Fearrington’s incredibly talented floral designer Mary Stevens shared a few ideas about how to incorporate seasonal flowers into a beautiful fall wedding!
“I think that fall weddings can be lush and romantic – without having to be kitschy or overly themed. Brides are not limited to pumpkins filled with orange and red flowers. Softer, more romantic, antique tones work beautifully for autumn events. Think of sunset hues. Seasonal foliage, softer greens, blush, peach, butter yellow, gold – can be just as seasonally appropriate as the bolder traditional tones.
I love using bittersweet for décor in outdoor ceremonies. It’s a bit unruly, and too messy for formal indoor settings, but it is one of the things that I look forward to most in the fall. Also garden plants that have ‘gone to seed’ look perfectly at ease in autumnal arrangements.
Some people view fall as the end of summer – I’ve always thought of it as a time for plentiful harvests & new beginnings. It is reminiscent of the feelings of anticipation of the first day of school, and for new adventures ahead. I think it’s perfect time for couples to start off toward a new horizon.”