Maid of honor, darker blooms in the same family as the pastels were added for an ombre feel.

Photo by Liz Banfield

Without using obvious pieces to achieve it, this bouquet says “harvest” or sunset to me.  I love the blush and beige tones, and the mix of different blooms. And, the succulent addition is a great and fun alternative for greenery.

Photos by Corbin Gurkin

For this grand fall fete, a bouquet to match the grandness of the bridal gown was in order. Because, there was a lot of “old world” feel to this wedding, a formal but very simple long stemmed bouquet was in order. It reminds me of a vintage portrait, don’t you think? It features long stemmed roses, and natural greenery with just a few berries speckled in. And, it’s tied off with vintage silk ribbon. If it’s possible for these two words to go together, I think it’s full of an “airy heaviness” indicative of fall in Charleston.

Photo by Liz Banfield

For this bouquet, textured pieces dominate the design element. Our bride’s bouquet had berries on the vine, wild clematis, and drapey greens, giving it a gathered from the garden look. With the bridesmaids inn black gowns, the shades of creams and beiges really popped. And, flowers only available in this season like Anenomes and craspidia balls bring in a different look.

Photo by Corbin Gurkin

Deep wines and burgundies mixed with purple or pinks is one of my favorite color palettes. And, I love the just gathered wild flower look that many people associate more with spring. But, you can see, it’s just as spectacular in fall.

A delicate pale palette can still work in Fall, of course. Dahlias and anemones are blooms true to the season, but adding in a hint of golden tones warms the collection.