24 Dried Flower Arrangements That Are Perfect for a Fall Wedding
When we think of fall wedding flowers, our thoughts immediately turn to visions of overgrown dahlias, ranunculus, anemones, and garden roses in moody hues. Whatever the bloom combo, one thing is certain—in our minds, the flowers are usually fresh. The latest fall flower trend, however, bucks the norm entirely. More and more couples are turning to dried florals for their autumnal wedding bouquets and centerpieces. The result is something rustic, nostalgic, and unique.
If you're worried about versatility, don't be—there's a lot more to the dried flower trend than preserved lavender (although, we love that, too!). From dried wildflowers, to wheat, and eucalyptus, there are many ways to incorporate the trend using the floral elements you've always loved. Like the idea, but don't want to commit entirely? Opt for half and half—fresh peonies look lovely alongside dried baby's breath and carnations. Using pops of preserved blooms or greens as accents works too, and brings an unexpected touch to a floral arrangement.
While there are ways to make the style work throughout the year, we think it's particularly appropriate for fall. Here, you'll find a myriad of ways to add dried flowers to wedding tables and bouquets. In the centerpiece category, we loved the dainty clusters of preserved wildflowers in milk jars and a dramatic, oversized dried foliage display. For bouquets, we think you'll want to steal one bride's idea of giving her bridesmaids dried herbs in different varieties. Perfect for a woman planning a bohemian or vintage-inspired affair, dried blooms are sure to help make your wedding one of a kind. Click through to discover all the ways to try fall's prettiest flower trend for yourself.
Bunches of preserved flowers helped tone down this bouquet's summery color palette, making it perfect for a fall wedding date.
For a rustic-meets-boho-chic aesthetic, this florist broke up a fresh white centerpiece with preserved brown sunflowers, braided wheat, and rust-colored leaves.
Pops of Pink
Rosy thistles stood out in this dried wildflower arrangement.
"I have always loved the tones of dried PeeGee hydrangeas—a beautiful tan color," this bride says. "Nothing fresh gives that same feeling." So, her florist, Mindy Rice, dried 2,000 stems of the late-summer flowers for months in preparation for the late-November wedding. The final result was an incredible overhead installation.
In a brass bowl, a single oversized rose, dried hydrangea, leaves, and grasses created the perfect fall scene.
This bride decided on a bouquet with lavender, blush, and ivory dried flowers since she knew she'd be able to keep it long after the big day.
Red, White, and Blue
In keeping with her wedding's vintage vibe, this bride carried a dried flower bouquet with billy balls, lavender, thistle, ammobium, and sinuata statice.
Bunch of Lavender
Twine-tied table numbers and antlers made this German statice, helichrysum, broomcorn, and craspedia-filled basket even more fall appropriate.
A delicate wheat bouquet brought a rustic touch to this bride's old-school glam look.
Shades of Purple
These preserved purple beauties looked as if they were plucked straight from a flower field in late autumn.
Dried Hydrangea Centerpiece
Bunches of off-white dried hydrangeas made for an understated, seasonal centerpiece when paired with with loose greens, branches, and berries.
With pink ranunculus, wheat, and preserved indigo daisies, this half-fresh, half-dried bouquet was all about the drama.
This couple kept things minimal by placing yellow billy balls and berry-colored wildflowers in vintage glassware.
This dried posy was made up of baby's breath, dusty miller, lavendar, and wheat stalks. The final result was eclectic and perfectly unique.
Made from tallow berries, sola flowers, phalaris, gold button flowers, and silver brunia, this cool-toned bouquet was perfect for a late-fall wedding.
Wheat Stack with Blue Ribbon
Interspersed with dried yarrow, this swirled wheat centerpiece would work just as well as a bouquet.
For this bride, blue thistle flowers were more than just a dried floral touch—they were an homage to her husband's Scottish heritage.
In preparation for her DIY wedding, this crafty bride made her own bouquet using a mix of dried German statice, strawflowers, foxtail grass, helichrysum, and yarrow.
Lots of Texture
With a mix of falls greatest floral hits—dried wheat, thistle, and lavender, included—this spray was a highlight of the couple's ceremony.
These tiny blooms proved that less can certainly be more—one type of flower can definitely make a statement.
Feathers added a nonfloral element to this bride's rose and pampas grass bouquet.
Foliage and Fruit
This towering dried foliage arrangement had a little bit of everything—fresh red orchids, persimmons, and even artichokes.
A Victorian silhouette brooch gave this braided wheat bouquet a pop of color.
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