I just love fall weddings. Mostly because of the fall wedding flowers available, of course! I’m a big fan of berries and branches, and fall is a perfect season to include fruits, berries, and branches in floral arrangements. This post, I’ll focus on non-flowers.
Ornamental Peppers (Capsicum annuum)
Ornamental peppers are more diverse than you might think! They’re available in black, purple, red, orange, and yellow, and they are sometimes long and thin like a serrano pepper, and sometimes short and fat. For a black and white wedding theme in fall, ornamental peppers are a great option. They’re shown here with coxcomb and sunflowers. Please don’t eat them! I hear they’re terribly hot. Haven’t tried them myself, though!
Ornamental Kale (Brassica oleracea)
“What is that… cabbage?” Yes! It is! And isn’t it cool??? Kale comes in plum/purple, blush, ivory, and green. If you ask me, it resembles like a giant rose. Sometimes the petals have ruffly edges, sometimes smooth. Ornamental kale is a popular fall bedding plant as well as being a great option for fall wedding flowers! They are very striking, and a bit unusual. Don’t dismiss cabbage for your wedding flowers. They’re quite the conversation starter!
Smokebush (Cotinus coggygria)
Another favorite of mine, smokebush is a shrub that turns reddish purple in fall. The leaves are roundish and about 2″ across. One of the prettiest cut branches available for fall color, if you ask me!