10 Autumn Wedding Ideas
Defining a season in which you'd like to get married makes your wedding plans much easier. It can help you define a theme for your decor, a style for your wedding gown and even the type of menu you'd like to serve your guests. Autumn weddings have become increasingly popular over the years, especially as it can provide the ideal weather to you and your guests.
Here's our list with different ideas for all of you who have decided to get married during autumn, ranging from flowers and favours to wedding cakes and breakfast.
Your wedding cake is your chance to showcase some beautiful designs. Unique cake designs are rapidly becoming as important as the decor itself, as they can create the feel of your wedding and represent yours and your partner's personality and taste.
Autumnal cakes can be displayed in a certain way to create the theme of the season, whilst also including typical tones and hues.
Small details can add a world of difference. So, why not try a wooden cake stand to display your cake or even try to incorporate foliage and pine cones for a real warm and autumnal feel?
You can also experiment with different textures and flavours that are famously linked with the season, such as spiced pumpkin and salted caramel.
Decorating your chairs to match your wedding theme will complete the marquee and add another layer of depth and interest to your autumn wedding.
Hessian sashes are a very popular option for autumn weddings, as they are a simple yet effective touch to your chair decoration. When tied up in a bow, they can really complement your theme and add a touch of class with a rustic feel.
Putting some extra thought and attention to something seemingly simple as chair decoration can enhance the aesthetics of your whole wedding decor and equally impress your guests.
Your wedding centrepieces add an extra layer of elegance to your overall theme and can create that special touch feeling to the decor. Some particular styles of centrepieces have become more and more popular with time, especially for autumn weddings, which is the case with wooden logs.
Wooden logs work perfectly as centrepieces to set off your autumn theme at your wedding breakfast. You can even put them together with tea candles, small flower jars and other decorations.
Some perfect autumn pieces might include a garland with typical autumnal colours, such as burnt orange and amber. Some couples like to include pumpkins to make your guests feel more connected to the theme or even some candles and lanterns to complete the ambience.
Flowers have the power to enhance any environment. So, it's only fitting that your decor is composed of many variations of these beautiful additions. Choosing the right colour palette brings your wedding theme to life and creates the right setting for your autumn wedding.
There are some great tones to look out for when piecing your bouquet together for an autumn wedding and that encapsulate this theme, which is the case with deep purples, reds, burnt oranges, browns and pine greens. It all depends on your own personal style and what you like the most, but here are some flowers that could be incorporated into your bouquet:
If these aren't your cup of tea, you can also go for vibrant oranges, pinks and yellows as an alternative, as they resemble pumpkins and all things autumnal.
Your wedding ceremony location is another important thing to consider when creating an autumnal feel to it. It adds up to the overall experience to both the couple and guests.
For an autumn wedding, perhaps consider an outdoor woodland ceremony, complemented with fairy lights and lanterns to bring your autumnal fairy tale to life.
If you’re having an indoor ceremony then maybe think about using lots of your autumnal flowers and decorative pieces to line the aisle. No detail is a small one, so think about all the little things you can add to your location that can be a nice finishing touch.
There are other smaller elements of your wedding that can also be within the autumn theme. That includes the decor itself and even things like your table plan and signs.
One idea is that you could perhaps decorate your table plan in autumnal coloured decorative items, such as artificial leaves, pine branches, and fairy lights. Autumn reminds us of all things rustic and cosy, so adding elements like wood, pumpkin seating cards and hessian ribbons could make the world of difference.
You could find these rustic individual pieces of decoration from home stores and craft stores to add a pop of autumn in a space that could otherwise look plain.
Now that you’ve decided to have your wedding in the gorgeous season of autumn, why not use the wintery nights to your advantage and get some breath-taking sparklers shots?
Wedding sparklers is a chance for you to get some wonderful shots whilst getting your guests involved. They're also such great wedding entertainment.
Take the opportunity to gather all of your guests together and they can all help you create these fantastic photos with those sparklers lighting up the nights sky.
The autumn season is the perfect excuse to serve your favourite soup, roast dinners and indulge in your best-loved winter desserts.
The theme is already cosy in itself, so adding warm foods in your menu is a great way to play around with your food options.
Perhaps a family member makes a delightful homemade soup that you wish to replicate on your special day or your favourite autumn flavour is pumpkin pie. You may have fond memories of cosy Sundays eating roast dinners and apple crumble.
At Manor Hill House we love our outdoor pizza oven, which works perfectly in the autumn season to warm up your guests when the chill sets in during the evening.
So whatever tickles your taste-buds, take the opportunity to eat it all at your autumn wedding.
Choosing your bridesmaids dresses may seem like a difficult decision to make. We all know trying to please all the girls is no small feat!
However, we have a small tip for when choosing those bridesmaids dresses which may make that task a bit easier.
When deciding the colour palette for your girl squad, you can try to choose tones that match the colours of your wedding bouquet to keep it all within the theme.
Maybe go for a deep maroon, burgundy or forest green to really set off the autumnal tone. Or even consider having two colours, one of which could be a strong bold colour from your autumn bouquet and compliment it with a softer hue.
Our final bit of inspiration for you is something that will make every guest feel welcome and warm at your autumn wedding and is a perfect statement piece for any outdoor seating area.
Giving your guests some cosy blankets to snuggle under whilst they sit amongst family and friends is the perfect finishing touch to your wedding for the autumn season.
Placed in a basket with a handwritten sign, inviting guests to get cosy under the stars is a simplistic but very effective idea that will complete the autumnal wedding you have always dreamed of.