Now is it me, or are things beginning to feel a bit ‘spring like’ maybe...
It’s flower time again on the Blog! This time autumn Flowers. With the leaves falling from the trees and the nights drawing in it’s evident that summer has gone and autumn is well and truly here! So I’ve invited Tracey Campbell from Campbell’s Flowers back to the blog to talk to you about seasonal autumn flowers. Tracey is an expert in all things floristry and a fountain of flower knowledge.
I’ll pass the Blog over to Tracey…………….
Well, the leaves are certainly changing colour and the garden is now looking a lot less lush than it has done – Autumn is well and truly with us as the seed pods are really in evidence.
As part of my regular spot as guest blogger for the fabulous Kelly of Boho Weddings, I bring you some flowery inspiration in the shape of some of the most fashionable and popular flowers available in Autumn.
As you all know, I love my seasonal flowers and although it’s true that the choice and range isn’t as wide as that in mid-Summer, there is still plenty of choice. If you choose to get married in beautiful, glorious Autumn, then why not choose your wedding flowers to reflect that season? They’ll look their best, last longest and are more economical and so can only contribute to a happy experience. At Campbell’s HQ, we love happy, happy Brides!
So here are some ideas of what’s available right now – don’t worry though, they’re not all browns and oranges – there are lots of brighter colours to choose from. You don’t need to be limited to earthy tones if you’re looking for a bit more colour in your theme.
Here are my five top tips for beautiful Autumnal blooms
This comes in a gorgeous pinky-purple and has a wonderful texture which works brilliantly with soft muted purples and pinks. Or, team it with bold reds for a nod to the fabulous ‘50’s.
This pretty, pretty daisy is aptly nicknamed ‘September Flower’ and as it is indigenous to this country, grows wild in our hedgerows and by the roadside – perfect for any bride looking for a ‘just picked’ meadowy look.
This beautiful leaf is so evocative of Autumn and looks beautiful in buttonholes or edging a hand tied posy-style bouquet.
This stalwart of your Grandad’s allotment has been really enjoying a come-back in the past couple of years and is set to be increasingly popular over coming seasons. It’s available in such an amazing range of colours from the softest palest creams and whites through to vibrant yellows and amazing, velvety burgundy’s.
I cut this lovely herb from my local flower farmer just this week – it is only available for a relatively short season in this country but it’s fragrance is amazing – team it with flowering oregano, lavender and wheat for a posy which conjures up the very best of our British grown gorgeousness.
I hope you’ve enjoyed looking through my designs and learnt a little about some of the flowers you can work with at the moment. Talk to your florist about seasonality, they should know what’s available.
If you have any flowery questions, or need any help – do get in touch and I’ll answer any questions and help in any way I can.
Until next time – enjoy!
Thanks so much Tracey! I hope you all enjoyed her Autumn flower post? Tracey will be back in a few weeks to discuss different coloured flowers with you, PLUS keep an eye out for her feature in a few months time to discuss Winter seasonal flowers.