A quick check of the internet will show you flower sites loaded with brides asking how to add color to their fall wedding flowers. There is a common misconception that fall flowers have to be brown or red. But there are so many other choices. Brilliant oranges and yellows, rich purples and eggplants, and velvety greens and olives are all great fall choices. Look to the colors nature provides during the autumn season for inspiration. Consider paring the more subdued shades of ornamental grasses with brilliant blooms to bring out the subtle variations of each.
Regardless of your color choice, wedding flowers can take on a fall theme with the addition of accessories. Small dried gourds and mini pumpkins added to traditional roses will push your fall theme into the forefront. Spices such as cinnamon, tied with tulle and hydrangeas, make elegant pew bows. Herbs such as chamomile add tiny flashes of yellow and white as well as subtle fragrance. Graceful American bittersweet, with its fiery red berries, can be placed in baskets, arranged in vases or added to bouquets. Fruits, whole or dried, can encircle vases or be placed on floral wire to add an autumnal touch. Whole or dried slices of pomegranate add texture and color to arrangements of any size. Juniper sprigs and their dusty blue berries add a natural, fresh scent and a deep green background to let your brighter flowers really pop. Fall leaves, in their lustrous reds, oranges and yellows can be added as colorful backgrounds or accent points. Small branches with the leaves still attached give a woodsy feeling to bouquets for an outdoor wedding. Larger branches add drama to urns and can be the building blocks of table arrangements or door arches. Use golden rattan for wedding arches, wreathes or baskets to give you a nice anchor color to set off your blooms. Your accessories can easily be wired into these types of arrangements and finished with bronze or copper colored ribbons.
Straw flowers are a natural choice for fall flowers. These smaller blooms with red centers and orange petals add color and variety to your arrangements. Slipper orchids offer striped accents along their elegant petals. Lilies, in general, come in many shades; tiger lilies combine all the colors of fall in a single flower. Traditional roses are available in amazing fall shades from oranges and deep maroons to near black. Sunflowers range from small delicate hybrids to the giant varieties with heads measuring over a foot across. These can be used as accent flowers in your bouquet or allowed to tower in all their glory in urns around the reception hall. The term "daisies" covers a huge selection of flowers. Daisy type flowers come in light purples to compliment an eggplant color scheme, true white with yellow accents to match your roses, bright yellow for adding pop, and just about every other color you might need. If you want to add meaning to your flower choices, the Flower Shop Network has an an exhaustive list. Keep in mind that different cultures attach different meanings to flowers. Use the list as a guide, not as an accepted and broadly understood message.
Flowers for a fall wedding offer such a large opportunity for creativity. Mother Nature seems to put out her most boisterous colors right before she takes a winter rest. Your biggest problem when looking for fall flowers might just be all the choice you have available.