If we asked what the perfect fall wedding flower would be, we would probably get a range of answers. From roses to daisies to lilies, the choices are varied; and the flower you choose will depend largely on the ambiance you are trying to create on your wedding day.
You may not realize, however, that one of the most popular fall wedding blooms is the chrysanthemum. This official flower of November blooms well into the autumn months, making it truly seasonal. Add in the fact that it is generally grown locally, and you have one of the more affordable flowers of choice. But don’t assume that because they fit in your budget that you are settling for anything – the versatile chrysanthemum has some of the most beautiful colors, varied shapes and unique appearances in the floral world. As a matter of fact, the chrysanthemum has up to 2,000 different varieties, and one is sure to be perfect for your wedding day.
Chysanthemums of the brush or thistle varieties have petals that are spiky in appearance, looking almost like an exploding firework. For an elegant touch in a vintage wedding, choose these mums in bridal white, and place them atop metallic candle holders; or pair with baby’s breath and greenery for a modern twist on a country bouquet. Chrysanthemum petals can also be incurve, which means they curve in tightly towards the center. Incurves are the largest blooms of the mum family, with lavish, generous layers of petals which serve well as centerpieces and venue decorations. Irregular incurve varieties are gathered tight toward the center, but the lower petals fall away loosely, making them a wonderful addition to an informal wildflower bouquet.
Spider, anenome or spoon classifications of the chrysanthemum are for the bride looking to make a statement. These eye-catching and peculiar looking blooms come in a vivid array of colors; making cascading bridal bouquets, cakes and overflowing wall sconces the subject of admiration. No matter which variety you choose, the fall mum is sure to make your floral arrangements as special as you are. Come into our Mission Viejo flower shop to discuss your wedding dreams with one of our expert consultants; and then let us transform those floral dreams into reality.