purple and orange fall wedding bouquet with american grown dahlias

Purple and orange fall inspiration at Springfield Manor, Frederick MD

This day was hot, hot, hot, but nothing could keep this wedding from being the perfect fall day!  Lauren wanted a plum and burnt orange wedding with some pops of yellow.  The wonderful part about having a wedding in the fall in Frederick, is the abundance of local flowers, including these glorious dahlias!

Lauren’s bouquet and her bridesmaid’s bouquets had plum and orange dahlias, larkspur, spray roses, celosia, hypericum berry, craspedia, calla lilies, eucalyptus, and a gorgeous burgundy foliage called mahogany splendor.  The bridesmaid’s bouquets also had a yummy buttery yellow dahlia too!

The boutonnieres for this wedding were made of an orange spray rose, mini carnations and eucalyptus, and tied with a burnt orange ribbon.

At Springfield Manor Winery (an awesome local winery/brewery/distillery), there are these two pillars as you enter the ceremony space that I love to decorate.  I used a trio of lanterns, combined with a tall arrangement of snapdragons, larkspur, mahogany splendor, eucalyptus, and calla lilies and a little jar with a dahlia in it.  These were moved inside to the reception after the ceremony.  I also decorated the aisle with a bright pop of color using orange roses and long plum ribbon tails to complete the color palette.

The reception was held in a rustic barn space that had long farm tables and a few round tables.  For the farm tables, we used an assortment of bottles and jars filled with just a few stems of flowers in each bottle.  Then I laid loose stems of greenery down the center of the table to create the look of a garland.  In the bottles/jars, I used snapdragons, zinnias, dahlias, astilbe, roses, gomphrenia, anemones, marigolds, lisianthus and eucalyptus.

The round tables had lanterns filled with coordinating flowers to match the farm tables.

Ok, so here’s a cool story about Lauren’s cake.  You might be thinking, what an interesting cake topper-not Blair’s usual floral cake topper!  Well, to be honest, no, this topper is not really my thing (since it’s not fresh flowers), and it’s a bit dated.  BUT.  This topper has been in the family for DECADES and the photo album sitting in front of the cake contains old family photos of weddings and wedding anniversaries in which this topper was used on the cakes!!!  So in this case, I was happy to add a few fresh floral touches to the sides of the cake and let this family heirloom be front and center!!  How many families can say that they have this kind of history documented in an album like this? 

Living Radiant Photography did an amazing job of capturing all of the bright colors in this wedding, which was coordinated by Rose Gold Events.  Here are a few more gorgeous shots from Lauren’s wedding!

Look at this gorgeous couple in the lavender fields!!!

Ok maybe just a few more non-floral ones that I love!  Can we talk about the back of this dress??

Thanks to the wonderful local farms for growing all these lovely blooms!  I got Mahogany Splendor, zinnias, dahlias, marigolds and celosia from Petal Patch Flower Farm, and Plantmasters!  Thanks for reading!  

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