December 11, 2019
October is a month often overlooked for weddings, however, with the changing of the leaves in full swing and sunny days still present, it’s a month worth considering for future brides and grooms. J & A set their date in the middle of the month and were rewarded with a beautiful fall day…
I always find it hard to choose which season I love the most, but there is certainly something magical about autumn, particularly here in the UK. The woodlands and open fields of Norfolk are beautiful during the months of September and October, and although September is a very popular month for weddings, October is often void of celebrations.
As a florist, I was really pleased to be asked to provide the florals for a wedding in October as there are still surprising amount of flowers in bloom throughout autumn, including some of my personal favourites such as dahlias, anemones and chrysanthemums – all of which are available in stunning shades of red, orange and yellow to match the season. J & A were keen to embrace the rich fall colour palette and base the style on a wild flower wedding with a hint of boho styling.
Mixing seasonally available British grown flowers in deep reds, pinks, burgundy and burnt orange alongside a few exotic blooms such as protea and eucalyptus, the colours came together well. I then foraged bracken and pampas grass and mixed in a few dried flowers and grasses to add both texture and a more natural look. The bride had also asked me to add a few conkers to the tables to bring a touch of autumn to the barn.
As I have mentioned before, making buttonholes is one of my favourite parts of prepping for a wedding, and these were no exception. A mix of roses, dried lavender, bunny tail grass and astilbe were displayed on a bed of hessian to match the decor at the barn.
Both the bridal bouquet and the bridesmaids bouquets were tied with lace ribbons to match the wedding gown, and provide contrast with the rich burgundy bridesmaid dresses. For an autumn wedding, the range of flowers and foliage available was a florist’s dream and packed a punch of colour! I particularly loved the deep red of the chocolate cosmos and rich pinks of the king protea.
After delivering the bouquets and buttonholes, I headed to Glebe Farm Barn, the Norfolk wedding venue that the bride and groom had chosen for its country charm and classic barn aesthetic. This barn features some fantastic outside spaces which are undercover, making it ideal for both summer and autumn weddings as there is protection from any change in the weather.
Here I added simple matching blooms to individual vases, jars and bottles on the tables, alongside the previously collected conkers to bring a touch of the outside into the beautiful barn. The simplicity of this floral styling was perfect inside the barn, which needs little decor to make it look great.
Overall, this autumn wedding was an unforgettable day and if you’re considering getting married in Norfolk and looking for something a little different, consider the month of October as the huge variety of seasonal flowers is astounding.
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Floral Styling: Romeo & Succulent
Photography: Tatum Reid Photography
Venue: Glebe Farm Barn