The Best Flowers & Themes for an October Wedding!
You may be tempted to consider a full-on Autumn theme as it's October... I'm going to be a bit controversial here...
No-one wants a wedding cliche or something thats been seen many time before - right?
Ditch the pine cones and think hard...
There's only one of you and your partner, let's make your wedding into something special to you two. You probably searched a long time for the perfect outfit...so let's put a little more time and love into your flower & decor choices.
You can still use Autumnal influences, of course you can, and even pumpkins and the odd cone... but we are going to shake it up a little to make it special.
Our inspiration is taken from events that happen around the world in October each year, as the theme for your wedding.
1. Balloon Fest!
Check out the annual Balloon Fiesta balloonfiesta.com
"For nine days in October, the New Mexico skies are painted as hundreds of balloons lift off from Albuquerque's Balloon Fiesta Park. Nothing rivals the power of Mass Ascension on crisp early mornings as these graceful giants leave the ground to take their place in the cerulean desert sky. For ballooning fans worldwide, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is a pilgrimage. There's something for everyone to enjoy . . . whimsical special shapes filled with equal parts of hot air and wonder, and Balloon Glows that create a magical night landscape for spectators to wander. No matter who you are, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta will leave you awestruck and wanting more"
Have a spectacular arrival or departing of your wedding in a hot air balloon, or have a tethered one for rides or decoration!
Use balloons to excess, in a beautiful way. Flowers to compliment: Ferns, Allium skeletons, Burnt orange carthamus and dried brackens.
Flower & Balloon Arch
2. Cocktails anyone?
Design your wedding around a group of your favourite cocktails and the stories of how they came to be invented. Choose the colours carefully so they reflect the idea.
Flowers to choose to compliment the cocktails: Dahlias, Chrysanthemums and lots of Mint.
Use edible flowers on cakes in in the drinks.
Create a signature cocktail especially for you!
And finally hire mobile bars or bartenders who can create an amazing atmosphere!
London Cocktail Week
3. Rocking the Daisies
A music event that occurs each year in October with a definate nod to the hippie era.
Go overboard with daisies of all colours and sizes! Simple and sweet.
Treat yourself and your maids to pretty daisy crowns as well as super natural bouquets.
Face painting for the kids and 1960's music...
Natural Daisy bouquets.
Faux Daisy Flower Crown.
This “festival of light” is the most significant event on the Indian calendarmarking the end of the harvest season with feasts, gifts and prayers. Homes are festooned with jasmine flowers and lots of candles. Women wear their most colourful saris, and fireworks brighten the darkness of night.
Though originally an ancient religious festival, Diwali is celebrated by even the non-observant who mark the occasion as a time of post-harvest abundance, renewal and inner enlightenment.
Take inspiration from Diwalli and fill your wedding with lights of all kinds.
Hang lanterns from trees and light candles.
Consider an early evening wedding to make the most of the atmosphere.
Suitable flowers: Brightly coloured gerberas and santini chrysanthemeums.
Above: Multi-coloured gerbera (Transvaal Daisy)
And we couldn't ignore Harvest and Halloween...
If you love it, celebrate it and combine it at your wedding.
How dramatic can you get... black dress, gothic candleabra, scary favours, creepy music and a haunted wedding venue?
Even a painted pumpkin!
Flowers: Deep red roses, skeleton leaves, burgundy amaranthus and dark dahlias.
If this is all a bit too much for you, consider Samhain which is an ancient Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest and the beginning of Winter. Traditionally lasting from the 31st October to 1st November as the Celtic day began and ended at sunset.
6. Harvest Festival
Which brings us nicely to the end of the month. Looking for something more rustic? Ideal for Barn or Garden Wedding this theme could be perfect for you. Bring on the hay bales, create corn favours and go overboard with the fruit and veg for truly Mother earth style wedding to celebrate this wonderful time of year.
Fruit and Berry filled trestle table garlands.
If you need help with your wedding flowers or theme ideas, please contact us to make an appointment asap.
2021 Wedding dates are very busy due to postponements.
We look forward to hearing from you,