The Wedding Affair Perfect Planning Guide… Let’s Talk About Your Autumn Wedding
Morning, loves! I hope you’re all feeling fabulous, well much better than i’m feeling with this horrible cold that just isn’t wanting to budge. Yet another day spent sippin’ on Lemsip and tucked up in woolly jumpers… ah, the joy’s of Autumn!
Today, for The Wedding Affair Perfect Planning Guide we’re actually looking to Autumn weddings; inspiration, styling and all things beautiful. For couples that are planning an Autumn wedding, now is the prime time to decide everything for your ceremony and reception, especially when it comes to your decor.
Undoubtably Autumn is the best time of year with the falling leaves, vibrant colours, knits, knee-highs, cider, and best of all? Comfort food… some of the sweetest things in life, I say! It’s no surprise many brides are planning an Autumn wedding and opting for cooler temps and cider toasts. I don’t blame them one bit.
Whether you’re planning a fall wedding and need ideas right now or you’re planning one for next year, this post has ten key tips you’ll need.
Read on to see our pearls of wisdom for planning a gorgeous Autumn wedding!
1. Embrace the natural colour palette that accompanies the season; rusty oranges, leafy greens and aubergine purples will set the scene for an autumnal celebration.
2. 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 beaauutiful Autumnal surroundings.
3. 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. We’re struggling to think of a better way to set the atmosphere for your reception…
4. 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 and veg such as pumpkin and parsnip will make a hearty soup for a starter. Savoury cakes made from cheese and pies are also a great option to fill guests up for longer. Oh, and what’s a hog roast without lashings of apple sauce, either? (Enter heart-eye emoji here)
5. Hints of gold and bronze are perfect for this time of year and will add a touch of luxe to your look. Metallics are a hot trend so opt for some opulent finishing touches to work with your colour palette. Some simple ways of doing this is by scary painting succulents, adding a touch of sparkle to stationery alternatively, by adding a glittering addition to your cake.
6. Style up your reception with rustic accessories such as a wooden table centre displays, wooden chairs, oak embellishments or a hand-carved cake stand – perfect for a chic woodland wedding!
7. 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. Seeds and dried corn or flowers will add to the rustic boho-babe bride look that we are so fond of.
8. 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. Also, take a venture out into your garden, you will find colour inspiration aplenty; whether it be from colour changing hydrangea, leaves, or even the sky,
9. Finishing touches like 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 look. An Autumn wedding is the perfect excuse to up-cycle
10. 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… pst, marshmallows are a must and twinkling sparklers will draw the evening to a beautiful close.