Floral Design for an Autumn-Inspired Wedding

Whether you're getting married in the fall, or importing its inspiration to another time of the year, the warm colors of autumn flowers bring a cozy feel to your nuptials.

Font
  • A
  • A
  • A

E-mail This Page to Your Friends

x

All fields are required.

Separate multiple e-mail addresses with a comma; Maximum 20 email addresses.

Refresh

Sending E-mail

Sending E-mail

Or Do Not E-mail

Success!

A link to %this page% was e-mailed

Autumn Table Centerpiece has Rustic LookEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Rich blooms of amber, gold, bronze and red populate these autumn wedding arrangements. They are bright and striking, but arranged in quite an informal way to give a rustic look. Sprays of blackberries bring a country feel to each design, but be sure to use unripe berries. Ripe berries drop off easily,and can stain clothing.

Flowers, Foliage and Other Materials

For the boutonniere
1 'Pinky Flair' St. John's wort (hypericum)
1 unripe blackberry spray
3 ivy leaves
1 orange calla lily

For the bouquet
7 calla lilies
9 unripe blackberry sprays
11 'Pinky Flair' St. John's wort (hypericum)
6 'Cherry Brandy' single roses
8 'Sonia' sunflowers

For the pew end
6 'Excellent Flair' St. John's wort (hypericum)
6 'Pinky Flair' hypericum St. John's wort (hypericum)
7 unripe blackberry sprays
12 'Sonia' sunflowers

For the table centerpiece(s)
4 'Excellent Flair' St. John's wort (hypericum)
4 'Pinky Flair' St. John's wort (hypericum)
7 unripe blackberry sprays
8 'Sonia' sunflowers
6 'Cherry Brandy' single roses
5 smokebush stems
5 ivy stems

Other materials
Floral wire
Stem tape
Pin(s) for boutonniere(s)
Garden shears
Raffia
12-inch round wicker basket(s) for table centerpiece(s)
Watertight container(s) for table centerpiece(s)
Chicken wire

Flowers and Foliage Needed for Autumn WeddingEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

How to Arrange the Boutonniere

The unusual mango color and swirled shape of this calla lily makes it an interesting variation on a classic rose boutonniere. The sprays of blackberries and hypericum berries add a delightful detail.

1. Wire the calla lily, St. John's wort berries, unripe blackberries and ivy leaves.

2. Group the wired foliage around the wired lily stem in a graduated sequence, trim the wires, wrap stem tape around all the wires and press the tape down with your fingers to seal it.

3. Mist the calla lily occasionally to keep it fresh until it is needed, then attach it to the lapel of a jacket with a pin.

For more details on making a boutonniere, see our step-by-step instructions.

Autumnal BoutonniereEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

How to Arrange the Bouquet

This bouquet uses miniature sunflowers; larger sunflowers would overpower the arrangement. This means that it retains a delicate, pretty feel, even though its colours are quite strong.

1. Divide the different ingredients into separate piles. Begin with a rose or calla lily and place one of each of the ingredients around it at an angle to create a spiral stem effect. Use a high binding point to give a compact look. Turn the bunch in the same direction as you add each stem.

2. Add one of each of the different flowers until you have included all the blooms and they are balanced equally throughout the bouquet. Arrange the last two layers of flowers slightly lower around the edges for a domed effect.

3. Secure the bunch with string or raffia. Then, fold a very long piece of raffia four times to create eight strands and make them into a bow. Attach the bow to the bouquet with a small piece of raffia. Trim the ends of the stems straight across with a pair of garden shears.

For more details on making a hand-tied bouquet, see our step-by-step instructions.

Autumn Wedding Bouquet has Rustic LookEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited
« Previous12

Excerpted from Fresh Flower Arranging

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2011

We Recommend...

How To Prepare for an Open House

How To Prepare for an Open House

Get It Sold host and home-staging expert Sabrina Soto shares her 15-tip checklist on what to do before opening your house to...

How to Create an Iconic American Interior

How to Create an Iconic American Interior

Learn how to recreate a regional look inspired by eight influential styles seen in cities across the United States.

(16 photos)
How to Buy and Recycle an Evergreen Christmas Tree

How to Buy and Recycle an Evergreen Christmas Tree

For many of us, a natural tree trimmed with decorations is what Christmas is all about. Caring for a cut tree properly will...

Advertisement

HGTV Inspiration Newsletter

Create your unique, personal style with advice and inspiration from HGTV.