8 ways to celebrate the changing season at your autumn wedding

Celebrate the changing season at your autumn wedding

Every season in the UK has its own unique beauty. Spring is known for its beautiful florals for instance, whilst couples looking to go bright and bold will discover plenty of inspiration during summer.

As the seasons change once more, autumn is another wonderful time of year to tie the knot. In fact, October is considered the best month to get married thanks to stunning autumn settings. Brides and Bustles explains more about why October is popular amongst UK couples:

“Golden crunchy leaves and beautiful clear skies are both seriously dreamy wedding accompaniments – there’s nothing quite like an autumn wedding! UK brides certainly agree, with 8% of them choosing to get married in October. All those red and yellow leaves are the ultimate ready-made photographic backdrop. The downside to October weddings? The nights start to draw in after the equinox, making an outdoor soirée tricky.”

Celebrate the beauty of autumn in all its glory on your wedding day by adding these eight elegant touches to your ceremony or reception…

1. Use warming tones to your advantage

There are tons of colour palettes to play with, but nothing says autumn like a deep red, burnt orange or marigold yellow. As well as being synonymous with the season, these tones (or variations of) have a warming effect that can enhance the feeling of cosiness that many autumn weddings strive to exude

2. Go seasonal with your florals…

Whether opting for the berry tones mentioned above or choosing a palette that’s a little different, autumn’s in-season flowers will provide all you need to continue the theme.

Gladiolus, dahlias, freesias, helleborus, papaver, skimmia, tuberose, ornithogalum and calla lilies are just some of the varieties that are at their blooming best in October. They can also be found in many shades to create eye-catching table displays, beautiful buttonholes and elaborate bouquets.

3. …or try dried

Autumn is the perfect time to experiment with dried floral arrangements. Dried flowers don’t just offer the perfect tones and rustic edge, they are easy to maintain in the run up to your wedding day. Weeks or months after your wedding date, they also provide an incredible memento that can be displayed with pride within your home.

4. Let nature be your guide

Autumn may be a time when leaves are falling and foliage is fading, but the natural world offers the most stunning inspiration.

Pair the seasonal blooms we mentioned earlier with rustic log slices, in-season fruits (fresh and dried), pine cones, autumnal leaves and chestnuts to create table displays that are inspired by all things autumn.

5. Keep those chills at bay

While October generally means couples have to host their weddings indoors due to the cooling temperatures, your guests will still need some help keeping those chills at bay. Our hot chocolate station is the ideal way to warm your guests’ cockles.

6. Choose the perfect coverup

It’s not just your guests that’ll need a little help keeping warm. Accessorising with the changing season in mind is a must. From personalised leather and denim jackets to ultra-soft shrugs and shawls to fur or feather capes, the possibilities are endless!

7. Embrace autumn with DIY confetti

Going DIY is a great way to add the touches that celebrate you as a couple. But, with a little creativity, you can also celebrate the changing season. Go au naturel and find an alternative use for those fallen leaves cluttering up your garden by using a hole or craft punch to create your very own autumn confetti.

8. Add atmosphere with lighting

Lighting is the key to creating the intimate, romantic and cosy vibe autumn weddings are known and loved for. Use flameless, LED candles to ensure an atmosphere that makes those darker nights extra magical.

Looking for the perfect venue for your autumn wedding? Contact us today to discover more about hosting your wedding at Holmewood Hall.

To get in touch with a member of the team, please email or call us via the contact details below. Alternatively, if you'd like to request a brochure or enquire about date availability, please click 'Enquire Now' in the menu at the top of this page.

Katie Davies

T: +44 1487 829 555
E: info@holmewood-hall.co.uk

Spring has Sprung with our 2025 offer - get 20% off your wedding!TELL ME MORE