Autumn. One of my favourite seasons of the year, and an ideal time for a wedding.
In the other gardens
And all up the vale,
From the autumn bonfires
See the smoke trail!
Pleasant summer over
And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
The grey smoke towers.
Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright in all!
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall!
“Autumn Fires” by Robert Louis Stevenson
There are far too many poems and passages written which describe Autumn with a heavy melancholy as though the end of Summer is the end of the world.
I whole-heartedly disagree. Autumn is one of the most magical seasons of the year. Robert Louis Stevenson speaks of “Autumn Fires.” As well as actual fires, the colours of nature burn at this time of year : oranges, golds, deep greens, browns. In my eyes Autumn is one of the most magical seasons to plan a wedding.
If you’re thinking of an Autumnal do, take inspiration from the harvest around you, or take inspiration from the images below.
Autumn Wedding : Inspiration
Be inspired by an Autumn couple amongst a carpet of burnt leaves and soft light for this season of plenty. // via Tumblr
Autumn Wedding : Stationery
Set the right tone with Autumn motif letterpress wedding stationery. // via Dingbat Press
Dispense with tradition and write your guests names and table number on browned leaves. // via Once Wed
Autumn Wedding : Bridalwear
Autumn brides may have cooler temperatures to contend with. If you want to cover-up whilst staying chic, lace detail is a great option. The addition of maples leaves in this bride’s bouquet brings Autumn style to the forefront. // via BrideChic.
A little rustic detail for the country bride’s hair. The braided, curled hairstyle is also very symbolic of Autumn, mirroring the plaited wheatsheaf. // via Etsy
Another novel autumn accessory for the bride is the shoe clip. It’s a discreet way to get a pop of bright harvest colour on your outfit. // via Etsy
Autumn Wedding : Groomswear
Autumn weddings may be one of the few times a Groom can get away with a deep chocolate suit, enhanced with a bright buttonhole.// via Style Me Pretty.
Choose a rustic wheatsheaf buttonhole for the groom // via Etsy.
An orange dahlia buttonhole and vibrant tie brightens up this pale colour Groom’s suit. // via Martha Stewart.
Autumn Wedding : Bridesmaids & Flowergirls
Orange Bridesmaid dresses are a tricky one to pick – some shades are very unflattering. These short dresses show how it’s done in style. // via Elizabeth Anne Designs.
Gold is arguably an easier shade to work with. These little flowergirls look radiant in the colour, with the woven baskets for flower petal and extra Autumn touch. // via Oh Darling Wedding.
Autumn Wedding : Flowers
If you’d rather choose the bouquet that lasts, opt for a vintage brooch bouquet with amber stones and orange cameos inlaid. // via Etsy
Autumn Wedding : Decor
It’s the season of pumpkins, so why not greet your guests with an old wheelbarrow full of them. You can write or carve messages to your heart’s content. // via Seasons of Joy Blog.
Martha Stewart shows you how to dip autumn leaves in wax and preserve them to create simple hanging decorations // via Martha Stewart
If you’re lucky enough to have a balmy Autumn evening and outdoor space to decorate, choose golden autumnal lanterns with leaf decoration. // via Pinterest.
You could use glass vases filled with large, creamy candles and supported by autumnal bounty – acorns, nuts - to set the mood. // via Good Housekeeping
Candles in shades of brown twined with wood and berries, and golden leaves on placemats complete this autumn table setting. // via The Heart of The Sea
Autumn Wedding : Food & Drink
One of the latest trends for marrying couples is to include a “help yourself” dessert table.
This autumn themed one includes an autumnal cake, oat cookies, pumpkin jam, apple pie and brownie bites and has been thoughtfully laid out with hessian and metal trays // via Kinser Event Company Dessert Table.
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Here a tier of Autumn treats is displayed in galvanized metal. Orange sweets; russet apples and bags of candied fruit.// via Junk Mamma’s Blog.
Autumn Wedding : Wedding Cake
This unfrosted cake looks unbelievably delicious with its fondant stripes clearly displayed and some loosely placed apples and leaves. // via Half Baked The Cake Blog.
Autumn Harvest Wedding Inspiration : you have been hunted
Are you a couple marrying in Autumn?
Are you planning to draw inspiration from the Harvest?
Which of these ideas is your favourite?