Autumn is here, which means a whole heap of seasonal wedding inspiration to get to grips with. For those tying the knot this season, chances are you’ll be in the throes of adding those final flourishes to your special day, which means there’s likely to be one thing on your mind more than anything else – accessorising!
Your choice of accessories can make or break any outfit, whether you’re a bride, groom, bridesmaid or wedding guest. Letting the season inspire you is the way forward, and it’ll finish those autumn wedding ensembles to perfection. Read on to discover our advice for accessorising for an autumn wedding.
For the bride
Autumn is a season that is best known for its rich hues and interesting textures, and these can be embodied by your choice of bridal accessories. One of the simplest ways to achieve just that is through a carefully chosen, seasonal bouquet as Brides details:
“With vibrant colours and autumnal blooms everywhere, it’s easy to get inspired for your own bridal bouquet. And though a fall wedding feels practically synonymous with a rustic-themed bash, that doesn’t have to be the case. Of course, if you’re after the rustic-chic look for your fall wedding, you can always play up the theme with accents like maple leaves, seasonal berries, wheat, and greenery.”
Make your flowers a celebration of the natural beauty that autumn is known and loved for. You can even use seasonal flowers to accessorise your hair, with an autumn-inspired, rustically toned floral wreath to crown your head.
Alternatively, add some glitz to a classic white autumn wedding number by using a floral hairpin adorned with pearls and crystals – just like Holmewood Hall bride Emma did!
For the groom
Grooms have just as many opportunities to accessorise with the season in mind, and it all starts with that buttonhole. Again seasonal blooms work best here, and with a plethora of eye-catching colours to choose from you’ll be able to complement more traditional looks as well as informal ensembles.
Using other natural materials, such as feathers and autumn berries, is another option that’ll satisfy the season and keep stylish grooms happy. Ties and waistcoats in seasonal shades are also a great way to give the groom an autumn-inspired makeover.
For the bridesmaids
Bridesmaids shouldn’t be dripping in jewels – that’s the bride’s role – but bridesmaid accessories should still be inspired by the season.
Opt for minimal accessories, this time taking a hint from the bridesmaid dresses themselves. Embellished bridesmaid dresses should be complemented with more pared-back accessories, whilst classic numbers, maybe in burgundy or forest green, look great with a statement accessory.
Your bridesmaids don’t have to match on the accessories front either. Whilst matching or coordinating dresses will unify them, accessories give them the chance to let their individual personalities shine through in the most wonderful way.
For wedding guests
Adding a bit of sparkle without upstaging the bride is the key to any autumn wedding guest look. A glittering flower necklace, crystal cuff bracelet, sparkling cocktail ring, bead drop earrings, or shimmering bronze clutch will jazz up a muted outfit for the season ahead.
When choosing footwear, use different textures to your advantage. Satin shoes in a dusty rose tone or suede pumps in beige or black look great with a seasonally inspired outfit.