Best Flowers for Fall Weddings

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We at Element Design absolutely love the rich and warm colors — like deep reds, oranges, and yellows — that add a touch of elegance and charm to fall wedding decor. Each flower has a unique meaning and complements the cozy and romantic atmosphere of this time of year. 

Using fall flowers for wedding bouquets, centerpieces, and decorations can enhance an autumnal wedding. Plus, they look amazing pressed into frames or resin after the ceremony. In this guide, we list the best flowers for fall weddings and our favorite color combinations for your bouquet.

Color Combinations

As a bride looking for the best flowers for fall wedding arrangements, we understand that you want to choose personal color schemes that perfectly capture the season's essence. You also want to select fall wedding flowers that will look beautiful and hold up well throughout the event.

Here are seven color palette inspirations we adore.

Classic Harvest

This color scheme is inspired by the traditional essence of fall. Deep orange symbolizes warmth and energy, rustic red represents passion and strength, and golden yellow signifies joy and optimism. Hints of brown ground the palette with stability and earthiness. This combination reflects the bountiful harvest season and the cozy ambiance of autumn weddings.

Jewel Tones

Jewel tones bring a sense of luxury and richness to fall wedding bouquets. Deep purple, emerald green, royal blue, and burgundy create feelings of royalty, elegance, and sophistication while conveying the growing love between the wedding couple. This palette exudes a regal and vibrant feel, perfect for adding depth and pizzazz to wedding florals.

Deep Romance

This color combination of deep burgundy, dark purple, plum, and dark red roses creates an aura of mystery and passion. These hues symbolize love, sensuality, and elegance, making them ideal for adding a touch of drama and allure to fall wedding arrangements.

Fall Neutrals

Taupe, caramel, champagne, and ivory offer a soft and sophisticated color scheme for these neutral palettes. These subtle tones convey elegance, simplicity, and timelessness, providing a neutral backdrop that complements other vibrant fall colors while adding a touch of refinement to decor and bouquets for fall weddings.

Soft Autumn

Dusty red, pink, peach, and gold combine to create soft color tones that exude warmth and tenderness. These hues evoke feelings of comfort, romance, and intimacy, making them perfect for creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere at fall weddings.

Farmhouse Chic

Soft ivory, pale yellow, faded orange, and soft pink colors evoke a rustic yet elegant charm. This combination reflects simplicity, nostalgia, and natural beauty, ideal for creating a relaxed and charming ambiance reminiscent of farmhouse-style weddings.

Contrasting Tones

Mixing deep purples and reds with bright whites and pale orange shades creates a striking contrast that adds visual interest and energy to fall wedding florals. This bold arrangement balances rich, deep hues with light, bright tones for a dynamic, eye-catching effect that can make floral arrangements pop with vibrancy.

12 Best Fall Wedding Bouquet Flowers

Every season brings its own unique, beautiful florals. These are our favorites for fall wedding bouquets and frame and resin preservation.


Dahlias are versatile flowers that come in various shapes and vibrant colors, such as deep crimson, vibrant gold, and burnt sienna, making them ideal for fall weddings. Symbolizing elegance, inner strength, creativity, and change, dahlias add life and sophistication to floral arrangements. They pair well with other seasonal flowers like ranunculus, roses, and hypericum berries.


Amaryllis flowers bloom in rich red, white, and pink hues, adding a bold and luxurious element to fall wedding bouquets. This glamorous flower conveys pride, determination, and radiant beauty. Amaryllis can serve as a focal bloom or accentuate other seasonal foliage like camellias or magnolias.


With its tapered shape and unique texture, amaranthus brings a whimsical and organic feel to fall floral designs. Representing immortality and unfading love, amaranthus is one of the trending wedding flowers, perfect for adding depth and movement to fall wedding arrangements. This bloom is also incredible within a design, adding that texture and whimsy to any frame or resin piece. 


Magnolias are classic fall wedding flowers known for their large, fragrant blooms and glossy green leaves. These pure and noble florals add a timeless touch to fall wedding decor, especially in bouquets and centerpieces. Bright white magnolias are always a classic choice, and our designers love utilizing both the blooms and the leaves in the artwork. These bloooms are quite delicate, so be sure to follow all of our shipping instructions when packaging them up! 


Peonies are beloved for their lush petals and romantic appearance in shades of pink, white, and burgundy. Peonies symbolize prosperity and a happy marriage, adding refinement to bouquets and centerpieces for fall weddings. They pair well with sunflowers, adding an energetic touch to traditional fall bouquets.


Camellias are elegant flowers in shades of white, pink, or red that symbolize beauty. Similar to roses and dahlias, they bring grace and beauty to floral arrangements, whether in bouquets or centerpieces.

Camellias symbolize beauty


Hydrangeas come in various colors, such as blue, plum, and pink These versatile flowers denote gratitude and heartfelt emotion and add fullness and softness to fall wedding bouquets and centerpieces. Often used as filler flowers, make them the focal point by adding hydrangea that contrasts your other blooms. 


Chrysanthemums are classic fall flowers that signify loyalty, love, joy, and longevity. They bloom in various colors, from deep reds to golden yellows, and are well-known for their numerous petals. Chrysanthemums are popular additions to fall wedding arrangements and pressed bouquet frames for their beauty and symbol of true friendship.


Orchids are exotic blooms that encapsulate love, luxury, beauty, and strength. They add refinement and exotic flair to wedding floral designs and are perfect for creating dramatic displays or elegant bouquets. Even though they're quite delicate, our team handles orchids with the utmost care, because they are one of the more unique florals we can press.


Stocks are fragrant flowers available in purple, lavender, pink, and white. Their elongated shape adds a sweet fragrance and delicate, charming movement to fall wedding bouquets.


Scabiosa flowers have gorgeous ruffled petals and unique pincushion-like blooms in shades of lavender, soft pink, or white. With its intricate appearance and subtle honey fragrance, scabiosa adds texture and playfulness to fall wedding florals, especially as they can vary in size.


Sunflowers are among the most popular flowers for late-summer and fall weddings. The radiant yellow petals infuse floral designs with warm and earthy cheerfulness, ont to mention the few variations they come in, such as the Cafe au Chocolat variety with striped chocolate brown and yellow petals. Sunflowers have a way of stealing the show, whether they're part of bouquets, high centerpieces, or in a unique floral preservation design

Create Fall Wedding Floral Keepsakes With Element Design

You can keep a lasting memento of your special day by preserving your fall wedding bouquet. Element Design's frame and resin flower preservation options offer ways to encapsulate and display your flowers. That way, you can cherish a memorable and picturesque decoration for years. We are committed to delivering your preservations with the utmost quality and attention to detail.

Schedule a free appointment with our Client Relations team to learn about our preservation process before your wedding and discuss the best options for you. We know how fast the time goes the closer you get to the wedding, which is why we recommend you sign up for a 30-day reminder email to keep us top of mind.

Happy planning!

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