Blooms in Season: October

October is here!

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October has arrived! Here in Southern California, the fall season is slowly beginning to show itself : the fog is rolling in, evenings seem colder and the pumpkin patches are starting to appear. October is a beautiful month for a wedding, with stunning seasonal flowers at your disposal. Read on to get inspired with early autumn floral design to incorporate into your big day!

 

 

 

 

 

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Magnolia

This elegant flower has large, structured petals that make it perfect for a bountiful bouquet or arrangement. In the South, white magnolias are commonly seen in bridal bouquets because the flowers are thought to reflect the bride’s purity and nobility. The glossy green leaves against the creamy white flower buds make Magnolias a beautiful choice for your fall wedding foliage!

 

 

 

 

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Anemone

These blooming blue-toned buds are a hot trend in wedding flowers, especially in early fall. Also known as the Grecian windflower, the Anemone has a unique and eye catching appearance that make it an easy addition to any wedding floral piece.

 

 

 

 

Photo | Martha Stewart

Orchid

The Orchid is a beloved favorite by brides all year long, but seasonal varieties add a touch of color to your floral design. Green and purple tones are gorgeous this time of year, so stop in to your local florist to see what’s blooming near you!

 

 

 

Photo | Green Wedding Shoes

Aster

This lush-looking wildflower symbolizes love and patience. They have star-shaped buds thought to be created by the tears of the Greek goddess, Astraea according to ancient Greek mythology. Aster comes in several varieties, so find a color you love to add brightness to your autumn wedding flowers.

 

 

 

 

Photo | Sarah Raven

Chinese Lantern

In the spirit of fall and Halloween, the festive Chinese Lantern plant is perfectly appropriate. Easily eye catching, the large orange-red papery pods resemble lanterns. Chinese lanterns are an exotic but beautiful pick to incorporate into your wedding day!

 

 

 

 

Photo | Visual Impact Design

Curly Willow

Also known as ‘Chinese Willow’ and ‘Corkscrew Willow,’ Curly Willow has tall, contorted branches that add an autumnal accent to any arrangement. Its attractive fall foliage and unique branching structure make it the perfect October wedding flower!

 

Which wedding flowers are you loving for the month of October?