Whether it’s a giant apology for last winter’s snowfall or just Mother Nature doing a little showboating, everyone can agree this fall’s colors are rich and glorious. And there’s nothing like showcasing these brilliant oranges, reds, and yellows through your wedding florals.
We asked Dana Markos, of the eponymous Dana Markos Events, about what he’s been seeing for fall trends in wedding flowers. Here are his thoughts.
What are autumn’s go-to blooms?
The most popular flower blooming during the fall season are dahlias. They come in a wide range of beautiful fall colors, but also in the paler tones of pinks and lavenders, not to mention glorious white. Native hydrangea can be another favorite, and as time goes on it turns a burnish pink/burgundy. But the dahlia is by far the most popular seasonally. It transcends all styles and, depending on color tone, can be an accent for a romantic bouquet, or a rustic elegance in a centerpiece. They have a fairly long season, spanning mid-summer through late fall.
What are popular colors for fall bouquets and wedding day palettes?
Popular colors are typically burgundy, golden tones of yellow, [and] muted tones of orange and rust, with accent colors of chartreuse greens for a ‘pop.’ There are also rustic tones of amber, mango, and chocolate brown to emphasize the fall feel. The array of flowers that accomplish the palette are roses, berries, mini calla lilies, hydrangea, autumn leaves, dahlias, and so much more.
Are there any surprises in store for 2015 fall weddings?
The trend I have most seen for 2015 is the color palette being more soft rather than rich autumn and the style more gardenesque and flowing in the arrangements, rather than traditional and tight in its form. Interestingly, the palette this year has been very blush, very white, and green traditional. For pops of color we have been adding in peaches, corals, pinks with minimal fall tones as [the] only accents. Out of 26 fall events we’ve worked, only two were autumnal in nature and one was more muted, not the rich deep tones we’re used to. Using fruit in centerpieces, once popular, is also making its debut once again. Just this weekend we used speckle pears and wedges of pomegranates in the centerpieces.
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