While we are sad to say goodbye to Summer, Autumn brings with it some stunning natural backdrops of warm reds, burnt orange, and golden hues. With so many autumnal colours and styles on offer, it’s no wonder that an increasing number of happy couples choose an Autumn wedding.
If you are looking for inspiration for colour schemes and décor for an Autumn event, then read on, as we’ve got oodles of seasonal wedding and party inspiration for you.
Sumptuous reds for style sophistication
Deep red hues, such as berry and cinnamon, are a popular colour theme for an Autumn wedding and will complement a countryside wedding perfectly. Add to the colour palette with a bottle green or jewelled-emerald tone for a dramatic, gothic feel, or for something more modern, team burgundy with warm, neutral cream or ivory.
Dried autumnal fruits, such as cranberries and blackberries provide natural decoration. They look spectacular when woven into a wall of foliage and greenery to create a stunning backdrop to your wedding ceremony.
The theme can be completed with statement glass table centrepieces entwined with fairy lights and seasonal blooms such as dahlias, rosehips, and ivy to create a woodland wonderland.
Create an impact with copper tones
Orange is not often the first choice as a colour scheme for a wedding—but burnt coppers and ochre shades are a perfect match for an autumnal wedding theme.
As the evening draws in, bring your fiery theme alive outdoors with sparklers, crackling fire pits, and fluffy blankets. As it gets dark early, you can even treat your guests to a stunning firework display after the wedding breakfast.
Blooming marvellous bouquets
Autumn blooms can make a statement wedding bouquet. Foxgloves, antique roses, ferns, and eucalyptus provide a muted, yet sophisticated peach and fawn tone for an Autumn bouquet.
For a dramatic bouquet, opt for wine-red anemones, carnations, spray roses, or Japanese maple leaves. Complete the look by replacing traditional buttonholes with an Autumnal alternative too.
Your flower choices can also be woven into impressive table centrepieces. Mix blooms with pinecones and dried fruits such as orange, apricot, and jewel-red pomegranate seeds for a centrepiece that smells as good as it looks!
Choose a warming Autumn menu
It may not be the weather for champagne and strawberries on the lawn, but an Autumn wedding affords guests the opportunity to sup on mulled wine or hot apple cider, as a welcoming reception drink.
Make the most of seasonal ingredients, such as spicy pumpkin soup or a simple, hearty blackberry crumble for dessert. The game season is at its best in Autumn, so choose duck or guinea-fowl for a warming wedding breakfast. If game is not your thing, sausage and mash is always a winner, and can be easily adapted for vegetarian guests with meat-free sausages.
And we defy anyone to not have a smile on their face as they are presented with a sticky toffee apple as they move outdoors to watch a firework display at the evening reception!
Go gothic with Halloween style
Pumpkins, candles, and a blood-red or plum colour theme are great options if you are getting married at Halloween. All the more so if you pick a haunted stately home or castle as your wedding venue—lit only by pillar candles—for an atmospheric wedding ceremony.
Combine vintage décor and lace with fun elements such as trick-or-treat style wedding favours—and don’t forget a ‘til death us do part’ sign to complete the theme.
Speak to our wedding stylists to discuss your Autumn wedding
Whether you have a firm vision of how you want your event styling to look, or if you need a little guidance to find the right creative direction, we’ll take the time to get to know you, your vision, and your unique style to deliver your dream Autumn themed wedding.
Contact our team online for a FREE planning session or call us on 07533 770643.