AUTUMN WEDDING TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS
We’ve all felt the chill in the air and seen the leaves start to turn, there’s no denying Autumn is finally here! Autumn is an exciting time for wedding suppliers to get creative with warm tones and play with different lighting. We are very lucky to have experienced suppliers on our Wedding Directory. So, we have taken full advantage and asked them if they have any top tips for our couples who are planning an Autumn Wedding.
FLORAL HAIR ACCESSORIES
EMBRACE AUTUMN COLOURS
My tip is to embrace the Autumn colours right through to your wedding cake, giving a warming romantic feel throughout. There are such rich tones that will compliment so many other colour themes too. Here’s my picture from a photoshoot with many other Lincs Weddings suppliers at Healing Manor last year. All sugar flowers with roses, leaves, buds and berries, rich orange and gold tones. This photo was taken by Beth Hunter Photography. Flowers by Farmers Florist and decor by Love In The Limelight.
KEEP THE CHILL AT BAY
Mother of the Bride/Groom outfits can be a bit tricky in Autumn, as the weather has got cooler but it’s not as cold as Winter. However, we’ve got you covered at Hats & Tiaras! A dress with sleeves like the style photographed is a good option, as this will keep the chill at bay without getting too hot. If you prefer a sleeveless style of dress, these can be styled with a pashmina to give extra warmth when needed. Lastly, there are many styles that have a dress and jacket, which is just so versatile for unpredictable weather.
KEEP IT SEASONAL
Autumn leaves are falling!! Perfect for gorgeous photos and a great colour scheme to combine into your day. Keeping it seasonal! Using arrangements multiple times. Listen to and trust your florist. Be flexible. Come with lots of inspiration to your consultation. Always ask for advice about how well your colour scheme will work in the chosen season you’re getting married in. Just a few ideas for you both. Photography by Natalie Lauren Photography.
AUTUMN WEDDINGS ARE ALL ABOUT TEXTURES
When we think about Autumn, thoughts of cosy fires, wrapping up warm and deep rich colours spring to mind. The reason you’ve perhaps chosen an autumn wedding is that you love all these things and want to embrace them wholly into your wedding. Here are a few tips to achieve the gloriousness of autumn without screaming ‘autumn wedding’.
When it comes to designing wedding stationery and invitations, it’s so easy to jump straight into burnt orange florals, brown card and twine. For me, the Autumn weddings are all about textures. Rough and tactile card is a beautiful way to bring a sense of warmth, and luxuriousness, all the things we crave during the colder months. A selection of my favourite card textures would be:
Linen – Reminiscent of hessian, which is warm and tonal.
Felt – Soft and similar to wool, this card is more tactile than visual, which will make your guests want to hold them.
Handmade – Choosing handmade paper is the ultimate in luxury, softness, and rawness. You just can’t beat the natural wonky edges.
I would always recommend during any season to go for heavy-weight card stock for a feel of luxury, but even more so during the cooler wedding seasons.
Like with your autumn wardrobe, layering is the best choice, and this is the same with invitations. The perfect style would be a stack invitation in which you can layer many card elements on top of one another and tie them together with a thick ribbon or velvet which will complete the cosy autumn feel.
Burnt orange and browns are the obvious choices for an autumn wedding, and let’s be honest, they work extremely well which is why they are used so often, but for something a little different, I’d recommend softening these colours and go for a delicate blush or champagne which have warmth but in more of a classical, gentle way.
Hayleigh & Jamie chose an abundance of layers, textures, and colours for their wedding. A perfect combination of neutrals including blush, champagne, creams, and browns gave a lovely warmth to their theme. Alongside this, we went with handmade papers and silk ribbons for the dream autumn wedding. Photography by James Williams Photography.