Fall Flora

Photo by Amelya Jayne Photography

Photo by Amelya Jayne Photography

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With the hustle and bustle of a busy summer season, it is hard to believe that fall is just around the corner! Pumpkin Spice Latte season upon us and we know couples are finalizing their decor plans for their upcoming nuptials. Autumn wedding season is one of our favorites around here at the Gather Together office because North Carolina in the fall is something special. Self-admitted flower addicts, we want to share our favorite in-season floral for all different types of wedding styles.

Rustic Farm

Getting married in a gorgeous meadow or inside of a restored barn? With so many gorgeous neutral colors already a part of your surroundings, why not add pops of color? Antirrhinum, or a “Snap Dragon”, is native to rocky, moderate temperature areas of Europe and North America. They are available throughout the US fall season and come in a plethora of hues. Its shape allows for a fun way to add height to your tall, barn ceilings.

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Other flora we would recommend for this style wedding would include David Austin roses, Lily of the Valley, Gerbera and Pussy Willow.

Garden

Garden weddings are so intimate and sweet with hints of femininity. Hyacinthus, or Hyacinth, is a bulb-based plant that is common in the northern European areas, like the Netherlands. Each stem contains a dense spike of floral, which come in many different colors and adds great texture to the overall aesthetic! 

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Other flora we recommend for Garden-style wedding includes Zinnia, Delphimium, Stock, Paper Whites and Lamb’s Ear. Also, don’t be afraid to try herbs like Rosemary or Mint, which add great scents to your guests’ experience.

Contemporary

Getting married in the fall does not mean you have to be surrounded by the outdoors. Are you getting married in a beautiful, contemporary ballroom? Fear not, there are plenty of lovely, in-season flowers to match your style. Cymbidium orchids are an evergreen option that brings color and sophistication to a contemporary style. If your hoping for one with a bit of fragrance, go for the Chinese variety.

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Other flora we recommend for a Contemporary-style wedding includes Kangaroo Paw, Calla, Slipper Orchid and Lillium Stargazer. While beautiful, Stargazers tend to be quite fragrant, so be careful placing them close to food.

Sweet Southern

Aiming for a traditional Southern affair for your wedding? While peonies and hydrangeas might be taking a brief hiatus, there are many fall flowers that can help capture the essence of the South.  Magnolia is a Gather Together favorite (so much so that is became part of our branding). It is a quintessential representation of Southern charm. With soft, large petals and gorgeous, oversized leaves, this flower is available through the autumn and winter months.

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Other flora we recommend for a Southern-style wedding include Roses, Stock, Iris and Lsianthus.

We hope you find this helpful while wrapping up the gorgeous floral details for your big day!

Til we Gather Together again...

-Katherine