Is there a season more romantic than autumn? As the leaves begin to turn a golden brown and the air starts to mellow, capturing the magic of the season makes tying the knot that extra bit special. However, it does take a bit of planning to get your wedding right during the fall season. Finding that unique twist on autumnal themes can help you craft a truly idyllic day. Here’s our ten part guide to creating the fairy-tale autumn wedding.
Outdoor venues are the perfect way to squeeze out the very best colours of the season! The kaleidoscope of gold and orange on the trees are the perfect backdrop for that special moment. Barns and country houses are also ideal choices for autumn, especially if you’re looking for something with a rustic feel.
The centrepiece of the bride’s special day will always be the wedding dress. The only person who will be able to choose what’s right is the bride themselves. However, our suggestion for an autumn wedding is a dress with long sleeve styles and detailed embroidery - it’s a timeless look that will also keep you warm throughout the day. Have a look through our elegant collection of wedding dresses for some more ideas.
Those beautiful autumn hues aren’t only for your venue. Asking your bridesmaids to wear classic burgundy or coral colours may sound hard to pull off, but it can add a satisfying variety to the occasion. We’d suggest having a look around our bridesmaid dresses collection to find the perfect style to match your wedding.
We all know autumn is the time of fruitfulness. Whether you’re looking to appease the meat-eaters with fresh game (pheasants and venison) or satisfy the veggies with pumpkin recipes, the best part about autumn weddings is that you can do both! Don’t forget - it’s truffle season too. Don’t miss out on those sumptuous delicacies!
The main thing to take advantage of during an autumn wedding is the stunning array of colours. From beautiful browns to golden oranges, setting up your venue and outfits with those colours in mind will always bring out the best of the season.
Flowers for autumn weddings are a crucial part of creating the right atmosphere, so make sure you find those bright colours that stick with the season. Alstroemerias, gerberas and chrysanthemums are all stunning autumnal blooms that will hit the right note on the big day.
As one of the cosiest seasons, you’d be missing out big time if you didn’t get some hot drinks prepared for your guests. Toffee apple cider is the perfect seasonal drink to warm up your reception and get people in the right mood.
As we’ve mentioned before, building that cosy atmosphere is vital for an autumn wedding. Low light at the reception and a small, close knit group of friends and family members can make it a day to remember.
While autumn mostly gives us brilliant light and bright days, it’s always best to have a plan B. Make sure umbrellas are handy for the big day and keep in mind that the weather could change when planning.
We’d also recommend populating your venue with a rustic selection of autumnal decorations. Whether that’s dried oranges, a pick of pumpkins or low, hanging lighting, keeping everything consistent with your overall theme really adds to the warm atmosphere.
Creating a captivating wedding that will stay in the mind for a lifetime is always the number one priority. In our eyes, the best way to do that is through a beautiful, seasonal and colourful autumn wedding.