October has to be one of the most beautiful months of the year. We can still enjoy gorgeous sunny days and then snuggle up during the crisp evenings. So many couples choose October as the month for their wedding and our venues look absolutely stunning. If you’re taking your vows in October, here’s our guide to the very best autumn wedding flowers around.
Beautiful October wedding flowers
When it comes to flowers, the best thing about October is the choice that you’ve got. It’s the perfect time to embrace the best of autumn with rich, luscious colours or look ahead to winter and work with more wintery tones. To start with however, it’s important to know what’s in season so here’s a quick taster of what’s available:
Anemone, aster, astilbe, carnation, chocolate cosmos, dahlia, delphinium, freesia, gypsophilia, hydranagea, lilies, lisianthus, orchids, ranunculus and roses.
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Of course, the availability of flowers definitely depends on the weather so check with your florist to find out what they would recommend. We also LOVE seeing seasonal additions in floral arrangements at this time of year. Leaves, feathers, fruits and berries and even herbs and seed heads all look amazing.
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Floral ideas for October weddings
October wedding flowers look amazing in whole range of colour palettes and in fact, it’s the perfect time of year to embrace the best that both autumn and winter have to offer.
Warming browns and oranges definitely look wonderful in October. It’s great to add in some foliage for contrast and some lighter, brighter flowers to lift the whole look. This is the ideal colour scheme for country, rustic and barn weddings at the time of year.
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Rich jewel tones are another autumn favourite and this palette is so perfect for weddings. Deep, velvety colours are the key here along with indulgent, billowy blooms. Reds, pinks, purples, blues and emerald greens are just stunning. Make sure that your bouquet is full of autumnal abundance to work this look.
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For an unexpected pairing, orange and blue work so well together. This is such a bright, fresh look and it’s just gorgeous when the bright autumn sun is shining. Mix up lots of tones and textures for added interest and to make sure the palette is still beautiful and interesting.
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Lastly, another favourite for October wedding flowers has to be a vintage inspired colour scheme. Antique pinks, soft creams and a few deeper touches of purple create the most romantic look for this time of year. Again, mix things up to bring October to life with berries and seed heads plus some super soft ribbon and delicate foliage.
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Making the most of your autumn wedding flowers
As with any time of year, it’s super important that you make the most of your wedding flowers. Here are a few ideas to help you get the most bloom for your budget:
- Ask that large arrangements move from your ceremony to your reception.
- Bridesmaids’ bouquets make great decorations for your cake table.
- It’s the perfect time of year for centrepieces featuring candles and foliage, which can help your budget.
- Let your florist choose the exact varieties of flowers for your wedding when they visit the flower market. This means they can get the best value for money on the day.
- Collect your own styling accessories – acorns, leaves, pinecones and more can all be used for decorations.
If you’d like a little more fabulous floral advice, take a look at this feature where we ask the experts for their autumn wedding flowers ideas.