August Newsletter: Fall Weddings, Tablescapes, & Fall Decor
Whether you’re celebrating your big day this fall or pinning your inspiration years in advance, this swoon-worthy ceremony serves up all the inspiration. In partnership with Ruffled, we combined fall faux flowers, dried & preserved grasses, and a naturally stunning setting to create this whimsical look. When planning a fall ceremony, use nature’s color palette as your starting point. “Take advantage of the natural backdrop and incorporate artificial flowers in matching hues. Add texture with dried grasses and flowers to complement the look,” says Afloral’s creative director Leanne Samuelson. The best part? You can reuse your creations in your home after the ceremony.
Top 5 Fall Greenery
Eucalyptus: The fan favorite! Artificial eucalyptus is super versatile and can be used in everything from tablescapes to minimalist home decor. Style garland along your mantle, display preserved eucalyptus in a centerpiece or drop a single silver dollar sprig in a bud vase.
Oak + Maple Leaf: Traditional fall foliage is timeless as well as trendy. Create a stunning accent with preserved oak or maple leaves bundled together.
Hops: This green is good for more than just a 5 o'clock beverage! Artificial hops add texture to bouquets, tablescapes, or can simply stand alone.
Grape Leaf: Your new favorite garland, check. Artificial grape leaf garland looks exactly like a pile of fallen leaves, styled perfectly.
Olive Leaf: Our favorite simple sprig! Add an artificial olive leaf branch to your favorite vase and voila, an effortlessly cool look achieved.
Fall Tablescapes Made Easy
What’s trending this fall? Tablescapes. These Instagram worthy creations are a simple way to elevate your event without the hassle of maintaining live flowers. “The perfect fall tablescape starts with artificial garland and ends with silk and dried flowers,” says Samuelson. Layer artificial greenery such as eucalyptus or grape leaf garland with pops of color that match your fall decor. Nestle trendy dried flowers or your favorite silk statement blooms along the length of the garland. Add smaller, complimenting accents such as filler flowers or berries for extra texture. If you’re using real candles and are worried about safety, fire-retardant greenery is the go-to. Embrace the wild nature of fall and let your creation be imperfectly perfect. Set it, forget it, and enjoy the company!
New Seasonal Decor
It’s officially August, which means fall is just around the corner and pumpkin everything is headed your way. Embrace the season by thinking outside the box for your fall decor. “Everything in fall is so wild, nothing matches but it all goes,” says Samuelson. Add unique pieces like colorful artificial pumpkins or funky fruits like artificial apples and artichokes to your designs. Remember, fall doesn’t have to mean fall colors. Just have fun, if you like it, who cares!