the last fall wedding of the season!

firewalker sunflower bouquets

Doak stops to smell the flowers

fall bridal bouquet


I know you don’t want to read one more blog post about how time is moving at the speed of light, but please let me get this out of my system: How the #$!% is Thanksgiving next week?!

Choosing a favorite season as a florist is like choosing your favorite baby; but I’m saying it — Fall is my favorite season for flowers. Bold, rich colors. Beautiful greenery. Lots of texture. It’s just yummy.

Yesterday I spent my birthday eating gourmet cupcakes and working on two weddings. This was one of them. The bride wanted something casual and seasonal for her outdoor barn ceremony (which I love the idea of, and there’s lots of inspiration on Pinterest if you love it, too) full of her favorite flower, sunflowers. We got a case of these beautiful “firewalker sunflowers” that look like the petals have been hand-painted with a light wash of beautiful rusty red. I mixed them with confetti roses, rosehips, green hydrangea, orange spray roses, and yellow buttons with a few dried pods for texture for her bouquet, and kept her attendant bouquets simple with a few sunflowers and green hypericum berries wrapped in raffia.

It’s officially our last autumn-themed wedding of the season, and now that I’ve packed it all up, I’m a little sad to see it go!

Next week is all about Thanskgiving centerpieces, and then it’s on to the red and white blooms of the Christmas season through Valentine’s Day. I’ll be soaking in as much color as I can until the last stem is snipped.

Have a lovely weekend!

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  1. 11.19.12
    beedia said:

    this is completely irrelevant, but I think the (your?) dog is simply adorable! May I ask, what breed is it? Sorry it’s so out of the point. Anyway, lovely arrangements, I could never have done it myself :)

  2. 11.18.12
    corinnelifeetc said:

    Beautiful arrangements as usual! Those colours are amazing, and so distinctly autumnal! Happy birthday for yesterday! It sounds like you are indeed another year wiser :)

    Life etc

  3. 11.17.12

    i’m with you, i can’t believe thanksgiving is so close and the pretty days of colorful are quickly fading. love your arrangement and i’m sure the dec. holiday to v-day spread will be just as lovely.

  4. 11.17.12
    amy said:

    beautiful flowers

  5. 11.17.12
    Pam said:

    Beautiful arrangements !!!