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Autumn Wedding Flowers

Planning 101 • 1st August 2013
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By  Nikki Tibles, Wild At Heart 

Floral wedding trends are always evolving, but brides are still very much in love with vintage inspired styles.

Classic bouquets are often referred to as ‘timeless’ and ‘classic’ and feature elegant hand-tied posies, with flowers including vintage-style roses and peonies which are soft, luscious and romantic and always make beautiful bridal bouquets.

Autumn wedding bouquetFor September, seasonal wedding flowers include autumnal hydrangeas, roses, freesias, viburnum and for something a little different dahlias are still just in season and come in a beautiful array of colours such as burgundy and orange - perfect for an autumn inspired wedding.

The bridal bouquet is such a focal point and carries with it as much thought and attention to detail as the dress itself. We always take a great deal of care and time with our brides to ensure the most inspiring result. Tight, hand-tied dome shaped bouquets have been the most popular in recent months and will continue to be on-trend, however, we are seeing a gradual move away from this with brides beginning to request trailing bouquets. For instance, loose tear drop shapes and slender trails of jasmine.

As for wedding arrangements and table features, beautiful displays of urns and vases showcasing different floral combinations, teamed with flickering tea lights and hurricane lamps are very popular, helping to set the mood to an overall vintage theme.

We styled a simply beautiful wedding where the bride briefed us to create an intimate wedding that reflected her love for her new husband and all her family and friends. This was the perfect occasion where the elegant vintage theme was ideal!

From beautiful chair backs, place settings and table arrangements to grand statement urns and flowering table tree canopies, there were touches of vintage style throughout, creating a luxurious and sumptuous, yet warm and intimate atmosphere.

We used a combination of roses with a soft colour palette including ocean song, white o’hara, amnesias and quick sand that were teamed with clematis and guelder rose. Then additionally, for the table canopies, eucalyptus, orchids and delphiniums were teamed with the core florals, creating a wonderful scent for the wedding breakfast.