Whether you originally planned your wedding for autumn or have recently rescheduled it for later in the year, one of the key factors – along with your choice of wedding stationery – that can influence your wedding decor is your choice of floral arrangements. What flowers are in season during autumn, and how can you combine them to create your desired effect and reflect your chosen colour scheme?

Autumn wedding flowers in season

There is a fabulous choice of flowers during autumn, including anemones, roses, aster, orchids, carnations, lisianthus, cosmos, lilies, dahlias, freesias and delphinium. Your choice of flowers can make the most of the best of autumn with rich, warm tones of the season, or use more wintry shades in a nod to the forthcoming winter.

Early autumn also heralds the yearly harvest festival, so seasonal additions such as fruits, leaves, seed heads, feathers, herbs and berries can be particular fitting.

Three autumn wedding colour schemes

Oranges and browns

Warm, rich tones of orange and deep brown look fabulous, especially for nuptials that take place around Halloween and Bonfire Night. This colour scheme is ideal for creating a natural look for a countryside wedding.

Vintage style

Pale coloured autumn blooms are perfect for creating a vintage look. Think soft creams, pinks, peaches and perhaps a splash of lilac – plus some berries or seed heads – to provide contrast and drama.

Jewel tones

Rich, deep jewel tones such as ruby, amethyst, garnet and emerald are perfect for adding colour to an autumn wedding. If you like, lighten the look a little with lots of foliage and the addition of some paler blooms.