Autumn Weddings – ideas and inspiration!

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  • November 16, 2016

Autumn is definitely one of the best times for weddings and here’s why.

Its all about the stunning colours, locations and  themes. We’ve come up with some ideas to give you inspiration for your big day during one of the most beautiful times of the year.

Autumn Colour Schemes and Decorations

With all the trees and leaves changing the colours are stunning, why not match and compliment them with your own wedding colour scheme. Rusty colours such as oranges and dark greens work perfectly along with deep reds, maroons and mocha’s. Dress your bridesmaid’s and decorate your venue in deep berry colours for stunning photo’s and a cosy warm feel. Make use of the fallen leaves by using them as decorations, they can be made in to garlands hung from string with little pegs. Cut shapes in to them for an added effect. Use real fruits to decorate – big bowls of apples, berries and grapes will look stunning and can also be eaten by your guests.

Heart Cutout Leaf
Photo – Before the big Day

Autumn Colours inside a Tipi with
Beauty and the Beast style Candelabras.

Autumn Wedding Dresses

Lace dresses with longer sleeves paired with a cloak or a faux fur shrug are particularly popular for an autumn wedding. Ivory and dusky tones are a great colour alternative to a traditional white dress. Hide wellies underneath whilst having photos to protect your shoes.

Faux Fur Shrug
Photo – Reverie 

Lace Wedding Dress with Long Sleeves
Photo – Huffington Post


Wedding flowers, bouquets and centre pieces can be created with dahlias, hibiscuses and orange roses. Match your button holes with a single rose or an autumnal leaf.

Autumn Floral Bouquet by our Recommended Supplier “Bouquet Florist Cheddar “

Autumn Menu’s and Treats

With the days and evening turning colder the Autumn is a great time for warm comfort foods. Seasonal soups are a great way to start with ingredients such as pumpkin, parsnip and squash. Follow this with a hearty game stew with mustard mash potatoes or a warming chicken casserole. Finish with a fruit pie and custard or melt in the middle chocolate puddings.

For a special treat Toffee apples, toasted marshmallows and hot chocolate will certainly get your guests smiling.

Delicious Warming Pumpkin Soup
Photo – Half Baked Harvest

Melt in the Middle Chocolate Pudding
Desert by Caterers – Dartmoor Kitchen


If your looking for a cosy rustic wedding that still incorporates the outdoors then a Tipi is a wonderful structure. With solid wood rustic tables and benches covered in sheep skin rugs and blankets you couldn’t feel more comfortable. A large fire pit is perfect to warm your hands and brilliant for toasting marshmallows.

Tipi Wedding at Night

Tipi Interior with cosy Fire Pit
Photography by recommended supplier Khalile Siddiqui


Make the most of the darker evenings by lighting a big bonfire and having a firework display. Mini Sparklers would make great favours for your guests and look really great in photos. Flying Chinese lanterns look stunning when they are all let off at once and would be a really memorable part to the day. Just remember to make sure they are eco friendly.

Wedding Sparklers
Photo – Wedding Bells

Flying Lanterns
Photo – Swooned

There are many ways to create the perfect wedding during the autumn season. 

If your planning a wedding during the spring, summer or winter months you can also check out our other blogs;


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