As the days get shorter and the colours begin to change here in Dublin, my thoughts always turn to autumn and especially to all the beautiful Irish wedding flowers for fall. It really is a special time here, with the most stunning leaves on display, and I love it when couples embrace this rich palette and wealth of natural texture as inspiration for their fall weddings. There’s nothing lovelier than a radiant autumn bride carrying a gorgeously loose, unstructured bouquet made up of seasonal blooms, foliage, and berries.
While it’s often possible to buy almost any variety of flower at any time of year these days, I would still encourage you to embrace seasonal Irish wedding flowers for fall or any other specific time of year. For one thing, it’s a more sustainable choice, which many couples find appealing as they try to keep their wedding carbon footprint low. It’s also more budget-friendly, and using local blooms means your florals will be fresher and therefore last longer. Even if you’re not using a traditional autumn palette or including fall wedding details in your styling, seasonal flowers are still a good choice, as they can be made to work with any style of wedding. For example, Chocolate cosmos and Cafe Au Lait dahlias can add an autumnal touch to white or pastel blooms, or work alongside darker ones for a moody modern arrangement.
And it’s not just about Irish wedding flowers for fall! The season also offers a bounty of berries, ferns, fruits, acorns, and mosses that will add depth and dimension to your bouquets and table arrangements. These unexpected elements provide a touch of whimsy and capture the imagination, making a big impression on your guests.
While it’s important to talk to your florist about what’s available, the following list will give you a good idea of which flowers are in season in Ireland in autumn.
Fall Wedding Flowers in Ireland
- Astrantia (Masterworts)
- Butterflyweed (Asclepias Tuberosa)
- Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)
- Blushing Bride Protea
- Calla Lily
- Caramel Phlox
- Chocolate Lace Flower (Daucus)
- Craspedia (Billy Balls)
- Garden Rose
- King Protea
- Pincushion Protea
- Purple Coneflower (Echinacea)
- Safflower (Carthamus)
- Spiked Speedwell (Veronica)
Seasonal Fruits, Foliage, Berries & Fillers
- California Pepperberry
- Chinese Lantern (Physalis Alkekengi)
- Clematis Drummondii (Old Man’s Beard)
- Crab Apple
- Fern (Bracken)
- Hawthorn Berry
- Honesty (Lunaria)
- Ornamental Cabbage (Flowering Kale)
- Poppy Seed Head
- Rose Hip
- Scabiosa Pod
- Setaria Italica (Red Jewel)
- Silver Brunia
Which Irish wedding flowers would you choose for your autumnal wedding?
Slán go Fóill,
Images by Lisa O’Dwyer