Because of the association of autumn with the harvest, vineyards and restaurants are ideal locations for autumn weddings which can then benefit from a seasonal food and wine theme.

Couples that are planning autumn weddings in the months from March to May often consider an outside wedding such as a garden or beach wedding because the weather is still warm, and the scenery is beautiful, but the stifling summer heat has passed. Because of the association of autumn with the harvest, vineyards and restaurants are ideal locations for autumn weddings which can then benefit from a seasonal food and wine theme.

Colour Schemes for Autumn Weddings

When you’re choosing a colour palette for autumn weddings you’ll be spoilt for choice. Warm reds and burnt oranges mix beautifully with sage greens and chocolate browns, or softer colours such as dusky pink or peach. Many couples choose to start with a classic cream or ivory base and add touches of various autumnal colours to create an overall theme. Metallic accents are ideal for autumn weddings and gold, copper and bronze can all be used to add shimmer to your stationery, decorations, or wedding outfits.

Stationery for Autumn Weddings

If your wedding has an autumn theme, you’ll want to portray that in your save the date cards and invitations. Invitations for autumn weddings work well if they use natural looking materials such as textured brown papers and raffia. The most common motifs for autumn themed wedding stationery are trees or falling leaves, and there are plenty of autumn themed designs to choose from whether you want a vintage or contemporary effect.

A gold, brown or orange ribbon can provide the finishing touch to your autumn wedding stationery, and a gold or bronze envelope will introduce the theme before your guests even open their invites. If you have a long engagement, consider having a professional photo of the two of you taken the previous autumn with some beautiful coloured foliage, and use the image for your invitations or save the date cards.

Bridalwear for Autumn Weddings

As the temperatures will have dropped a little you will have more flexibility on bridalwear styles and materials for autumn weddings. You may want to include sleeves or a wrap or jacket that would have been too warm in the summer and lace is an ideal material for autumn, especially if you are having a vintage wedding.

To reflect the warm colours of the season, a cream or ivory bridal gown is a great option, especially when worn with gold accessories and gold bridal jewellery. For a truly autumn themed wedding gown, look out for gold or bronze coloured dresses, or pick an ivory one with a sash in orange or brown.

Flowers for Autumn Weddings

The flowers you choose for your autumn wedding will usually reflect the colour palette you have selected, whether that is soft dusky pink and sage green, or vibrant orange and chocolate brown. Many flowers are still available in autumn and these include roses, which are always a popular wedding flower, as well as sunflowers, dahlias, chrysanthemums and a variety of lilies such as tiger lilies and ginger lilies. Non floral additions to autumn wedding centrepieces could include fir cones or nuts.

Bomboniere for Autumn Weddings

Your bomboniere serve two purposes; to thank your guests for coming and to decorate your wedding tables so make sure they work with your wedding theme. Candles in autumnal colours and with scents such as spiced apple can be a great option for autumn themed wedding favours, as can homemade gingerbread cookies with a recipe attached. Look out for wedding favour gifts such as bottle stoppers and bookmarks in bronze or copper with autumn leaf motifs.

Catering for Autumn Weddings

The light delicate dishes of spring and summer give way to comfort food in the autumn months, and autumn weddings are a great excuse to serve your guests hearty soups, roast meats, and delicious fruit pies and crumbles. A hot roast is the perfect choice for a backyard wedding in the autumn and pumpkin or sweet potato are ideal vegetables. A variety of nut flavours such as pistachio, almond, and pecan will add to your autumn theme. Look for chocolate wedding cakes or try seasonal flavoured cakes such as toffee, ginger or spiced fruit, and serve a warm alternative to champagne such as mulled wine or warm cider.

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