How many of you caught our Summer Seasonal Flower Guide that we shared in July? We loved hearing how much you loved it (especially on Instagram + Facebook!) and we got tons of requests to bring back this fun flower column for fall. Well today is the day + we couldn’t be more excited to share our fave picks for the upcoming season, in hopes that our guide will help you plan out your wedding floral design + let you know if the blooms you’ve been eyeing will be available for your big day! Oh course we recommend talking with your florist about flowers you love and what’s available, but if you are DIYing your flowers or perhaps trying to pick a date for next year and you love peonies, might be helpful to know you shouldn’t have a fall wedding since they won’t be available. :)
As you’ll see in a sec, we wanted to highlight some fun, untraditional floral + foliage varieties that you may not be familiar with, as well as point out some of the trusty faves we all know + love. By blending unique textures + types, you’ll be able to achieve the look of some of the amazing bouquets + arrangements you’ve seen here on GWS. (And you can browse our bouquet galleries for lots of great inspiration, too!) We even whipped up a quick fall bouquet for you a bit later in the post to get the inspiration flowing!
Some of our favorites that are available to you in the fall include: cinnamon spice garden roses, brown amaranthus, burgundy scabiosa, chocolate cosmos, burgundy dahlias, thistle (also known as eryngium), pomegranate branches, brunia berry, burgundy moonlight carnations, nigella, burgundy artichokes, willow eucalyptus, and burgundy ranunculus.
A few of our other faves that we didn’t include here, but love for fall, are white lysimachia, blue privet berry (so perfect for adding texture), tuberose, persimmon branches (fun for autumn and thanksgiving tablescapes) and viburnum. When talking to your florist, or planning out your wedding flowers, always remember that mother nature can be tricky at times, so there is always the possibility that certain items will not be available. Luckily, there is usually always something similar you or your florist can substitute to achieve a similar look!
Pomegranates + artichokes (as well as persimmons) are classically fall, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use them in a fun, unique way! These guys are pretty sizable, so they’re a great way to add lots of body to a bigger bouquet and they work perfectly in large centerpieces, adorned arches + chuppahs, or aisle flanking arrangements. Below, we’ve used them in a textural bouquet. How would you use these awesome fruits + veggies in your floral design?
And what about a flower head heart for your wedding decor? Of course, it won’t last for TOO long – but definitely for several hours – and it’s just so pretty!
If your wedding date isn’t set quite yet, but you were hoping to get a feel for what types of stems are available year round, we’ve got you covered, with a few of our favorites that are available throughout the seasons! You can never go wrong with pink garden roses + we’ve been loving seeing bridesmaids carrying all-filler bouquets, like astilbe, queen anne’s lace, and dusty miller. Such a great budget-friendly option!
We hope you guys are enjoying our Seasonal Flower guides — we seriously love creating them for you! For couples who are tying the knot this winter (or next!), or for anyone planning a holiday party, be sure to check back soon for our upcoming winter seasonal flower guide!
Thanks so much to Katie Pritchard for the photos!