The Perfect Autumn Flowers for Your Fall Wedding

By Claire Swinarski

When you hear "florals," you might think of spring. After all, that's typically the time of year most closely associated with life, growth, and new blossoms after a harsh winter. However, there are plenty of autumn flowers that are perfect for your fall wedding. With its back-to-school vibe and proximity to the holidays, fall can also symbolize new beginnings. Just like a tree's leaves turn beautiful colors and fall to the ground, you're closing the door on one chapter of your life—that of your single years. So, embrace the autumn florals and let some natural beauty into your big day.

Autumn doesn't have to mean rustic. It's entirely possible to create an autumn bouquet that's elegant and classy. By choosing blooms that are seasonal, you'll have a full, lush-looking bouquet and save some cash as well. Ordering out-of-season flowers can be incredibly expensive if you want a high-quality look. If you want to embrace a more classic wedding bouquet, go for typical wedding flowers in rich hues that are currently in season. Think red roses, crimson calla lilies, or copper dahlias. You can still embrace an elegant look and feel while carrying in-season blooms.

Fall Colors and Textures

When selecting the prettiest autumn flowers, remember that fall is all about color. September, October, and November are great months for rich, russet shades, and when mixed with foliage or branches, fall bouquets become totally Pinterest-worthy. Think burnt orange, soft yellow, or deep red. Use greenery such as eucalyptus leaves or fiddlehead ferns to balance out the color palette and anchor your bouquet. Do you want to add a bit of texture? Go for feathers, wood accents, seasonal berries, or succulents to round out your bouquet and give it that cozy autumn feel. Instead of having a symmetrical bouquet, go for a cascading feel with large, lush leaves or moss. It will give your bouquet that fall fairy tale vibe, particularly next to your sparkling wedding day jewelry.

Since autumn flowers tend to have more color, they're also perfect to use for reception decor. Use your bridesmaids' bouquets as centerpieces and let the rich, deep color scheme complement the overall look of your wedding. Skip the traditional glass vases and go for metallic ones instead. Consider wrapping your bouquet in a pretty, patterned shawl or scarf to give your florals an extra boost.

Here are a few blooms that look their best in the crisp autumn months:

  • Eucalyptus
  • Dahlias
  • Calla lilies
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Hydrangeas
  • Orange gerbera
  • Peonies
  • Roses
  • Yarrow

Autumn is a wonderful time for a wedding, providing many options for vibrant, colorful florals. Whether you're looking for a modern or rustic theme, autumn has flowers that will fit your vision.