Did you know that 73 percent of all weddings take place between May and October? Of those, 15 percent occur during September, and 16 percent are held in October. It goes without saying that autumn is a popular time for weddings. The weather is mild, the colors outside are beautiful, and many people love the cozy, romantic feeling the season provides.
Whether you’re hosting a rustic barn wedding or a simple backyard ceremony under the foliage, premium fall flower arrangements designed by an experienced florist can elevate your event. In need of some inspiration for your wedding flowers? Below, we’re discussing our favorite blooms for the season and how they can be incorporated into your bouquets, centerpieces, and more.
How to Choose Your Wedding Flowers
Flowers are an important part of your overall wedding vision; therefore, it’s essential to choose carefully. When selecting your fall wedding flowers, keep the following in mind:
- Your Color Scheme – Determine your wedding color scheme before selecting your flowers. The colors you pick will inform your floral choices.
- Your Venue – Is your wedding in a park? Your parent’s backyard? A banquet hall? These details will impact which blooms are best.
- The Size and Types of Arrangements Needed – Do you want large, overflowing centerpieces or small, simple bouquets? Are you looking for ceremony arches? The type of flowers you choose will depend on the different arrangements you need for your wedding.
- Which Flowers Are in Season – Flowers that are in season will be fresher and in better condition than those that are out of season.
Be sure to talk to your wedding florist beforehand to get their recommendations. Need help finding a floral designer? It’s important to work with a professional with the proper education and certifications. The more qualified your local florist is, the easier it will be for them to choose the perfect fall wedding flowers for your event.
The Best Flowers for Fall Wedding Arrangements
When selecting your fall wedding flowers, in-season blooms are always best. These flowers will fit the overall aesthetic of the season and can withstand the current weather. Here are just a few of our favorite types of flowers for autumn:
Sunflowers are cheerful, bold, and confident – the perfect flower for making a statement! While these blooms are often used for summer weddings, they also look great in a bouquet or centerpiece for an autumn event.
Hypericum produces bunches of shiny, colorful berries in the late summer and into autumn. They’re a great way to add texture and dimension to floral arrangements and can be combined with a wide range of flowers, such as garden roses or spray roses.
This unusual and distinctive flower draws attention everywhere it’s used! Celosia begins blooming in late summer and continues through late fall. We love to combine it with dahlias, spray roses, butterfly ranunculus, and calla lilies.
Dahlias are in season during the autumn months and are a current trend in the wedding world. Their bold, beautiful blossoms are showstopping, and they come in a variety of colors and sizes. We recommend pairing dahlias with flowers like disbuds, roses, calla lilies, and amaranthus.
5. Your Own Custom Creation
Of course, the best fall wedding flower arrangements are the ones that reflect your unique style and personality. Bedford Village Flower Shoppe has a variety of customization options that allow you to create floral designs that are all yours – and meaningful to you and your partner. Working with a professional florist to put together custom arrangements ensures your flowers are exactly what you envision.
Bedford Village Flower Shoppe: Where Your Wedding Vision Comes to Life
At Bedford Village Flower Shoppe, we’re here to help you create flower arrangements that add beauty to your wedding day – no matter the theme or time of year. Our lead florist, Lauren Chillemi, holds a degree in horticulture from New York Botanical Gardens and a European Master’s Certification in floral design. Simply bring your wedding details and vision, and she can create bouquets, boutonnieres, wearables, and more that you (and your guests) will remember for years to come. Plus, our entire team is here to help you with all of your floral needs, from the initial phone call to the big day.
Are you planning a fall wedding? Reach out to Bedford Village Flower Shoppe to schedule a complimentary floral design consultation. You can also get fall flower arrangement ideas by checking out our Instagram and Facebook accounts!