Rich colours are key for dramatic autumn weddings
As the leaves change colour across Northern Ireland, replacing our famous 40 shades of green with a gorgeous backdrop of red, yellow and gold, a growing number of local couples are embracing the alternative scenery and choosing to tie the knot in autumn. Embracing the growing movement for couples to hold alternative weddings highlighting their own tastes and personalities, autumn has emerged over the past few years as the perfect season for couples aspiring for a more rustic feeling in their décor.
“Our team is helping an increasing number of brides to create bespoke floral looks that are just as unique as their venues and the time of year,” said Michael Ferguson, owner of Ferguson Flowers. “To complement the unique colours of autumn, we have seen an increase in the popularity of a number of richly-coloured blooms used in wedding centrepieces, buttonholes and bouquets.”
By mixing and matching textures in autumn bouquets, brides can achieve a laid-back more bohemian-inspired feel to their wedding florals. Ferguson’s suggests pairing structured flowers like roses and lilies with more feathery flowers like velvety coxcomb or non-floral elements like vibernum or fiddlehead ferns for a textured look.
Roses are a classic bloom popular for weddings year-round. For autumn, many brides are drawn to deep red and burgundy hues to add richness to a bouquet while incorporating traditional wedding flowers.
Calla Lilies in rustic burnt orange are perfect for buttonholes as well as mixed with other flowers for bridal bouquets. For a simple statement, many brides are pairing this bloom with rich greenery and adding accents of hypernicum berries for a do-it-yourself ‘picked from the garden’ look.
To update a staple wedding arrangement and bring it into autumn, try making adjustments to the greenery in your bouquet as well. Many brides tend to over-look the importance of the greenery in a bouquet and instead concentrate on the flowers and blooms. Try experimenting with oak leaves and eucalyptus for an alternative to the rich greens featured in spring and summer bouquets.
For more wedding flower tips, Ferguson Flowers offers a bespoke wedding service to accommodate unique requests from brides-to-be. Arrange a bridal consultation by contacting their Belmont Road, Belfast shop at 028 90 240 111 or visit www.fergusonweddingflowers.co.uk.