Would it surprise you if we told you that September and October are the most popular months to get married in the U.S., with the exception of the South? And even there, where “Fall” is a loosely-defined term, many couples opt to tie the knot during the most romantic of seasons.
September, October and November are wonderful months for flowers and other natural accents—crab apple branches, snowberries, leaves—so this is a time when floral arrangements and bouquets can really shine. Fall’s bounty is fully expressed in rich, decadent displays that make use of both natural elements and the seasons beautiful blossoms, like lilies, dahlias, garden roses, anemones, foxglove . . . we could go on. Griffin’s Floral Design wanted to look ahead at what’s in store for Autumn’s wedding flowers, and we’re taking note of three key trends that have us already falling for Fall.
What All The Hoopla’s About
We’re betting that the trend toward using geometric shapes in wedding decor has led us to this moment—and what a glorious one it is. Floral hoops of all sizes are being deployed in a variety of ways. They’re being clutched by bridesmaids in lieu of bouquets or nosegays. They’re being hoisted up and centered as stunning backdrops. They’re hanging from the backs of the bride and grooms’ dinner chairs and being used in decorative trios as a focal point at the reception. If it’s circular, it’s in.
Everyone’s talking about apricot, orange and butter yellow as being the “It” colors for Fall 2018, and we can see why. This range is vivid, fresh and yet looks amazing paired with the other color obsession right now, which is for inky, plummy shades. They also look amazing alongside metallics, a trending material. When it comes together in a bouquet without the contrast of darker, edgier color, this palette simply glows.
A wedding that either takes place in or takes its style cues from the woods is the perfect plan for Fall. Woodsy details are trending right now and predicted to be big this Autumn. Even if ceremonies aren’t happening in the forest, they’re pulling from it. Moss, branches, foraged greens and other natural elements are showing up on everything from tables to cakes. It’s a look that goes beyond the rustic approach we’ve seen in years past. Full of depth and little on the moody side, it’s definitely got the attitude of Fall, which is shaping up to be a totally enchanting season for weddings.