We're really getting the feel for Autumn now and enjoying the fresh mornings, cosy evenings and wood-smoke in the air. The hedgerows are becoming more interesting every day and the vibrant green foliage has been replaced by rich burgundies, burnt oranges, lichen and maroon in our floristry paddock.
Instead of the first buds of spring muscari or ranunculus, we're excited now by the fruiting foliage such as eucalyptus populus, rose hips and rubus berries.
If you are having an October wedding, there are so many blooms and sprigs to choose from for your florals. The colours become deeper and the contrasts in texture more enhanced. Berries and fruits such as hypericum, purple-black viburnum, smooth malus fig and damson can be entwined with garden roses, late-blooming clematis and the last of the year's hydrangea.
Wedding centrepiece containers can become more experimental and play an important visual role with antique golds, galvanised zinc and aged bronze or iron complementing the seasons offerings. An autumnal wedding bouquet can also accommodate sumptuous ribbons in velvet and crocheted lace and buttonhole ties in raffia and twine. What a wonderful time of the year - we hope you relish it as much as we do.
The Country Flower Company x