Category Archives: Fall

The Chysanthemum & the Wedding

chrysanthemumThe chrysanthemum is one of the most popular flowers in the world, but ask three people what they look like, and you may get three different answers. With nearly 2,000 varieties, the mum offers wide range of colors, shapes and looks; making them easy to incorporate into your wedding day. The mum makes a perfect wedding flower for fall because it blooms well into autumn.


The versatile mum not only fits into your theme, but it can fit into your budget. It is often more affordable than some of the more exotic flowers, but can mimic them to a certain extent, giving the same visual appeal. For instance, if you love peonies, the viceroy or football chrysanthemum will give you the same feel of a lavish, huge bloom that fills in bouquets and centerpieces with lush abundance. The spindly spider mum adds exotic texture to your arrangements, invoking feelings of dramatic wildflowers draped from trees in the tropical rain forest. This makes them especially gorgeous in cascade bouquets.


The spider mum, because of its unique appearance, can also be used in creative and fun ways. Hanging glass bulbs, adorned with a single mum, look much like an anemone in a drop of water; also botanical buffs will love the idea of suspending these exotic blooms in a type of “air garden”. Button or pompom mums are perfect for the men, adding color to their lapel without being overly “flowery”. Some more traditional versions of chrysanthemums look much like daisies and sunflowers, and as such can be incorporated beautifully into a wildflower bouquet.


You may be surprised at the ability of the chrysanthemum to transform your wedding. Bold and lavish, or subtle and graceful, there is a mum for every occasion. Stop into Ah Sam in San Mateo to learn more about this incredibly adaptable flower, and how Ah Sam can assist you in bringing your dream wedding floral arrangements to life.


Fall Weddings – Concentrate on Color

Fall WeddingsAutumn is all about the colors. From traditional reds and oranges to this season’s hottest wine-inspired hues, a bride planning a fall wedding can choose from a full spectrum of gorgeous blooms. At Ah Sam Florist, we have the inspiration, the experience and the ideas to help you create your dream setting for your ceremony and reception; as well as the ideal bouquets for the bride and bridesmaids.


Capture the grandeur and romance of fall with stunning centerpieces that pay homage to the season. Many brides are combining vibrant oranges and muted natural greens into dramatic arrangements that evoke nature.


Fall Weddings


For those looking for elegant fall wedding décor, this season’s hottest colors are deep reds and purples, especially in exotic blooms like calla lilies, roses and luscious peonies. These rich hues are perfectly set off by the white of the bride’s dress.


Fall Weddings


As a backdrop to all these striking colors, consider copper details; whether floral containers, lighting fixtures or flatware, copper is one of the top trends for your 2015 fall wedding. According to wedding planning site, additional wedding trends include elements taken straight from the outdoors – leafy accents, feathers, berries, wheat and twigs are all being utilized in the creation of beautiful, earth inspired floral arrangements.


Our expert floral professionals will work with you to bring to life the autumn wedding ceremony that you have envisioned. From centerpieces to bouquet; to boutonnieres to aisle flowers – the season;s trends are bold and colorful, and are here to help you incorporate the very best ideas into your special day. Come into Ah Sam Florist of San Mateo today, and let’s get dreaming.