Floral Ideas for a Fall Wedding

When you think of wedding flowers, you might picture the elegant pastels of a spring wedding or bold brights of the summer. But fall is a great time for wedding flowers too, with gorgeous warm autumnal hues and in-season blooms like dahlias, zinnias, and cosmos. Scabiosa and sunflowers are also fall staples. And, of course, there are lots of interesting textural options when it comes to filler and foliage. In fact, once you start dipping into all the floral ideas for a fall wedding it’s hard to narrow down all the amazing choices! So I’ve put together a few of the floral ideas for a fall wedding that I’m loving at the moment. I can’t wait to see some of these come to life in the coming months!

Add fall fruits to your tables. Fall is the season of harvest. One of the best ways to pay tribute to this is by incorporating fruits alongside your florals. Not only does this add a harvest element, it also introduces additional texture and visual interest to your table design. For example, apples, pears, figs, pomegranates, and grapes.

Pastels…but make them autumnal. Many fall brides and grooms choose a classic palette of burnished reds, golds, and oranges. However, just because you’re getting married in the fall doesn’t mean you can’t use softer shades. A pastel palette can be fall-appropriate too! The best way to update it for the season is to add a moodier element like dark foliage or place pastel arrangements in black vases. The contrast really makes it pop!

Create a fall wedding arch. If you’re planning an outdoor ceremony for your fall wedding, it’s best to lean into the changing hues of nature. A lush floral arch created with an abundance of seasonal flowers and foliage makes for a gorgeous focal point for the ceremony.

Dried flower bouquets. We’ve been seeing dried flowers and grasses incorporated into arrangements for a couple of years now, and they’re not going anywhere! Why not have your florist create dried arrangements for you and your bridesmaids? Not only will they look fabulous at your fall wedding, they can be preserved and kept in your homes as décor for years to come. What a special reminder of your big day!

Create a foliage display. It’s always a good idea to incorporate fall foliage into your arrangements as it really adds a seasonal touch. Think maple leaves, scabiosa pods, and Japanese maple. To really make an impact, have your florist create a larger foliage installation that will really bring all those fall vibes! For example, a hanging leaf display above the tables, a foliage ceremony arch, or a leafy foliage wall. Or pick a focal spot like the bar or above the dance floor.

What are your favorite floral ideas for a fall wedding?


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