Best Color Schemes for a Fall Wedding

Planning your wedding can go in just about any order. Picking a florist may be the last detail you decide, or it could be the very first! Finding a color scheme is a detail many couples decide early on, but if you’re still not sure, your florist can help you find the perfect fit for you. If you prefer a certain style of floral design or if there’s a certain flower you really want to include, this may help you narrow down what blooms will work best for you. No matter what the end result is, our job is to make sure that your wedding flowers make the impression you’ve always wanted.

Photos by Melissa Glynn Photography

For those September weddings that are still on the tail end of summer, hot colors allow a lot of versatility for your color scheme. This bridal bouquet has a round and clustered style, which worked well with large-headed flowers like roses, zinnias, dahlias, and ranunculus. These flowers all grow in bright, bold hues, and they gave us a big variety of colors to work with. Every bloom adds a different pop – bright colors like tangerine and peach can be balanced out with deeper tones like burgundy and eggplant, and wispy blooms like astilbe and queen anne’s lace give a soft edge to the strong colors.

Photos by Eryn Chandler Photography

You can also keep things romantic with a bit of a fairy tale style, such as this mix of dahlias and roses combined with soft foliage. Dahlias, garden roses, and lilies in tones of burgundy and blush make the focal point of these arrangements, while fall foliage such as magnolia and nandina branches blend the different textures together. The magnolia leaves are the key to adding a golden-brown touch to this color scheme, which truly gives it an autumn feel.

Photos by Creatrix Photography

This wedding wanted a wild, garden-grown feel full of greenery, so we concentrated on foliage first and then brought in blooms to accent. Smokebush, bay leaf, and rosemary make these designs look lush and full, and perfectly complement blooms like roses, veronica, and anemones. Thistle and veronica add an extra wildflower feel, giving the impression of a fresh-picked bouquet from the garden. We kept the colors muted, using mostly cream and blush colors, with small accents of dusty blue and burgundy. 

Photos by Cloud Craft Studios

When we decided to do a photoshoot at Vintage Villas, we already knew what color scheme we wanted to embrace – deep burgundy tones, blush accents, and pops of gold. The bridal bouquet has a wild, hand-gathered feel, emphasized by draping amaranthus and free-flowing greenery. The style combines several textures together by using a variety of accent flowers and greenery. The arch installation came to life with branches of smilax and dried bittersweet vines, keeping it wild and untamed. To make the arch truly eye-catching, we added blue delphinium and caramel dahlias to add extra pops of color. The deep emerald hues of the greenery, like smilax and magnolia, helps tie this color scheme together and keep it on the darker side.

Making what seems like a simple decision can be very overwhelming, but your florist is here to talk you through it. There are endless possibilities for what colors will work for your wedding, regardless what season it is. Hopefully, this breakdown of our favorite autumn color schemes offers some inspiration for your special day!

By Grace McDonald

Austin, Texas