Autumn Weddings are Awesome

Summer, remember that? 

*takes a look at the cold, wet September day outside* 

no, us either.

But if there’s one thing that makes the end of the good weather bearable, it’s knowing that autumn is coming.

And we love autumn.

Hard not too, right? The beautiful colour scape of auburn, oranges, russets and reds along the roadways, woods, forests and gardens make for a magical season

And one perfect to get married in, too. 

So, if you’re thinking of getting hitched as the leaves are turning and falling, then here are a few tips to get you started.

Take From Nature

Pinecones, acorns, pressed golden leaves and berries are all beautiful things that nature throws away. These are free decorations to give your autumn wedding a cosy, authentic feel that you'd spend hours replicating from Etsy or Pinterest.

Use them as centrepieces, table decorations or place decorations.  Incorporate them into headbands, dresses and corsages, too.

Use the Season in the Food 

Autumn is a time of hearty, warming foods and guests will love the cosy, comforting feel of a good meal. Thick soups made from root vegetables are ideal: peppery parsnip soup, leek and potato soup, carrots and coriander or lentil and butternut squash soup

Be sure to include thick and generous pieces of bread, too. Try stews, casseroles, pies and puddings with big hearty portions that will keep the guests warm whilst it gets chilly outside (but maybe not too big, you'll want everyone up dancing, too).

Autumn Florals are Your Friend

Autumn is a beautiful season for colour and there's nowhere better to draw inspiration from than nature. Calla lilies and hydrangeas are particularly popular in the autumn, and it's a great time to be a little rustic, so there's no need for fancy ribbons and perfect symmetry. 

Fall colours will look amazing in your wedding photography. Given that the light is so beautiful in autumn, too, means that they'll be a really warm and cosy tone to each one (and you won't even need instagram!).

Keep Warm and Fashionable

Autumn is often a little cooler, and this is a great opportunity to keep warm for the outdoor photographs. We love thicker waistcoats for men and shrugs or shawls for the bridesmaids. Boots rather than shoes for the grooms will look fantastic. 

Tweed and wool are popular at this time of the year, too, so don't be scared to experiment with patterns and colours. Layering differing patterns, textures and shades are what autumn is all about. 

It's one reason why Autumn weddings are often a joy to photograph.

Of course, it isn't just about decorating or dressing up for Autumn weddings it's about the venue, too, and we've got a few wedding venues that are perfect places to say "I do" any time of the year, and you'll find them all in the Pink Wedding Days directory.

Try Bartle Hall in Lancashire, Stoke Rochford in Grantham, Horwood House in Milton Keynes, Thainstone House in Aberdeenshire or Soughton Hall in Flintshire. 

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