Six Hints for Autumn and Winter Wedding Bouquets

23 Oct 2015

Stuck for ideas when it comes to choosing a bouquet design? Glean inspiration from the colour of striking blooms this autumn and winter with rich berry tones and metallics to add warmth to your wedding with these tips from Interflora.

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A brides bouquet is a surefire way to add either a dash of daring colour to a pale wedding ensemble, or a subtle pastel hint to a simple gown. Whatever floral arrangement chosen for the big day, its important to consider the season and whats in bloom.

For a truly opulent bunch of bridal flowers, floristry experts at Interflora have shared with Bride some key hints and tips on choosing an autumn/winter bouquet. Whether its a woodland-inspired theme or a shimmering white wonderland, here are some blooming great ideas to get you started.

1. Go bold
Bold colours are really making a comeback and marsala, Pantone’s colour of the year 2015, is heavily influencing a season of daring berry tones,” say Interflora. “A palette of red, cerise, purple, and burgundy will see us right through the cooler autumn months into winter and up until Christmas at the very least.”


2. Take inspiration from unruly woodland
“We’re seeing lots of lush purples and reds offset by cooler greens and navy,” says Kate Ward from Louise Florist in North Yorkshire. “Many of our autumn brides have tried to reflect the wild and unruly nature of woodland at this time of year. Brides seem more aware of the seasonality of flowers and are opting for blooms like heather and rose hips complemented by ferns and ivy. The theme extends beyond the bridal party flowers, with wooden logs and twigs featuring prominently in the table arrangements.”


3. Add sparkle
“For winter weddings, the colour palette is noticeably cooler and more muted,” Kate adds. “Winter brides are choosing white blooms with grey foliage and metallic silver elements. Brooches are popular additions to the winter bouquet to add a little sparkle.”

4. Pick precious metals
Why not add a hint of reflective drama? Metallic elements, in gold, bronze and copper bring further decorum to proceedings, say Interflora, with their warmer colours a fabulous companion for berry tones and perfect contrast to the earthier woodland elements.


5. Consider roses and chrysanthemums
When it comes to your choice of flowers, deep red Baccara roses, hypericum berries and Barca chrysanthemums are perfect blooms to achieve the autumn colour palette, with Cymbidium orchids and Joker carnations fantastic alternatives.

6. Get pinning
“Couples are becoming increasingly social media savvy and are drawing more inspiration from platforms like Pinterest which help them visualise their flowers,” says
Karen Barnes, head of product development at Interflora. “They hope to create ever more intricate and imaginative designs which reflect the nuances of the season and the overarching theme of their big day.”





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