Planning your Autumn Wedding
It’s October, and Autumn is officially here! While the summer months have traditionally been most popular with couples planning their nuptials, autumn has recently emerged as the new most popular wedding season. According to The Knot, 40% of couples now exchange their vows in autumn, compared to the 34% of couples who chose to have a summer wedding. It’s little surprise either: changing leaves provide opportunities for amazing photographs, and the cooler temperatures can be more comfortable for everyone getting dressed up for the occasion! If you’re looking for inspiration for planning your own autumn nuptials, read on…
Pick a colour scheme to suit the season
We’ve previously written about the influence that Pantone’s chosen Colour of the Year can have on following wedding trends, but Dulux are also getting in on the action, with their 2020 colour of the year, ‘Tranquil Dawn’. A soft green shade inspired by the colours of the morning sky, is fresh and perfect for autumn weddings as you and your partner start a new chapter of your life together.
Jewel tones are also popular at autumn weddings, with warm, saturated colours such as terracotta, amethyst and burgundy ideal for bridesmaid’s dresses or adding richness to your décor. They can also make a welcome appearance in an autumn wedding bouquet, with dahlias and richly-hued roses making a sophisticated alternative to more classic bundles of white and pastel flowers.
Make it eco-friendly
As we’ve previously explored, ecological concerns are now at the forefront for many couples planning their weddings. One way to reduce the impact of your celebrations is to ensure you use locally-sourced, seasonal produce – and autumn is rich with possibilities! Wedding cakes look beautiful decorated with fresh seasonal berries and salmon makes for a perfect main course at your wedding breakfast. Mulled cider can be the perfect warmer to serve guests on arrival, especially when the weather threatens to be chilly!
Let there be light!
As autumn brings shorter days with it, you will have to consider how to light your reception venue at night. However, the longer evening offers the opportunity to make lighting a focus of your celebration! Fairy lights are atmospheric and romantic, and will look great in your photographs. Similarly, our auditorium hosts a beautiful star curtain, which makes for a great backdrop. You could also consider using tea lights, though make sure to check with your venue if you’d be allowed a naked flame. If not, there are now many LED alternatives on the market.
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