Take Advantage of Fall’s Bounty to Accent Your Stunning Wedding Flowers
Planning a fall wedding brings an array of beautiful autumnal colors. A way to capture the Northeast’s unique season is to accent your wedding with fall flower arrangements. Many local blooms are at their peak now and create rich, deep hues for a bold pop in your wedding schema. When shopping for NYC wedding flowers, we tend to focus on classic flowers such as roses and lilies. However, your Manhattan florist can create a unique, natural arrangement by using leaves, branches and grasses.
Curvaceous willow branches can add height to a centerpiece and texture to soft flower petals. Branches also lend themselves to hang crystals or floating candles to create a unique and modern table arrangement. Tall fronds of grass or cattails provide a rustic backdrop to a classic wedding.Plucking freshly fallen leaves, pine cones or acorns and arranging them on a table with candles nestled in between is a subtle way to include nature’s beauty to your indoor space. Fall is always a reminder of apples. Why not incorporate them into your classic look by adding boughs of small apple tree branches with tiny apples attached snuggled next to simple zinnias or the peach hues of hydrangeas.
Apples or small pumpkins can also be placed in clear vases to begin a base of colors for flowers to sit upon. Chrysanthemums are synonymous with fall and come in a variety of colors and shapes. Spider mums have blooms that are large and wide, extending thin, pointed petals in a large bunch. This variety of mum boasts vivid greens, yellows, oranges and purples in a unique shade.
Clustering a bunch of the same color in tall or short clear vases with tied with wide blades of green grass adds a stunning centerpiece.The decorative squash also known as gourds can be hollowed out and used as a vase for your NYC wedding flowers. Gourds and pumpkins come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Use white pumpkins to house orange or red roses. Gourds with long, curved necks can wrap around stems in a simple bouquet.
A perfectly shaped flower, the gerbera daisy is similar to a sunflower with a smaller center and tighter petals. Since the stems are sturdy and the petals abundant, using all gerbera daisies for the bride will highlight a simple ivory dress while looking exquisite in photographs. Gerbera daisies can be used alone as a natural bouquet or mixed with simple flowers, greens or accents for a more formal arrangement. Attaching one large bloom to a simple green leaf makes for a tasteful boutonniere for the groom and his men.
Take a different spin on your arrangements by using dried fall flowers. A bucolic spray of dried white tea tree and lavender interspersed with a few fresh roses or gardenias will stun your guests in its simplicity. And, with the bouquet already dried, your memory of your wedding can be kept for years to come.