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posted on 25th Nov 2016

The sun shining on a tree in the autumn

Bold, colourful and atmospheric, autumn is one of the most beautiful times of the year. If you’re looking for an alternative to a traditional summer ceremony, an autumn wedding day – complete with rich tones, seasonal décor and a cosy feel – could be just what you’re looking for.

Colour

Rich, warm and welcoming, the autumnal palette is classic and beautiful. Use browns, oranges, yellows and reds to echo the changing tones of the trees outside and bring some warmth to your crisp autumn wedding day.

Use these tones in your bouquet, centrepieces, accessories and table settings. Alternatively, use these strong colours sparingly to add a few seasonal highlights to your décor. Gold will also make a great addition to your theme, especially if you want to add a few indulgent highlights to the setting.

Décor

An autumnal theme comes ready made with a fantastic array of decorative items. As Gig Salad says “to have a true autumn themed wedding, you will have to bring nature inside to you”. This means going out in search of pumpkins, gourds, colourful leaves and other seasonal delights.

Decorate your venue with bunting made from leaf cut outs, use pumpkins and other harvest vegetables as centrepieces, and include autumn foliage in your bouquet. Rustic décor often works well in autumnal weddings, so don’t be afraid to include some hay bales, orange crates, vintage ornaments and other rustic pieces around the venue.

Setting

At any wedding, the setting is one of the most important things to get right. However, as the weather can be especially temperamental in the autumn months, it’s important you select a venue that’s beautiful both inside and out.

If you want to make the most of the autumn foliage, opt for a country house that’s surrounded by trees. Their colourful display will make the perfect backdrop to your wedding and will look fantastic in photos.

If it’s a crisp autumn day, you’ll probably want to spend a bit of time outside enjoying the sunshine. However, as your guests will probably want to move inside in the cool evening, a venue that has warm, welcoming event space will be ideal.

A selection of pumpkins

Food

An autumn wedding is a great excuse to get earthy and wholesome with your menu. Pumpkin soups, root veg, warming roasts and other seasonal dishes should all make an appearance on your menu. If you’re not sure what’s in season, ask your venue or talk to your caterer about autumn food options.

Staying warm

To ensure everyone stays warm and cosy at your wedding, you could invest in a big stack of wraps or blankets. Leave a pile of these woolie warmers at the entrance to your venue or place one on each chair. If you get a little creative with them, these could also be your favours.

Autumn is a fantastic time for a colourful, atmospheric and unforgettable wedding. Explore our site to find the perfect venue for your seasonal ceremony.

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