Autumn is a season of crisper mornings, brilliant colours and beautiful blooms. At Cherrywood Florist, it’s also one of the busiest times of year, with Mother’s Day falling during this vibrant season. Here are our florists’ top tips to embrace autumnal flowers for every occasion.

Autumn weddings

The cooler autumn days make for stunning weddings, more comfortable photo sessions and beautiful centre pieces and bridal bouquets. Embrace the colours of the season and opt for flowers featuring deep purples and burgundies, or go with a regal wedding theme, making the most of the brilliant golds, yellows and oranges available right now. Plus, seasonal bouquet fillers like elderberries or micromyrtus can add a unique touch to your bridal florals.


There are plenty of white flowers in bloom in autumn if you know someone in need of a comforting bunch of sympathy flowers. Send orchids or alyssums, white roses or lilies. Or, if you have a loved one who is getting bombarded with white sympathy blooms, choose something with a little bit of autumnal colour.

Brighten up someone’s day

Are you sending someone flowers for no special reason other than just to brighten up their day? That’s our absolute favourite reason to pull together a handful of flowers! Pop into our shop to see what lovely options we have or choose our Autumn Blooms bouquet online and we’ll deliver it on your behalf.

Mother’s Day

In NZ, florists’ biggest day of the year always falls in May: the last month of autumn. From marigolds to sunflowers, celosias to chrysthemums, having Mother’s Day at this time of year gives mums the chance to enjoy some seriously beautiful blooms in addition to traditional roses.

Open homes

If you’re looking to sell your house this autumn, give the space a lived-in feel with some beautiful, seasonal plants. A vase of proteas on the dining room table and a lush plant in the kitchen are bound to add a touch of liveliness to your open home.

Do you have an occasion to select some flowers this autumn? Head into our shop in Cherrywood or look online for some beautiful, seasonal blooms.