Our Top Flower Trends for Autumn

03 November 2016

Autumn is one of my favourite times of year – blink and you miss it, but stop for a moment and the colours are simply inspired.

As a florist, I’m extremely lucky to be surrounded by amazing colours all year, but seasonality is something which is very close to my heart. The golden oranges, warm yellows and deep rich tones of the Autumn are something we welcome after the lush greenery and bright florals of summer. It’s almost a change of pace and a time to get creative as new trends start emerging.

We’re already full swing into Autumn weddings and have loved creating some amazing designs inspired by the change of season and the fashion and décor trends we’re all flocking to buy.  So, we thought we’d share our top three floral trends for Autumn 2016.

  1. Reflected in the luxe fabrics and high fashioned ruffles we’re seeing on the catwalk this season; there’s a real opulence emerging in floral design. Autumn flowers are big, beautiful and romantic with blowsy blooms and unstructured styles. Marsala colours and berries with echoes of red wine, aubergine and chocolate are bang on trend and the velvety richness of flowers such as dahlias and ranunculus help to create a real sumptuousness and richness. Nordic inspired colours are still hugely popular offering a softer palette of pale dusty pinks, dove greys and icy whites with flowers such as the cafe au lait dahlia and blushing bride protea, billowing from the arrangements.
  2. Oversized bouquets are certainly in vogue and we simply love the “just gathered” style sweeping the floral design industry.  They are particularly popular for weddings, being packed full of gorgeous foliage to create that exuberant ‘about to burst’ look. This trend towards airy cascading arrangements means more space between the flowers which is perfect for large headed blooms such as the show-stopping Avalanche Rose, mixed with statement succulents and softer foliage to create volume, and texture.
  3. From subtle to jaw-dropping, floral headpieces are an ever-growing trend. We have lots of requests for weddings, but also for people attending events such as music festivals or parties. It’s a trend that can be either bohemian in style with a few dainty wisps of wax flower or spray rose buds or, for the more confident and bold, a floral crown using flowers such as orchids or anemone can make the ultimate fashion-forward statement. Read our Top 5 Tips for Hair Flowers if you’d like more inspiration.

There are so many ways to bring new seasonal trends and colours into your life with the use of flowers. Whether it’s in your wedding bouquet on your kitchen table or even in your hair you can create something spectacular.

If we’ve got you in the Autumn mood, feel free to pop in and take a look at our seasonal designs and we’ll happily chat about creating something especially for you.