Bridal bouquet

Autumn bridal bouquet: design ideas and subtleties of choice

A won­der­ful time of the year, enchant­i­ng and bewitch­ing with its col­ors — autumn — fer­tile for a wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion. Bright shades of foliage, flow­ers and berries inspire unusu­al autumn bou­quets for the bride. The choice for imag­i­na­tion is huge: ger­beras, chrysan­the­mums, maple leaves and even bunch­es of moun­tain ash. Con­sid­er a few ideas and options for wed­ding bou­quets in autumn style.

Before choosing a bouquet

The bride’s bou­quet and the groom’s bou­ton­niere are part of the cho­sen wed­ding con­cept. These impor­tant attrib­ut­es of the cel­e­bra­tion should be select­ed as one of the last, when the main details have already been thought out, the selec­tion rules have been tak­en into account.

  • The autumn bou­quet of the bride should har­mo­nious­ly fit into the images of the bride and groom. This is impor­tant to con­sid­er, as theme wed­dings have become fash­ion­able in recent years. Autumn style is per­fect for a Coun­try, Provence, Autumn Car­ni­val, Hal­loween or Retro wed­ding. In the clas­sic ver­sion of the cel­e­bra­tion, it is appro­pri­ate to include autumn gifts in the bou­quet, because they will become a bright high­light of the wed­ding evening.
  • The rule for the bride: the rich­er and more chic her dress, the more mod­est and sim­pler the wed­ding bou­quet should be, and vice ver­sa.
  • Think over the shape of the future bou­quet in autumn style. It is best and eas­i­est to make a spher­i­cal bou­quet. It is ide­al for a puffy dress of a frag­ile girl-bride of small stature. A bou­quet in the form of a cas­cade is bet­ter to choose for a slen­der, tall bride in a dress with a sil­hou­ette. It is easy to cre­ate an asym­met­ri­cal bou­quet that will attract atten­tion with its large and small com­po­nents of flow­ers, cones, berries.
  • Hav­ing cho­sen the form, you need to decide on the com­po­nents of the com­po­si­tion — flow­ers, leaves, berries. It is bet­ter to choose them accord­ing to the sea­son. At the begin­ning of autumn, it can be a bou­quet with a pre­dom­i­nance of yel­low flow­ers, and in the mid­dle and at the end the col­ors can become brighter — from orange to bur­gundy red and crim­son pur­ple. Green­ery in such a bou­quet is best reduced to a min­i­mum. How­ev­er, it should not be over­loaded with too catchy col­ors, oth­er­wise such a com­po­si­tion will draw atten­tion to itself, and not to the mar­ried cou­ple.
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  • Flow­ers should not have a pun­gent smell, oth­er­wise the bride, who will keep it all day long, will feel uncom­fort­able, her head may ache and her mood will be spoiled. The bou­quet should not be too heavy in weight.
  • When includ­ing unusu­al flow­ers in the com­po­si­tion, it is bet­ter to clar­i­fy their mean­ing in advance, some­times it may not coin­cide with such a cel­e­bra­tion as a wed­ding.

autumn flowers

  • Chrysan­the­mums, asters — the most famous autumn flow­ers. Their flow­er­ing time is in autumn, and there is plen­ty to choose from! Love­ly chrysan­the­mums give the whole range of col­ors that you can imag­ine, keep­ing their beau­ty for a very long time. Asters, per­son­i­fy­ing ten­der­ness, fideli­ty, can be either bright red shades or pale pink, lilac, snow-white, they are per­fect­ly com­bined with oth­er col­ors.
  • dahlias bring hap­pi­ness to their own­ers and grat­i­tude. In a wed­ding bou­quet, half-opened buds of dahlias of dif­fer­ent sat­u­rat­ed col­ors look unusu­al, more­over, this noble flower has almost no smell. This is not the whole list of flow­ers, plants, addi­tions that a gen­er­ous autumn can offer for a wed­ding.
  • ger­beras always look styl­ish, in a bou­quet there can be one or more match­ing flow­ers. Sym­bol­iz­ing the well-being of fam­i­ly life, wealth and suc­cess, they will not cause aller­gies in the bride, they are guar­an­teed to last the whole cel­e­bra­tion, pleas­ing the eyes of oth­ers.
  • With­out the queen of flow­ers — ros­es a clas­sic wed­ding rarely gets by, many brides pre­fer them for their del­i­cate smell and beau­ty, which means there is no need to devi­ate from tra­di­tions! A wed­ding bou­quet with ros­es may well be pre­sent­ed in an autumn style if it is skill­ful­ly dec­o­rat­ed with maple leaves, vibur­num berries, moun­tain ash, fir cones or wheat spikelets.
  • sun­flow­ers sym­bol­ize wealth, fer­til­i­ty, a full cup in the house of the young. Mini sun­flow­ers in a dec­o­ra­tive ver­sion can be mono-bou­quet or com­bined with white and yel­low chrysan­the­mums, asters, daisies.
  • Cal­en­du­la, marigolds are one of the sym­bols of autumn and warm sun­ny days. Let the young peo­ple not be con­fused by their sim­plic­i­ty and naivety, because they sym­bol­ize pas­sion, fire in rela­tion­ships. Bright lights of marigolds will be the high­light of the autumn wed­ding in the style of “Boho”, “Coun­try”, and you can dec­o­rate such a bou­quet with fern branch­es.
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  • Zin­nia. Bright balls of this autumn flower are mono­phon­ic and col­or­ful, it is con­ve­nient to com­bine them with oth­er col­ors and fit into the flower arrange­ment for the bride.
  • lush hydrangea blooms for a long time, until the autumn cold, its diverse col­or palette will suit the most demand­ing bride. The snow-white hydrangea itself looks like a bride, sym­bol­izes devo­tion, respect, puri­ty of thoughts. The only neg­a­tive is the bright aro­ma of hydrangea flow­ers, which must be tak­en into account when choos­ing it.

Of the unusu­al autumn flow­ers suit­able for a wed­ding com­po­si­tion, one can name pro­tea, ranun­cu­lus, cro­cos­mia, celosia, ama­ranth. Cro­cos­mia, ama­ranth and celosia have a palette of orange-red and bur­gundy hues. All these flow­ers are well com­bined in com­plex com­po­si­tions. Cro­cos­mia usu­al­ly has warm red hues, noble ama­ranth descends in a bur­gundy water­fall, and celosia is diverse in col­or and shape (from fuch­sia fans to yel­low-red-bur­gundy cone-shaped flow­ers).

Pro­tea and ranun­cu­lus are very amaz­ing flow­ers in shape. Ranun­cu­lus is just a but­ter­cup native to Asia, but how fas­ci­nat­ing are its mul­ti-lay­ered amaz­ing­ly del­i­cate flow­ers! Pro­tea is also wor­thy of all praise, because of its unusu­al shape, it is bet­ter to com­bine pro­tea with sim­pler flow­ers.

autumn fruits

In addi­tion to flow­ers in an autumn wed­ding bou­quet, berries, nuts, fruits and even mini veg­eta­bles can be used, as autumn and a rich har­vest are asso­ci­at­ed with each oth­er. Autumn fruits can be used in a bou­quet as a dec­o­ra­tion, or as the main char­ac­ters of the bou­quet. So, wed­ding bou­quets with moun­tain ash, vibur­num, rose hips, com­ple­ment­ed by ros­es and oth­er flow­ers from white to bur­gundy shades look very beau­ti­ful and unusu­al from berries.

One should not miss the oppor­tu­ni­ty to bring the beau­ty of the yel­low­ing foliage of trees into the bou­quet, using maple leaves, oak branch­es with acorns. Physalis twigs, chest­nut leaves with its large fruits will empha­size the autumn cel­e­bra­tion, will be remem­bered by young peo­ple and guests for a long time. Spruce, pine cones are an excel­lent decor in a bou­quet, espe­cial­ly if the cel­e­bra­tion takes place in the for­est zone of the park. Ripe spikelets of cere­als — a sym­bol of well-being among many peo­ples, will per­fect­ly fit into the autumn theme of the wed­ding, they are com­bined with ger­beras, sun­flow­ers, noble ros­es.

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Small fruits such as apples, mini pears, bunch­es of grapes will dec­o­ra­tive­ly com­ple­ment the autumn cel­e­bra­tion. If the bride wants even more extrav­a­gance, then you can use veg­eta­bles in the bou­quet: mini-cobs of corn, mini-car­rots, mini-pump­kins are suit­able for a Hal­loween-style wed­ding.


For the embod­i­ment of the autumn bou­quet of the bride, it is not nec­es­sary to use expen­sive florist ser­vices. You can make it your­self by choos­ing flow­ers and addi­tion­al decor in advance. You should think through all the lit­tle things. You may need satin rib­bons of dif­fer­ent widths, beads, rhine­stones, the frame of the future bou­quet, scis­sors, twine and oth­er tools. Remem­ber that the bou­quet should not be large. It should be easy to hold with one hand.

After all the com­po­nents are pre­pared, the flower stems should be cleaned of excess foliage. It is bet­ter to choose flow­ers on a long stem, because it is nev­er too late to cut it. Then comes the most cru­cial moment of lay­ing. For a bou­quet-ball, as well as for a bou­quet-fan, the stems and twigs of decor are laid radi­al­ly, tied at the base, and the excess length of the stems is cor­rect­ed.

It is bet­ter to start from the cen­ter of the com­po­si­tion, plac­ing the largest and most beau­ti­ful flower or an accent of berries (nuts, cones) in it, then move in a cir­cle, adding new com­po­nents. The rib­bon tying the bou­quet should also be in har­mo­ny with the main shade of the bou­quet. You should not be upset if the bou­quet does not come out the first time. The main thing is to do it not on the eve of the cel­e­bra­tion, but a lit­tle ear­li­er, 2 or 3 days in advance, in order to have time to spare. The fin­ished bou­quet is put into a flower porter filled with a nutri­ent liq­uid for flow­ers, and stored in a cool place until X hour.

How to make an autumn bridal bou­quet with your own hands, see the fol­low­ing video.