People often ask me what my favourite season is for creating floral schemes and styling for weddings or events, lots expect me to say Summer or Spring, but if I am really honest I love all of the seasons, there isn’t a time of year that I don’t enjoy creating for.
We still have a few weeks officially left in Autumn, the trees are still holding on to some of their rich and colourful leaves and we have that gorgeous afternoon light before the dark falls.
Each season brings its own inspiration and autumn is full of light, colour and texture. Last October we were lucky enough to flower at Lains Barn in Oxfordshire.
Lisa and Tom wanted a natural theme in keeping with the feel of the barn, the colour palette was to be dusky pinks, creams, ivories and burgundy bringing in the richness of the season by using gold accessories and touches running throughout the scheme.
Roses, chrysanthemums, scented freesia, the delicate texture of astrantia a mix of seasonal foliage including berried eucalyptus, floaty sprayed gold fern and unusual protea, created the look and feel Lisa and Tom were after, the gold was kept to small touches just a hint really in the arrangements and bouquets and with the richness of the red, this worked really well creating a warm autumnal look.
The barn is full of character so we wanted to add to that rather than distract from it, using tall gold stands with loose arrangements created with a mix of the flowers from the scheme we framed the aisle top and bottom with the stands, adding petals and candles for that extra touch of romance.
These were then repurposed for some of the guest tables, I do love to be able to offer our couples arrangements that can be enjoyed all day!
I often put together schemes that use a mix of tall and low decorations, this gives height and wow factor but breaking up the look with some lower decorations gives a more eclectic look, also it’s helpful in terms of budget – Lisa and Tom really wanted to use some gold pumpkins within the overall theme and we thought these were quite stunning.
Details do matter and Megan Daisy photography captured our floral designs so beautifully.