Jane Winter of Wildflowers Peach hypericum berries and succulents add variety to a bridal bouquet of cinnamon and Sahara roses, PeeGee hydrangeas and cream lisianthus, wrapped with a silk ribbon. • Wedding bouquets are trending toward freedom of expression. Brides want their flowers to be unique and express their individuality in all different ways. • Neutral and earthy tones of peaches and oranges are very popular for autumn weddings. • Texture is very important right now. There’s a broader range of options for textures beyond just using flowers, including succulents, ribbons, fruit and jewelry.
John Sullivan of Ken Miesner’s Flowers A bountiful autumn bouquet is filled with Highbush cranberries, hypericum berries, hydrangeas, roses, dahlias, thistle, amaranthus, celosia, Oncidium orchids, wheat, Lamb’s Ear, euonymus and ivy. • Use elements that are symbolic of something to make a bouquet more artistic and special. Wheat signifies fertility and ongoing life, while ivy stands for marital fidelity. You can reference the language of flowers to create a meaningful piece. • Autumn is a beautiful season to get married, and you want to evoke the crispness of those colors. Greens, golds and coppers make up a great fall palette, in addition to the traditional oranges and reds. • You can get access to a variety of flowers year-round now, so it’s no-holds-barred for what you can incorporate into your bouquet. Blousy dahlias or big, lime-green spider mums are really associated with fall.
Barb Wehking of Bloomin’ Buckets One peach poppy adds a touch of whimsy to the bouquet of English garden roses, dahlias, ranunculus, Queen Anne’s lace, olive branches and ornamental grass, accented by long streamers of colorful ribbon. • Lighter shades of peaches and blushes allow the bride to stand out in her dress. • A wine-colored ribbon plays off the golds and greens, and the palette echoes autumn colors without screaming of fall leaves. • The tradition is still a handheld bouquet, but a perfectly round arrangement isn’t necessary. The freeform, oblong-shaped look is becoming more popular. The bouquet looks more natural, like it was pulled from the garden.
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