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Autumn wedding know-how

Autumn wedding know-how: Image 1Credit: Concept Foran & Sauvage

Who says autumn weddings can't be just as colourful as summer nuptials?

Not Hampshire florist Nia Bradley-Hobbs of LuvShifting, she's a great fan of this time of year and has loads of great tips to share to make sure your big day stands out.

She says, "Go with the season and look outside for your inspiration. You might think autumn is all very brown and orange but these colours come in so many wonderful shades and there's plenty of lovely yellow, green and pink tones too."

Nia's top tips:

  • Take advantage of anywhere you or your florist can forage for branches with leaves that are changing colour. These can be used in church windows with candles, in larger displays and down the centre of banquet tables.

Autumn wedding know-how: Image 1b Credit: Confetti Coast Photography

  • Team your arrangements with berries, fruits and grasses, or even nuts and don't forget pumpkins which also come in many colours and don't have to scream halloween.
  • Typical autumn blooms include chrysanthemums and dahlias which come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Calla lilies, leucaspurnum, physalis and fox tail lilies are also around in abundance as well as hydrangeas, roses and orchids.
  • As with all seasons, try and have one large display as a focal point at the reception for maximum impact, rather than dotting decorations all around.
  • For the tables, make sure your centrepieces don't block your guests' view when they're sitting down.
  • Bare branches are great for adding height. Autumn doesn't have to mean rustic.
  • The use of glass and paler tones can create a chic look.

 
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