Leaves are turning to create an atmospheric colour palette, which means it's time to wrap up warm, snuggle up with a hot drink and start think about autumn weddings.
When you think of Autumn, falling leaves is probably one of the first things that springs to mind. We all love crunching through leaves, why not incorporate this into your special day?
Try using leaves as alternative confetti (or at the very least, a great prop for your photographs). Guest names, garlands, in jars to make light - the possibilities are endless. Pine cones are also an alternative idea if you’re going for a rustic feel. You could even go one step further and have a woodland wedding to really make the most of those gorgeous colours. The New Forest in Hampshire would be a perfect location for your autumnal wedding.
Warm tones are what Autumn colouring is all about. The deep yellows, oranges, reds and browns can inspire everything from your flowers to bridesmaids dresses. With the weather (hopefully) being a little kinder than Winter, you have the flexibility to choose from a variety of dress styles for your gorgeous bridesmaids. Start by gently “suggesting” one of the gorgeous traditional autumn shades to your bridesmaids and see what happens…
Why not theme your Autumnal wedding around one of the big holidays of the season? Go for a gothic feel with deep purples, and a historic haunted venue like Warwick Castle in Warwickshire to incorporate Halloween into your special day. Of if you’re a fan of Bonfire Night, go all out with a fire pit, sparklers and roasted marshmallows. If you have American heritage, don’t forget about Thanksgiving! You could have a turkey for your reception meal, or style your bridesmaids in red, white and blue.
Just because Autumn is synonymous with dying leaves, it doesn’t mean your wedding flowers have to be too! Roses symbolise love and are a timeless choice for your big day. Instead of going for a traditional red or white though, burgandy or amber could be a fitting alternative. Incorporate seasonal flowers like asiatic lilies, chrysanthemums and dahlias into your bouquet or try something different by adding some acorns or even crab apples for an on-trend alternative.
The nights may be getting colder but, that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of your evening reception and carry on the wedding celebrations. Find a beautiful venue with plenty of outdoor area like Mar Hall Golf & Spa Resort in Renfrewshire in Scotland. Light up your reception with twinkling fairy lights and make the most of the outdoors with a spectacular fireworks display, sending you off as a new married couple in style! Just don’t forget to provide your guests with warm blankets when the temperature starts to drop.
Food & Drink
Make the most of the cold weather, and enjoy the warm comforts that Autumn brings. Snuggle up with a warm mug of hot chocolate with your partner as your evening reception draws to a close. Or why not try something a little different for your reception drinks? Try warm cider - still plenty to celebrate about, with the added bonus of keeping your guests toasty as they party the night away.