We’re back with another wedding floral installment by Sarah Winward, the talent behind Honey of a Thousand Flowers. Today she is back to talk about choosing a color palette for your wedding flowers, shining the light on a gorgeous late Summer-Fall color palette. Lucky you if you live in Utah, where she is based but she loves to travel too 🙂 Thank you Sarah!
From Sarah: Late Summer creeping into the beginning of fall is a fantastic time for flowers. Many of our favorite Summer flowers are still available, and all of the interesting fall foliages start to come around. The color palettes that come with this transformation in nature are incredible, and there so many ways to make weddings this time of year feel appropriate for the season. With a bouquet that incorporates both warm and cool tones you can make your color palette feel season appropriate without having to commit to being either summer or fall. It can be summery, but still nod at the season that is just around the corner.
The color palette here includes many colors, but all of them sort of meld from one to the next so it doesn’t feel overwhelmingly bright. The most prominent palette here is a soft peach that fades into a salmon, then the salmon finds its way to that pretty magenta color. The magenta is mirrored a little bit in the dark eggplant colored foliage too. The chartreuse coleus leaves in the bouquet have salmon colored spots on them as well, reincorporating the other colors again. The fluffy grass at the top of the bouquet and the dusty gray blue in the ribbon are subtle touches, but their cool color is what really makes this bouquet perfect for this in-between season.
The shapes and textures in Fall foliage are just about as good as the colors. Flowers with both angular and soft shapes were used here, and the patterned ribbon adds another dimension that is subtle but textural. The dahlias here are the sought after café au lait dinner plate dahlia, the sister of the white dinner plate dahlia from the last post. Also used were ranunculus, double bi-color tulips, and coleus leaves, and grasses.
What is your floral color palette? Team tone-on-tone or mixed-all-the-way?
Photo by Leo Patrone