Q: Do you do more indoor or outdoor weddings during Fall?
A: It is really about 50/50.
Q: When it comes to flowers, what types do you suggest a Bride use during Fall for her arrangements, bouquets and boutonnieres?
A: It’s all about the brides style and vision! Calla lilies, sunflowers, winter jasmine, hypericum berries are a few that stick out to me. Some brides prefer a fall bouquet to look like it was picked from a meadow of wildflowers, some prefer timeless roses in a mix from the same color family such as dark burgundy, coral, apricot, and terracotta.
For boutonnieres, I prefer all natural with no flowers. Think fresh herbs, twigs, and berries!
Q:How about Fall Favors? Any unique ideas?
A: First, the favors must always fit the vision and style of the wedding and reflect the couple’s personality. That being said, here are a few of my favorite ideas:
- Pumpkin or apple shaped cookie cutters with ingredients in a burlap bag and recipe card attached by a natural material such as twine or raffia
- Live baby plants such as winter romaine lettuce
- Fresh apple fritters from a local bakery packed in mini boxes with a custom logo sticker
- Cookie shaped like fall leaves, iced and decorated, wrapped in cellophane and tied with a beautiful fall hued ribbon
- Homemade apple butter in mini mason jars sealed with a custom made label designed by the bride and groom
- Handmade soaps from the local farmers market wrapped in brown craft paper, tied with raffia, and a yellow daisy tucked under the tie
A: Always be prepared for weather. Fall is a wonderful time to be outdoors, but it is also known for unseasonably cold or warm days. This should be kept in mind during the planning process. You can be prepared by having a plan B for back-up, such as outdoor tents with heaters, large fans, or picking a venue with indoor and outdoor space.
Another very important thing to keep in mind this time of year is the schedule of major sporting events in your area. Here in Alabama many people will pass on a wedding invitation to attend an Alabama game, Auburn game, or NASCAR event even if they are close friends or a relative of the bride or groom. Sad, I know, but true!