The leaves are starting to turn, the long summer nights are starting to draw in, and autumn will soon be upon us. Although spring and summer are more popular times of the year for weddings, autumn shouldn’t be discounted. The season brings vibrant golden, red colours, more comfortable temperatures, and some fantastic seasonal produce for your wedding menu.
There are many subtle ways that you can integrate this season into your wedding theme though, without going overboard. Unless you’re after a quirky wedding of course! Here’s a selection of the best ways you can decorate your autumnal wedding.
To set the theme from the beginning, your wedding invitations are a great way to bring together the autumn colours. We particularly love burgundy mixed with gold, for a simplistic yet on-trend vibe. Teamed with some calligraphy, this colour combination can look very stylish.
Autumn Ceremony Arch
What better way to show off the true colours of autumn than with a stunning ceremony arch incorporating beautiful autumn leaves. It’s a great centrepiece that can not only be used for the ceremony itself, but can be a great background to your guest photo area.
Leaf Place Cards
Add a little organic and natural touch to your wedding with leaf place cards. They are a great way to add a personal touch without breaking the bank. You can always pair them with a pinecone. For something a bit more vibrant, team the leaf place card with a pumpkin.
Bring the Outdoors In
Choosing a venue with lots of trees, like Holmewood Hall, which is surrounded by 10 acres of manicured grounds & parkland, is essential for an autumn wedding. This will allow you to make the most of the stunning leaf-changing backdrop for your wedding photos. Bring some twigs and branches into your reception for interior decor.
Your wedding will shout autumn if you include some pumpkin-themed decorations. This could be as simple as using them to hold wedding confetti, filling them with ice and using them to chill drinks, or even using them as centrepieces. Simply hollow them out and add some flowers.
Warm Wedding Favours
Say thank you to your wedding guests with some edible treats. From sticky toffee apples to hand-baked fruit pies, there are lots of ways that you can bring a hint of autumn to your wedding favours. Creaton Crafts tweeted some great autumn wedding favours if you need a bit of extra inspiration!
A few other things to bear in mind for an autumn wedding are the venue and the photographer. First the venue – you need to pick one that incorporates the autumnal yellow, red, and brown leaves, making the perfect backdrop for your photos. Once you’ve found your ideal venue book it quickly – this time of year is very popular and you won’t want to miss out.
Most professional photographers will be able to capture your big day no matter what scenery they’re faced with. Make sure that they take some snaps outside your venue too, allowing the natural colours to be incorporated into your portfolio. Our team have a selection of recommended photographers, so please contact us to get planning your big day.