Ah, the fall wedding: a time when brides and grooms who are looking for a unique way to celebrate their nuptials come together in a harvest-themed coterie of burnt oranges, yellows, and gorgeous foliage. While not all fall weddings have this edge, but truthfully, it can be hard to settle on wedding bouquets when no one flower is especially associated with the season in which you’re getting hitched. To that, we say, who cares? Autumn in New York is one of the most beautiful sights to behold and if you’re lucky enough to be getting married there, your seasonal bouquet, no matter what the floral design, will make your pictures pop and your wedding guests swoon.

If you’re still a little lost about which fall wedding flowers you should put in your bouquet, here’s a little list to help you out, to ensure that you step out of your New York limo with the flower bouquet of your wedding dreams.


One of the most popular selections for fall wedding bouquets, the hydrangea is a summer-to-fall blooming beauty that blooms in huge clusters that will give your fall wedding bouquet a full, festive look. They also come in a variety of shades, depending on the amount of pH the grower applies to the soil. From blue to bright pink to fuschia to white to deep yellow, hydrangeas can be harvested in a variety of colors and you’re sure to find one that suits your wedding color palette. You can even get lime colored hydrangeas if you’re going for that extra pizzazz.


Although the middle of summer is the beautiful sunflower’s peak season, they do still bloom during a portion of the fall, making them the absolute perfect flower to line your bouquet and beautify your centerpieces. The number of ways to use sunflowers for your New York autumn wedding are endless; the vision of the sunflower and it’s perfectly golden petals offers any wedding a nature-centric serenity, no matter the time of year.


Calla lilies are one of the most beautiful and elegantly shaped flowers out there, with their unique design and the technologies that allow them to be grown in a variety of colors. For an autumn wedding, especially one set against the magnificent foliage of New York, orange calla lilies are the absolute pinnacle of the perfect bouquet.


Another of the most unique looking flowers available, the dahlia has a many-petaled, spiky looking bloom that is breath-taking in deep red, especially in an autumn wedding bouquet. The flowers are heartier than other plants, blooming right up to the first frost, offering fall brides the chance to decorate their wedding with an incredibly beautiful flower. You can also choose the size of your blooms; from gigantic 10-inch blooms to tiny lollipop sized ones, the dahlia is the perfect flower to make your wedding your own.


Another way to make your wedding unique is to go for a berry bouquet rather than a flower one. Hypericum berry plants come in a variety of sized and colors, allowing you to customize both yours and your bridesmaids’ bouquets. Your centerpieces will pop with the attractive arrangement of bright berries and gorgeous fall greens.

Planning a wedding takes a lot of work and dedication, as well as sifting through dozens of color schemes, venues, dresses and car services to find the perfect match for you and your big day. If you’re getting married this fall, you can rest assured that there is a number of amazing flowers in bloom that will make your nuptials unforgettable.

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