Autumn Wedding Flowers

Autumn Wedding Flowers

Autumn Wedding Flowers

Have you decided on an Autumn wedding date and are looking for inspiration for your flowers? There are many factors to consider when choosing the perfect flowers for your bouquet or arrangements; scent, texture, sentimental value, symbolism, colour… but are you clued up on what flowers are in season or available for the date you have chosen?

Here’s a helpful guide to the Autumn season blooms which will provide a great insight into the best flowers for your fall wedding day!

Scabious (June – October)
This delicate and sweetly scented flower presents a feathery ruffle of petals that will add a treat for the senses when used in your wedding flower arrangements or bridal bouquet. They are sometimes referred to as the ‘pin cushion flower’, owing to their denser cushion-like centre, along with their pin-like stamen. The scabious flowers represent true love, purity and peace – making it a perfect addition to any wedding flower arrangement!

Tulip (October – April)
There are over 150 species of tulip, they could be single, double, ruffled or fringed depending on the variety (of which there are over 3,000!) This makes the tulip a great choice for your wedding as there will be a size, shape or look to fit every couple, wedding and arrangement! The tulip has many different meanings depending on variety or colour, but often represents happiness, confidence and eternal love.

Delphinium (April – November)
With an unmistakable showy spike of flowers, the delphinium is another impressively tall and elongated flower to think about adding to your wedding, particularly if you’re looking for a more relaxed Spring/Summer wedding. The name delphinium originates from the ancient Greek word ‘delphis’, meaning dolphin – comparing the individual flower forms to the shape of the marine mammal. Delphiniums are used to communicate cheerfulness, openness and symbolise new opportunities! It is also used as a sweet way to remember loved ones that have now passed.

Larkspur (June – October)
Larkspur – Another perfect option for adding a little height to your bouquet or venue wedding arrangements! It’s grown for its stunning beauty and ornamental value; it features elongated petals on each bloom that look like spurs, the hind claws of a lark – hence the name, larkspur! For the true romantics out there, this flower symbolizes love, affection, and strong attachment.

Autumn Wedding Flowers
Autumn Wedding Flowers

Astilbe (April – November)
The Astilbe has fern-like clusters of densely packed plume-like flowers that are available in many sizes and a variety of beautiful pastel shades. The astilbe flower is a symbol of courage, strength and protection.

Nigella (April – October)
For a perfect addition to a meadow or cottage garden, relaxed decoration; nigella is surely on your list! Also known as Love-in-a-Mist, it is available in white and blue, adding subtle texture in the form of small, pointy petals and airy foliage. Nigella is a symbol of the bonds that bind people together, of harmony and love.

Astrantia (March – November)
Astrantia is part of the parsley family, presenting pretty and delicate ‘pin-cushion’ flowers which makes it a great filler and adds some lovely texture for your floral displays! For a rustic wedding, astrantia look great paired with an array of other wild textured flowers; they also lend themselves to a more elegant bridal bouquet when paired with large garden roses! Astrantia is a symbol of protection, courage and strength. Although available March to November, the peak season of Astrantia is May to October.

Snapdragons (June – October)
Another perfect option for adding a bit of height in your bridal bouquet or other floral arrangements! Snapdragons are tall with the upper reaches covered in small and colourful blooms and are available in a wide colour range of yellows, peaches, pinks, purples, blues and whites – so there’s sure to be one that suits your colour scheme perfectly! Snapdragons symbolize graciousness.

Eustoma / Lisianthus (July – October)
Eustoma, more commonly known as ‘Lisianthus’ are slow to flower but they are so worth the wait! They have multiple, delicately ruffled swirls of flowers per stem and have a gentle ‘trailing’ quality to their growth pattern; which makes them a very pretty addition to any rustic or barn setting wedding. Eustoma has several meanings; it conveys appreciation, admiration and respect as well as symbolizing sweetness and friendliness.

Autumn Wedding Flowers
Autumn Wedding Flowers

Ranunculus (October – June)
Ranunculus are very popular for bouquets and wedding arrangements, supported on thin stems of up to 45cm tall and presenting a beautiful single flower, which is almost ‘rose-like’ in its appearance. The beautiful bloom has very thin, lightly ruffled petals that are densely packed together; which offers great texture to any bouquet or arrangement! There are many muted and subtle colours of Ranunculus, but also many bright varieties too – so you’re sure to find one for every colour theme! Ranunculus generally symbolize charm and attractiveness, but different colours of this beautiful flower have different meanings that may lend better to your day – it’s worth researching!

Eucalyptus (September – May)
Eucalyptus can be a great addition to your wedding arrangements! They are a neutral addition to your day, lending themselves to absolutely any theme or colour scheme. Their gorgeous silvery green, oval leaves are perfect as the foliage aspect of your bouquet, to flesh out a table or stairs arrangement, and even used as accent decoration on your seating plan or cake – the possibilities are endless! Eucalyptus carries with it the symbolism of protection and abundance.

Anemone (September – May)
Commonly known as windflowers, anemone is a genus of the buttercup family ranunculus or Ranunculaceae. They’re a beautifully wispy flower; with open, cup-shaped blooms with daisy-like petals. Perfect for a relaxed, meadow, cottage or rustic themed wedding. White anemones are by far the most requested colour for wedding arrangements, but there are many varieties of this pretty little flower! Anemone symbolises anticipation, which describes perfectly how the couple will feel on their wedding day!

Waxflower (October – May)
Waxflower are a small, delicate symbol of success and enduring love. Waxflowers make a dainty little accent for bouquets and wedding arrangements alike, due to their woody stems, they can also be incorporated into a beautiful headpiece or hair accessory!

Cosmos (June – October)
Cosmos are dainty, colourful, daisy-like flowers on the top of slender stems; giving them a ‘country garden’ relaxed feel to any wedding arrangement. Cosmos produce 3- to 5-inch blooms in various colours and are a part of the sunflower family. Beauty, resilience, harmony and infinity are among the many positive symbolisms for the humble cosmos.

Dahlia (July – November)
Dahlias are a beautifully showy, tuberous bloom with many densely packed petals; grown in a variety of colours and sizes there’s one to fit every bridal bouquet and floral arrangement at your wedding. The flowers of a dahlia can differ depending on the variety, some are daisy-like in appearance, some open centred or with jagged ruffles – each offer something different and they sure become a talking point amongst guests! Dahlia has a rich symbolism – standing for love, involvement and wealth.

Autumn Wedding Flowers

Hydrangea (February – December)
Hydrangea are a true showstopper, presenting a large globe of tiny blooms and petals! They are also quite unique as their colour can be controlled by the pH of the soil in which they are grown. They give bouquets a great textural quality, are very pretty and lend themselves to a rustic or more refined and elegant wedding theme. The hydrangea represents beauty, grace and gratitude.

If you need any advice on flower and foliage pairings for your big day, or to chat about us working together, please email us on michelle@olivemayfloraldesign.com! We can’t wait to hear from you!

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