Autumn can be a beautiful time of year for a wedding so why not use the season as your inspiration? We look at how to achieve that amazing autumnal wedding theme on your big day.
There are so many wonderful elements to an autumnal wedding, it’s difficult to know where to start. The changing colours in nature offer some wonderful hues for you to include in your colour scheme, earlier evenings mean you can get clever and creating with romantic lighting, and there is an abundance of seasonal produce when it comes to food and flowers. Let’s take a look at some inspirational photos from stylish autumn weddings…
Setting the scene perfectly, this beautiful wedding reception illustrates the importance of lighting. From candles on the tables to Edison bulbs hanging overhead, as the days become shorter, you need to consider how you can effectively light your room. Be sure to invest in battery-operated or slow-burning candles so they don’t have to be re-lit too frequently!
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When it comes to flowers, Autumn brings treats aplenty. Roses, hydrangeas, gerberas, calla lilies and berries are all popular choices. Consider adopting shades of reds and oranges and introducing foliage to echo the changing leaves on the trees, and to bring warmth to a cooler change in the weather.
Image Courtesy of Helen Sarah Pictures
Alternatively… choose shades of pink and purple, incorporating blackberries and twigs.
Image Courtesy of Simon Bretell Photography
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All about the Cake
Your wedding cake offers the chance to put your chosen style and colour scheme on to a blank canvas. For an autumn wedding, you might decide to go glamorous and introduce a touch of gold. We adore this cake with its gold detail icing and magnificent flowers.
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The naked cake also works well at this time of year, particularly if you go to town with autumnal berries.
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Always adopt a few finishing touches alongside centerpiece flowers to decorate your table. These placecards fit the bill perfectly with their leaf design, each one letting the guest know upon which table they are seated. They’re so lovely, they could even be considered favours.
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For the Sweet Tooth
Toffee apples are always popular and suit an autumnal colour scheme. Serve them as part of your evening feast.
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If you would like to give each guest a favour, popcorn is a perfect choice for a late autumn wedding. Present in simple jars with a personalised tag.
Image Courtesy of Brittany Conner Photography
The Autumnal Bride
A quick look at fashion, and a nod to the long-sleeved dress. If you’re worried about over-heating on a warm day, choose lace sleeves.
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Complete the look with a faux fur stole or shawl...
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… and don’t forget to keep your bridesmaids cosy too.
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What Colour Bridesmaids?
There’s absolutely no reason all your bridesmaids should wear the same colour dress. Instead, opt for an autumnal palette and let them all choose a shade from that palette to suit their skin tone. These bridesmaids look fabulous, and their identical posies complete the look.
Image Courtesy of Eric Kelley
If the autumn weather is kind, you should be able to enjoy the great outdoors as much as possible. Provide shawls for your guests in case it gets a little chilly, and consider serving hot chocolate after the sun goes down. A little additional warmth could extend that outdoor party for an extra hour or two!
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