It may only be the second day of September, but already you can feel a slight chill in the air in the evenings, and it’s starting to get dark before 9. Autumn is definitely here, and you just have to look around the shops and take in all of the chunky knit cardigans and warm boots to realise it. With the crisp air setting in and the trees turning beautiful shades of red and yellow, today we’re sharing with you some gorgeous Autumn wedding inspiration.
Keep it natural
Take your cue from nature when it comes to styling your wedding. Think of beautiful autumn jewel colours from the world around you – ruby red, pumpkin orange, soft yellow and burnt umber – and combine with more neutral tones or metallics such as gold or bronze for a beautiful effect. Decorate with raffia, hessian and wood, and go for a softer, more relaxed look for your flowers. A handful of rustic wildflowers will work far better than a pale posy of roses for your Autumn wedding. If your venue has different colour lighting options, choose soft amber shades to give your venue a lovely, warm feeling. Candles everywhere will also give that warm, romantic feeling!
Where you want to keep things fresh and cool in the heat of the summer, autumn is the time to warm up your guests. Creamy pumpkin or butternut squash soup scattered with pumpkin seeds and served with homemade bread, seasonal vegetables and warm fruit crumble will be a winner for your main meal, and why not serve mini pies made with seasonal fresh fruit at your arrivals reception? Hot whiskies with lemon and cloves will be a winning welcome drink when your guests come in from the chilly autumn air.
Cute cover-ups for the bride and bridesmaids are a must-have, especially as the outside temperatures drop. While fur capelets of winter are still a few months away, a soft and snuggly cashmere cardigan or bolero with pearl and diamante accents will look beautiful over your gorgeous gown. If your venue has an outdoor terrace where guests are likely to go, ensure there are outdoor patio heaters available and place a box of blankets or pashminas for your guests to wrap themselves in.
Make sure the guys look good too – tweed suits, waistcoats and pocket watches are ideal for autumn and will add texture and colour to your wedding. Boutonnieres made from autumn leaves and berries will look great too!