It's that cosy time of year when the clocks have gone back and the days get dark early. Our slow cookers have come out of hibernation and our fire logs are seasoned. Halloween seems to become more of a celebration as the years go by and this year we wanted to focus on the more stylish elements of the calendar event rather than the more, dare we say, 'tacky' side.
There are so many ways to style a wedding during late October with gorgeous amber and burnt orange blooms and heavy textured autumnal foliage in season at the moment. We also want to inspire and conjure up ideas for home styling too so you can make your house a warming retreat to come home to after a day at work.
Orange dahlias, ilex berries, amber ranunculus and baby pumpkins (gourds) can be arranged to make a stunning Halloween candlelit dinner centrepiece. If you're feeling really creative, a pumpkin could be carved and filled with seasonal blooms and foliages such as peachy Juliet garden roses, brassicas and twisted willow.
For the entrance of a wedding venue or just on your front door at home, bittersweet berries could be entwined and pinned to make a contemporary wreath with a big bow tied to hang. For a more textured wreath with visual interest, autumnal foliage such as chinese lanterns, cotinus, ferns and flat moss could be used as a base to house harvest fruit such as apples, pears and berries with the odd baby pumpkin nestled in for good measure.
For a beautiful wedding reception or special halloween dinner with family or friends, pumpkins can become the main focal feature with white becoming an interesting contrast to the usual orange. They can be dipped in gold, filled with foliage such as dusty miller, budded ivy berries and ruscus and complimented with tapered lit candles and individual pumpkin place names or favours.
We hope you have a lovely week and feel inspired if you are planning a late October wedding or are just feeling a bit creative. There's so much more to Halloween than the dreaded trick or trick when you realise you've not got any sweets in the cupboard...
The Country Flower Company x