Being that it is Thursday and I am sitting here blogging probably means that I have a pretty low key week ahead of me. A nice break to start the crazy fall season off with I might add. Our neighborhood is hosting its annual October “Fly In” Picnic, and I have been busy making cookies and preparing for the festivities that brings. I really need to try some of the photos techniques that my friend Randy talks about and see how the pictures come out.
On another note, flowers for the fall are starting to emerge in the nurseries, and the weather has turned crisp and delightful. I am thoroughly enjoying all of the tiny yellow clover that are blooming in our yard. Some say it is a weed, but the gorgeous yellow blanket is soft and the birds really seem to be enjoying them.
It is true that using floral that is blooming in the fall is a great way to keep the cost of your wedding flowers under control, but have you thought of other ways to incorporate elements of the fall in your arrangements that are not floral? Elements such as acorns, dried pepperberries, chinese lanterns and bark covered branches are just a few. Using assorted greenery that is abundant in the fall is a sure fire way to evoke the feel of fall and control you overall cost. This dainty teardrop bouquet consists of some bridal favotires like mini calla lilies and Cymbidium Orchids, along with seasonal Hypericum berries, pepper berry, dahlia and greenery.
Mini Calla Cymbidium ORchids, hanging amaranthus and assorted fall greenery Bridal Bouquet
It is possible to stick with a white toned bouqeut and still evoke the essence of fall. The bouquet pictured below conisits of white Dahlia, Freesia, Lissianthus, green Hypericum Berries, Brunia Berries, spiraled Fiddle head fern, Pheasant feathers and accents of Lambs Ear and Pittosporum. Wrap the handle with a coordinating color to accent your wedding, and you are traditional and seasonal at the same time.
All white Bridal Bouquet with fall accents
One of my favorite techniques this year is the incorporation of feathers in bouquets. This last bouquet using succulent dark brown Cymbidium Orchids and velvet red Freedom Roses as a focal, and accents on the details create the festive fall vibe.Wrap the handle with baroque ribbon and adorn with gold toned beads and an heirloom brooch to finish off the look.
Cymbidium Orchid Red Roses and Feather Bridal Bouquet
It is time for me to get out to the studio, and see what work needs to be done to prepare for the weddings this weekend. Until next time, enjoy this crisp weather and happy planning!