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Planning an Autumn Wedding

Posted: Wednesday April 01, 2015

 

Autumn is a great time for a wedding at Braxted Park, with many sunny dry days and beautiful coloured scenery creating stunning backdrops for wedding photos.  If you are planning an autumn wedding what sorts of things should you consider?

Wedding Dress
September and October can see some incredibly warm days but also some very chilly days too, and the evenings can get quite cold.  Make sure you choose a wedding dress that you will be cool enough in during the day but pick a wrap, bolero or shrug that you can slip on to keep you warm.  Add the autumn touch with gold, bronze and warm reds in your accessories and hair.  Stick to closed-toe shoes to make sure your feet are kept warm.

Remember that you could get unlucky and face a wet wedding day so be prepared with umbrellas and even wedding wellies if you have to walk between your ceremony and your reception.

Bridesmaids
When it comes to dressing your bridesmaids, autumn gives you a whole load of beautiful options.  You can choose dresses in rich, warm colours like purple, deep red or chocolate brown.  Lighter colours such as cream or gold look stunning with an autumnal theme.  Consider a heavier materials for your bridesmaid dresses to help keep them warm, and remember to think about shrugs / wraps to keep them warm.

Flowers and decorations
Beautiful wedding flowers are easy to create in autumn! The time of year lends itself to reds and oranges, such as roses, gerberas and dahlias, complemented with touches like fruit and berries to add an autumn twist.

The days start to get shorter during the autumn so incorporate warm, romantic lighting in your table decorations that can be used for the evening part of your celebration. Tea lights and lanterns will create a lovely rustic glow.

Stationery
Your wedding stationery is the first part of your wedding that your guests will see.  Make sure your invitations, save the dates and RSVP cards incorporate your autumn theme.  Choose stationery with details like leaves, trees, apples and pinecones for a classic woodland feel. If you want something a little more subtle, choose natural materials and details like brown Kraft paper, twine and hessian.

Food
Autumn’s larder provides you with a whole range of delicious and warming choices for your wedding meal.  Veg such as pumpkin and parsnip will make a hearty soup for a starter while seasonal fruit such as apples or blackberries work perfectly on a themed dessert table.  Consider serving warming drinks in the evening such as warm mulled cider and wine and teas and coffees for the non-drinkers.


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