FALL in Love

Fall weddings are extremely popular and are giving spring weddings a run for their money. The changing colors of the trees in the fall offer bright colors that will inspire your wedding décor. You will have beautiful floral color options from rich, deep reds to burgundy’s, and bright yellows to vibrant oranges.  Some of the most timeless flowers grow in the fall.  Here are 5 of our top favorite.

  1. Sunflowers

Sunflowers may be available all year round (at a higher cost in the off season) but they grow locally here in late summer and fall at a more budget friendly price.

  1. Dahlias

These lavish blooms are one of our bride’s favorites.  Their blooms range from a small delicate flower to a dinner plate size bloom.  They come in a multitude of colors, to match any bridesmaid dress, or color scheme.

Ashley Gerrity Photography

 

  1. Mums

Mums are a great wall to really bring fall into your wedding.  Having mums planted in a pot and used as ceremony décor is a great idea. They can then be moved and used to decorate your reception space too!  It’s cost effective, and really adds a lot of fall color.

Daisy mums make the perfect compliment to sunflowers.

 

  1. Celosia

Celosia comes in two types of blooms, feathered or coxcomb. The coxcomb bloom resembles coral. Celosia comes in many fall colors.  Very popular are its dark burgundy shades, for bouquets and centerpieces.

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  1. Bi-colored rose

These roses are grown all year round but are more likely used in the fall season. Popular fall roses are high and magic, or circus rose.  Its bright yellow and orange petals make them a true show stopper. They would look amazing in all aspects of your wedding.

Jennifer Carr Photography

Sunflowers

When you think sunshine and flowers most likely your first thought is sunflowers.  They’re large, bright headed blooms make the sunflower one of the most recognized flower around the world.  Sunflowers originated in the Americas and Europe, and were then cultivated as a valuable food source for centuries.

Artists throughout history loved the sunflower’s unique splendor—those of the Impressionist Era were especially fixated on the flower.  You will often see photographs of wild sunflowers with their tall stalks stretched out trying to reach the sun.  The receiving of a sunflower means the feeling of adoration, admiration, and platonic love towards a person, such as a family member or friend.  It will give the feeling of positivity and strength. It would be a sure way to brighten up their day.  Aside from being beautiful and important symbolically, the sunflower is downright useful. Almost all varieties produce edible and good-tasting seeds with plenty of health benefits.

The sunflower was common in American Indian tribes in North America. It is said that the plant was cultivated by the American Indians in present day Arizona and New Mexico around 3000BC. Some experts say the sunflower was domesticated even before corn! Used in many different ways when it came to food, the sunflower was a significant food source to the American Indians. The seeds where ground up and used in flour for cakes, mush and bread. Some mixed them with vegetables and some ate them as a snack but cracking the shell and just eating the seed (like we do today).

Sunflowers were used for more than food purposes too, such as purple dyes, body painting and decorations. Parts of the plant were also used for medical purposes from snakebites to body ointments. Sunflower oil (from the seed) was used in the hair and on skin and the dried stalk of the flower was used as building material. The whole plant including the seeds was very often used in American Indian ceremonies. Who knew so much use could come from a flower?

Sunflowers are heavily used in wedding decor and personal flowers such as bridal bouquets and centerpieces.

Sunflower bridal arrangements by Leigh Florist

Dress up your Ceremony

The ceremony is usually your guests first impression of your wedding so lets set the mood!  This is where a lot of photos will be taken of this special moment in your life, so how do you decorate? There are so many way to create the ultimate ceremony space.  It is amazing what flowers and a little imagination can do!

  • Doors

If you can find a set of old barn doors or historical weathered doors, you can drape a sheer fabric to soften and create a backdrop.  Have your florist create a beautiful garland or swag of flowers to accent.

  • Draping curtains

Whether you have a cozy indoor ceremony or a romantic outdoor setting, a simple way to create an altar is to drape fabric over branches of a large tree.  It’s romantic, simple, and with some added floral accents it will bring your garden wedding to life.  If you are working with an indoor space try an arch with draped fabric, florals and lights. Eye-catching and romantic!

  • Hanging a curtain of lights

Hanging lights is such a beautiful and romantic backdrop to your ceremony.  It will illuminate your event with a beautiful glow, and the pictures will be jaw dropping!

  • Flower or garland curtain

Create a backdrop with a curtain of flowers or have a simple, minimalistic look with greenery garlands. The things florists have down with flowers to create those soft and beautiful backdrops is amazing.

 

Stephanie & Jarrett at The Bradford Estate

Photos by Tiffany Atlas Photography

 

Roses Flower Curtain by Leigh Florist Weddings

 

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Hydrangea

If you have been invited to a wedding in the past couple of years, chances are you have seen the hydrangea flower in either the wedding centerpieces or even in bridal bouquets. If you are big on the meaning of flowers, hydrangea means love and admiration, making it a sought after flower by brides to-be.

Hydrangea was first cultivated in Japan, but they have recently found fossilized hydrangea in North America dating back millions of years. Hydrangea was not seen in Europe until the 18th century when a colonist brought the North American hydrangea plant over to England.

Today, hydrangea mainly grows in the Americas. Big hydrangea heads are many smaller blooms clustered together. The little star-shaped flowers grow along wooden stems and create a big, pompom shape, making them very versatile and very easy to use in arrangements.

The most common color of hydrangea is white, but they also come in a variety of colors; such as blue, red, pink, or purple. In hydrangea varieties, the exact color often depends upon the acidity or alkalinity of the soil. Acidic soils produce blue flowers, neutral soils produce pale cream petals, and alkaline soils result in pink or purple. They can also change color, or be bi-colored. All depending on how acidity is added or removed from the soil. Hydrangea is available all year round, making it great for any occasion you would like to celebrate!

Some brides often worry that if they choose hydrangea for their wedding flowers it will wilt easily.  If your florist sources the hydrangea from top quality sources and hydrates each bloom properly, you will have nothing to worry about.  They are a beautiful flower that will compliment any wedding arrangement.

Take a look at a past wedding we created which included hydrangea in the wedding bouquets and wedding centerpieces.

Beach weddings

Rolling waves, soft sand, and the sun on your skin – an ideal atmosphere for a romantic beach wedding.  The top trending ideas for a beach wedding will have your running to dip your toes in for your beach nuptials.

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  1. Wooden Arch

Having your ceremony arch made out of drift wood or birch gives your wedding a natural and romantic feel.  Instead of draping the arch in tulle, try nautical rope or fishing net.  Even if you simply add flowers and flowing greens, this will lend a hand to the organic beach feel.

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  1. Nautical Items

Having some nautical pieces such as bottles, an anchor, or an antique boat propeller adds a bit of charm to your beach affair.  These wedding items can be placed at the bottom of your arch, around your sweetheart or near your cake table will add that extra little touch.

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  1. Air Plants

Air plants are a unique touch for your wedding.  They look as if they grew from a coral reef.  Adding them into your bouquet will definitely give it that nautical, organic feel.  They also look stunning in your hair, making you feel like a beautiful mermaid! Check out air plant and succulent jewelry here!   You can also enhance your wedding cake by placing air plants on the tiers.

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  1. Message In a Bottle – Driftwood Signs

A fun activity for your guests to do is write you messages, tie them up in string and place it in a bottle.  You can have the instructions painted on a drift wood sign to add that extra beach flair.  You can also use driftwood signs to lead your guests to the ceremony, cocktail and reception areas throughout your event.

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  1. Bare Feet

Just think of the amazing feeling that sand provides as you walk along the beach in your bare feet.  Instead of wearing shoes, beach brides are now slipping into foot jewelry for their walk down the aisle.  These pieces look absolutely stunning!  They come in gold, silver, pearl, and many more varieties.   Some brides even have little starfish on their jewelry. These pieces also make great gifts for bridesmaids; a little token that they can even wear after the wedding.

Rustic Barn Weddings

Rustic barn weddings are all the rage!  Here are top 5 trending ideas, to help you plan your barn wedding.

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  1. Chalkboard or wooden signs.

Chalkboard signs are a great way to personalize your event.  Whether having the signs giving directions, or introducing bridal party, or highlighting fun aspects of your wedding, this is a great way to introduce a little twang into your wedding.

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2. Cut pieces of wood.

Wood slices are a great way to accent your rustic wedding.  Accent your table centerpieces with pieces of wood, by placing them under your centerpieces.  You may even want to try making a cake stand out of wood.  It would be a great way to display cupcakes. Getting logs or even stumps, are great ideas to decorate your ceremony space.

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3. Mason Jars

When your guest think country, mason jars are a must.  But here are some new ways to incorporate these in your celebration.  Having a lemonade stand and handing out drinks in mason jars, with fun straws for your guest to use, is a great way to make your guest cool off and relax.  You can even hand out as favors honey in mason jars.  That’s a great way to bring in real country charm

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4. Men wearing vests

Having your groomsmen party wearing vest, is very chic idea, not to mention your groomsmen will thank you, for it making them more comfortable.  Vests add a bit of country chic, to your nuptials.  Your guests will be be happy and more relaxed, especially if its outside, to beat the heat.

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5. Burlap and Lace

Incorporating lace and burlap, truly add the charm.  A great ceremony idea is to create an arch for you ceremony out of burlap, by stringing it across tree branches.   Also, have lace or burlap as a table runner, can help complete your tables .  Wrapping wood containers in lace or burlap for table centerpieces, gives them real romantic charm.

Sarah & Josh – The Inn At Barley Sheaf Farm

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The Inn At Barley Sheaf Farm is a very cute and comfortable bed and breakfast  located in Holicong, PA.  As you drive down a long dirt road, nestled among over 100 acres of preserved farmland and forests, the Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm is a true historic and hidden gem of  Bucks County. Sarah and Josh are a very sweet couple and we wish them lots of love and joy on the road to happily ever after.

Photographer – Emily Wren Photography

Florist – leigh Florist

Venue – The Inn At Barley Sheaf Farm

Caroline & Tom at Brandywine Manor House

We are so happy to have been a part of such a wonderful wedding! Brandywine Manor House is such a fantastic venue and we couldn’t of asked for a happier couple!  Best wishes to Caroline and Tom for a wonderful life together!
Thank you to Aaren Lee Photography for sharing these beautiful photographs with us!
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Rustic Glitz Wedding – Maggie & Dane

Maggie and Dane hosted a great wedding in Chestnut Hill at The Cricket Club Philadelphia. The vibe was laid back but elegant and their event style was Rustic with a splash of Glitz.  The flowers chosen were simple and classic whites using hydrangeas, garden tea roses, queen anne’s lace, accent foliage and a few gray succulents to add interest.
 We incorporated a lot of special details into this wedding to decorate the cricket clubs four rooms and fireplaces. We used tree slices, wooden table numbers, and lots of candles and a touch of glam with the glitzy gold sequin runners.
We created custom chalk signs for the event. Starting in the main entrance we had a hand scripted seating chart and a welcome sign with their initials. In the cocktail space we had a sign directing people to the Photo Booth with our prop signs and also Instragram sign with their custom hash tag.
We are so happy to have been a part of such a wonderful wedding!!
Congratulations Maggie & Dane!
Thank you to Ralph Deal for sharing these beautiful photographs with us! www.ralphdeal.com
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Rustic Weddings

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