Fall Weddings: Choosing the Best Flowers

Fall WeddingWhen it comes to creating floral designs for weddings, our flower designers here at Gainan’s Weddings are always busy. The summer wedding season is barely getting started and we’re already gearing up for fall weddings. It’s always exciting to learn all the newest wedding trends of the season. The trends that are very hot for Fall of 2015 are quite different than anything we’ve seen before.


Wedding trend experts from The Knot explain that color diversity is very trendy this fall. Red in wine-colored hues is the season’s hottest color, and other colors are playing off of that. What makes this season’s colors so special is the combination of pastels – which are cool colors, with warm, earthy colors like burgundy red. Consider a palette of a rich wine colored red with a grayish-blue heather, lavender, or even blush. We see these colors in the clothing the bridal party wears, and in the flowers that they carry. It’s different from any color scheme we’ve seen in the past, but it really brightens up the look, and it doesn’t detract from the seasonal feel at all.

Copper is another big color trend this fall. We’re seeing copper chargers under plates, and copper Moscow mules for cocktails. Instead of the usual silver-colored flatware, this year, gold is replacing silver. The gold flatware is sure to look fantastic with copper accents in the form of candleholders or industrial metal planters.

Reception Décor and Table Settings

The biggest trend in centerpieces and floral arrangements is the use of foliage – and lots of it. We’re seeing a reversal in the ratio of leaves to flowers. We are also seeing a trend that favors rustic centerpieces – especially for weddings where guests are seated at long farm-style tables. Instead of formal vases, planter boxes are the season’s hit. We’re seeing those boxes in several materials, including wood and metal in very rustic settings, and ceramic for more sophisticated or formal events.

Eucalyptus leaves are very popular in planter boxes that are used as centerpieces. So are ferns and ornamental grasses. The contrast between the grayish green of eucalyptus leaves, and the red, brown and oat color of grasses, works well with different hues of deep red. The use of foliage isn’t restricted to planter boxes. It’s the biggest trend in floral design for fall weddings of the year. We’re also seeing twigs and raffia, a combination that is perfect for wreaths – depending on the wedding theme and setting. Once again, rich red flowers will contrast with the leaves. With this look, you really want people to see the twigs and raffia.

If you’re planning a fall wedding, and you want to incorporate the season’s trends into your wedding theme, flowers, and colors, look to the rich colors of the season. And for lighting, things go retro – with lighting that uses Edison bulbs. You won’t have to worry about whether the lighting will work with your table décor or flowers.