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Amelie Theron




05 Dec 2016
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Amelie Theron, is an Alternative writer & Blogger. I always prefer to write about fashion and Lifestyle related topics .As a blogger, it's will a good chance to connect with people who love to read about Fashion news and information

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Published on: 28 Jun 2016 by ame

2016 Fall Wedding Colors: Using Locally Grown Flowers as Inspiration

Autumn is a beautiful season for a wedding, and the flowers, wedding venues and decor can be planned around a central theme of natural colors that have signature seasonal style. The rich colors of autumn foliage, including soft terracotta, dark peach and mustard yellow are a ubiquitous sign of the fall season in Southern California. A focus on natural colors for your indoor or outdoor wedding will create a sophisticated and stylish backdrop on your special day.

The Inspiration of Big-City Flower Markets

Brides and grooms who live close enough to large cities are lucky to have the opportunity to visit wholesale flower markets for selecting seasonal flowers; seeing the flowers in person can help you to visualize your wedding plans. Brides and grooms who choose a wedding venue in Los Angeles for example can visit the largest flower marketplace in the United States. If a large flower marketplace is not available in a couple’s hometown, it may be worth a special trip as nothing can compare to seeing the color and fragrance of the flowers in person. Letting local flower availability guide your color choices is also an environmentally friendly and sustainable approach to your wedding that often supports local growers.

The Natural Beauty of Autumn

Although spring and summer are known as the seasons for flowers, many flowers continue to bloom well into autumn. In the warm climate of Southern California, fall is simply an extension of summer, and a wide range of foliage and flowers are readily available. The rich colors of fall leaves accentuated with colorful blossoms create a beautiful look and form the foundation for design ideas for your autumn wedding.

Locally Grown Flowers

The natural colors of the fall season inspire a focus on flowers and foliage that showcase the spectacular blossoms of summer’s end. By focusing on locally grown flowers, you can select your wedding colors based on seasonal flower selections to inspire the look of your decor. Not only is the use of local flowers a responsible, sustainable choice that supports the local economy, you can count on the availability of a wide selection of foliage and flowers to be available for your wedding.

Contemporary Style

For a contemporary wedding, choosing colors that are on trend will make your wedding seem fresh and unique. Pantone’s fall colors for 2016 include shades of blue and gray along with warm shades of red, green and purple for a vibrant palette. This inspired selection of hues represents tranquility, strength and optimism; these themes are ideal for a wedding celebration.

Pantone’s 2016 Colors of the Year

The Pantone Colors of the Year for 2016 are Rose Quartz and Serenity. These soft rose and dusty blue colors are popular wedding choices, and the delicate colors are a beautiful addition to vibrant autumn wedding palettes and elegant wedding venues. They can be unexpected colors for an autumn wedding, and you can use these contemporary shades to your advantage to create a one-of-a-kind style.

The Soft Blue of Serenity

Although dusty blue flowers are difficult to come by in the fall season, you can choose blue-gray foliage in a similar hue as Serenity. Dusty Miller is a gray fuzzy foliage that can add a lighthearted look to your wedding floral arrangements. Also known as blue gum, Eucalyptus foliage has a blue-green color with a soft gray sheen. Paired with brighter colors in a fall palette, these shades of natural blue and gray both complement and contrast with vibrant fall blossoms.

The Glow of Rose Quartz

The Rose Quartz color is easily found as a beautiful floral shade in fall Dahlias. As a large, showy flower, Dahlias are an ideal choice for weddings, and the Cafe au Lait color is a clear match for Pantone’s Rose Quartz color. These large eight-inch flowers are capable of creating a spectacular autumn display, and their bloom season correlates with fall wedding season in September and October.

A Quiet, Understated Look

If you plan to select a soft, understated look for your wedding, you can choose a palette that is seamless and includes soft pastel colors and neutral yet contemporary shades, such as gray, cream and white. Avoiding strong contrasts will provide a look that is soft, peaceful and serene.

Contrasts and Vibrancy

If you prefer strong colors or contrasting elements, look to complementary colors that are on the opposite side of the color wheel. Orange complements Serenity’s blue, and both colors are ideal for autumn and are on trend for 2106. Rose Quartz finds its complement in shades of green, and flowers of this hue will be naturally accented by the green of the foliage. Selecting color from an artist’s perspective can help you achieve the look and feel you desire for your autumn wedding.

View the Possibilities

If you have the luxury of choosing your wedding colors more than a year in advance of your ceremony, visiting local gardens and the flower market during the month of your planned wedding date will allow you to see a wide range of foliage, flowers and colors that are locally available during the fall season. There is simply no substitute for seeing flowers in person so you can smell them and visualize them as a part of your special day.

Local Autumn Flowers

Flowers that bloom in the autumn are numerous, and they include Allium, Alstromeria, Asiatic Lily, Carnation, Chrysanthemum, Cosmos, Gerbera Daisy, Gladiolus, Iris, Liatris, Orchid, Quince, Roses, Salvia, Solidago, Sunflower, Yarrow and Zinnia. The many colors of these beautiful blossoms provide you with a wide variety of options to make your wedding flowers unique, and you can express yourselves as a couple in a personalized way.

Leaves and Berries

Don’t forget to consider foliage that will make an impact in your floral arrangements. Berries are a beautiful accompaniment to fall floral displays, including shades of red and orange berries such as Bittersweet and Rowanberry. Natural leaves can be added to your decor, and maple leaves with shades of green, orange, yellow and brown are a ubiquitous sign of autumn in Southern California.

With inspiration from nature, you can create a beautiful wedding with local flowers. Many climates benefit from a wide selection of sustainable foliage and blossoms that are grown in the local area and can be used to create a beautiful backdrop to any wedding while supporting local growers.


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