As Part of our new BB Behind the Scenes series, we are taking you into our New York City showroom, sharing tips, trends, and advice about wedding flowers, planning, fashion, and so much more. This is a space where we really get to know our couples and how they envision their special day. In creative collaboration, we choose the blooms, decor, and mood that is a genuine expression of their love, personality, and style. Simply put, the Bride & Blossom Showroom is where all the magic happens and we are thrilled to open it up to our readers and followers.
For this first installment, our very own Rachel Trimarco is highlighting her favorite fall floral trends that capture the singular beauty of the season.
The floral recipe for this centerpiece calls for roses, amaranthus, lisianthus, cockscomb celosia, café au lait dahlias, anthuriums, Japanese chrysanthemums, silver dollar eucalyptus, seasonal berries, gold painted baby’s breath, wheat, pampas grass, and feathers.
Fillers such as pampas grass, which is extremely popular right now, and wheat have an earthy texture and are an eye-catching accent to the elegant blooms.
When we think of fall flower colors, deep oranges and reds usually come to mind. For a twist, we are using pale jewel tones as a base palette. Peach, soft pink, mauve, and cream look magnificent against the rich golds, neutral browns, and greenery.
Gold painted baby’s breath adds festive shimmer while glossy, heart shaped anthuriums captivate the eye with exotic allure.
For medium centerpieces like this one, we like to start with greenery and work from there. As you arrange the flowers, think about layering textures, building volume, and creating a sense of balance in the composition, whether you are going for a symmetrical or asymmetrical shape. Notice how the cascading amaranthas echoes the pampas grass stems.
Hold onto to any statement flowers until the end, working them in so they harmonize with the rest of the arrangement, yet remain visibly pronounced. We are emphasizing the café au lait dahlia (also referred to as dinner plate dahlia because of its size), a dazzling robust bloom symbolizing commitment, kindness, and strength. Needless to say, the café au lait dahlia is a favorite with our couples.
Lastly, add a few more filler florals and elements – we added a couple of lisianthus and pampas grass stems. Et voilà! You have a fall floral masterpiece! Remember there are no rules when it comes to floral styling and decor. Don’t be afraid to get creative and try out ideas. More often than not, elements that seem out of sync look gorgeous together, bringing striking contrast to what could have been just another basic flower arrangement.
Thank you to Kim Mancuso of Kim Mancuso Photography for her amazing photo and video work.