Gothic Flowers (Just In Time For Halloween)

Move over June, October and September are now the most popular months to get married, so says a 2016 The Knot report.

We believe it. There’s nothing like the moody, evocative vibe of an autumnal wedding, where there’s a touch of mystery (and coolness) in the air. Getting married in the great outdoors? Let your aisle runner be a carpet of fiery-hued leaves. Love the low-light? Build plenty of flickering candles into your tablescape (is there anything better than the drama of a candelabra?). Having a Halloween wedding? Enchant your guests with velvet linens and pedestals dripping with flowers.

We love the look of October’s rich, decadent bouquets, which can range from hauntingly spare to Gothic luxe. Take a peek, if you dare.

Sticks and Stones

Heather Michelle Photography

Texture, texture, texture is the name of the game with a lush, resplendent bouquet like this. The addition of branches and foliage in deep greens and crimsons adds depth and darkness to ruffled Caramel Anitke Garden roses, those sweet innocents. Striking Helleborus makes an unexpected and welcome appearance too. October’s bouquets can be a study of light and dark.

Or just a study in unexpected autumnal color. The spectrum is toned down here, yet no less enchanting. Deep, dark purples, exotic fern, and layer upon layer of mum and ranunculus the color of butternut squash or a maiden’s blush.

Hello Darkness

Blood red bouquet, you say? Easy to achieve when you mix red roses, silky purple calla and more wine-colored blooms together in an almost compact grouping. It’s intense, and gorgeous.

Then again, keep it in one color family and let the individual flowers do the talking. Here, blooms in vibrant purple shades create a dramatic mood, set off against silvery green foliage and leaves flecked with white stripes. Pink Mink protea dominates in the center, a statement flower in a statement bouquet.

Charmed I’m Sure

We love the look of charms added to a Fall bouquet. Here star and moon gems dangle from a spellbinding bouquet from one of our recent weddings held in the planetarium. Enchanted yet?

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