With seasonal change comes an exciting rich color palette and tons of texture with which to design. Here, Creech’s Florist’s Raleigh Beasley lends advice and inspiration to make the most of autumn’s distinct offerings.
Set Yourself up for the most Stunning Fall Florals
➊ Set the tone. Decide if you prefer light, dark, or bright fall colors. For this styled shoot—created by a team of top-notch wedding pros—Raleigh went for light fall tones. Toasty toffee roses, which are all the rage, he says, and dusty lavender amnesia roses lend a soft, romantic autumnal look. For those who want pink with a fall feel, he recommends sandy pink quicksand roses.
➋ Pick your style. Floral arrangements can take many shapes. Here, Raleigh went for an airy, open look.
➌ Give it texture. The variety of fall grasses and other foliage opens the door for a little more freedom, color, and texture than you see in other seasons, says Raleigh. Pink preserved pampas grass, bunny tail grass, tassel-like amaranthus, blue thistle, Queen Anne’s lace, and baby blue eucalyptus all add great texture here.
➍ Dare to be different. Branches, such as birch or pussy willow, can really be very intriguing in a bouquet, though Raleigh admits, he rarely sees brides daring to be that different. While not everyone may be ready to go out on a limb, so to speak, there are plenty of fall leaves and nontraditional detail flowers that can give arrangements an eclectic look. Mahogany maple or copper beech leaves, kangaroo paws, and scabiosa pods are among Raleigh’s list of standouts.
➎ Trust in your florist. That is, after all, why you’ve hired a professional designer.
Images: Kelsey Halm Photo
Planner: Invitation Only
Venue: William Aiken House
Florals: Creech’s Florist
Model: Helen McGaughy
Dress: Maddison Row South
Beauty: Silhouette on Site
Rentals: Ooh! Events
Linens: Event Haus