Ideas for a Fall Wedding Bridal Bouquet

By Jennifer Edwards Milam

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Fall wedding bridal bouquets don't have to be lavish and overly bloomed, but rather can emphasize the greens, reds, browns and oranges of the fall season. Capture the essence of fall in your bridal bouquet with help from a professional event stylist in this video on fall wedding flowers.

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Hi this is Jennifer Edwards Milam with Reveal Event Style and I'm here to give you some tips on your Fall wedding flowers. Fall is such a lovely time of year to get married. Everything is crisp and the air is light and there is so much color all around us and it just, you can't help but get excited about it. Everything in nature is heading towards its dormant period and that lends a lot to the maybe thoughts and designs on your bouquet because everything doesn't have to be, you know the full lavish overly bloomed out florals like Spring and Summer. Take in what's around you in the Fall even the dried leaves are beautiful and some of them keep their colors so beautifully and range from greens to reds in one leaf. When I think of Fall weddings a few specific flowers come to mind. Often the Mango Calla which is a warm russet orange tone, the Chocolate Cosmo which is a, it's an unexpected small flower but has a beautiful velvety texture to it and has even the fragrance of chocolate so that kind of lends to the atmosphere as well and then the sunflower which now comes in such beautiful warm tones from coppers to even the really bright yellow but works so beautifully together and also capture those orange tones. Berries, I love the berries, Bittersweet especially which you can mix with just about anything even a solid white or cream bouquet hit with a few swirls of Bittersweet, nothing says Fall, especially Fall wedding as that does. When discussing your Fall wedding with your wedding professional they'll be able to guide you to the floral selection and the design plan to create the effect that you are wanting for your wedding and for the experience that you are wanting your guests to have and that also means if you maybe don't like the traditional Fall flowers, the berries and all that they can help you choose the flower selection to bring in maybe those pinks and peaches to blend in with those beautiful burgundies and oranges of Fall. Be sure to bring your own inspirations in for them to look at whether it is a swatch of fabric that you love, if it's the linens that you've chosen if you have already gone through that process or if it's even just little trinkets of nostalgia, anything that inspires you and has inspired the theme for your wedding is a definite to bring in to your meeting to have an efficient and effective meeting and to really make sure that you're on the same page with your floral professional and those are a few tips for your Fall wedding.

About the Expert

Jennifer Edwards Milam brings more than 12 years of unique experience in all areas of entertaining, celebrations and lifestyle together in the form of Reveal Event Style. Her experience has afforded her to design for clients all over the world, including film, television and appearances in various publications. She has guided events from intimate garden weddings to weeklong fetes. Her background is rich in the study of art, design, architecture, professional commentary and especially floriculture. She has participated in competitions and was awarded for her bridal-themed designs in affiliation with the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD). She has conducted design programs for American Institute of Floral Designer members, as well as for flower societies and bridal shows in Los Angeles and Nashville.

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