If you’re planning your fall nuptials, here are some great options for floral design. This list includes some timeless classics, along with some non-floral options that are really in this year!

Not Your Basic Flower

  • Eucalyptus – This frosty greenery has been showing up in weddings for decades but has really grown in popularity for the last few seasons. This versatile dried plant is perfect as a simple addition to a bouquet and holds its own in table décor, boutonnieres, or bouquets. 
  • Succulents – Ah yes, these mini cacti keep popping up in window sills in miniature versions of flowerpots or crammed together for some font porch décor all across Texas. Just like they fit in nearly any home décor, they are very versatile for almost any wedding. Of course, you can add them into your bouquet as a statement piece, but they are also great as a potted guest favor or even as a decorative succulent motif on your invitations. 
  • Ornamental Peppers – These edible bites of color come in rich shades of red, yellow, and purple. They can offer a unique non-floral addition to bouquets. For example, purple variations would lend nicely dried greenery, such as eucalyptus. This is a great way to incorporate a different texture that isn’t a flower.
  • Pampas Grass – These feather-like stems have become very popular, especially with boho wedding décor. The soft, neutral-colored grass can balance deeper shades of purple, red, and orange. The structure also lends itself to centerpieces or aisle markers due to their tall full texture.

What’s in Season

  • Dahlias – This tuberous-rooted flower is common in several parts of the US, making it easy to source. The soft, ball-like shape adds a unique texture to bouquets, and the abundantly available color palette makes it an ideal fit, no matter your color scheme.
  • Calla Lily – With their unique shape, this timeless flower can be on theme for nearly any kind of wedding. White calla lilies can be as traditional as white lace. There are also several shades of pink and blush that can be worked in a brighter color scheme. The slightly less common shades of purple can really be a show stopper. With shades ranging from lilac to deep burgundy, a calla lily is sure to stand out! 
  • Cymbidium Orchids – Cymbidium Orchids are much more cold-tolerant than many common species of orchids, making them more readily available for weddings later in the year. They offer sprays of large blooms that would draw the eye to any bouquet or centerpiece. Plus, their long, thin leaves also add an attractive touch. 

White and Neutral Wedding Flowers

2020 was a wild ride, to say the least, so don’t be surprised to see more whites, creams, and neutrals taking over bouquets, centerpieces, and floral arrangements. While color is far from out of style, using all-white flowers in a natural, organic fashion will continue to gain popularity in 2021.