With cooler temperatures (finally, sorta) here and the arrival of Pumpkin Spice Lattes (thanks, Starbucks) we can safely discuss Fall. Autumn weddings have become the new, Spring wedding with couples choosing dates from September to late November for their nuptials- and it’s no wonder. Fall is a splendid season and offers so much gorgeousness for the taking. Beautiful burnished landscapes, crisper air, and a whole different warmth than we feel in the Springtime. If you’re having a Fall wedding, think about including a statement floral installation to really embrace this leaf-strewn, earthy, magnificent time of year.
Ground-up floral installations are magical. Combining skilled floral design and physics, these mid-scale creations are sure to make a statement and can be used to frame a ceremony site, as a photo backdrop or to put the focus on a specific element of your venue. Wherever you choose to place a ground-up design, your guests are sure to remember it-
Greenery and florals beautifully frame this couple. Lighter-toned flowers like peachy Dahlias, Roses and Silver-Dollar Eucalyptus brighten the atmosphere and contrast nicely with the deeper woods, beyond. (Bad Rabbit Flowers and Move Mountains Co.)
Another stunning example of a ground-up design. These organic structures create a dramatic floral expression and are a fabulous way to showcase Fall blooms and color. (Sophisticated Florals)
Your ceremony site or altar is a perfect spot for a floral installation because no one will miss it! With all eyes on you for the duration of your vow exchange, having an interesting and impactful floral display here makes sense. Go lush, make an impact. Talk to your floral designer about the setting of your ceremony and what feeling you hope to evoke.
An A-symmetrical floral display adds romance to an iron arch. Florals and greenery soften the setting. Laurel Creek Florals and Olivia Griffin Photography)
A simple Birch structure is dressed for Autumn wearing saffron yellow and shades of copper. Pops of red Gomphrena and Celosia, Rusty Amaranthus, and Zinnias make a seasonal display. (Local Color Flowers and L. A. Birdie Photography)
Oversized pergolas require oversized florals. Here, champagne colored draping softens the look of the structure and dramatic Amaranthus, dried Hydrangea and Fall-hued floral garlands dress-up the site. (floriculture micro farmand Earthmark Photography)
An arch of greenery, Sunflowers and shades of red umbrella the couple and embody Fall time. (Violet Floral Design and Katherine Elizabeth Photography)
A rustic wood arbor is decorated with a ground-up installation that whimsically wraps to the top. Big, bold rusty Sunflowers, trailing greenery and colorful flowers give this a free-spirited feel. (Sue Hines and Beth Mort)
Floral installations don’t just have to happen, at the altar. A statement tablescape (usually at the head or sweetheart table) offers another opportunity for flaunting fall florals. Mixing elements like a unique place-setting, drinking vessels, candles, and other design ingredients can really create a winsome look.
Black plates and candles really set the tone of this beautiful Fall tablescape. A stout floral runner that mixes wine colored flowers, grapes, and Feathered Eucalyptus is a textural dream and emanates a moody, Autumnal scene. (Bad Rabbit Flowers and Katelyn Mallett Photography)
This very romantic floral install includes a suspended centerpiece that is lush with florals, leaves, and grasses. Here brighter florals are used to set the feeling of Fall-check out those Oak leaves. The table boasts a matching, low arrangement that is simply gorgeous. (Floribunda Roses and Phillipa Sian Photography)
Autumn is the opportune time to plan a wedding. Nature provides a delightful background and a pleasing palette. Think through your wedding and decide if there is a space you want to highlight then chat with your florist about floral installation options.