Fall Wedding Flower Inspiration for 2017

I know it's a bit premature but... if you're planning your wedding, more than likely, it's still a few months out.  And with October taking the spot as the official busiest month of the year for weddings, beating out the classics like June & May, I thought I would give the Fall brides some planning inspiration!  

This isn't a photo shoot.

 None of that prissy one table stuff that isn't real-life and completely unaffordable.

 This was one of my favorite weddings from this past Fall.  And when you see the attention paid to the details and the moving color palette,  you'll know why!  Not even a little ol' hurricane could stop this wedding from being a day of celebration, joy, a few tears, and a whole lot of love.  You can tell these are good people and I was incredibly fortunate to be able to work with Jeanie (MOB) and Margaux to create garden-inspired, romantic, flower magic.  I can't wait to hear how you take their wedding and use it to inspire your own falltastic wedding ideas!  

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Venue: Sundara
Caterer: Blue Ridge Catering
Flowers: Petal Flower Company
Cake: Fresh Baked Bakery
Dj:  RSP Entertainment
Makeup: Amanda with Makeup by Ravishing
Hair: Hair By Kia Walters
Dress : Reem Acra by Nitsa's Apparel
Photographer:  Pat Cori Photography
 (who you'd be crazy not hire because look at those photos y'all!)

Romantic Marsala and Berry Inspired Wedding

If you know Petal, you know that we are made up of a team of beautiful people. Hearts of gold these people were born with.  They're the hardest workers you'll ever meet.  On wedding days, we don't glisten, we sweat it out like we just took an hour long cycling class and we don't even care if you catch us shoving down a cappuccino ice cream afterward. We earn those calories. We fight off bees while we stand on our tippy toes on sketchy ladders with smiles on our faces.  We race the clock, help photographers, and we should have stock in lint rollers. 

And the dear saint who has done all of the above the longest with me would be Hannah.  I remember her first day at Petal.  It was hot. July hot. And she climbed up one of those rickety ladders to hang a couple of 40 foot garlands like she had been doing it since birth. Family members were coming in and guests were hot on their heels and she was calm and consistent-I was a basket case. She's always optimistic about my ludicrous ideas and makes it her personal responsibility to keep me hydrated and to make sure that I don't lose my keys.

And... she knows how to sweep. There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who know how to sweep and those who don't.  Some just push dirt around haphazardly and I end up sneaking back in and sweeping up after them.  But Hannah can sweep, bless her! I'm lost without her. 

I'm pretty sure I annoyed her quite a few times the week of her wedding while I was working on her flowers because I couldn't help but be so darn sentimental. I'd text her daily because I couldn't work on her wedding flowers and not think of us in that very space, petaling wedding after wedding and this time it was her turn.  I was a puddle all week. 

It was an honor to create her wedding flowers and to be there to celebrate her and John's love and commitment to each other. I'm so proud of you, Hannah and thankful for being able to call you a friend and petal pusher.

 Check below for all the vendors involved in creating Hannah's romantic marsala and berry inspired wedding day!

Hannah's bouquet was filled with dahlias, garden roses, ranunculus, peonies, scabiosa, acacia foliage, feather eucalyptus, silver dollar eucalyptus,  astilbe, and fern. 

Hannah's bouquet was filled with dahlias, garden roses, ranunculus, peonies, scabiosa, acacia foliage, feather eucalyptus, silver dollar eucalyptus,  astilbe, and fern. 

John's boutonniere was made of dusty miller, silver dollar eucalyptus, painted berries, and a ranunculus. 

John's boutonniere was made of dusty miller, silver dollar eucalyptus, painted berries, and a ranunculus. 

Cara & Sam

Cara & Sam

Today we're sharing a sweet ceremony from June full of light and airy flowers and lots of romance and whimsy.  It just seems like a dream...  Luckily, there are some gorgeous photos by the talented Sam Stroud to prove that it actually happened.  West Manor Estate, in the heart of Central Virginia, was the perfect backdrop for all of this fairy-taleness.  

Cara had a beautiful vision of what she wanted her flowers to look like and we included Peonies, Astilbe, Stock, Ranunculus, Wild Olive, Hybrid Delphenium, Waxflower, Dusty Miller, Garden Roses, Larkspur, Hydrangea, Lisianthus, and Curly Willow branches to name just a few.

I think this pup is absolutely adorable and everyone should include one in their wedding if it's half as cute as he is, amiright?  And this groom boutonniere...  it's a perfect mate for the groom's deep blue suit.  Enough about what I love about this wedding. You can see it all for yourself!

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