Top Tips for Hosting an Autumnal Wedding
Happy hump day! I hope you’re all feeling fabulous as we reach mid-week. Today, we’re talking all things pretty as we look to Autumnal weddings, which can you believe it or not, will be starting to take place from the 23rd of September?! This joyous season change promises inspiration in abundance, styling a-plenty and all things beautiful.
For couples that are planning an Autumn wedding for 2019 and beyond, now is the prime-time to decide on everything for your ceremony and reception, especially when it comes to your decor! So, grab a cup of something steaming and take note, loves. You’ll find our top tips for a stunning seasonal celebration below.
Undoubtedly, Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons. With the falling leaves, vibrant colours, cosy knits, cider, and best of all? Heart-warming food… this season conjures up some of the sweeter things in life. There’s no surprise many brides, and grooms are planning an Autumn wedding and opting for cooler temps, glistening fairy lights and cider toasts. We don’t blame them one bit.
Image: Carley Buick Photography
Embrace the natural colour palette that accompanies the season; rusty oranges, leafy greens and aubergine purples. This will set the scene for an autumnal celebration.
Make sure you plan your photography to get some outdoor snaps and capture the autumn scenery and colours around your venue. You can’t miss out on the beautiful Autumnal surroundings.
Image: Freya Raby Photography – Anna Wood Photography
With the daylight starting to fade earlier in the day, think about warm, romantic lighting for the evening part of your celebration. Tea lights and lanterns will create a lovely rustic glow, whilst festoon lights will add height and a cosy atmosphere to your reception setting. We’re struggling to think of a better way to set the atmosphere for your evening celebrations!
Make the most of seasonal fruit in your choice of menu, cocktails and sweet treats. Fruit pies of apples or blackberries work perfectly on a themed dessert table, whilst veg such as pumpkin and parsnip will make a hearty soup for a starter. Savoury cakes made from cheese, or pies are also a great option to fill guests up for longer, whilst in-fitting with the season.
Oh, and what’s a hog roast without lashings of apple sauce, either (enter heart-eye/drooling emoji here)?
Image: Darin Collison Photography
Hints of gold and copper are perfect for this time of year and will add a touch of luxury to your wedding-day look.
Metallics are a hot trend, so why not opt for some opulent finishing touches to marry with your chosen colour palette? Add sparkle to stationery, a glittering cake topper or gold drip cake. Alternatively, spray painted succulents and pumpkins with a metallic sheen will double up as stylish favours and place settings.
Style up your reception with rustic accessories such as leafy centre displays, cross-back chairs, oak furnishings and a hand-carved cake stand – perfect for a chic, Autumnal woodland wedding!
Dessert tables with a selection of sweet-treats, bakes and warming drinks will be another way to add an autumnal nod to your wedding celebrations.
Image: Danielle Coons
When it comes to your wedding flowers, autumn is the perfect time to mix in berries and opt for a luxurious colour palette to highlight the change in season. Use foliage to add texture and a pop of green to compliment berry hues.
A selection of wild flowers and larger, more opulent florals will add to the rustic boho-babe bride look that we are so fond of.
Autumn is a great time of year to make cute DIY details and help stretch the budget that little bit further. Take a trip to your local park and collect twigs and larger sticks to make decorative wreaths, or conkers to use as place settings. Take a venture out into your garden, you will find colour inspiration a-plenty. Think hydrangea, browning leaves and soft green hues.
Image: Carley Buick Photography
Finishing touches, such as hessian, silks and antique rugs or vintage props are perfect for creating an autumnal feel and can be worked into so many aspects of your wedding.
A simple DIY table runner will transform your tabletop, or a dainty pastel perfect silk bow on your bouquet will help tie in the elegant look. An autumnal wedding is the perfect excuse to up-cycle.
As the autumn evening starts to draw in, make sure you keep your guests nice and toasty. A chill-out area with warm blankets is a great way to let your friends and family relax and warm up before hitting the dance floor.
Marshmallows are a must, a baileys coffee station is an essential and twinkling sparklers will draw the evening to a beautiful close.
Image: Stott & Atkinson Photography – Bring to Light Photography
We do hope that you have found today’s ‘Top Tips for planning an Autumnal Wedding‘ useful. Are you planing your dream day? Let us know how you’d style your Autumn wedding below in the comments section.