Fall is here and as the leaves begin to change, so do the flowers that are in season. Soon enough, everywhere you look there will new brides planning the happiest day of their lives and a part of wedding planning is choosing the right flowers to fit both the bride and groom’s vision. Flowers set the feel of the wedding and whether they are bright and bold or soft and subtle, the floral arrangements, bouquets and boutineers are an important part of any wedding. Luckily, brides in Ontario don’t have to look too far when trying to pick the right flowers.
Dejan Kristan from Pick Ontario says that for autumn weddings, flowers and plants such as Asters, Celosia, Sunflowers, Chrysanthemums, Zinnia, Eucalptus, as well as Succulents can add lots of interesting textures and a seasonal look to the arrangements and bouquets.
I love rich colours in the fall because everything turns different shades of yellows, reds, oranges and browns and just sometimes you need a little bit of deep colour in your life.
Dejan’s top fall wedding picks
Matsumoto asters are a cheerful addition to any bouquet. Their bright yellow centers give them a daisy-like charm. Celosia plumes are great for boutonnieres, and add brilliant colour and feathery textures to arrangements. Dejan also suggests that using tall Sunflowers to add height and a bold splash to mixed arrangements. A fun flower that is also recognizably “autumn”. Chrysanthemums are another great classic bloom that radiates with the beauty of the fall season; especially when using them in warm tones of reds and oranges within the bouquet. Succulents are not only trendy, but also extremely hardy and you can also enjoy them long after your wedding day is over. They’re on trend for the year and add unique shape and texture to your arrangements.
Dejan also suggests talking to your local florist about experimenting with different hardy stems like the silver dollar eucalyptus, curly willows, and rose hips. All of these different stems add soft colour and a special uniqueness to your bouquets and table arrangements.
If you’re looking for more classic florals but with a bit of charm, think about spray roses. They offer both the beauty and fragrance of roses, but have a more charming miniature look. Each branched stem has multiple blooms and are a great addition to fill larger arrangements.
It is highly recommended for brides and grooms to choose locally grown flowers. By doing so, the longevity of the flowers is highly maximized and they can be enjoyed even after the day has passed. Local flowers also tend to have more fragrance than those imported, as their scent comes from natural chemicals that they release into the air. Imported flowers often lose these chemicals during their long transportation, so the shorter the trip the longer the scent of the flowers will last.
“Flowers are one of the most essential parts of any wedding and fall is the perfect time to experiment with soft colours, unique textures and various types of blossoms,” adds Kristan. “I don’t think there is a better way to enhance the happiest day of your life than with fresh, locally grown flowers that smell like they’ve been picked that morning.”