When it comes to your autumnal wedding style, there’s a lot to think about. From wedding dresses to suits and accessories, you need something that suits your day and will work well for you, whatever the weather does. Here are some of our favourite autumn wedding ideas!
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Style ideas for the autumn bride
When it comes to autumn wedding dresses, you have a huge amount of choice and you’ll certainly be able to find a gorgeous gown that suits your own personal style. Here are a few things to think about:
You don’t need to worry about getting too hot in your gown in autumn so if you want to wear a heavier fabric or a dress with layers, go for it. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a lace dress, make sure that it’s got a substantial lining so you don’t feel the cold.
A plunging back or strapless autumn wedding dress will always look fantastic but just make sure that you won’t feel the cold if the temperature drops! For a rustic look, a chunky knit cardigan or a checked wrap would look amazing or a sophisticated bolero is ideal for a classic, sophisticated style.
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Autumn wedding dresses can also add a little bit of colour to your day. For an alternative look, a gown with coloured embroidery will look amazing, for a rustic look go for off-whites and creams while pure-white dresses will always suit a classic wedding day.
If you’re planning a formal or traditional wedding, a long veil is an absolute must-have. If you’re going to spend a lot of time outside, a shorter length veil won’t trail in the wet grass if the weather hasn’t been kind.
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Coloured shoes look brilliant and you can choose a shade that works with your wedding theme. If you opt for traditional ivory shoes, be prepared for them to get a bit dirty if you’re heading into gardens or fields for photos. Block heels can also be a great idea as they’ll stop you sinking into soft ground.
When it comes to your jewellery, something with a bit of sparkle will catch the light, particularly during your wedding breakfast and ceremony. Alternatively, painted or softly coloured pieces will give a more natural look.
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Suits and more for the autumn groom
Autumn is a great time for grooms and after the heat of summer has passed, autumn wedding suits are definitely more comfortable to wear. Here are a few stylish ideas:
For the autumn groom looking for a casual, rustic or boho look, tweed has to be your first choice. You can take your pick from a range of tones and add colour with your tie and trousers if you don’t want to wear all-over tweed. Go informal by ditching the jacket and add braces and a bow tie instead.
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It’s easier to wear a traditional morning suit in autumn when the weather is cooler and these are ideal for a quintessentially English wedding look. For a more formal and sophisticated look, a black-tie dress code would be perfect!
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Shoes really complete your look so make sure that they work with your chosen style. Brogues are a great partner for tweed, whilst more formal dress shoes or even patent leather are needed for traditional wedding suits and black tie. If you opt for a really casual look, lace up boots look great and especially at this time of year.
A fabulous shirt is also a must-have. Choose a shirt with a check pattern in a seasonal shade for a rustic or boho look while an impeccable white shirt always looks great at a formal wedding.
Don’t forget the finishing touches. A coloured tie and pocket square will also elevate your look and give you the chance to express your personal style too. Buttonholes are a great way to bring out your wedding theme in your look – think about adding seasonal details like feathers, foliage and even berries alongside a beautifully coloured bloom.
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For more autumn wedding ideas, take a look at our collection of autumnal wedding ideas.