Autumn is the perfect time of year for a wedding that celebrates all the colour and beauty that nature provides us! The season is awash with warm shades, fruits, berries and foliage that all make stunning natural autumn decorations for your big day. A theme of nature running through your day is ideal for a rustic wedding and is a match made in heaven with a stunning barn wedding venue. We take a look at the best autumnal wedding ideas for dressing your venue.
When it comes to picking flowers for autumnal wedding decorations, it's all about the colours you choose. Try to replicate the colours of the trees and plants outdoors by including a range of reds, oranges, golds and browns across your venue to really portray the time of year. These notes of colour will stand out and provide warmth, even if the weather isn't doing the same. Ranunculus, tulips, roses and dahlias all come in a range of autumnal shades, as do a number of other beautiful blooms that would look great throughout your wedding venue.
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Branches and Bark
There's no need to fear a bare branch! In many cases, having a few woody aspects to your wedding decorations creates that perfect rustic look and can give you an opportunity to get a bit more creative too. Incorporate them into your table centrepieces, scatter them around the room, or hang them from the ceiling for a stunning and imaginative décor. Branches and wood elements look incredible when combined with lights and candles too, and together they create a magical feel with a natural twist.
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Some of the best natural autumn decorations are the easiest to find! Set off foraging through a wood or forest and you'll find masses of acorns, pine cone, conkers and wonderfully coloured leaves that will transform your venue into an amazing autumnal setting. The nuts, seeds and fruits will look wonderful when scattered over tables while fallen leaves can be used in a whole range of decorative ways.
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The right use of lighting can transform a good venue into an amazing one, and while candles and lights are used as wedding decorations all through the year, we think they're at their best in the autumn or winter when combined with natural decorations. Fairy lights are perfect for creating a magical and cosy setting. Try intertwining the twinkling lights with branches and foliage or decorating changing trees with them to accentuate their autumnal colours. Candles make a romantic and warming addition to your venue, and there are some really creative ways to use something natural to hold them. Tea light holders fashioned from tree branches or driftwood add a delightful natural touch and look great in the middle of your tables.
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Autumn really is a time of plenty when it comes to providing natural wedding decorations and these are just a few of the ways that you can use nature to bring your venue to life on your wedding day.
For more floral inspiration for your autumn wedding, take a look at our advice on Picking the Perfect Autumn Wedding Bouquet and see the beautiful blooms that you could pick from.