Posted: Wednesday October 07, 2015
Autumn time makes a wonderful theme for a wedding. The season itself offers a beautiful rustic backdrop full of rich colour and natural texture that inspires each feature of the day. Here are some ideas to bring elegance and warmth to an autumn themed wedding.
Colour plays an important role in Autumn - we think of fiery reds, oranges and yellows in the changing of the leaves. These shades paired with deep chocolate browns, rich purples and metallic bronzes or golds gives plenty of inspiration for a colour scheme .
It is important to remember that the season can bring on unexpected chills, especially in the evenings. Have a pashmina or a shrug to hand so that you are prepared if the temperature suddenly drops. Organise an accessible cloakroom area for guests to store their jackets and brollies conveniently.
Shimmering metallic accessories and golden hues are perfectly suited to the autumn palette. Adding peachy tones from rose gold jewellery for example, will create a stunning finish that is very much on trend right now.
Autumnal ingredients make a fantastic base for a tasty wedding breakfast. Root vegetables such as butternut squash, pumpkin, parsnip and carrot are particularly popular at this time of year, especially served in a hearty soup starter.
For a welcoming autumn dessert, woodland berries and apples make the perfect combination that can be worked into a number of delicious treats. Add a little dark chocolate to create the ultimate wow-factor.
Cocktails that incorporate seasonal flavours will be a big hit at an autumn wedding. Enjoy the comforting tastes of apples mixed with sweet spices like cinnamon and ginger. This means tempting caramel apple Martinis, fizzy cinnamon sparklers and warm fruit ciders are all on the drinks menu.
Serve hot chocolate with toasted marshmallows with the wedding cake or as a non-alcoholic treat for non-drinking guests.
The season brings an abundance of naturally inspired decor options. From pinecones, acorns, conkers and twigs to berries, leaves and fruit. Table decorations could also incorporate candles or lanterns for a magical glow of soft romantic lighting, perfect for an autumnal evening.