I love autumn weddings. The weather has turned and so have the leaves on the trees. It is no longer blisteringly hot outside, but cool and breezy. We get to forgo the pastel palette for one so much more vibrant, rich and deep. We get to use more fruits, berries, branches and leaves to add a bit of the season to our arrangements.
There are so much more textures available during this time of the year. Look around and perhaps you will find some inspiration to incorporate into your wedding or event.
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We usually get a fairly eclectic mix of colors each wedding year, but the one color that seems to endure is purple. My brides love purple. They love any tint, shade, or tone of purple from lavender to fuchsia to violet. The draw of purple for me and perhaps others is its ability to convey a mood. Lavenders can be soft and romantic or sad and wistful. Violets can be exciting and sensual or dark and dangerous. Whatever family of purple it may be, I try to suggest and purchase the flowers that best convey the mood of the event.
This particular wedding was at one of our favorite venues Silver Creek Country Club. Our bride wanted predominantly purples for her floral decoration, but was afraid everything would read too dark. We suggested the addition of some brighter color flowers such as fuchsia phalaenopsis and super green roses. In our experience, the addition of chartreuse or bright green works very well to brighten a dark purple palette.
Photos by Joe Homsy
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