Autumn wedding flowers at Pynes House, are some of my favourite to create. The deep rich warming tones of autumn provide warmth and comfort in the changing seasons. Often we would have had a jam packed summer full of brighter or more pastel coloured weddings, so when we hit late September we welcome the richer tones with open arms. Autumn wedding flowers for me mean copper beech branches and deep burgundy shades, lots of berried stems and dried elements. When you talk about flowers like that, why on earth would you not want to get married in Autumn?!
Pynes House is the perfect venue for an autumn wedding, the gardens are simply stunning so you can enjoy that golden hour light. Yet if the weather is not quite playing ball, the house is all you could want for your special day. You don't even need to step outside! Gemma and Carlos were married last year and I want to share a few of their photos from Studio Westlake to show their beautiful autumn wedding flowers.
The colour palette we centred the floral design around was a rich deep burgundy alongside muted toffee, mocha and ivory tones. The burgundy can come from no other than the black bacarra rose, a rose that literally looks like velvet! The petals are so rich, smooth and the texture really does emulate such depth. Gemma chose a bouquet of all black baccara roses, a simple design as her stunning dress was a real statement! I have really noticed a comeback of the all rose bouquet, trends are totally circular and a couple brides have requested this style. When you have been a wedding florist as long as I have you can definitely notice floral trends reappearing!
The bridesmaids bouquets were a more natural and textured design filled with toffee roses, quicksand, black bacarra, majolica... seriously all the best quality varieties you can get at this time of year! Alongside rose hips, wigellia and snowberries for that autumnal texture.
I adore dressing Pynes House with autumn wedding flowers, the rich colours really do stand out against the muted pastel interiors. Large statement floral urns were placed at the entrance to Pynes, creating the most colourful welcome for guests. it is always a great idea to create florals at the entrance to your wedding venue, they really do give you guests a little snippet of an insight of the vibe of your day!
For the ceremony we dressed the room with stunning mantelpiece arrangements and more floral urns. The mantelpiece is a joy to decorate and it adds such atmosphere to the room and your ceremony, an empty mantel is calling out for flowers so think about these extra spaces in your venue that you should be dressing with florals. Quite often they will be in the background of your photos and therefore will add crucial colour and interest to your wedding day.
These urns are full of seasonal autumn wedding flowers, the nerines are a true autumnal flower, a bulb and perfect for the garden! Traditionally they would be a really bright pink colour, but ivory and paler varieties have been developed, which are more suited to wedding flowers. Chrysanthemums are also one of my favourites to use in the autumn months. This soft blush variety is called Avignon and is a total stunner, long lasting and with layers upon layers of beautiful muted pink petals. I really do love the mix of the blush against the upper foliage and deeper burgundy tones... this is how you can elegant your traditional concept of a blush wedding to sit in the autumn season perfectly. Stylish, elegant design with sophisticated placement yet 100% seasonal.
We dressed the staircase with autumn wedding flowers at Pynes House, lots of textured bracken with seasonal berries and big foliage branches to create a real statement. The staircase at Pynes House is so versatile, so we have dressed the whole staircase before from top to bottom which looks breathtaking. Equally we dress the bottom section, so this can give you a real feature piece, great for photos and adding atmosphere to the bar area.
Autumn wedding flowers can really be some of the most beautiful, so if you are getting married in September through to November... lucky you! You can really have fun with playing with texture in the form of foliage and berries, dried flowers come into their own in this season too. Don't be afraid to embrace these elements alongside the more traditional floral elements of wedding flowers, as the combination can truly be so unique. Thank you to Studio Westlake for sharing these photos, Charlie is one of the most talented photographers so I would highly recommend if you are looking for a photographer. Another thank you to the lovely Phoebe, Elisabeth Shell Events who ran the day as their wedding planner and we work with regularly. To see more our of wedding flowers at Pynes House and other beautiful venues throughout the South West please look at our gallery page. If you would love to book a consultation with me to chat through all of your floral ideas for your big day, you can enquire here!