We had the opportunity to do flowers for someone special in our lives, my cousin, on one of the best weekends to get married in Southern Maryland, the second weekend in October.
The flowers just love to show off this time of year. Long summers for growing, followed by cooler weather for blooming.
The bride opted for fun fall tones for the bridesmaids dresses, so we went with neutral colors and pops of color for the bouquets.
Since the guys went with traditional suits, we added pops of color in the dried boutonnieres. Fun thing about dried bouts, they contain seeds you can plan in your garden after the wedding to remember the wedding by!
Dahlias and cosmos paired well together for this wedding!
The arbor was a mix of fresh greens and flowers on top, with a dried pompas and other grasses pieces to flank the bottom.
The table settings were rustic fall. we provided buckets of flowers to the bride and her family to make together themselves the Wednesday evening before the wedding.
If you are looking for a way to cut costs in your wedding flower budget, I suggest getting buckets of flowers, finding vases in your theme at a thrift store (they don't have to match!), and then asking a few family or friends to help you make them Wednesday or Thursday before the wedding.
It takes a few hours, so don't try to do this just before the wedding. Put on some music and have some fun getting creative.
We had so much fun with this organic, garden inspired, fall wedding.
The bride had a few things she wanted, but otherwise let us take the reins. We love these kinds of weddings!