~ AUTUMN ~
IMAGE | Emma Lawson Photography
WHAT’S IN SEASON?
“It’s nice at this time of year to use rich reds, vibrant pinks and deep purples as an alternative to an orange or red classic autumnal vibe,” says Vicky of Vicky’s Flowers.
Hydrangea is a top choice for this time of year, even though, in autumn, this ﬂower is not at the height of bloom.
“In autumn, hydrangea is into the drying stage, but this produces the most amazing muted tones,” explains Ros from Stunning Flowers.
You can also create a textural autumnal arrangement by including foliage and berries: think rosehip, blackberries, oak leaves, ivy and lavender.
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“We didn’t decide to have our wedding in autumn just for the ﬂowers, but once we booked the date, I wanted it all to tie in together,” says Maxine, who married Stuart at Norton House Hotel, Edinburgh, last October and hired Val Hamilton Wedding Flowers to bring their ﬂoral ideas to life.
“We love the changing colours of the autumn leaves and, for our ﬂowers, wanted a vibrant mix of colours, like burnt orange, burgundy, a little blue and yellow.”
Val used ﬂowers including orange hypericum berries, burnt orange dendrobium orchids, burgundy calla lilies and a foliage mix of soft ruscus and eucalyptus to create the autumnal feel.