Autum Winter Flower Inspiration
Highlight your Autumnal or Winter wedding date with a gorgeous array of flowers, bursting with seasonal charm. From beautiful bouquets, to hanging floral fantasies, we talk to two of our recommend suppliers Victoriana Floral and Fleuriste about how to embrace the colder seasons to create some really magical floral moments.
An Autumnal Bouquet A beautiful Autumn bouquet should be filled with texture and colour, it should reflect the bountiful hedgerow and the ripening fields. Again, it's all about bringing surprise pops of colour to those darker months of the year.
Autumnal Inspiration I think a room can be transformed with autumnal colours by adding lots of berries, seed heads, foliage, twigs and branches. From something as striking as an arch or overhead installation, to something as simple as urns/ compotes filled with coloured leaves.
Winter Texture Adding lots texture and foliage helps to make the perfect Winter bouquet. I love to add texture by including dried seed heads, pine cones and lots of berries.It's important to include pops of colour as the lighting can be difficult with much less daylight hours. Adding trails of foliage, for example
Winter Wonderland When I am decorating for the winter or Christmas there are two things I cannot do without. Firstly, lots of foliage. Eucalyptus and ivy will dry and still looks great, therefore you won't require a water source. Beautiful bare branches can be used to hang decorations and baubles, which can be cable tied to ceilings and around windows. This is a great way to add Christmas cheer to your wedding space. Secondly, I love creating a show stopper piece such as a mantle garland arrangement with candles, or perhaps a large table centre that everyone can appreciate during dinner. I enjoy adding in extra touches of moss or pheasant feathers to tie in with the colour scheme of the room.
Autumn Colours Autumn is all about embracing the rich vibrant colours. Fall in love with loose organic bouquets full of berries and foliages to create a relaxed and warm feel to your wedding.
Autumnal Touches Bring the warm autumnal tones from outside in, use plenty of candlelight for the cold evenings and remember about the finishing touches. Chestnuts in glassware and oak leaves as name settings are perfect for an Autumn wedding.
Winter Materials A winter venue can be easily transformed with the help of foliages like spruce, eucalyptus, ivy trails and of course some much needed candlelight on dark winter days. A mix of foliages will give off a wonderful array of inviting smells and also provide excellent materials for creating ceiling garlands, and decorating fireplaces. Pine cones or a sprig of holly on each place setting adds that that holiday touch. Glassware filled with pine cones or cinnamon sticks adds a Christmassy feel with a modern twist.
Winter Rule Breakers Winter wedding bouquets don't have to be restricted to your traditional red colour scheme. A frosted winter wonderland style bouquet is both elegant and timeless. Soft grey foliages such as scenico and brunii provide texture and interest. Crisp white flowers such as ranunculus and orchids add the wow factor to any bouquet. A jewel toned wedding would be both a luxurious and glam winter wedding theme giving many possibilities for flowers and finishing touches.